Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Keep Your self out from a Website -KeepMeOut

Today we will look at a service which will allow us to keep us away from a site which we visit often or keep us away from a site with whom we are addicted to. 

Well to start lets go to . www.keepmeout.com  . On the home page you will see :-

  •  Are you addicted to a website?
  •  Enter the address of the website you visit too often.
  •  Bookmark the KeepMeOut alias and use the bookmark to navigate to the website instead.
  •  Reclaim your life!
Now On the site address type the address of the site which you visit too often and set the time and click on submit. And Your alias for the site which you have requested will be created. Now bookmark the alias and whenever you want to visit the site open it through this bookmark.And when you Try to visit the site more than once the time is specified you will be shown an message :- 


Thursday, October 1, 2009

See the lyrics while playing the music.

Today,I am going to tell you about a plugin for windows media player and Winamp
that will enable you to see the lyrics of the song which you are playing.

Wouldnt it be nice, If we can see the lyrics while listening to the music without opening the
browser and googling for the music.Well today we will look at a plugin called LyricsPlugin
which will enable you to do just that.

The Lyrics Plugin work's with Windows Media Player and Winamp.
Here is a screen shot of what it looked like in my computer.

Here's what the LyricsPlugin site says :
"Lyrics Plugin is a piece of software tailored for music fans.
To put it simply - it is an add-on to view lyrics in WinAmp or Windows Media Player.
No more searching for lyrics.
Just start listening to your favourite songs and lyrics will be displayed automatically.
Oh, and if lyrics is not found, you can add it yourself :)"

So what are you wating for head over to Lyrics Plugin and dowload the plugin.
After installing just open media player,open any song. Right click on view and plug-ins and select Lyrics plugin.Oh yeah,Don't forget to drop a comment on this service here.

Monday, September 28, 2009

How to download videos from youtube without using any service or software.

Today, we will see how we can download videos from youtube without using any service i.e softwares or any website. All we will need to download a video is a browser ;) . With out beating around the bush let me start directly with the process to download the video. I have tried this trick with google chrome.I have used : Google Chrome as an Browser. Youtube as a site to download videos.

NOTE: In onder to avoid confusion later, perform this step .When in google chrome press ctrl+shift+del - to clear your
browsing data or press the wrench sign in the topright conner of google chrome and select Clear Browsing Data.

Firstly, We need to open youtube , and play the video you want to download. Now y
ou just watch your video after it's complete.minimize your browser [note : DON'T CLOSE YOUR BROWSER].

Then go to-

If you are using :

Google Chrome : C:\Documents and Settings\techgeektricks\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Cache

Firefox : C:\Documents and Settings\techgeektricks\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\default.udq\Cache

Internet Explorer: C:\Documents and Settings\techgeektricks\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files

Where C is the drive which contains windows. i.e the system -operating system
and techgeektricks is the name of the user.

After reaching the directory mentioned above.Right click and make sure that the view of the files is in tiles. Now look for a file size larger than 3 mb .( Because I Don't think any video will be less than 3 mb ).

After finding the file copy it and paste it in another folder say 'My Documents' now rename that file with an extension of .flv let's say tgt.flv Now open this file with your favorite media player.I personally would suggest you to use VLC Media Player.

NOTE : Some times the file that you have copied is not the video you want to download. Then you have to do is trail and error method.I.E. You need to search for another file which is larger than 3 mb or has an size of an videoand then you need to copy it into another folder and change it's extension to flv as mentioned above and try to play it.


If you are facing any problems or if you have any doubt or just know some another method then you might want to drop a comment down here.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Create Shortcuts to change wallpapers,run screensavers and more

Today we will look at an Free application to change wallpapers ,Open/Close CD-ROM and much more.

Shortcuts or hotkeys are simple keyboard based combinations to perform a specific operations . like – ctrl +alt +del to open task manager and so on. It saves a lot of time Wink.

This Software , Swift Keyboard can create hotkeys to.

  • -Change wallpaper
  • - Clear menu Documents
  • - Empty recycle bin
  • - Group hot key
  • - Hide active window in tray
  • - Minimize all window
  • - Open a folder
  • - Open/Close CD-ROM
  • - Paste text
  • - paste date & time.
  • -paste text from file
  • - Restart computer
  • - Run Screensaver
  • - Sound volume control
  • - Start desired program
  • - Turn off computer
  • - URL command
  • - Control Winamp
  • - Windows cascade,Windows tile horizontally ,Windows tile vertically

To Download this software visit here:- Download Swift Keyboard

To Know More about the Above described Facilities Visit here : Documentations

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Visualize your history & personalize your search.

