dotTech Professional Technologians Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:02:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 How to enable horizontal scrolling for desktop in Windows [Tip] Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:02:54 +0000

The Windows desktop gets cluttered when you open multiple windows. As such, I usually keep multiple windows minimized on the taskbar. However, with WindowSlider we can scroll across the desktop to open multiple application windows one at…

]]> 0
How to get an enhanced task manager for Windows [Guide] Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:44 +0000

The Task Manager is a system tool that shows you the programs and other processes running in Windows. You can add an enhanced task manager to Windows with System Explorer. That’s a more advanced task manager with extra options you won’t…

]]> 1
How to get an enhanced Notepad for Windows [Tip] Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:51:43 +0000

Notepad is a basic text editor included with Windows. Microsoft seldom make any notable enhancements to the application. There are a few third-party alternatives to Notepad such as Charny NotePad.

Head over to Softpedia to save a Charny

]]> 0
How to delete a Skype account [Tip] Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:47:03 +0000

Skype still remains as one of today’s best instant messaging tools but what if you no longer see a reason to keep using it? What if you want to create a new account and permanently deactivate your old account? Is there any way for you to …

]]> 0
How to create a unique URL for any email for file sharing [Tip] Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:45:39 +0000

Have you ever received an email that you want to forward or share to others? What if you don’t want to share it as a forwarded email message? What if you want to share it via Facebook, Skype, Hangouts or Twitter? Is there any way for you to convert…

]]> 0
How to rotate a PDF page for landscape viewing in Chrome [Tip] Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:45:00 +0000

Let’s just say that you’re viewing a PDF document. In the document, there are elements that you cannot properly view because of the orientation. For example, you wanted to properly read the contents of a graph or table but you can’t because…

]]> 0
How to ask Google Search to flip a coin or roll a die [Tip] Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:40:21 +0000

Google Search supports a wide range of voice commands. You can open apps, play music, get directions, view a map, set alarms and reminders and a whole lot more. It’s a great feature especially if you want a “hands-free” way to control your…

]]> 0
How to understand the meaning of virus and malware names [Guide] Tue, 25 Nov 2014 06:33:09 +0000

When your antivirus program returns a list of possible threats or infections on your computer to you, do you understand what the file names mean?  Most people aren’t aware that they even have a meaning, but in fact, you can analyze them…

]]> 0
How to enable the status bar in Windows 7 Notepad [Tip] Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:00:33 +0000

The Windows 7 Notepad does not include a status bar at the bottom of its window. A status bar provides some stats for number of lines and current column location. Nevertheless, you can still add a status bar to the Notepad with a registry tweak.…

]]> 2
How to add a recycle, delete and shred file gadget to desktop in Windows [Tip] Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:55:04 +0000

There are three ways to delete a file. Firstly, you can delete it to the Recycle Bin. Of course, as it isn’t really deleted you can delete a file by pressing the Shift + Del hotkey. Alternatively, you can also shred a file with third-party

]]> 1
How to organize tabs into groups in Chrome [Tip] Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:18:31 +0000

There are numerous tab management extensions that you can add to Google Chrome to organize tabs with. Among them is Dossier with which you can merge your open tabs into one new tab. That saves and lists all your open tabs in a menu from which you

]]> 0
How to create quizzes from YouTube videos [Tip] Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:17:16 +0000

YouTube videos aren’t only good for entertainment purposes. They can also serve as effective learning materials. For example, teachers can conduct a video presentation and then have a quiz afterwards.

Speaking of which, there’s…

]]> 0
How to manage multiple YouTube subscriptions at once in Chrome [Tip] Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:15:06 +0000

Are you still not satisfied with the way how YouTube works? Do you want to multi-task while managing your favorite YouTube channels and subscriptions? If your answer is yes, then here’s a quick and easy way for you to manage multiple YouTube…

]]> 0
How to collaborate with others to create documents in real-time [Tip] Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:13:12 +0000

Nowadays, there are so many tools and apps that let you create, edit, publish and manage your documents. All you need to do is to choose the tool that best suits the platform that you’re using. Speaking of which, if you wish to collaborate with…

]]> 0
How to unlock Android lock screen using voice command [Tip] Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:12:32 +0000

There are many ways to lock and unlock your Android lock screen. With the help of third-party apps, you can go beyond the usual way of securing your lock screen. So instead of using plain PINs and passwords, you can use gestures and even your very…

]]> 0
How to get a menu-based application launcher in Windows [Guide] Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:08:43 +0000

Most application launchers add a taskbar, or something comparable, to the Windows desktop. However, with Quick Cliq you can open your software, websites, documents and URLs directly from a menu. The program also includes a clipboard utility…

]]> 3
How to convert images to Polaroid photos in Windows, Mac OS X [Tip] Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:06:16 +0000

Polaroids are instant cameras that capture photos with borders around them. To add a polaroid effect to your photos, add Poladriod to Windows or Mac OS X. That’s a software package that converts your photos to polaroid pictures with

]]> 1
How to merge files from the Windows Explorer right-click menu [Tip] Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:06:16 +0000

This article covered how to merge MP3s. You can also do that directly from the Windows Explorer context menu with JoinExt. With that you can join MP3 and text files together.

