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Firefox 4 Tweaks

Here is a small tweak to make your firefox look like Google Chrome.

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Firstly, open your firefox,
-> Goto HELP > Troubleshooting Information > Click on "Open Containing Folder".
-> Close the firefox for now.
-> In the opened folder, go inside the Chrome folder.
-> Here create a new file - "userChrome.css".
-> Copy the following code inside this file

********userChrome.css START *********

@namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul"); /* set default namespace to XUL */

@media all and (-moz-windows-compositor) {

/* This set of declarations moves the menubuttonover over to the right. */

#main-window[sizemode="maximized"][tabsontop="true"] > #appmenu-button-container { position: fixed !important; right: 5em !important; }

#main-window[sizemode="normal"][tabsontop="true"] > #appmenu-button-container { position: fixed !important; right: 4.5em !important; padding-top: 0em; }

/* This makes the menubutton transparent, and adjusts the size of the button. */

/* #appmenu-button{ padding: 0px 0px !important; margin-top:3px !important; background-color: rgba(54, 121, 166, 0.2) !important; } */

/* This set of declarations adjusts the tab bar. It makes the tab bar flush against the scren when maximized, for Fitt's law purposes. */

#main-window[sizemode="normal"][tabsontop="true"]  > #navigator-toolbox[tabsontop="true"] > #TabsToolbar { padding-left: 0px !important; padding-top:1em !important; padding-right:13em !important; }

#main-window[sizemode="maximized"][tabsontop="true"]  > #navigator-toolbox[tabsontop="true"] > #TabsToolbar { padding-left: 0px !important; padding-top:0px !important; margin-right:13em !important; }

/* This lets the tabs themselves get itsy bitsy before invoking FF's scrolling tab bar. */

.tabbrowser-tab:not([pinned]) { max-width: 250px !important; min-width: 20px !important; }

/* These declarations replace the menubutton with an icon, and style it appropriately. */

#appmenu-button { width: 16px !important; height: 16px !important; background-color: rgba(0,0,0,0) !important; background-repeat: no-repeat !important; -moz-box-shadow: 0 0 0 rgba(0,0,0,0) !important; border: 0 !important; padding: 0 !important;

background-image: url('data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAABAAAAAQCAYAAAAf8/9hAAAABGdBTUEAAK/INwWK6QAAABl0RVh0U29mdHdhcmUAQWRvYmUgSW1hZ2VSZWFkeXHJZTwAAAL8SURBVHjaYvz//z8DNnDmzJnkP3/+xPz9+5fh9+/fSxwcHOZiUwcQQIzIBly6dEkTqOEpEH8Ban4hJycnCpI/ceLEay4uLgmgGA/QMOmgoKDrMD0AAcSEpHk2UOMVoKKbQEXiQPz358+fDCDMxsb2FyT269evm0B8ZcmSJbNh+gACCGzAxYsXq7m5uVPk5eWZBAUFQTbdBmLxHz9+MHz//p3h379/IANvA+UlgF5hEhERSenp6akG6QUIIBYQATSV6cWLFyC/MIJsFBcX52ZiYgL5HWyLpqYmSJwbJPfw4UOGQ4cO/QcaDrYcIIDgYXDs2LFWfn7+KpCtoID7+PEjw6NHjxhYWVkZFBUVGVhYWMAGfvv2DeTdtrKyMrALAAKIERhAZ4HOFQNibgkJCcGvX78yvH//HmTgcSC7jp2dnQHorSYTExNLkGVArzLs37//PdCwr0A9rwACiAVIGKiqqjK9ffsWbCvIxpcvXzIAvVDX0dGxB2TL7NmzQWK7gRYwgNRZWVkJAr0p2NfXJwUQQEwgZ4H8BjQI7HSQLTw8PAxA78CjF6QGJA8MTLAaYJgxgFwK8g5AALE8efLkAhCIAZ3Jra+vLwgKdWlpaZBNTbNmzQJrBuImSUlJsEZQ4AKj8f2XL1++AsVfAQQQPBDXrl3bClRUBbIJFGAghY8fPwbbKCUlBaZBhoNsBoZB27Rp08CBCBBA4KhYs2ZNLdD0SgEBAbBmYMJhAKY8BmC8MygoKIADDhSYHBwc4BgBhlNlRkZGLUgvQACB0wEwDP4BA4iRk5MTlKgY7t69+xXoAi57e3tGkL+XLVv2n5GR8ZuFhQW3qKgog5CQECMwKv+B9AIEENwLTU1Ns9+9e5cEdOIroAIjXl7ecx4eHqBUCYqFF8D0YQQ07Bww4MSAfp+3bdu2VJA+gACC54W6ujqQgA7Q+epAb7wEKmb+9OkTw+vXr0EuZAbKvQSKq4PUwDSDAEAAMeLKznl5eclAzTGgKAY6fwkwkLFmZ4AAAwDzKLPEVR9s/QAAAABJRU5ErkJggg%3D%3D') !important;