WebMynd · Extension for Firefox' - www_webmynd_com_html_#1Personalize your search. Visualize your history with WebMynd a plug-in for Firefox.

According to WebMynd.

It makes Google better by personalizing it with the information sources that you most value. You can embed different search tools, search your WebMynd browsing history and your most frequently visited sites.It saves and records the pages you see online so you can find what you have seen before faster.

WebMynd is quite an interesting plug-in  for Firefox.


Personalized Search

WebMynd presents personalized, configurable search results on the right-hand side of the Google results page unless you have configured it not to show.

                                                            More info Here.

You can also view your web history .

After opening the WebMynd playback by clicking on the WebMynd icon in Firefox, you can view your web history either as a film reel or in a grid. You can select these modes by clicking the links in the top left of the playback mode.

                                                                      More Info Here.

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Do you use services like WebMynd ? if so do drop us a line.

Lock your notepad notes with password.

As security threats increase you can't just distribute your important text documents [written in locknotelogonotepad ] in the Internet or off line.

I used to type my e-mail passwords and other important info in Note pad[.txt file]. Increasing the threat of data theft, Till I discovered a free and open source software called LockNote to protect my files with .

I could have used Microsoft word – to save a doc file with password, But it is not standalone program . I need to have Microsoft word for it to run. But Locknote doesn't require installation , it is a standalone application and free too.

With LockNote your information's will be encrypted using a password and AES 256bit encryption technology.


No installation required

Move LockNotes wherever you want, as often as you want. A LockNote document does not require much more hard drive space than an unencrypted document.

Encrypt existing text files by just drag and drop.

Simply drag and drop existing text files on a LockNote window: they will be encrypted automatically.

Open and free

LockNote is open source and is based upon open source technologies, e.g. the certified CryptoPP program library for strong encryption.

                                                                                                            Source- Locknote official site


Using it:-

Type in your information in the text field or just drag and drop you text files, after that click on File>SaveAs and specify the location where you want to save it. And type in your file name and hit save.

Now you are promoted with a Dialog box. Type in your password and hit ok. Now distribute your secure file on line or off line . 


Making It more Secure.

While saving it I noticed that it could be made more secure and undetectable.

But for that you need to do a small change in your folder option .

Open my computer click on Tools>Folder Option now select the view tab and un tick the Hide extension for known file types.

Now click on apply and on OK.

Now go back to the location where you have saved your locked file.

Note:- Copy that file name and give it a another name. Creating a backup is always good if you are doing this for the first time.

Right click on it and click on Rename and rename it to filename.dll

[ you can use .zip,.txt,.mp3 and so on instead of .dll ]

You will receive a message like this. Without fear click on ok.


Now to Get it back just rename it to filename.exe

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Do you use Software's like Locknote, or have any thing to say about locknote please leave us a comment below. thanks.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Convert your recent twitter status to an image

Have you ever wanted to convert your recent twitter status to an image so that you can display it in TwitStamp __ Show Everyone That You're a Twitaholic' - twitstamp_comblogs, bb , forums, Web site and so on..  then head over to twitstamp.com and create a free twitter stamp [image for you ] But Wait before you go look below to see what you will need to get one and what types of style you will get there.

How do I get one ?


You can get images like  this [shown right. This is my favorite though they are many other designs].

You will notice that the current status get updated as soon as I update a new tweet and my friends images keep on changing that makes this app quite attractive.

It shows you, current no of followers and friend with images and you don't have to worry about no html, css codes, just an image link.

To create an image go to Twit Stamp and enter your twitter username and click on generate

See the image below for more details



FireShot capture #22 - 'TwitStamp __ Show Everyone That You're a Twitaholic' - twitstamp_com  

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You can view twitstamp here . or read there faq here.

Translate Your Tweets to different language by Human Translators

Another twit app created recently, Hit my Rss feed via [Techcrunch] .With this app  you canTranslate Your Tweets To Any Language by Human Translators' - twitrans_onehourtranslation_com  translate your tweets to  Arabic,Chinese,Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.  

What Exactly is it?

If this is your question then . It is a free service run by human beings not BOTS! to translate your tweet to different languages as specified above.

How do I do it ?

Well type @twitrans orginallanguage2newlanguage your tweet

what are the codes for languages?

