dotTech http://dottech.org Professional Technologians Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:06:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 How to password protect any window in Windows [Tip] http://dottech.org/166813/how-to-password-protect-any-window-in-windows-tip/ http://dottech.org/166813/how-to-password-protect-any-window-in-windows-tip/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:43:11 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166813

You can add passwords to document files, but when you open them in a window there is no password mechanism in place. However, with the WinLock software we can add passwords to active windows. Then you can vacate the desktop without closing a password…

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How to open recently closed folders and apps in Windows [Tip] http://dottech.org/166964/how-to-open-recently-closed-folders-and-apps-in-windows-tip/ http://dottech.org/166964/how-to-open-recently-closed-folders-and-apps-in-windows-tip/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:35:38 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166964

Most browsers now include a reopen option that opens recently closed tabs. Yet Windows doesn’t have a comparable option to reopen recently closed software apps with. Nevertheless, you can still reopen recently closed programs and…

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How to set up 3D planet images in Paint.net [Guide] http://dottech.org/166739/how-to-set-up-3d-planet-images-in-paint-net-guide/ http://dottech.org/166739/how-to-set-up-3d-planet-images-in-paint-net-guide/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:29:20 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166739

Paint.net is a flexible freeware software package that has plenty of options to edit your images with. You can also add additional Paint.net plug-ins to the program. The plug-ins add extra tools to Paint.net’s Effects menu. Among the…

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How set a custom UI for Wikipedia in Firefox and Chrome [Tip] http://dottech.org/165280/how-set-a-custom-ui-for-wikipedia-in-firefox-and-chrome-tip/ http://dottech.org/165280/how-set-a-custom-ui-for-wikipedia-in-firefox-and-chrome-tip/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:20:13 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=165280

Is Wikipedia one of your bookmarked websites? If so, you should check out the Wikiwand add-on for Firefox. That’s an add-on which revamps the Wiki pages with new menus and enhanced formatting.

To add Wikiwand to Firefox, open this page…

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How to add audio files to playlists in Chrome [Tip] http://dottech.org/166327/how-to-add-audio-files-to-playlists-in-chrome-tip/ http://dottech.org/166327/how-to-add-audio-files-to-playlists-in-chrome-tip/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:10:42 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166327

Although you can play audio files in Google Chrome, you can’t manage your media files or create playlists within the browser. That is unless you add the Achshar Player app to the browser. With the app you can create playlists and search your…

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How to enable smooth scrolling for selected sites in Chrome [Tip] http://dottech.org/166717/how-to-enable-smooth-scrolling-for-selected-sites-in-chrome-tip/ http://dottech.org/166717/how-to-enable-smooth-scrolling-for-selected-sites-in-chrome-tip/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:04:48 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166717

Once upon a time, there was a hidden smooth scrolling feature in Chrome. Unfortunately, it was later removed so you’re left without a choice but to look for an alternative solution.

Well, it’s not like the current scrolling behavior of …

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How to create a favicon online [Tip] http://dottech.org/166657/how-to-create-a-favicon-online-tip/ http://dottech.org/166657/how-to-create-a-favicon-online-tip/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:04:31 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166657

Whether you’re a blog owner, forum admin or webmaster, you need to set up a decent favicon for your website, forum or blog. This will help you establish your online presence. The thing is you can’t easily generate a favicon (a little icon…

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How to search YouTube with advanced filters in Chrome [Tip] http://dottech.org/166623/how-to-search-youtube-with-advanced-filters-in-chrome-tip/ http://dottech.org/166623/how-to-search-youtube-with-advanced-filters-in-chrome-tip/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:04:15 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166623

In YouTube, you can filter your search results by upload date, result type, duration, features, ratings and view count. However, if you want to utilize more search options, you will need to look for a supplementary solution such as using a third-party…

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How to use CCleaner’s advanced features [Guide] http://dottech.org/166687/how-to-use-ccleaners-advanced-features-guide/ http://dottech.org/166687/how-to-use-ccleaners-advanced-features-guide/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:00:46 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166687

If you have read our previous article about CCleaner, you must be familiar with how to install and use CCleaner to clean and protect your computer through some easy steps. Like most other well designed cleaner programs on the market, you can …

