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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.

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Lock Your Windows Workstation With Desktop Shortcut On Single Mouse Click

How quickly you can lock your desktop? as there are different methods of locking your desktop the most conventional one includes the pressing Alt + Ctrl + Del key and then pressing of Enter key at the keyboard to lock your windows machine.

Other than this there are is another shortcut which is pressing of Windows Key + L to lock your windows computer, but still it could happen when you would want to lock your windows computer more easily just through your mouse.

In order to lock your windows machine with in single mouse click either you can create a desktop shortcut with the following target text

%windir%\system32\rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation


You can name the shortcut what ever you want to or another way is to place this executable on the desktop itself which calls the same command as written in the quotes above, you can download the small executable from here or from here

Read Also: Avoid hitting Ctrl+Alt+Del or window + L key to lock your computer

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Toggle Hidden Files In Windows Via Context Menu Right Click

One of our reader asked us how can he quickly toggle to show hidden files and folders settings in windows, as we all know the process to show hidden files and folders in windows is quite tedious.

The normal process to toggle show hidden files and folders on and off is through windows explorer in which you need to first navigate to File Menu >> Tools >> Folder Options and then click the view tab and then uncheck or check the settings show hidden files and folders

What if you can quickly toggle hidden files and folders in windows via right click context menu, HiddenFilesToggle is a free shell extension for windows which works on windows xp, vista and windows 7 also which will add a new entry to the right click context menu which lets you toggle hide files in windows

This option in the right click context menu gives you the ability to toggle the display of hidden files on and off. This extension is very useful for those who frequently have to change this setting show hidden files and folders.


This small shell extension makes possible to turn off show hidden files and folders directly from your mouse right click.

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CloseMany – End or Kill Multiple Process Running At Once

CloseMany is one such tiny utility which can act as a replacement for task manager in windows, with this simple task manager type application you can kill multiple process and services in single go, you just need to select all process you want to kill and then press the kill button at the top of the application.


I have a habit to kill some programs in windows time to time so that to keep the CPU free from getting used by some irrelevant process which keep wasting the memory and CPU all the time.

But neither it is task manager or process explorer cannot kill more than one task or process running at a time. This restriction of these programs makes the overall activity quite tedious and time consuming.

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Download Free Windows Live Writer Portable Version

Windows Live Writer is one such amazing web publishing software I have been using for a long time now, from the day I switched to windows live writer, I have rarely written any post in the wordpress web editor.

From the first day I have been using the windows live writer, I always wanted to have a portable version of windows live writer so that I can carry it on the move and take it anywhere I like to on my portable drive.

But there is a process involved with which you can make the portable version of windows live writer for you, read on further to know more.

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

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2 Ways To Copy Paste Text As Plain Text From Anywhere Without Formatting

One day back I written about a free firefox addon which can help you any text from a webpage without any formatting, that’s means you can copy text as plain text in firefox but as one of the reader commented that firefox addon supports the older version of firefox only, moreover it could be on no help if you are not coping the text from any other source than firefox.

After some googling I came to know about two ways with which you can copy text from any source as plain text, one of the way involves a utility which which will remove any formatting from text you have copied, second way is the most common and manual way using a notepad.

Let’s discuss both of these methods in detail one by one, you can use what ever suits you the best.

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RamDisk – Create A Virtual RAM Storage Drive On RAM Memory

RamDisk or RAM-Disk is a FREE to use software which lets you create a virtual storage drive which is very much similar to other logical drives on your computer and more faster in operation with access time of files greatly improved. You can access the files or folders located on your drive very faster as compared to the hard disk drives.


As shown in the above you can choose the size of the RAM drive you want to create in between the standard sizes starting from 360kb to 3gb, choose the media type in between RAM Drive, Fixed Media or Removable Media  – that means that RAM drive will be simulating a hard drive which works is the best way as it displays the new drive under My Computer for easy access.

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Hide Your Data Inside BMP, PNG and TIFF Image File Format

Hide&Reveal is a open source free stenography tool which lets you hide any type of data including your files and folders inside the image of BMP, PNG and TIFF format. The program is distributed user GNU General Public License so you can modify the program and distribute it anywhere among your friends too.


This program is quite simple to use to hide and reveal the data inside images, here is how you can hide or reveal data inside the images with this tool.

Tip:  Trick To Hide Files Inside A BMP Image