dotTech http://dottech.org Professional Technologians Sat, 22 Nov 2014 02:09:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 How to get a menu-based application launcher in Windows [Guide] http://dottech.org/169216/how-to-add-a-menu-based-application-launcher-in-windows-guide/ http://dottech.org/169216/how-to-add-a-menu-based-application-launcher-in-windows-guide/#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:08:43 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=169216

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…

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How to convert images to Polaroid photos in Windows, Mac OS X [Tip] http://dottech.org/169182/how-to-convert-images-to-polaroid-photos-in-windows-mac-os-x-tip/ http://dottech.org/169182/how-to-convert-images-to-polaroid-photos-in-windows-mac-os-x-tip/#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:06:16 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=169182

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

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How to merge files from the Windows Explorer right-click menu [Tip] http://dottech.org/169175/how-to-merge-files-from-the-windows-explorer-right-click-menu-tip/ http://dottech.org/169175/how-to-merge-files-from-the-windows-explorer-right-click-menu-tip/#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:06:16 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=169175

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.…

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How to take screenshots with hotkeys in Windows [Tip] http://dottech.org/169030/how-to-take-screenshots-with-three-extra-hotkeys-in-windows-tip/ http://dottech.org/169030/how-to-take-screenshots-with-three-extra-hotkeys-in-windows-tip/#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:01:16 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=169030

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,…

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How to make a curved text in Paint.NET [Tip] http://dottech.org/168986/how-to-make-a-curved-text-in-paint-net-tip/ http://dottech.org/168986/how-to-make-a-curved-text-in-paint-net-tip/#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:56:31 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=168986

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.

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How to enable Chrome’s Touch to Search feature in Android [Tip] http://dottech.org/169119/how-to-enable-chromes-touch-to-search-feature-in-android-tip/ http://dottech.org/169119/how-to-enable-chromes-touch-to-search-feature-in-android-tip/#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:33:49 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=169119

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.…

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How to send personalized thank you videos to friends in Facebook [Tip] http://dottech.org/169013/how-to-send-personalized-thank-you-videos-to-friends-in-facebook-tip/ http://dottech.org/169013/how-to-send-personalized-thank-you-videos-to-friends-in-facebook-tip/#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:33:19 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=169013

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…

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How to add a password for a shared Dropbox link [Tip] http://dottech.org/168904/how-to-add-a-password-for-a-shared-dropbox-link-tip/ http://dottech.org/168904/how-to-add-a-password-for-a-shared-dropbox-link-tip/#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:30:27 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=168904

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 …

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How to disable read receipts in WhatsApp [Tip] http://dottech.org/168902/how-to-disable-read-receipts-in-whatsapp-tip/ http://dottech.org/168902/how-to-disable-read-receipts-in-whatsapp-tip/#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:26:25 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=168902

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 …

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How to invite all friends to an event or page in Facebook [Tip] http://dottech.org/168900/how-to-invite-all-friends-to-an-event-or-page-in-facebook-tip/ http://dottech.org/168900/how-to-invite-all-friends-to-an-event-or-page-in-facebook-tip/#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:23:54 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=168900

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…

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How to fix Internet Explorer homepage (browser) hijacking [Guide] http://dottech.org/168239/how-to-fix-internet-explorer-homepage-browser-hijacking-guide/ http://dottech.org/168239/how-to-fix-internet-explorer-homepage-browser-hijacking-guide/#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:28:51 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=168239

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…

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Cool new Start Menu features in Windows 10 [Tip] http://dottech.org/168879/cool-new-start-menu-features-in-windows-10-tip/ http://dottech.org/168879/cool-new-start-menu-features-in-windows-10-tip/#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:22:51 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=168879

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…

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How to remove Win32.PSWTroj.OnLineGames.73775 virus [Guide] http://dottech.org/169257/how-to-remove-win32-pswtroj-onlinegames-73775-virus-guide/ http://dottech.org/169257/how-to-remove-win32-pswtroj-onlinegames-73775-virus-guide/#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:20:38 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=169257

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…

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How to slide all opened windows across the desktop at once in Windows [Tip] http://dottech.org/166599/how-to-slide-all-opened-windows-across-the-desktop-at-once-in-windows-tip/ http://dottech.org/166599/how-to-slide-all-opened-windows-across-the-desktop-at-once-in-windows-tip/#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:13:43 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166599

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

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How to add multiple toolbars with custom themes to desktop in Windows [Guide] http://dottech.org/167104/how-to-add-multiple-toolbars-with-custom-themes-to-desktop-in-windows-guide/ http://dottech.org/167104/how-to-add-multiple-toolbars-with-custom-themes-to-desktop-in-windows-guide/#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:59:49 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=167104