Open this page and click Installer – Exe to save the setup wizard.…

]]> 0
How to take screenshots with hotkeys in Windows [Tip] Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:01:16 +0000

PrtScn SysRq is the key you can press to capture screenshots in Windows. In addition, you can also capture shots with the Snipping Tool, which is more flexible. To further enhance the Print Screen capture key, add Greenshot to Windows XP, Vista,…

]]> 0
How to make a curved text in Paint.NET [Tip] Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:56:31 +0000

Circular text is not an option included with Paint.NET. However, with plug-ins we can add extra options to the photo-editing software. One of Paint.NET’s plug-ins is CircleText, which adds circular text effects to images.

How to make…]]> 0
How to enable Chrome’s Touch to Search feature in Android [Tip] Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:33:49 +0000

When browsing the web using Chrome for Android, it is inevitable for you to encounter words that you don’t fully understand. To find the meaning or definition of that word, you usually need to open a new tab to conduct a supplementary web search.…

]]> 0
How to send personalized thank you videos to friends in Facebook [Tip] Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:33:19 +0000

Thanksgiving is all about the things that you are grateful for. It’s not just about your work or any materialistic entities. It’s also about your bonds and experiences with others. So don’t miss your chance to thank those who helped you…

]]> 0
How to add a password for a shared Dropbox link [Tip] Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:30:27 +0000

By default, Dropbox has a built-in option that lets you set the visibility and expiration date of your file links. The problem is the said option isn’t available for free users. So unless you choose to upgrade to Dropbox Pro, you won’t be …

]]> 0
How to disable read receipts in WhatsApp [Tip] Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:26:25 +0000

In WhatsApp, there’s a feature that lets you know whenever your friend gets to read the message that you’ve sent. It’s called “read receipt” and it’s similar to Facebook Messenger’s “Seen by” feature. When you get read …

]]> 0
How to invite all friends to an event or page in Facebook [Tip] Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:23:54 +0000

There are a bunch of extensions that offers to invite all of your friends in Facebook with just one click. The problem is, most of them are outdated and no longer works on the new Facebook platform.

If you’re looking for the latest way to invite…

]]> 0
How to fix Internet Explorer homepage (browser) hijacking [Guide] Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:28:51 +0000

When you open your web browser, you expect your default homepage  to show up for you, but sometimes instead, your homepage is changed to some random unknown website and embedded with pop up ads. You are frustrated with the chaos of your…

]]> 0
Cool new Start Menu features in Windows 10 [Tip] Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:22:51 +0000

If you’ve already downloaded and installed Windows 10, the first thing you want to know is how it looks different from Windows 8. That’s the first thing I did after I entered the new interface of Windows 10, you know, just to look…

]]> 1
How to remove Win32.PSWTroj.OnLineGames.73775 virus [Guide] Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:20:38 +0000

If you are a seasoned online gamer  (World of Warcraft, DOTA 2, and League of Legends, etc,) you might have spent tons of money on the equipment for your game character, and one day as you log on your account you found that all your valuable equipment…

]]> 0
How to slide all opened windows across the desktop at once in Windows [Tip] Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:13:43 +0000

Microsoft added Aero Snap to Windows with which you can quickly adjust two open application windows. However, there’s no way to move all the open application windows across the desktop at once. Nevertheless, if you add Desktop Slider

]]> 0
How to add multiple toolbars with custom themes to desktop in Windows [Guide] Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:59:49 +0000

There are a number of ways to add shortcuts to Windows, and with third-party packages you can further expand the number of software, document and file on the desktop. Gizmo Central is a software that enables you to add multiple toolbars to the…

]]> 0
How to add Aero system folder glassy effect to desktop icons in Windows 7 [Tip] Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:51:46 +0000

The Windows 7 desktop icons do not have Windows Aero effects. However, we can add Windows Aero shortcut titles to the Windows 7 desktop with AeroTile. That’s software which adds transparent tile shortcuts to the desktop.

To add AeroTile …

]]> 0
How to find the best restaurants and hotels by city with Facebook Places [Tip] Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:44:35 +0000

Facebook has recently rolled out another feature that will allow you to find or discover the best restaurants, cafes, hotels and other establishments in your place. It’s a great feature especially for business owners who are aiming to promote…

]]> 0
How to add the Upload to Imgur option to right-click menu in Chrome [Tip] Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:40:34 +0000

Imgur is a great site for hosting images. You can use it to quickly upload your JPEG and PNG images and even your animated GIFs. As a matter of fact, it hosts most of the images posted on Reddit. So whether you’re an avid Reddit user or you simply…

]]> 0
How to search for YouTube videos by tags in Chrome [Tip] Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:38:19 +0000

In YouTube, you can filter your search by playlists, videos and even by view count. However, you cannot filter your search results by tags. You can search by typing keywords but the tags won’t work unless you’re sharing the video to Facebook,…

]]> 0
How to create surveys, polls and quizzes via Google Forms [Tip] Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:37:54 +0000

Google Forms is already integrated with Google Drive. Therefore, it has made it more convenient for you to create forms that you can use for making surveys, quizzes and polls. If you are still not very familiar to the process of making forms, …

]]> 0