#appmenu-button-container { margin-left: 0px !important; margin-top: 2px !important; margin-bottom: -8px !important; }

#appmenu-button .button-text { color: rgba(0,0,0,0) !important; text-shadow: 0 0 0 rgba(0,0,0,0) !important; }

#appmenu-button dropmarker, .tabs-alltabs-button { display: none !important; }


******** userChrome.css END *********

-> Now save this file and open firefox. You should be able to see your firefox a lot better.

Thanks to http://userstyles.org




Change Windows Control Position on Lucid Lynx

Steps to change the default Window Control Position in Lucid Lynx.

By default the Windows Control position are placed to the left side of the Window, as below

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But many of us like the control position to be placed to the right side of the Window, as below.

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So, How do we change it.?

> Step 1 : Right click on the Application Menu -> Edit Menus. When you click Edit Menus, you get the below screen.
Now select on System Tools and check the Configuration Editor under Items, and close.

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> Step 2 : Now goto, Applications -> System Tools -> Configuration Editor.

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> Step 3 : Now in the Configuration Editor, navigate to apps->metacity->general and in general double click on button_layout.
By default the value will be " close,minimize,maximize: "
Change the value to " :minimize,maximize,close "

Now you will be able to see your controls onto the right side of the window.

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[Thanks to http://tombott.com/ ]



Fedora GUI Root Login..!

Author: Bharath M Urs


Fedora GUI Root Login

When i installed fedora 10 and 11, i was not able to login as root from the GUI screen. The root login is disabled by default for security issues..!
The Solution is to comment a line in the files gdm and gdm-password files located in /etc/pam.d.

To enable GUI root login, just follow the steps

> $ su
[root password]
Type "gedit /etc/pam.d/gdm"
You may find the following lines in the file gdm

auth     [success=done ignore=ignore default=bad] pam_selinux_permit.so

# auth       required    pam_succeed_if.so user != root quiet   <- Comment by inserting # at the beginning of the line.!
auth       required    pam_env.so
auth       substack    system-auth
auth       optional    pam_gnome_keyring.so
account    required    pam_nologin.so
account    include     system-auth
password   include     system-auth
session    required    pam_selinux.so close
session    required    pam_loginuid.so
session    optional    pam_console.so
session    required    pam_selinux.so open
session    optional    pam_keyinit.so force revoke
session    required    pam_namespace.so
session    optional    pam_gnome_keyring.so auto_start
session    include     system-auth

[For fedora 10 users stop here, logout and then login as root.!]