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…

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How to add Aero system folder glassy effect to desktop icons in Windows 7 [Tip] http://dottech.org/167648/how-to-place-aero-system-folder-glassy-tiles-to-desktop-in-windows-7-tip/ http://dottech.org/167648/how-to-place-aero-system-folder-glassy-tiles-to-desktop-in-windows-7-tip/#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:51:46 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=167648

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 …

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How to find the best restaurants and hotels by city with Facebook Places [Tip] http://dottech.org/168763/how-to-find-the-best-restaurants-and-hotels-by-city-with-facebook-places-tip/ http://dottech.org/168763/how-to-find-the-best-restaurants-and-hotels-by-city-with-facebook-places-tip/#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:44:35 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=168763

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…

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How to add the Upload to Imgur option to right-click menu in Chrome [Tip] http://dottech.org/168840/how-to-add-the-upload-to-imgur-option-to-right-click-menu-in-chrome-tip/ http://dottech.org/168840/how-to-add-the-upload-to-imgur-option-to-right-click-menu-in-chrome-tip/#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:40:34 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=168840

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…

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How to search for YouTube videos by tags in Chrome [Tip] http://dottech.org/168897/how-to-search-for-youtube-videos-by-tags-in-chrome-tip/ http://dottech.org/168897/how-to-search-for-youtube-videos-by-tags-in-chrome-tip/#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:38:19 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=168897

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,…

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How to create surveys, polls and quizzes via Google Forms [Tip] http://dottech.org/168760/how-to-create-surveys-polls-and-quizzes-via-google-forms-tip/ http://dottech.org/168760/how-to-create-surveys-polls-and-quizzes-via-google-forms-tip/#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:37:54 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=168760

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, …

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How to install Windows 10 in VirtualBox for free [Guide] http://dottech.org/169114/how-to-install-windows-10-virtualbox-guide/ http://dottech.org/169114/how-to-install-windows-10-virtualbox-guide/#comments Wed, 19 Nov 2014 18:10:21 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=169114

If you were on the look out for Windows 9, forget it.  Microsoft has skipped straight from 8 to 10, and there is now a preview version of Windows 10 available for download and the full final release of Windows 10 will be available sooner rather …

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How to extract multiple ZIPs or RARs with one click in Windows [Tip] http://dottech.org/169060/how-to-extract-multiple-zip-archives-in-windows-tip/ http://dottech.org/169060/how-to-extract-multiple-zip-archives-in-windows-tip/#comments Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:37:04 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=169060

Zips are compressed file formats that you usually need to extract to open their content. You can extract them by selecting the Extract All option from the context menu. However, the context menu doesn’t include any option to extract

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How to automatically sort different file types into separate folders in Windows [Tip] http://dottech.org/168938/how-to-create-subfolders-for-file-types-in-windows-tip/ http://dottech.org/168938/how-to-create-subfolders-for-file-types-in-windows-tip/#comments Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:33:17 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=168938

Sort My Files is a handy software package for organizing files. That’s a program which organizes music, photos, document, software and compressed files into subfolders for each file type. Consequently, it will set up all the subfolders…

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How to use mouse wheel to change sound volume in Windows [Tip] http://dottech.org/168842/how-to-use-mouse-wheel-to-control-the-sound-volume-in-windows-tip/ http://dottech.org/168842/how-to-use-mouse-wheel-to-control-the-sound-volume-in-windows-tip/#comments Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:29:36 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=168842

NirSoft have a few handy system utilities for Windows. Among them is the freeware Volumouse software with which you can adjust the volume levels by rolling the mouse wheel. The program provides multiple scenarios for you to trigger the volume

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How to hide open programs from taskbar with a hotkey in Windows [Tip] http://dottech.org/168608/how-to-remove-active-windows-from-windows-taskbar-with-a-hotkey-tip/ http://dottech.org/168608/how-to-remove-active-windows-from-windows-taskbar-with-a-hotkey-tip/#comments Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:23:42 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=168608

Lots of open app windows reduce the amount of space on your taskbar. Instead of closing the app windows, you can temporarily remove them with various software packages. Among those packages is Magic Boss Key, a software which enables you to …

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How to organize tasks via new tab page in Chrome [Tip] http://dottech.org/168752/how-to-organize-tasks-via-new-tab-page-in-chrome-tip/ http://dottech.org/168752/how-to-organize-tasks-via-new-tab-page-in-chrome-tip/#comments Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:10:32 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=168752

