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17.5.13

0 How to Change The Default Location of The Screenshots Folder in Windows 8

Taking of screenshots in Windows 8 has taken another dimension.Windows 8.jpg
Unlike the previous versions of Windows which requires the use of third-party Softwares like “Greenshot” or launching the default Snipping tool, it's now much more convenient using just one key combination.

By default, all screenshots taken by the new 'screenshot tool' in Windows 8 are saved in the directory C:\Users\\Pictures\Screenshots.
Nevertheless, you might want to move the default folder to a new directory in order to make it easier to locate and backup.

Therefore, in this tutorial I'll be putting you through the easy steps of going about this.
Note » This method works on both Windows 8 and Windows RT.
HERE'S HOW TO GO ABOUT IT...

  1. Open the Windows explorer and navigate to C:\Users\\Pictures\Screenshots - Replace "" with your Pc's User name.
  2. Right-click in the 'Screenshots folder' and select Properties from the list of options in the popup menu.
  3. Click the “Location” tab on the "Properties" box and then click on the “Move” button.
  4. Navigate to the NEW folder you wish to use as the DEFAULT folder and then click Select Folder.
  5. Click “OK” to accept the new changes.
  6. Finally, you'll see a Move folder dialog box asking if you want to move all existing files from the previous folder to the new default folder.
    Click ‘Yes’ to accept or ‘No’ to cancel it.
And, that's it...

To restore the default location i.e C:\Users\\Pictures\Screenshots,

  • Navigate to the newly assigned/custom folder
  • Right-click inside the folder and select “Properties” from the pop-up menu.
  • In 'Location' tab, click Restore Default.
  • (The previous/default Screenshots folder path will be inserted into the edit box) - Click ‘OK’.
  • A dialog any will appear asking if you want to create the Screenshots folder - Click ‘YES’
  • Finally, you'll be asked if you want to move all files in the old location to the new location i.e The original location - Click ‘YES’
    Note:-
    Since the Custom Screenshots folder is probably opened,you could get a warning stating that the location's not available. - Click ‘OK’ and restart the Window's Explorer if it crashes because of this.
If you don't seem to get a step or anything in this tutorial, kindly leave a comment behind
(Do not Spam).

13.5.13

2 How to Automatically Disable Wi-Fi On An Android Device When it goes into Sleep-Mode

There probably isn't any reason for your Android phone's Wi-fi connection to remain active while not in use as it continues to drain the battery.

Though, disabling Wi-fi on devices with 3G / 4G connection, will only increase data consumption and will probably do no good to the battery life unless it's configured not to sync on the mobile connection.
Therefore, this can only be advised on a Wi-fi only Android device such as Tablet.

So having taken that into consideration, here's how to go about it.

  1. Navigate to the Wi-fi settings
  2. Select Menu and choose Advanced
  3. Use the “Keep Wi-fi on during sleep” option.
  4. Finally, choose between the three settings available i.e Always,
    Only when plugged in &
    Never.
Note »
*. ‘Always’ mode :
In this mode,the 3g or 4g connection is not in use.
However, it's a big threat to the battery life.
*. ‘Never’ mode : In this format, the Wi-fi connection will be cut off once the Tablet goes into 'sleep mode'.
But note, it doesn't cut off immediately as it takes a few sec. to do so.

12.5.13

0 How To Boot An Android Phone or Tablet Into Safe Mode

Android safe modeBooting of Android phones or Tablet in 'Safe Mode' is thesame as booting a Windows Pc into safe mode in order to load 'Windows' without any third-party softwares.

When this is done, you can easily detect and un-install any misbehaving Software(s) as well as troubleshoot the device to detect issues with the phone's battery life, freezes,crashes and other closely related problems.

Here's How To Boot Into Safe Mode.

