Using Keypad as a Mouse

November 10, 2008 at 6:38 am (General, Tips n Tricks)

Keyboard’s num side can be used in handling the mouse pointer. For switching this feature on, we need to push alt + shift (below caps lock) + num lock key

This will initiate the mouse control. all directions will be applicable by keys.  5 means left click and * 5 right click

we can accelerate the movement by adding ctrl with direction. 😉


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Quick Links Find Tool in Mozilla

November 10, 2008 at 6:34 am (General, Tips n Tricks)

This is awesome tool for those who don’t like to use mouse while using computer. While browsing net in mozilla, we can directly go to the desired link by using quick links find.

This operates as we push single quote on keyboard that initiates the tool and by typing the link name, it goes to that link.

This does not work in case you are focused inside some textbox or textarea. So, push a tab and start using it. 🙂

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Trace Bus Routes, Auto Fares and Traffic Situations in Indian Metros

September 21, 2008 at 3:32 pm (Gadgets, General, Tips n Tricks)

This information is basically for Indian metro commuters where traffic department really took some cool initiatives to communicate with the end-users. A new web portal to get live information on traffic status, directions and auto fares for cities Bangalore, Hyderabad ,Delhi,Chennai and Pune. The traffic police have launched a live traffic portal (Transport Information System) where you can find

1. Optimal routes between any two places in the city…
2. Auto-fares
3. Bus routes and stops, etc.

Check : for Delhi for Chennai for Bangalore for Hyderabad for Pune

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Sniffing Networks Using Wireshark

September 20, 2008 at 9:14 am (Gadgets, General, New Technologies, Security, Tips n Tricks)

Here is an excellent sniffer tool which allows you to sniff all the packets flowing in the network and even helps on usability by adding filters to the process. This gives and exact knowledge of how information is transferred over the network. Information like DHCP requests, ARP packets, TCP, UDP transmissions etc. Apart from that this is really useful for hacking on to machines. Information such as ip address of the communicating party at the time of file sharing or any transfer can provide lots of information about the location and the network type.
This tool is available at
Snapshot of sniffing from wireshark

Snapshot of sniffing from wireshark

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Make Your Browsing Efficient Using Netvibes

September 19, 2008 at 9:38 am (Gadgets, General, Tips n Tricks)

This is an ultimate facility which lets you open n number of sites in parallel and simultaneously check them all. Like I want to use a mail and want to check out a blog simultaneouly without switching between tabs.

Moreover, you can make your own page where all the blogs, news etc. can be pinned. Just like pinning web articles on a wall. This allows you to have collective login to all the facilities accessed on web like different mails, blogs or anywhere that demands login of pages.

Check following link

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Restore Web Sites

September 12, 2008 at 3:10 pm (General, Tips n Tricks)

Wondering if web data also have a restore option as we do have in our file system. Well, there is a solution, a site provides a service where they take backup of most of the web pages available on internet and gets you a sorted history according to date. Just try following link


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Translate Pages To Other Languages

April 18, 2008 at 12:14 pm (General, New Technologies, Tips n Tricks)

Here is a fantastic feature from Google which translates the whole page from one language to another. If you are stuck at some alien languages, this tool helps to tackle the problem all we have to do is to give the URL and it will be magically converted to the specified language. Here is way to go for that Translation tool

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Manage Routes For Your Network Connections

December 7, 2007 at 5:49 pm (General, Tips n Tricks)

Routing information for all your connection to the internet is maintained in form of connecting gateways and their interfaces. These gateways provide the routes to the backbone. The routing information can be seen and edited using route command.

route has primarily 4 function available :-

route PRINT   –  Prints a route

route ADD        –  Adds a route

route DELETE–  Deletes a route

route CHANGE– Changes a route

Here is a sample output of route PRINT


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Exclude Term From Google Search

October 6, 2007 at 5:20 am (General, Google, Tips n Tricks)

If you want to exclude any term from google search just add “” sign in front of that. Eg. keyboard design -interfacing

Similarly, if there is a need to force any term use “+“. Terms like “the”, “is” etc. which are common are excluded from search query for getting optimum results. So, this thing does the job.

Note: There is no space between operator and term..

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Kill/Block Ads Using Hosts File

October 4, 2007 at 8:00 am (General, Operating Systems, Tips n Tricks)

I know its annoying to face ads everywhere along the web pages. Here is a way to get par from it.

Hosts File: This is file which does the job of DNS for the host. example is termed as localhost. This entry is there in the host file. You can find the host file at C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\ This hosts file has an entry like localhost

Online Ads : There are hardly any sites who place their own ads. Instead they take ads from a different ad server. The trick is to block the ip address of the ad server.

Trick : The trick is to make an entry of the ad server in the hosts file. And the ip corresponding to it will be the local loopback ip address. i.e. Now, whenever request for the adserver is fired then the entry in the hosts file is checked first. Which checks loopback address( that return nothing).

Eg. I tried this for a site named

Before Removing

Watch out the ads on the top posted by google server. Right click on any of them and go for copy link option in the popup.

When pasted we get the link location as

So, make an entry in the hosts file and it looked as localhost

Now, restart the browser and try the site again this is what I got.. 🙂

After Updating

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