If you want a better way to manage your busy lifestyle, you should develop the habit of writing down your tasks. Speaking of which, you should also consider choosing a reliable and efficient task management tool. For example, you can have an …

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How to get simple definitions for medical terms in Chrome [Tip] http://dottech.org/168703/how-to-get-simple-definitions-from-medical-terms-in-chrome-tip/ http://dottech.org/168703/how-to-get-simple-definitions-from-medical-terms-in-chrome-tip/#comments Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:08:05 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=168703

Consider this scenario. You’re searching online for symptoms or first aid treatment for a particular disease. Unfortunately, you can’t fully understand what you’re reading because of those complex medical jargons. So what are…

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How to automatically replay YouTube videos in Android [Tip] http://dottech.org/168588/how-to-automatically-replay-youtube-videos-in-android-tip/ http://dottech.org/168588/how-to-automatically-replay-youtube-videos-in-android-tip/#comments Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:06:42 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=168588

In Chrome, there are simple browser extensions that you can use to loop or auto-replay any video on YouTube. Now, what if you’re viewing videos on Android? What if you want to set that video to auto-replay to increase its views? What if you want…

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How to block GIF animations in Chrome [Tip] http://dottech.org/168723/how-to-block-gif-animations-in-chrome-tip/ http://dottech.org/168723/how-to-block-gif-animations-in-chrome-tip/#comments Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:04:16 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=168723

Some users are highly fond of GIF animations. However, there are also those who find them annoying. If you’re part of the latter, then you can learn how to automatically block all animated GIFs in Chrome. With it, you no longer need to put up …

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How to add an extra desktop to Windows [Tip] http://dottech.org/168808/how-to-add-an-extra-desktop-to-windows-tip/ http://dottech.org/168808/how-to-add-an-extra-desktop-to-windows-tip/#comments Wed, 19 Nov 2014 06:19:48 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=168808

If shortcuts clutter your desktop and taskbar, check out the SlideSlide software. That’s software which adds a desktop extension to Windows. Then you can add a variety of program, file, folder and URL shortcuts to a new mini-desktop…

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New copy and paste feature in Command Prompt of Windows 10 [Tip] http://dottech.org/168899/new-copy-and-paste-feature-in-command-prompt-of-windows-10-tip/ http://dottech.org/168899/new-copy-and-paste-feature-in-command-prompt-of-windows-10-tip/#comments Wed, 19 Nov 2014 06:18:49 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=168899

Have you ever been disturbed by not being able to copy a long command to the Command Prompt with a simple “Ctrl + v” command  in Windows 8, 7, and all the previous versions of Windows? Especially when you want to navigate to a specific…

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How to create multiple desktops in Windows 10 with Task View [Guide] http://dottech.org/168888/how-to-create-multiple-desktops-in-windows-10-with-task-view-guide/ http://dottech.org/168888/how-to-create-multiple-desktops-in-windows-10-with-task-view-guide/#comments Wed, 19 Nov 2014 06:16:43 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=168888

If you ever used a Linux system you must have experienced multiple desktop view. I always enjoyed checking out my workstation, entertainment, open documents, and online surfing at the same moment. It’s kind of like the feeling…

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How to customize the Start Menu in Windows Media Center [Guide] http://dottech.org/168684/how-to-customize-the-start-menu-in-windows-media-center-guide/ http://dottech.org/168684/how-to-customize-the-start-menu-in-windows-media-center-guide/#comments Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:00:51 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=168684

The Windows Media Center Start menu includes a variety of menu strips from which you can access various media items such as pictures, video, etc. Windows Media Center doesn’t have many Start menu customization options. However, you…

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How to add a file and folder drop zone to desktop in Windows [Guide] http://dottech.org/168658/how-to-add-a-file-and-folder-drop-zone-to-desktop-in-windows-guide/ http://dottech.org/168658/how-to-add-a-file-and-folder-drop-zone-to-desktop-in-windows-guide/#comments Tue, 18 Nov 2014 13:56:15 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=168658

DropIt 8 is a utility for Windows that automates a variety of file management operations. It’s a program that adds a dropzone to the desktop, which then performs a pre-set action when you drag a file or folder to it. For example, if you drag…

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[Chrome] Use advanced filters to enhance photos with Polarr Photo Editor http://dottech.org/167840/chrome-polarr-photo-editor-review/ http://dottech.org/167840/chrome-polarr-photo-editor-review/#comments Tue, 18 Nov 2014 12:25:58 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=167840

Filters are great for enhancing photos. They make your photos look more vivid. You can even apply filters to modify an image’s look and feel. Speaking of which, there are so many techniques in applying filters and each of which is unique. The…

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