Fedora 11 users continue,

Type "gedit /etc/pam.d/gdm-password"
You may see the following lines in the file gdm-password 
auth        substack      password-auth
# auth        required      pam_succeed_if.so user != root quiet   <- Comment by inserting # at the beginning of the line.!
auth        optional      pam_gnome_keyring.so

account     required      pam_nologin.so
account     include       password-auth
password    include       password-auth
session     required      pam_selinux.so close
session     required      pam_loginuid.so
session     optional      pam_console.so
session     required      pam_selinux.so open
session     optional      pam_keyinit.so force revoke
session     required      pam_namespace.so
session     optional      pam_gnome_keyring.so auto_start
session     include       password-auth

Now logout the system and then login as root..! [select "other" option in GUI menu]



Windows 7

Author: Bharath M Urs



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Windows 7 is the next operating system from microsoft corporation .It's the successor of Windows VISTA . Formerly it was codenamed BLACKCOMB and VIENNA . The main attraction of this version of windows is that it gives multi-touch support to the users and the windows shell is redesigned with new taskbar called "SUPERBAR" .

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The interface for ms paint and wordpad have been changed (made ribbon interface , like in office 2007 .)

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> Windows live , Movie Maker and photo gallery have been removed and replaced by optional Windows Live Essentials Suite.
> The sidebar have been removed , instead all the gadgets are integrated into desktop itself.

> The desktop wallpapers can be made as slideshow.

Bulids :

> Milestone 1 (6519) , Milestone 2 (6589) and Milestone 3 (6780)
> After Milestone 3 , pre beta version i.e build 6801 was leaked on the net . They introduced the new SUPERBAR in this build , it was disabled by default but later an unofficial patch was leaked on the net to enable the SUPERBAR .
> Build 6933 (pre beta 1) this build was after 6801 , Microsoft demonstrated this build at PDC (Professional Developers Conference) in 2008 .
> Build 6948 Microsoft posted the screen shots of this build in their official blog .
> Build 6956 . The screen shots were leaked in early december and shows the new BOOT SCREEN of windows 7 . WATCH THE NEW WINDOWS 7 BOOTSCREEN video HERE .

> > Now Windows 7 build 6956 is available for download on the net.

> Microsoft has planned to release BETA 1 on 13th Jan 2009 , later Release Candidate will be released .

Final Build is supposed to be released by end on 2009.

Watch the demo at PDC here
Part 1
Part 2

Source : wikipedia ,youtube and windows 7 official blog .


Strange things in Windows XP

Author: Bharath M Urs


Strange things in Windows XP

1. Open solitare > drag a card to some place > press ctrl+A while dragging , see what happens...! The card actually freezes there .

2. Want to finish Solitare without moving a single card .? just press alt+shift+2 ; Congratulations , you have finished solitare ..!

3. There is a hidden internet explorer in XP, just goto any folder and type in the URL .!

4. Just try renaming a folder by name "con" , on any drive in your computer.!!

5. Open notepad , type "bush hid the facts" or "this app can break" or "aaaa aaa aaa aaaaa", now save the file as [filename.txt] , close the current file and open the saved file...! ,you will get some strange characters unless you have
installed language pack for XP.

This trick works for some strings of length 4-3-3-5 .

How to get rid of this ..?
While saving the file just select the encoding type as UNICODE instead of ANSI ..

6. Wanna watch STAR WARS 4 on your windows XP , goto start>run and type "telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl" , note that you must be connected to the net .

7. Open Microsoft Word , type "=rand(10,20)" press enter . See what happens..!



Change Text on Start Button

Author: Bharath M Urs


Change the Text on START Button
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First you must Download the software RESOURCE HACKER , which you can Download here .

> Now Backup your Explorer.exe file which you can find in C:\Windows .
> Now Open Resource Hacker goto FILE>Open and open explorer.exe .
> Now goto String Table>37>1033 , now change the text start to your wish , i have named it as REALITY . Now Click on Compile Script .

> Now goto file>SAVE AS and save the file with [filename.exe] .

> Now goto RUN (Windows key + R) > Type Regedit > goto


Doubleclick on Shell > Type the filename you have saved in the Value Field and click ok .

Now Restart Or LogOff and Logon your Computer and VOILA the text on the START button have changed .



