Tips N Tricks

How to grab and download the YouTube Video Thumbnail

You tube generates a thumbnail of the video uploaded and is shown as default before it starts playing. In case you want to grab that thumbnail  and want to use it somewhere here is small trick. Get the YouTube video id You tube video id can be found either in the direct url they give e.g 5qt-7zEJwKM ( Tha string ...

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Features of Vista Task Manager worth knowing Part 1

Windows Vista didnt just get advanced on GUI but also on lot of features. One of the least know is Task manager which has tones of features now. It can not only help you to find where the running program or exe is located but also You can set the priority to low in case its taking huge memory. Ones ...

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Switcher : 3d Windows Alt Tab with Search Integration

Windows ALT + Tab is one of the most used shortcuts by power users but still it comes with shortcomings specially when you have lots of Windows Open and its difficult to find and when you switch to multi monitor your case is worst. You not only need a view but also Keyboard shortcut and search integration with it. This ...

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How to quickly rename Image Files using Windows Image Viewer

Renaming a file is big problem when you have lot and you had to rename them as you see. In Vista however when I was using the image previewer or the Photo gallery tool used to preview the images allows you to also rename it in the same window. This makes it very handy. This place you also get to ...

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Vista Allows to centrally manage volume of Individual Applications

This is an out of the box feature of Vista which allows you to control the sound of individual applications like yahoo messenger, windows live messenger or basically any application which is open and has sound related with it. This makes it easy for the users to control all of them from one place. You can find this by clicking ...

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How to copy only comments from a cell in Excel 2010 / 2007

Paste Special in Office Excel

This is a very handy trick if you just want to copy comment from already filled in and formatted cell to another cell in excel without additional formatting. The fist step is to copy the cell completely. Then select the cell where you would like to paste the comment. Now right click and click paste special and choose Paste Special  again ...

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Create Live Status of your Twitter in Image format

TwitStamp is another fancy service for twitter user with the idea of showing of your twitter status along with your picture any where LIVE.  This makes it a real good option for people who want to put it as badge or show off on their blogs without any plugins or extra setup required. Check mine here Live Twitter Status of ...

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Bypass Proxy and Download blocked files at Work

In case your office network has blocked some of the types of file extensions like .zip or .exe , it becomes very irritating as even to test small things you can not download it. This is what is happening with me as I am behind a proxy and all those file extensions are blocked. But now i got a solution ...

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Manage named ranges better with Name Manager in Excel 2007

Named Ranges are set of selected cells in Microsoft office excel 2007 which can be identified by a unique name. These serve a good purpose when you want to refer across sheets or even when you create protection of parts of excel files for different users. Now lets assume you have a very large excel files with around 10 sheets ...

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Why plugging headphone in Vista / Windows 7 might not just work

Normal users might just think that plugging in the Headset to the machine running Vista will allow them to use it but that’s not the case vista. I received a bluetooth headset along with my dell studio 15 laptop which I was excited to use. I connected it via bluetooth. What came to my surprise was that the speakers were ...

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Send Anonymous emails (Using any email id ) with Anonymailer

Anonymailer is a tool to send anonymous emails meaning you can send anybody a mail from any body’s email address.With this application you can send emails, using any name you feel like, and as it asks for the sender’s email address, so you can also receive the reply in your inbox. My Experience with Anonymailer Can be used for sending ...

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How to quickly add, multiply, subtract and divide 2 Excel columns

Here is another quick tip from excels special paste function. If you want to add , multiply, devide or subtract 2 columns in an excel sheet quickly using the special function is the only way. All you need is do a copy from a column and then right click on top of cell you want to perform the addition or ...

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