Techno Scorpion

Tech related News and info that i Face in my short life it includes problems - solutions - new stuff - tips - recommendations....Etc

Friday, October 20, 2006

What is KeePass? Open source Password manager

Today you need to remember many passwords.
You need a password for the Windows network logon, your e-mail account, your homepage's ftp password, online passwords (like CodeProject member account), etc. etc. etc.
The list is endless.
Also, you should use different passwords for each account.
Because if you use only one password everywhere and someone gets this password you have a problem... A serious problem.
The thief would have access to your e-mail account, homepage, etc. Unimaginable.
KeePass is a free/open-source password manager or safe which helps you to manage your passwords in a secure way.
You can put all your passwords in one database, which is locked with one master key or a key-disk.
So you only have to remember one single master password or insert the key-disk to unlock the whole database.
The databases are encrypted using the best and most secure encryption algorithms currently known (AES and Twofish).

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Google Translation Buttons

Google offers a list of bookmarklets that you can drag to your browser's links bar and that allows you to translate the current page from a language to another language. "While surfing the web, if you find a piece of text you'd like to translate, select the text with your mouse and click the browser button. If you want to translate a whole web page, simply click the button."

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Outlook: How to Recall a Sent Message

Have you ever clicked send on a message and then remembered that you forgot to attach that important file, or realized you put the wrong time down for a meeting? Outlook allows you the option of recalling a sent message. Here's how:

1. Go to the Sent Items folder.

2. Find the message you want recalled and double-click it.

3. Go to the
Actions menu and select Recall This Message.

To recall the message: Select Delete unread copies of this message.

Note: the recipient needs to have Outlook opened for the message to be deleted)
To replace the message:
Select Delete unread copies and replace with a new message, click OK, and type your new message.
To be notified about the success of the recall or replacement: Check the Tell me if recall succeeds or fails for each recipient check box.

5. Click OK.

6. wish me good luck.

Friday, October 06, 2006

How To AutoSummarize a Word Document


Open a Microsoft Word document that you want to summarize.


Choose AutoSummarize from the Tools menu.


When the AutoSummarize dialog box opens, select the type of summary that you want to apply. You can choose to highlight key points, insert an executive summary or abstract at the top of the document, create a new document, or hide everything but the summary.


Click OK to continue. A new document will open and display your summary.

Note: It’s unlikely that Word will create the exact summary that you need. You will need to do some editing of the summary.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Hidden Labels in Gmail

If you enable saving your chat history in Gmail, your conversations from Google Talk are saved as standard emails. To make them stand out from the rest of messages,
Gmail adds two labels:
chat and chats. If you want to search your chats, you just have to add label:chat to your query.
If you want to search only your mail, exclude the chats by adding
-label:chat. Gmail has many other hidden labels that can make your life easier, so you don't have to use the advanced search:
* label:inbox - search only your Inbox.
It's a good idea to keep your Inbox clean.

* label:star (label:starred) - search only your starred messages. You can use the star button like a bookmarking system. Star only important messages.

* label:draft (or label:drafts) - search only unfinished messages. Drafts could be used for storing notes or emails that must be sent later.

label:sent (or label:sentmail, label:sent-mail, label:sent mail ) - search only sent mail. It may be useful to restrict your search only to messages you've sent, or only to messages you've received if you add a minus.

* label:all (or label:allmail, label:all-mail, label:all mail ) - search all your mail, including messages from Trash (label:trash) and Spam (label:spam).

* label:read and label:unread. Restrict your search only to read mail or unread mail. For example, to find all your sent messages that have unread replies, you can search for label:unread label:sent.

label:voicemail (or label:voicemails ) - search only the voicemail received from a Google Talk user.

It's nice that you can combine all these labels with user-defined labels in a query. To show results that have both label A and label B, just search for label:A label:B.

To show results that have one of the labels A and B or both, just search for
label:A OR label:B.

Create Family Tree Charts inside Microsoft Office

Create Family Tree Charts inside Microsoft Office A family tree diagram (aka pedigree charts) depicting the ancestors and descendants of your family with their pictures, birthdays, and other interesting stories can

serve a wondeful personalized gift for your grandparent's upcoming wedding anniversary.

Or can you can hang them as a painting on the wall of your living room. Or just post it on your blog website so that the whole world knows about the various generations of your great family and the intresting events in their lives

[like how did your great-grandpa first met your great-grandma]

Creating a family tree or even a family history book from scratch is really very simple - all you need is the names, photographs of your family members, some important dates and those special stories

[probably your grandma can be a big help here].

Once this basic databases on paper is ready, download any of the following Microsoft Office templates depending on what kind of chart you want to create. It's that easy:

Family History Book for Microsoft Word

Family Tree Template for Microsoft Excel

Family History Template for Word

- Theme 2 These family tree templates have everything from your mom-dad's courtship days to medical history to family traditions to past vacations.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Lyrics Plugin

Windows only: the Lyrics Plugin allows you to easily view lyrics in WinAmp or Windows Media Player.

For instance, the Man in Black tends to get mumbley, so instead of wasting time searching for lyrics, I just maximized Windows Media and read the lyrics from song to song. The Lyrics Plugin is a free download, Windows only.

Thursday, September 28, 2006


Windows only: Freeware program tinySpell is a cross-application spell checking utility that warns you of misspelled words and suggests replacements when you press the autosuggest hotkey.

this little Windows app is by far my favorite. When you type a word that isn't in tinySpell's dictionary, you'll hear a beep (it defaults to the Windows default beep, but you can change it to whatever you want). Hit the autosuggest hotkey (by default Ctrl-;) and tinySpell will pop up a list of suggestions. The first highlighted entry on the list is generally the spelling you're looking for, so hit Enter and it will automatically replace the word.

I've only been playing with tinySpell for a short time this morning, but it's already on its way to must-have status. Give it a try and let me know what you think about it in the comments.

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The Great Super little LAUNCHY

Windows only: Free, open source program Launchy is a flexible and relatively lightweight program and document launcher.

The great thing about Launchy is its configurability. Launchy lets you choose what directories to scan and what filetypes to index, so you have control over how bloated or minimal your indexing gets. You can also set your preferred Hotkey combination, which I love.

beleve me its the best application i ever used download it now