internet hacks & tips

Change A Gtalk Buddy Name To Identify The Person – Who May Have A Messy Name at Orkut

It happens to almost all of us when we see people in our gtalk friend list with some some messy and irregular names in gtalk, this mostly happen with the gtalk buddies who are also your friend at orkut as well. On orkut people tend to have some style names by adding some special characters in their name, these poorly readable so called styled names become a problem some times when you are not able to identify that person due to these names. On of such situation can be explained form image given below


As you can see in the above image one of my friend in gtalk has such a special name that i cannot identify this person with this messy name, more over she has not added her image as well or any avatar on gtalk with which I can remember her. Now the last option with which i recognised her was her email id which is covered by black spray in the above image. Now once I recognize her I would like to set her name and so that in future it becomes easy for me to recognise her directly with her name.  


Let’s see how can you rename the person with some custom name you want to set to any of your gtalk buddies

windows hacks

Drive Letter View – Change The Display Style Of Drive Letters In My Computer For XP / Vista and 7

Drive Letter View is a tiny little program which allows you to change the way drive letter are displayed on the drives under my computer,  you can choose in between 3 display styles for showing the drive letters or hide the drive letters from showing in my computer.


You can have the following layouts set for the drive letters to show in my computer

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DefectPX – Find Detect and Fix Dead Pixel On LCD Monitor

DefectPX is a free to use program which lets you find and detect dead pixels on any LCD monitor you have, this small utility can really come handy when you are purchasing a new LCD monitor, or when you want to check your monitor under warranty period for any dead pixel.


A dead pixel on the LCD monitor is that pixel which does not illuminate properly or does not display the correct color output. It may look like an annoying black, white or any colored spot on the monitor.

free software

Monitor ES – Power Off Monitor When You Lock Your Computer

Monitor ES is one such free utility which lets you to save a good amount of energy and money by doing some amazing tweaks on your computer including the following ones


One of the most important features of this small program is it allows you to turn off your monitor automatically when you lock your computer, this could save a good amount of energy. Moreover you can turn off the monitor display by pressing the hotkey (CTRL+F2)

how to tutorials

Save / Backup / Restore Windows Live Writer Settings, Blog Templates, Drafts, Plugins, Link Glossary and Blogs

Just in case if you are formatting your laptop computer and you don’t want to configure the windows live writer after on your new computer Windows Live Writer Backup is the best free tool which lets you backup all the windows live writer settings including configured blogs backup, plug-ins,drafts, posts, and lets you restore this backup on any other computer using the same tool


You just need to make sure that you have .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 installed on your computer to run this tool and it works with both 32 and 64-bit version of Windows.

Read Also: Backup Offline Installers For All Windows Live Essentials Beta

firefox tips & tricks

Fix FireFox Crashing Problem With Large Number Of Tabs Opened with Cluster Tabs

If you are web surfer or a web worker you may tend to open so many tabs in firefox as per the nature and requirement of your surfing habits. In the end the more the number of tabs you open in firefox makes the problem more worse for you as it makes firefox crashing problem with these large number of tabs opened.

Cluster Tabs is a cool firefox addon which comes to rescue in such a type situations and it makes firefox more faster and fix the crashing issue due to large number of tabs – it allows you to cluster tab web addresses with others.


You just need to follow the procedure as described in the image above to add more than one web addresses to a single tab to create a cluster of websites under a single tab entry.

tips & tricks

Gtalk Autoreply – Auto Answer Reply To Gtalk Friends

It happens when many time with almost most us when we are busy with some office work and a gtalk friend pings you but you cant respond as you are so much messed up with the work you are doing. So, it could be great if Gtalk itself has some auto reply which it does not provide.


But in order to solve this a developer named shobankr made a small software which can integrate itself with the gtalk installed on your computer lets you auto reply a custom text to your gtalk buddies when you are away.

IE tips & tricks

Title Fix – Hide Title In Internet Explorer – Set Custom Title In Internet Explorer

Title Fix is a free small piece of software which lets you change the text written in the title bar of any website opened in Internet Explorer. This means you can set any custom text on the title bar of internet explorer with this tiny application very quickly and easily.


It lets you write whatever you want to in the title bar of the internet explorer, this utility is completely portable and does not require any installation.