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How to remove Exploit.CVE-2014-1761.Gen virus [Guide] http://dottech.org/166144/how-to-remove-exploit-cve-2014-1761-gen-virus-guide/ http://dottech.org/166144/how-to-remove-exploit-cve-2014-1761-gen-virus-guide/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:57:46 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166144

Perhaps you are constantly bothered by tons of junk e-mail, offers of free downloads, and fake web links.  It’s best to avoid these annoyances since they might cause you to lose control of your computer. A variety of computer viruses might…

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How to retain clipboard items after system reboot in Windows [Tip] http://dottech.org/166549/how-to-retain-clipboard-items-after-system-reboot-in-windows-tip/ http://dottech.org/166549/how-to-retain-clipboard-items-after-system-reboot-in-windows-tip/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:17:56 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166549

The Windows Clipboard has a few limitations. First, you can only copy one item at a time to the clipboard. In addition, rebooting Windows erases copied items in the clipboard. However, with the ClipboardZanager 3 software we can both save multiple…

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How to add more options to Windows title bar [Guide] http://dottech.org/165245/how-to-add-more-options-to-windows-title-bar-guide/ http://dottech.org/165245/how-to-add-more-options-to-windows-title-bar-guide/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:15:23 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=165245

When you right-click on a window’s title bar in Windows, a context menu opens with Restore, Minimize, Maximize and Close options. So there aren’t lots of options to select from the system window menu. However, with Moo0 Window

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How to close tabs from the right-click menu in Chrome [Tip] http://dottech.org/166304/how-to-close-tabs-from-the-right-click-menu-in-chrome-tip/ http://dottech.org/166304/how-to-close-tabs-from-the-right-click-menu-in-chrome-tip/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:10:59 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166304

Google Chrome has just three close tab options to select from. If you right-click a tab you can select Close tab, Close other tabs or Close tabs to the right. To add more extensive close tab options to the browser, check out the Close Tabs extension.…

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How to remove stickers on Facebook post comments in Chrome [Tip] http://dottech.org/166614/how-to-remove-stickers-on-facebook-post-comments-in-chrome-tip/ http://dottech.org/166614/how-to-remove-stickers-on-facebook-post-comments-in-chrome-tip/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:16:16 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166614

Facebook has recently launched a new feature that will allow users to post stickers to posts. Apparently, this is great news for those who are fond of posting stickers. Even so, there are also those who would rather opt for a simpler and more straightforward…

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How to download all photos from Google Plus [Tip] http://dottech.org/166567/how-to-download-all-photos-from-google-plus-tip/ http://dottech.org/166567/how-to-download-all-photos-from-google-plus-tip/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:15:42 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166567

By learning how to download all photos from Google Plus, you can easily transfer them to your local storage and even to a portable flash drive. You can also opt to transfer all of your photos to another account in bulk. It’s a very convenient …

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How to load custom background noises online [Tip] http://dottech.org/166529/how-to-load-custom-background-noises-online-tip/ http://dottech.org/166529/how-to-load-custom-background-noises-online-tip/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:15:14 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166529

One of the disadvantages of working or studying in a noisy environment is that you can’t focus well. Unfortunately, there are instances wherein you’re left without a choice. Even so, this doesn’t imply that you’ll have to put up with…

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How to add files, website shortcuts and system options to system tray in Windows [Guide] http://dottech.org/165652/how-to-add-files-website-shortcuts-and-system-options-to-system-tray-in-windows-guide/ http://dottech.org/165652/how-to-add-files-website-shortcuts-and-system-options-to-system-tray-in-windows-guide/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:08:34 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=165652

In a previous article, I told you about Tray Tools 2000, which is a package that we can add software and folder shortcuts to the system tray with. However, you can’t add file, website shortcuts or system options to the tray with that package.…

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How to convert text documents into 3D page-flipping ebooks in Windows [Guide] http://dottech.org/166117/how-to-convert-text-documents-into-3d-page-flipping-ebooks-in-windows-guide/ http://dottech.org/166117/how-to-convert-text-documents-into-3d-page-flipping-ebooks-in-windows-guide/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:05:35 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166117

