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Hack To Hide All or Specific Icon In System Tray

A reader of asked us how can he hide a specific icon in system tray or all the icons in system tray. We had already written about a free application called MagicTray which lets you hide all the icons in single click in the system tray.

But still if you are interested in the geeky way of hiding the system tray icons, here it is, this can be easily implemented with a small registry hack.

Lets discuss the trick to hide all the system tray icons in system tray and how to hide specific icons in system tray.

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PushMonitorOff – Free Monitor Turn Off Application – Turn Off Your Monitor With Keyboard Shortcut

PushMonitorOff is one such cool application which lets you turn off monitor quickly with a keyboard shortcut, but why would you want to turn off your monitor ?

Sometimes when you just want to turn off the monitor and keep the other applications running, it could be required as you may be leaving your seat in office for specific amount of time but you want the programs keep running.

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This could be really good idea if you want to conserve some energy and save the environment around you, the default keyboard shortcut to turnoff your laptop or desktop monitor is Shift+F1

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ThunderFix – Fix Slow Thunderbird To Run Faster

ThunderFix is a small FREE tool which cleans the junk in thunderbird and improves the thunderbird performance to a great extent. This tool could be of great help specially if you are facing slow start time in thunderbird.

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ThunderFix detects all the .msf files with in your thunderbird profile and removes them, so the next time when you run thunderbird it will generate the new MSF files and you will see the improvement in the thunderbird startup time.

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iExporter – Export iTunes Playlist

iExporter is a small FREE program which allows you to export the iTunes playlist to any location on your computer, this way you can make your iTunes playlist available to other media players and other devices like USB Stick, SD Card or any other mp3 player.

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It will export all the native mp3 files on your computer, as most of the media playing devices around does not support playing the native iTunes files.

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CopyPath – Copy Full File and Folder Path In XP and Vista Via Context Menu

It is actually required some times when you may need the full path to a specific file or folder while working on a windows operating system, you may need a full path to a folder to paste into command prompt for some reason.

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Adding a folder or file path to the command is not that much easy as you will need to specific modifications to make that work with the command you typed at the command prompt.

The first utility in this category is CopyPath which is a free program which is designed as a explorer extension as it adds one of the most basic functionality of coping the full directory or application path to any file and folder.

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Disable or Change CAPS Lock Key Function In Windows

Its quite frustrating when you are completing some important document and accidently the caps key is pressed again and again which disturbs the momentum of work. Actually as per a survey CAPS lock key is the most hated key on a qwerty keyboard.

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Even I used to have this problem of caps lock turning on accidently many times on my old keyboard. However if you have any kind of problem related to caps lock key on your keyboard we have multiple solution for regarding the caps lock key.

These are some of the registry tweaks you can apply to change the caps lock key behaviour, if you are geeky then go for the registry tweaks or else go for the recommended free applications to solve this problem.

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noPing Shutdown –Reboot / Shutdown / Logoff / Poweroff Your If Your Computer Is Not Connected To Internet

noPing Shutdown is a FREE easy to use utility which lets you Reboot / Shutdown / Logoff / Poweroff the computer if it is not connected to internet for a specified time interval you define in the program interface.

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This will keep pinging the host name or the website URL you specified and when the Last Ping did not succeed then it will wait for the time you specified in minutes to take the set action by you.

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Download Free Broadband Internet Speed Booster

We all want to speed up our broadband internet connection so that we can download music, movies and other files from the internet more speedily. TCPSpeed is one of the best free software for speeding up your internet connection.

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TCPSpeed allows you tweak the windows settings to optimize and use the maximum speed out of your internet connection. It make some tweaks on the windows operating system shutting down the useless TCP layer level things which would enhance the internet download speed for you.