Friday, November 19, 2010

Must have Firefox Add-ons for Students

There are hell lot of add-ons available on the web.Its difficult to find useful ones. Here I have compiled a list of some useful add-ons for Firefox. I am a student and I have found them to be a very useful for both studies and fun.

1. Read It Later

This is one of the coolest plug-in for studies. On many occasions we need to save pages for reading later and we don't want to bookmark every one of those pages. It makes the bookmark area crowded and you may not be needing these pages later. So by using this add-on you can make a list and read it off-line as well as online. It also let you create a account with a click of a button and then you can access your list from anywhere. And it is Free!!. You can install it just by clicking on the link given below.

Install: Click here to Install ReadItLater  

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Having a Proxy Trouble In Ubuntu Terminal (1 step solution)

We all have some proxy issues in our college and we do all sort of things to set it right. Recently I faced a bizarre problem of not being able to get rid of my proxy settings in Ubuntu terminal.

I reset it, at all places I knew to set proxy but still each time when I started my terminal, it automatically started connecting to proxy server.

The problem was that i was not able to reset the environment variables. You can check it by typing following in terminal:

set | grep proxy


echo $http_proxy

It will show you if you have any value set to your proxy variable.

Run any set of commands while launching Terminal

Many times we want some default set of commands to run in terminal whenever we start a new instance of it and there's a way to avoid typing the commands every time you login......
All you need is to add the commands in ~/.bashrc Configuration file.

I have taken the example of printing some message but you can almost write any command and make it run.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Create a Temporary Swap file in Ubuntu

SomeTimes you may have to run a program that consumes more of your Main Memory and you may need more swap memory. Well, One way to create a temporary swap file is described below....its no way as efficient as original swap. But still it serves the purpose...

first of all, check your present swap space..


Now, lets create a empty swap file..

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Receive mails from Gmail Using Exchange Active Synch In Samsung GT B5310 Corby-Pro

I am using these settings on a wi-fi connection and they work very well.

Caution : Backup your phonebook. It'll format it on first successful synch

So first of all when you click on Exchange active synch it'll ask you for you network. There you select your wi-fi connection and then in server settings...

Server URL:
Password: yourpassword
Domain: google
Use SSL: on

Click Save

It works well for me....hope it helps you too..

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Install Apps On Samsung GT B5310 Corby-Pro

Finally i am able to install third party applications on my Samsung Corby-Pro. It is bit tricky but damn easy.

This is how to do it.

1.Download the demo.jar file
2. Open a notepad file and type following:

<html><body><a href="demo.jar">install demo.jar</a></body></html> it as demo.html

4.Copy both demo.jar and demo.html in you mobile.

5.Now run the demo.html file in your mobile. It will open in Browser and click on install demo.jar.

Note: demo.jar is any jar file. The name demo is chosen just as an example.

Don't worry you will be able to install demo.jar after running demo.html in 5th step.

Now you are done!!

Check this out: Must have Firefox add-ons for Students

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Unable to mount FileSystem in Ubuntu

Recently i faced an error while booting my Ubuntu PC. It said unable to mount file system. So this is how to fix it.

1. Reboot you PC in recovery mode.
2. Unmount all drives by using: sudo umount -a
3. run the file system check command: sudo fsck
4. Reboot Again.

Error Was Fixed!!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Search a username of your own choice on hundreds of popular sites in a single go..

Almost every time i sign up on some popular site i couldn't find a user name of my own choice. Here is a cool website which tells you about all website with availability of your user name.
Just go to


Monday, May 10, 2010

Add alias to commands in Terminal

Alias can be very useful. One example is that if you enter the remove command on wrong file by mistake it would be damn difficult to obtain it back. Because removal of file through terminal doesn't send the file to Trash.

so each time you can run a command to remove as

but again by mistake you can type rm file.txt

what you can do is add an alias for rm command. i.e, you can make the default "rm" command as "rm -i"

This is how to do it.

Open .7z zip files on Ubuntu

Recently i encountered .7z zip format file. so to open it is very in Ubuntu just install p7zip by typing following.

now just double click file or type

Monday, May 3, 2010

Run .exe on Ubuntu

Well many of us don't want to use windows at all but we are forced to use because of unavailability of some software. You can run your .exe files on Ubuntu (or any other unix based OS, i haven't tested it) by using software called wine.
You can install wine :

Using Terminal:

you can also install using synaptic manager.

Here i am taking uTorrent as an example and you can put any .exe also replace ankit by your username in commands given below. your .exe on desktop.
2.Right click on desktop and click create launcher
3.write following in the pop-up you receive after creating launcher. as shown below.

In Command textbox you have to write this

4.You need to make a Directory(Folder) on specified Target(in terminal).

5.Now you need to move your file from Desktop to /home/ankit/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/u Torrent/

to do this, as you have placed your .exe on desktop you need to type this..

6. Now run the launcher and you are done!!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Talk in your language on Web....

Using google transliteration you can write in you own language very easily without need of any extra hardware or software...

You can also download it and then you don't even require Internet and you can also integrate it with your website.

Many other features are available, So check 'em all!!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

JAuthentification_construct Error in Joomla fixed!!

