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Set double click in skype to open chat then call the skype contact

I have been using skype regularly for around three months, in my new office. From the day I started using I noticed a common problem which normally people face using skype.

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By default in skype when ever you double click any contact skype will start a skype-call to that skype contact instead of starting a chat, double clicking a skype contact is quite normal as we have a habit of starting a chat as in other messenger’s like Gtalk and yahoo messenger etc.

But it’s very easy to to override the default settings of skype and set the default setting of skype to start a chat when you double click a skype contact instead of chat.

Let’s see how can change the default behaviour of skype.

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Send free sms to friends with google sms channels

Google has recently released their google sms channels which lets you receive various types of updates directly to your mobile phone by direct sms to your phone for free.

Google Sms Channels lets you receive alerts on your mobile via free sms to your mobile phone, you can receive alerts for latest news, blog feeds, daily quotes, horoscope , daily jokes, news from moneycontrol, cricket updates and lot more via free sms messages to your phone.

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I have just created a free google sms channel called dailymeets to send messages to college buddies for planned or unplanned meets on weekends and weekdays some times.

Let’s see how can you create a group of family or friends and send them free sms messages via google sms channels.

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Know where does your website rank in google search results with SERPs Finder

Almost all us write so much on our blogs and web sites and we always got curious to know the ranking of our pages or posts in all the major search engines like Google, Live Search, and Yahoo! Search.

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SERPs Finder is free utility for finding out the ranking of a particular web site in google search, yahoo search and live search.   

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SERPs Finder is quite a good program which can for a given query in Google, Live Search and Yahoo Search by analysing first 1000 of search results.

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Force google search results open in new window or tab on single mouse left click

Yesterday I found a cool feature hidden under google search preferences called Open search results in a new browser window.

Google Search offers this quite useful feature of opening search results you click on, get opened in a new tab in firefox or in a new window in internet explorer.

Why To Open Search Results in new window ?

We all use google for searching information and when we search for any information, we get a number of search results, and deciding which search result out of all those search results is best involves checking out some of them.

In order to check the search results we used to right click that search result and select open in a new window.

But, it becomes quite tedious when you right click on every new search result to open in new window.

With google search preferences you can set this cool feature to Open search results in a new browser window with single mouse left click.

Let’s see how to open search results in a new window.

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Check whether an email id is valid or not

It happens some times when you may want to check whether a email id on which you want to send an important mail exists or not.

The most simple method would be to send a test mail first and check if you receive a failure mail delivery receipt, but sometimes you can’t even send a test email as the email id could be of your boss or someone whom you may not feel comfortable sending test email to test the email id validity.

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There has been some methods to check whether a email id is a valid email id, found two methods to check the validity of email if of them useful, easy and fast.

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By pass download limit and restrictions with Download at Work

I have received lots of questions from my friends who want to download various types of files but they see a message files is blocked at their office due to firewall restrictions.

Many corporate offices setup firewall and other networking monitoring applications to restrict the download of certain types of filetypes, some times restrictions are imposed on the size of the file to be downloaded, as they limit the maximum size of the file that can be downloaded.

Download At Work is one such free tool which lets you download any blocked file types at your office, download at work is quite easy to use.

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Let’s see how to use Download At Work to download blocked blocked file types.

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Search and Download files on rapidshare with Rapidsearch

Rapidshare is an amazing resource for downloading any kind of stuff from movies, songs, you tube videos, software’s or any shared files. Rapidshare provides one click web hosting as you can put your files online with in just one click.

Note: You can easily delete the uploaded files using the delete link, or it will be deleted after 90 days if it is not accessed or downloaded.

Rapidsearch is a free tool which lets you search video’s , files, audio files, documents, images, programs and applications which are uploaded on the rapidshare servers.

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This is a freeware rapidshare searching tool from rapidshare.net which lets you search any type of files which you can decide form the file types dropdown box.

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Download firefox 3 theme for google chrome

Google chrome has been widely accepted after its released, some of our readers reported that they are not able to install google chrome as due to some restrictions or internet connectivity problems they were not able to install google chrome.

So, we posted about how to download full offline installer for google chrome ( full setup ) which does not require internet connectivity.

Today, we have come up with firefox 3 theme for google chrome which will make google chrome look like firefox 3 to some extent.

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Let’s see how to install firefox 3 theme for google chrome.