Tips,tricks N tweaks

Hide Shutdown Option for Non Admin Users in Windows 7

Every user on a Windows computer can shut it down by simply going to the start menu. Well, Windows 8 is an exception because there is not start menu! However in other editions, if you have many users on a particular computer, you may want to disable certain users from shutting down the computer. This may be necessary in a college or school environment where students use the college computers. If one student shuts down the computer, the other student won’t be able to use the computer immediately as it will take time to start. For this purpose you may hide the shutdown option from non administrator accounts. Here’s how you do it:

How to Hide Friends Posts on My Wall in Facebook

I like the privacy options on Facebook but I’m not very convinced with the range of privacy options available. Recently, Facebook has been working hard to combat the threat from Google Plus. Facebook has introduced major changes including the Timeline Profile page which will roll out officially on the 30th of September. Few weeks ago when Facebook introduced new privacy settings for posts I was very impressed. Users can now select and hide status updates from certain friends by creating lists. This feature was present in the popular Chinese social networking site renren but missing in Facebook.

How do I get the New Facebook Timeline Profile Page

If you watched the Facebook F8 event, you definitely might have been mesmerized by the eye candy facebook profile page changes know as ‘The Timeline’. Timeline not only looks great but is amazing too. Facebook is going to roll out the timeline profile page on September 30th. But, if you are a hungry Facebook fan like me, I’m pretty you’ll be dying to try it out. Luckily anyone can try the all new Facebook Timeline profile page at this very moment. You can do this by being a developer.

How to Hide Favicons in Opera, Firefox and Chrome

Favicons are pretty, aren’t they? Well, if you no idea on favicons then Favicons are tiny icons that represent a website. You can usually see them in the address bar next to the webpage address. For instance, if you open, you’ll see a mouse icon next to its name in the address bar. Most of us find these icons pretty and easy to identify a website. However, there are some that believe the bookmarks list doesn’t look professional or looks messy once due to too many favicons. Well, whatever maybe the reason, if you’re a favicon hater, then you can hide them in your favourite browser. Here’s how you do it:

Desktop Shutdown Shortcut for Windows 8 for a Quick Shutdown

Hardware these days is simply amazing when you compare it back to the hardware five years ago. Everything’s happening very fast and the modern generation needs it fast just like the fast food. Well, let me stick to the point! The point here is ‘the need for a quick shutdown’. Now that the Windows 8 Developer preview is out, most of the geeks are busy playing around with it. I observed that to shut down Windows 8, you need to open the Windows 8 settings pane and click on the power option and then finally select the Shutdown icon to Shut down your windows 8 computer.

Downgrade Facebook App on iPhone and iPad

Accessing Facebook using the Facebook app on the iPhone and iPad is way better than accessing it from Safari. Well, that’s just my opinion! Some may beg to differ! Facebook recently updated the Facebook app to version 3.5. This version included some bug fixes and new features like better profile page, tagging in posts, sharing external links, etc. This version undoubtedly looks amazing and the features are awesome too but several users reported bugs and random crashes on iPhone. Also, if you’re an iPad user then you will definitely hate this version because the faceforward Cydia tweak that made it possible to get iPad compatible version of Facebook does not work anymore!

View and Reply SMS on iPhone from Lockscreen or Home screen

iPhone undoubtedly has an amazing OS but there are certain tiny bits missing that make the OS experience incomplete. For instance, the most basic function- SMS, does not have some basic features. If you receive a SMS on iPhone then you might have noticed that it pops up on your screen but you can’t view the entire message there and if the phone is locked then you have to unlock and only then you’ll be taken into the SMS app to view or reply the message.

How to get via iPhone Status on Facebook

It’s been a few months since you noticed ‘via iPhone’ below someone’s status message in Facebook. Even though you own an iPhone and you update the status from there, you won’t be able to see ‘via iPhone’ below the status message. This is simply because Facebook has stopped displaying the name of the device below the status message. However, if you are using a Blackberry, you’ll still see ‘via blackberry’ below your status. Now, that’s something unfair and not acceptable! Well, if you are still interested in getting the ‘via iPhone’ so that can stand up and proudly say indirectly that you own an iPhone, you can still do it! Here’s how you do it:

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