For Android 4.1 and later devices
  1. Long-press the Power button until the Power options-menu appears.
  2. Again, long-press the Power Off option until you're asked if you want to re-boot the Android device in safe mode.
  3. Select ok.
For older versions of the Android device.
  • Power-off the device.
  • Long-press the power button to turn it back on.
  • Release the button. When you see the logo appear during boot-up, simply hold down the Volume Up and Volume down buttons.
  • Keep holding these two keys until the device boots into Safe Mode.
To exit the ‘Safe Mode’, simply restart the device normally i.e Long-Press the Power button, Select “Power off”, then long-press the power button again to switch it back on.

Any questions or suggestions?, kindly drop them behind.

11.5.13

0 How to Move Mouse-cursor with the Keyboard in Windows

In today's tutorial, I'll be giving detailed explanations on "How you can make use of the keyboard as Mouse" in your Windows Pc.
As you might already know, it is quite an easy task to use the Mouse as 'Keyboard' in Windows using the "On Screen Keyboard utility";
But have you ever thought of its reverse?

Yes!! It's possible...
So, anytime your mouse refuses to work and an urgent task needs to be carried out on the Pc, you don't have to worry. All you need do is follow the instructions below...

Here's How...

  • For Windows xp users »
    1. Go to “Control Panel”.
    2. Click on “Switch To Classic View” » “Accessibility Options”.
    3. Next, click on “Mouse Tab”
    4. Select “Use MouseKeys”, Then click “OK”
    5. Now, activate NumberLock by pressing the NumLk key.
    6. That's all for XP users.
      You can navigate the mouse using the arrow keys and numeric keys (Detailed explanation at the end of the post)
  • For Windows 7 , 8 and Vista users »
    1. Open ‘Ease of Access Center’ by navigating to Start Menu » Control Panel » Ease of Access and finally clicking “Ease of Access Center”.
    2. Ease of Access Center.png
    3. Click on “Make the mouse easier to use”
    4. Finally, Check the box which says “Turn on Mouse Keys” under “Control the mouse with the keyboard” Menu.
Note »
Just like in the Screenshot below, you can increase / decrease the mouse speed/Acceleration.

You can also press Alt+Shift+Num Lock combination to instantly activate the mouse keys.

Also note that If your laptop doesn't possess the NumLock key, then this trick would't work.

Having tested this trick in few Computers,the following keys, function as described below :
Num 6 » Moves pointer ‘LEFT’
Num 4 » Moves pointer ‘RIGHT’
Num 2 » Moves pointer ‘DOWN’
Num 8 » Moves pointer ‘UP’
Num 5 » Serves as ‘RIGHT CLICK’
Num 0 » Serves as ‘LEFT MOUSE CLICK’

That's all. If you have any questions and/or Suggestions, please do not hesitate to leave them behind.

3.4.13

2 Basic Keyboard Shortcuts of Windows 8

Have you upgraded your Windows Pc to the latest version?
Are you planning to do that anytime soon?

Well, if your answer's Yes, then you might also consider knowing some of its 'additional' shortcuts i.e Those included in the latest version of Windows, for better usage and navigation.
As at the time of writing this post, the Windows 8 is the most recent version of Windows and its major shortcuts are listed below »

  • Windows key → It's main function is to switch between the “Start screen” and the Desktop (if open).
  • Windows key + D → This shortcut is used for opening the “Desktop”.
  • Press the Windows key +.(Dot) → This is used to pin and unpin applications to the side of the screen.
  • Windows key + X → This is used to open the Power user-menu, which allows easy access to features such as the "Device Manager","Command Prompt"...
  • Windows key + C → This is used for opening the “Charms”.
  • Windows key + I → It's used for opening the "Charms" settings.
  • Windows key + Print screen → This shortcut helps to take Screen-shots which is automatically saved into the “My pictures” folder.
  • Hold Windows key + Tab → This works as the Alt + Tab function in previous versions of windows, i.e To switch between open apps.
"To name a few!!"

If you think a very vital shortcut was omitted, kindly share with others using the comment box below.

Also Read »
Basic Windows Shortcuts.
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