Microsoft Surface

Author: Bharath M Urs



This is one of the biggest Microsoft corporation's secret, looks like a normal coffee or a study table till the device is switched on.This 2-ft table does not have keyboard or mouse , It is a multi-touch product (Surface computing) that allows us to interact by hand gestures , brushes or any other physical objects .

Specifications that Surface is going to have :

> Intel Quad Core XENON - 2.66 GHz
> 4 GB DDR2 (1066) RAM
> 1TB of Hard drive.

The Microsoft surface applications are written using WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation) also Microsoft XNA .
For some application demos visit HERE .

It has wi-fi to access the web (also has wired ethernet), Bluetooth 2.0 technology , inbuilt Speakers and sub-woofers .

Microsoft Surface was launched in Apr 17th 2008 . The Consumer Version is planned to be released in 2011 . The price varies from ($5000 to $10000)

We had seen these in movies but now it's REAL .We can actually feel those which were shown in movies.

For more details visit MICROSOFT SURFACE website .




Author: Bharath M Urs



Hi all , A good news for all 3D developers ---> SOFTIMAGE XSI 7 has been released .

SOFTIMAGE|XSI is an animation software which is used to create imaginary characters for FILMS,GAMES,ADS etc..

XSI 7 introduces the new ICE( Interactive Creative Environment ) .

ICE : It's a very flexible environment , so that we can create the custom tools and effects visually instead of writing a piece of code !! . That means using a node based dataflow diagram we can create any complex 3d effect without writing a code ! .

"It’s AMAZING. I never imagined that I would be able to create such complex particle simulations so easily, and I am using something like 5% of the real power available. Thanks Softimage!"

Fabio Leporelli, Peerless Camera Company

XSI 7 is being launched in INDIA , in Mumbai on 4th of October 2008 . Those who are interested CLICK here to register for the event . The event is being sponsored by LENOVO .

To download a 30-day free trial of XSI 7 CLICK HERE .

For more details on SOFTIMAGE|XSI visit there site HERE .

To see the works done using XSI 7 , and what customers say SEE THIS .



Virtual Machine

Author: Bharath M Urs


VMware Workstation is the Virtual Machine software by VMware .

This software suite allows users to set up multiple virtual computers and to use one or more of these virtual machines simultaneously with the host operating system .
VMware Workstation allows one physical machine to run multiple operating systems simultaneously .

VMware Workstation lets you use your virtual machines to run Windows, Linux and a host of other operating systems side-by-side on the same computer. You can switch between operating systems with a click of a mouse, you can share files between virtual machines with drag-and-drop function and access all the peripheral devices .

Ubuntu as guest OS , (Vista as Host) .

The BIOS screen of VMware Workstation



The KM Player

Author: Bharath M Urs


The KM Player

The KM player is the video and audio player for the Microsoft Windows (2000,XP,Vista
) .
I was searching for a multimedia player which can play almost all the videos without installing the codecs manually . Finally i found this amazing multimedia player , which plays almost all the video and audio files , without installing the codecs manually . Also has amazing sound quality .

Download KM Player HERE




Author: Bharath M Urs


O R A C L E 8i

After installing Oracle and restarting the OS , you may receive the message saying the "Oracle not found" , when you try to login SQL plus.. What do we do for this..??!!

* Open Command prompt
* Type svrmgrl
* Type connect internal (if it asks for a password then type "oracle" ) .
Type startup ... If everything goes fine , it says Database mounted..

Now start SQL plus , with Username and Password : Scott/Tiger or System/Manager

Note : You need not specify host_string , but if you get the message "protocol adapter not found ", then type the name that you had given for Global database name / SID . Even then if u get the same error message , your oracle isn't installed properly!! .

How to Create New Database User ?

* Open Command prompt , type svrmgrl
Type connect internal (if it asks for password , type "oracle")
* Type startup if database is not mounted ( if database is already mounted it says "Cannot start - Oracle already running " )

* Type " CREATE USER username IDENTIFIED BY password "

Now you can login SQL plus using the new username and password .



©Bharath Urs