Flip pages worker for eBook is a software package that converts text documents into 3D page-flipping alternatives. As such, this package converts your static text documents into 3D book formats. You can add a freeware version to Windows that…

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How to add a middle-click context menu in Windows [Guide] http://dottech.org/164160/how-to-add-a-middle-click-context-menu-in-windows-guide/ http://dottech.org/164160/how-to-add-a-middle-click-context-menu-in-windows-guide/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:01:06 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=164160

The context menu in Windows is the one you can open by right-clicking on the desktop. Windows doesn’t have any middle mouse button (or scroll wheel) context menus. However, you can add a new middle-click context menu to Windows with the…

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How to open folders and document files in Windows with hotkeys [Tip] http://dottech.org/164472/how-to-open-folders-and-document-files-in-windows-with-hotkeys-tip/ http://dottech.org/164472/how-to-open-folders-and-document-files-in-windows-with-hotkeys-tip/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:58:09 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=164472

Whilst you can add keyboard shortcuts to software in Windows, you cannot open document files and folders with hotkeys. However, EvoKeys is a hotkey manager that lets you add keyboard shortcuts to document files and folders as well as software.…

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How to customize keyboard shortcuts in Windows Media Player [Tip] http://dottech.org/165006/how-to-customize-keyboard-shortcuts-in-windows-media-player-tip/ http://dottech.org/165006/how-to-customize-keyboard-shortcuts-in-windows-media-player-tip/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:55:30 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=165006

This previous article covered some of the Windows Media Player default keyboard shortcuts. However, you cannot customize the software’s hotkeys without the WMP Keys plug-in. That’s a global hotkey support add-on for Windows…

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How to switch tabs, zoom and reopen with mouse buttons in Firefox [Tip] http://dottech.org/166451/how-to-switch-tabs-zoom-and-reopen-with-mouse-buttons-in-firefox-tip/ http://dottech.org/166451/how-to-switch-tabs-zoom-and-reopen-with-mouse-buttons-in-firefox-tip/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:47:35 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166451

The Firefox browser has keyboard shortcuts for options such as page zoom and reopen tabs. For example, you can zoom into pages by holding Ctrl and pressing the + key. With the Mouse Control add-on for Firefox you can instead zoom into pages, switch,…

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How to turn photos into paintings online [Guide] http://dottech.org/166475/how-to-turn-photos-into-paintings-online-guide/ http://dottech.org/166475/how-to-turn-photos-into-paintings-online-guide/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:40:30 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166475

This article covered how to convert photos to paintings with the FotoSketcher software. However, you can also turn photos into fantastic paintings at the PsykoPaint website. That’s a Web app which includes a multitude of paint options…

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How to automatically sync notes to Dropbox in Chrome [Tip] http://dottech.org/166547/how-to-automatically-sync-notes-to-dropbox-in-chrome-tip/ http://dottech.org/166547/how-to-automatically-sync-notes-to-dropbox-in-chrome-tip/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:36:39 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166547

In Chrome, there are a wide variety of apps and extensions that you can use to take down notes. It’s just that not all of these note-taking tools offer online sync and backup. So if you remove the app or extension, there’s a high possibility…

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How to save web pages for offline viewing in Android [Tip] http://dottech.org/166471/how-to-save-web-pages-for-offline-viewing-in-android-tip/ http://dottech.org/166471/how-to-save-web-pages-for-offline-viewing-in-android-tip/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:35:51 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166471

Nowadays, users can easily access the Internet but what if you are travelling to a remote place? For sure, it would be difficult to find a fast and reliable Internet connection. However, you shouldn’t let this stop you from reading important…

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How to use Google Hangouts as a stand-alone desktop app [Tip] http://dottech.org/166440/how-to-use-google-hangouts-as-a-stand-alone-desktop-app-tip/ http://dottech.org/166440/how-to-use-google-hangouts-as-a-stand-alone-desktop-app-tip/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:34:47 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166440

If you are someone who frequently uses Google Hangouts to chat with friends, relatives and colleagues, then you’ll definitely be delighted to have its desktop app. Through its desktop app, you can instantly start a hangout without the need…

