Posts tagged ‘tutorial’

July 1, 2010

How to Turn Off Autoplay XP Home for USB Sticks

by Prashant Kumar Sharma

How to turn off auto-play XP home edition for USB flash drives.

Windows XP Home edition requires a different method to turn off the USB auto play function than XP Professional .

It’s not difficult to turn off the USB auto-play, just a couple easy steps.

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June 14, 2010

Background Image for USB Window : USB Hack

by Prashant Kumar Sharma

This simple, quick USB hack will show you how to create a background image.

To perform this simply copy the following information:

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June 8, 2010

How to use Twitter, Short links (URLs)

by Prashant Kumar Sharma

Having trouble fitting a link into just 140 characters ?

There are a variety of websites that can shorten your long links, making them easier to fit into Twitter’s 140 character limit. These services can provide you with a shorter version of any URL you want to share. Then, you can use the shorter version in your Tweet, and anyone who clicks on it will be redirected to the longer URL. It’s that easy!


Here are a couple of examples of free link shortening services that are popular with Twitter users:

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June 6, 2010

How to use Twitter, hashtags or #hashtags

by Prashant Kumar Sharma

Hashtags Introduction

Hashtags are a community-driven convention for adding additional context and metadata to your tweets.

Simply put, it allows you and others to make a fast search of tweets using a tag.

They’re like tags on Word-press, only added inline to your post. To create a hashtag, you simply put a # (hash symbol) in front of a word,  example: #hashtag.

Here is a simple and useful guide/tips on

How To Use Hashtags

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May 6, 2010

How to Disable a USB port in Windows

by Prashant Kumar Sharma

For many IT managers USB port connectivity can still pose a large threat to company security. One quick down-and-dirty method is disabling the read and write from any system USB port. This can be done through a quick registry edit.

To prevent users from connecting to a USB storage device that is connected to a computer that is running Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, or Windows 2000, here is a quick guide, how to disable a USB port:

To disable the access to USB port, in windows XP and 2000:

1. Click Start,

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May 5, 2010

6 Great Tips to Make Best Use of Your LinkedIn Profile

by Prashant Kumar Sharma

LinkedIn is a great way to manage the information that’s publicly available about you as a professional. Here is some advice on how to make best use of your LinkedIn profile and to make the most of the service.

Your LinkedIn network not only consists of your connections but  your connections’ connections, and the people they know. LinkedIn has over 65 million members in over 200 countries. Therefore LinkedIn profile  serves as a passive job magnet, since recruiters and hiring managers use the site for locating candidates.

Here is a list of 6 Top suggestions for you whether you are an aged user or just starting your LinkedIn account / profile as a beginner:

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May 1, 2010

Multi Links: Mozilla Firefox Addon

by Prashant Kumar Sharma

Multi Links by Grizzly Ape Preview Image of Multi Links is a Mozilla Firefox add-on which  lets you open, copy or bookmark multiple links at the same time rather than having to do them one at a time.

I especially like the quick ON / OFF functionality it provides just by clicking it in the status bar of Browser; because i find it difficult to work when its activated as sometimes i accidentally drag the mouse to open unwanted links.

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April 30, 2010

IE Tab, IE Tab 2: Mozilla Firefox Addon

by Prashant Kumar Sharma

IE Tab 2 (FF 3.6+) by Preview Image of IE Tab 2 (FF 3.6+) is yet another very useful add-on for Mozilla Firefox as it saves me from the constant hassle of copy and pasting the URLs, I want to open in my Microsoft Internet Explorer. One more great tool for web developers and designers to keep handy.

IE Tab uses your currently installed version of Internet Explorer to render web pages in Mozilla Firefox.

IE Tab for IE Tab 2 for Firefox is a browser extension that allows you to use Internet Explorer to display web pages in a tab. This is useful in many cases where

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April 29, 2010

YouTube Embedded Player: List of Parameters

by Prashant Kumar Sharma

This document describes all the parameters that are available in the YouTube embedded player and can be used as a guide or a tutorial for help. Appending these parameters to the SWF URL allow you to customize, set things like color and borders, as well as whether to enable the JavaScript API for the player.

All of the following parameters are optional. They are officially supported only by the embedded player, but a subset of them may work with other players such as the playlist player or the custom player.

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April 28, 2010

Robots.txt: Guide to Robots exclusion standard

by Prashant Kumar Sharma

robots.txt, also known as the Robots Exclusion Protocol or Robot Exclusion Standard protocol, is a convention to prevent cooperating web spiders and other web robots from accessing all or part of a website which is otherwise publicly viewable. Robots are often used by search engines to categorize and archive web sites, or by webmasters to proofread source code. The standard is unrelated to, but can be used in conjunction with, Sitemaps, a robot inclusion standard for websites.

Here are few facts, i have discovered while working with robots.txt and are difficult to find anywhere,

  • The robots.txt patterns are matched by simple substring comparisons.
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