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How To Enable Scrollbar In Gtalk To See All Online Friends

Everyone Loves gtalk, I can say on part at least, because from the time I have started using it. I found Gtalk a good and lightweight chat client as compared to the flashy and full of ads yahoo messenger. Gtalk on the other hand is the most clean chat client with out any ads and sufficient number of features required.

But one of feature I always wanted to see in gtalk is to see all of my friends online in one go, but in order to find out whether a gtalk contact is online you need to type the name of the contact in the search bar of firefox.

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So, In order to know whether a friend is online, I need to type the name of the friend, I know typing is fun but not always.

Then I found out another feature already embedded in gtalk which allow me to enable scrollbar in gtalk, with this scrollbar I can move the scrollbar up and down to see the all those friends online in one single go.

Let’s see how can be enable scrollbar in gtalk

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Remove Invalid Entries From Add Remove Program List

It happens some times when you try to remove a specific program installed on your windows computer by running uninstall through Add Remove Programs in Control Panel but you cannot remove the program instead it remains there in the add remove programs list and you cannot remove it.

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So you delete the associated files and directories of that program but still it remains there in the Add Remove Programs Entries as an invalid entry

Today we will tell you two methods to remove those invalid entries from add remove programs list, first one is a geeky way out and second one is quite simple with a free utility.

Lets see how can you apply these methods to remove invalid entries from add remove program list

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Clear Search Bar History In Firefox In One Go For All Items

Firefox is one of the amazing browsers which I have seen till now, another cool feature is the integrated firefox search bar which is again a powerful and easy to use component to search web through popular search engines like Google, Wikipedia, Yahoo and Answers etc.

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The simplest way to clear the search bar history in firefox is by clicking inside the search bar and press the down arrow key to navigate the item which is to be deleted from the list and then press delete key to erase the specific item form the search bar history list

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But what if you want to delete the entire search bar history in one go or you can say deleting all the items in the search bar history of firefox

Let’s see how can clean the search bar history of firefox without any software

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Remove access denied error on a shared folder [ Registry Tweak ]

It happens some time when you share a folder on a computer and access the shared folder on another network computer but you see access denied error when you try to access that folder.

We have already written an article on TroubleFixers on how to access when you see the access denied error on a shared folder on a computer.

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But the above mentioned solution applies to a folder for which you are getting access denied error, so if you share another folder you may face the access denied error again so you will need to apply the same procedure to solve the access denied error on LAN.

Let’s see how can you fix the access denied error permanently through a registry tweak

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What is wmpnetwk.exe ? Can I stop it ?

People always complain their computer speed being very slow and they never find out why it is so slow even in performing basic operations. Computers are being slow due to hell lot of useless process which keep on running in the background using system resources including your CPU and Memory.

We have previously posted about some useless services like google updater, wmpnscfg.exe , mdm.exe and cftmon.exe etc and how to know about a process running.

One such process is wmpnetwk.exe which is for media sharing associated with Windows Media Player

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What is wmpnetwk.exe?

wmpnetwk.exe is the main exe for Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service. It is used to share Windows Media Player libraries. This process should be running when your on a network and want to share your media through windows media player otherwise it is useless.

Let’s see how can we stop wmpnetwk.exe from running every time automatically and prevent it from eating up system resources.

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Some useful tips and tricks for virtual pc

Recently I installed Windows XP on my not fit for XP tx1t000 hp laptop, I call my laptop not fit for windows XP because there are no complete drivers provided by HP for XP and even some of the drivers provided by HP does not work at all. 😀

So, I installed Windows XP using Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 but after installation I run into several troubles like I cannot move my mouse out of the Virtual PC machine window and cannot access and files and folders on my laptop in windows vista shown in the snapshot below

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Let me tell you some useful tips and tricks which will help you using virtual pc

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Protect files and folders using picture as password with PixelCryptor

PixelCryptor is FREE utility which allows you to encrypt your files and folders using any image as key used to encrypt and decrypt rather than using a password.

As we all know a picture gives a lot more visual appeal which makes it easy to remember, rather than remembering a password.

PixelCryptor

PixelCryptor lets you choose a picture and use it combine your files into a package. The pixel data of the chosen picture is used to encrypt your data.

Let’s see how can you encrypt and decrypt files and folders with PixelCryptor