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How to add PDF tools to Windows right-click context menu [Tip] http://dottech.org/166646/how-to-add-pdf-tools-to-windows-context-menu-tip/ http://dottech.org/166646/how-to-add-pdf-tools-to-windows-context-menu-tip/#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:37:50 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166646

The Windows right-click context menu doesn’t include any PDF options on it. Nevertheless, you can still add a variety of PDF options to the context menu with the Quick PDF Tools utility. Then you can open PDF documents, merge them, split…

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How to add Lock Icon to Windows right-click context menu [Tip] http://dottech.org/166242/how-to-add-a-lock-icon-option-to-windows-desktop-context-menu-tip/ http://dottech.org/166242/how-to-add-a-lock-icon-option-to-windows-desktop-context-menu-tip/#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:35:12 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166242

Adjusting system settings can move your desktop icons out of position. For example, when you select an alternative desktop resolution the icons might not remain in their original positions. To ensure your desktop icons remain locked in position,…

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How to compare documents side by side in MS Word 2007 [Tip] http://dottech.org/166432/how-to-compare-documents-side-by-side-in-ms-word-2007-tip/ http://dottech.org/166432/how-to-compare-documents-side-by-side-in-ms-word-2007-tip/#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:31:55 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166432

In Microsoft Office Word 2007, you can compare two documents while having a side by side view of the original, revised and compared versions of your files. If you wish to utilize such feature yet, you do not know how, all you need to do is to follow…

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How to download videos from Facebook online [Tip] http://dottech.org/166319/how-to-download-videos-from-facebook-online-tip/ http://dottech.org/166319/how-to-download-videos-from-facebook-online-tip/#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:30:35 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166319

Facebook may allow you to download photos but it’s an entirely different story when it comes to downloading videos. If you already tried downloading videos from the said social networking site, then you probably know by now that it doesn’t…

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How to set custom Google Calendar text and background colors in Chrome [Tip] http://dottech.org/166280/how-to-set-custom-google-calendar-text-and-background-colors-in-chrome-tip/ http://dottech.org/166280/how-to-set-custom-google-calendar-text-and-background-colors-in-chrome-tip/#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:30:05 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166280

Google Calendar is a great Web application that you can add notes to. However, the calendar doesn’t include many customization options. Nevertheless, you can still customize Google Calendar’s text and background colors with the G-calize

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How to view PowerPoint presentations without Office or any software [Tip] http://dottech.org/166430/how-to-view-powerpoint-presentations-online-tip/ http://dottech.org/166430/how-to-view-powerpoint-presentations-online-tip/#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:27:38 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166430

Let’s just say that you have a PowerPoint presentation that you need to view or edit. The problem is you don’t have Microsoft Office installed on your computer or laptop. Plus, you’re in a rush so you don’t have time to download and install…

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How to add a wallpaper clock to Windows [Tip] http://dottech.org/166393/how-to-add-a-wallpaper-clock-to-windows-tip/ http://dottech.org/166393/how-to-add-a-wallpaper-clock-to-windows-tip/#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 15:25:11 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166393

There are loads of websites that you can add desktop wallpaper to Windows from. However, can you find any wallpapers with clocks on them? No, didn’t think so; but with the Dexclock software you can add a variety of wallpapers to Windows…

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How to add an enhanced Run utility in Windows [Tip] http://dottech.org/166365/how-to-add-an-enhanced-run-utility-in-windows-tip/ http://dottech.org/166365/how-to-add-an-enhanced-run-utility-in-windows-tip/#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 15:19:38 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166365

Run is a handy system tool that you can open in Windows by pressing Win + R. Then you can open other system tools by entering some text into Run such as cmd. However, it could still have more options; and there are enhanced Run utility alternatives.…

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How to import or export Chrome, Firefox and IE bookmarks [Guide] http://dottech.org/165702/how-to-import-or-export-chrome-firefox-and-ie-bookmarks-guide/ http://dottech.org/165702/how-to-import-or-export-chrome-firefox-and-ie-bookmarks-guide/#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 15:17:29 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=165702

The foremost browsers include options to import and export bookmarks. Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer all have import/export options for your bookmarks. With those options you can transfer your bookmarks from one of the browsers …

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