Once while working on joomla i wasn't able to login and after putting lot of effort i realised that i accidentally i disabled the Authentication-joomla plugin

To fix this all you have to do is to enable this from your database.

so go to phpmyadmin section and under jos_plugins table.
change the published of J_Authentification from 0 to 1 and then you can login into your account.

Upload Your files on Google server

Many times you need to upload your files on Internet and then you need to have a link of that file. You can upload your files on google server via google code.

To upload follow these steps...

1. go to
2.enter the project hosting section.
3. go to search open source projects.
4. click create new project.
5.Enter the details shown in screenshot

click on create project and then something like this will open...
under download section click to new download and it will allow you to upload your file and also by right clicking on the file you can get link location also.


Saturday, April 17, 2010

Download Flash File(*.swf) From a website using Firefox

Recently i needed to download certain flash files from various websites for my college presentation. I found this very easy way to download flash file from a website using Firefox. Actually while displaying a web page browser first downloads the file, hence you don't need to download it again. You have already downloaded it!!. All you have to do is to save it.
In Firefox..

1. go to Tools >> Page Info.
2. go to media section.
3. choose you file and click Save As..


Saturday, April 10, 2010

Error while setting up Apache fixed

I got the following error on running
sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

* Restarting web server apache2
apache2: Could not reliably determine the server's fully qualified domain name, using for ServerName
... waiting apache2: Could not reliably determine the server's fully qualified domain name, using for ServerName

to fix it you need to edit httpd.conf file. type

sudo gedit /etc/apache2/httpd.conf

this will be a blank file by default. simply add the following line.

ServerName localhost

save the file and exit from gedit.

Finally restart the apche

sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

This will probably fix your problem also.

hope it helps...

Monday, March 29, 2010

Back up your registry

Hey registry is very important in working of your PC. Half of your software problems can be solved in seconds if you have good knowledge of registry files. But even if you don't have you can keep a backup of it. In case of any problem you just have to double click the file and check.

By the way it take seconds to backup all registry files.

  • Open RUN
  • type "regedit" without quotes
  • file>>export
  • give a file name and select location
  • click Save
You are done!!

Trouble with .exe solved !!

Recently by mistake i opened an .exe file with my browser and the field that says always use this program to open this format was also checked.

After that it was horrible...every time i tried to execute an .exe file. It would open in browser and download something. In short i wasn't able to execute .exe in windows!!

Actually that action created a open with registry under .exe format and all i needed to do was to delete it.

If you are in same situation then either manually delete it or download this file and double click on it (it's not an .exe file)....

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Make YOur Blog Look Better

BLOGGER TEMPLATE DESIGNER is now available on BLOGGER IN DRAFT... Blogger’s experimental playground.
There you will get the cool templates for your blog and You DON'T need any knowledge of HTML/CSS..
For more information visit..
For direct editing..


Monday, February 15, 2010

Give Your External HDD a cOoL IcOn

Bored!! of boring default icons...wanna change the icons of your external HDD..!
Damn Easy...

Step 1: Get a Disc.ico file and keep it in oyur drive.(Image of icon you want to give to your drive.)

Step 2: Just write this in notepad file and save it as "autorun.inf" and keep it in your drive.




Restart your drive and you are done!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Speed Up Your Internet

I wanted to download videos of about 3gb from internet. But with my previous internet speed it would have taken days but then i found Internet Download Manager....
It will really boost up your download speed.
You can Download it for free from ...


Thursday, February 11, 2010

Screenshot and Event Reminder Software

Well these software are no big but they are very useful and FREE.......

One is Greenshot which can take different type of screen shots and you can also edit it at the amount of just few Kilo Bytes of space..... You can download it for free from....

And the other one is Animated reminder....which is very simple, funny and can download it for free from...


Run Your HD Videos With no Trouble anymore

I was very much frustrated by not being able to run Hi-def movies on my any of players so i went on a quest for the search of a player that serves my needs and i got this.... (Download link)....This is a cool free player that will run all your Hi-def movies without any trouble.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Disc Partition

I tried to install a big software but space in my C drive was less so what i needed was more space.

It is damn easy if it would have been drive other than C.

Normal Partition can be done using Disc Management (inbuilt utility in Windows Vista and Windows 7). There is no need of any third party software.

But to perform any kind of changes no matter on what drive can be done easily by using EASEUS Partition Master Home Edition software which can be downloaded for free from;pop&cdlPid=10982635

It will look something like this..

First of all, re-size the drive to be shrink and drag it past the Unallocated space appeared after resizing.

BUT: You will not be able to drag it past the other drives in between two drives. If not sure about what they are and want to be on safe side....(Optional:: If other drives are present)

First of all copy both(one by one) into unallocated space and it'll ask you where to place the copy of it. All you have to do it is to place it beyond unallocated space thus bringing it on the right side of unallocated space.

Now delete the previous copies of them.

now simply resize the C drive and use all unallocated space.

Click Apply.

It may require restart and will boot in Easeus Master Boot mode and it'll make the required changes. You don't have to do anything. It'll take time depending on space and data so be patient.

Voila! You are Done.
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