Well, the Available language codes are Arabic-ar, Chinese-zh, Dutch-nl, English-en, French-fr, German-de, Greek-el, Hebrew-he, Hindi-hi, Italian-it, Japanese-jp, Portuguese-pt, Russian-ru, Spanish-es

You have to use the codes not the full name of the language

for example ; if you want to translate" hi how are you "from English to Japanese then you have to type

@twitrans en2jp hi how are you

More Info Here

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Do you know any Translators like twitrans or do you have to say any thing about twittrans then feel free to drop us your comment below thanks.

Track Trends across twitter with Tweetfu

Today we will look at a app to track trends across twitter. 'TweetFu_ Tracking trends across the Twitter community' - www_tweetfu_comYou could use this tool to see/compare different types of service like Blogger vs WordPress you can also use this tool to find  a popular niche on twitter.Eg :- Make money online vs Technology.  And so on

Here is a screen shot below to get you  attracted to this app :

Here is a fight Between Windows and Linux :

TweetFu_ Tracking trends across the Twitter community' - www_tweetfu_com

Another fight between  Blogger and WordPress :

TweetFu_ blogger vs_ wordpress' - www_tweetfu_com_fights_175-blogger-wordpress

To create a fight for yourself click here.

To visit Tweetfu click here.

Note you can also vied the fights created by you ;


like my is


Thursday, January 15, 2009

Wordpress Themes to Blogger templates FREE.

Well, I am quite busy these days because I have Created 3D_Hand_02a site to offer Free Blogger Templates, Conversion of WordPress themes and CSS templates to Blogger templates for free.Well I will not be updating these days because I will need to produce 10 high quality blogger templates  and then I will get back here at Tech Geek Tricks And continue with my Internet and tech articles , till then visit my Templates Blog. thanks.

If you do know any WordPress theme out there and want to have it converted to blogger for free then please contact me.thanks.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Twitbuttons.com, Another site to get free Twitter Buttons

Today We will look at another site to get free twitter buttons. I think twitter Buttons are picking up fashion, Gone are the day's of text-linking to any of you link now we need to attract our visitors with graphics,So let it be with twitter. You need to get good graphics to attract your [first time ] visitors to join you in  twitter ,Unless you are a super star and just a text link will do. Enough blab blab let's get to the point .

I had reviewed twitterbuttons.com here @ Twitter Buttons Your ultimate Source for Free Twitter Buttons. It is also a great site to find free twitter buttons.

Twit buttons  is also a similar showcase site which offers you free twitter buttons for your blog and site.

You just have to input your name and select the button which you like the most. as simple as that Big Grin 

So head over to twitbuttons and get your self free twitter buttons  .


One thing I noticed was the lack of watermark which is great as apposed to twitterbuttons.com

<img src="http://twitbuttons.com/buttons/mytwits/tw13.gif" alt="Twitter Button from twitbuttons.com" width="171" height="56"/>

Note to change the alt text [red one] to  

<img src="http://twitbuttons.com/buttons/mytwits/tw13.gif" alt="Follow me on twitter" width="171" height="56"/>

By the way you can also follow me on twitter.

Follow me


Saturday, January 10, 2009

Send Secure Notes. Simply! with Whisper Bot

Today we will look at another service to send and retrieve  Secure notes in the web.

I had also reviewed Privnote here , Send notes that will self destruct after being read. The only difference being that Whisper Bot, the notes will not get self destruct after being read.

What is Whisper bot

The Whisper Bot is a free , simple, and secure service to provide a modern day passing of the notes between you and your friends and keep away prying eyes.

Stop using e-mail for your confidential messages!

How the Whisper Bot works...

If you are interested in how  Whisper Bot works the check this image and the description below it.

  1. You go to WhisperBot.com and Send a note
  2. The note, along with everything else, is encrypted with a high level of encryption and stored in the database
  3. An e-mail gets sent off to alert the recipient of your note
  4. The recipient clicks on the URL and retrieves their note
  5. And the recipient and world are in their happy place


Whisper Bot site.

 Whisper Bot  Secure site

To send a note .

About Whisper Bot .

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Friday, January 9, 2009

Twitter Buttons Your ultimate Source for Free Twitter Buttons

Today we will look at a site which offers a free collection of Twitter Buttons i.e Follow me / us on twitter buttons for your blog/ web page and so on.

The site offers twitter buttons , it is a showcase site featuring the best twitter buttons.

Creating a button is as simple as punching your username and clicking on "GO" and browsing through the pages and finding  the perfect button according to your needs and clicking on   "copycode"   and pasting it in your blog sidebar or your Web site.  

How this thing works?

Its very simple... Enter your Twitter ID below and Press GO, then you can copy the code (click "Copy Code") of any button you like and past it on your Blog, Web Page or any where and let others follow you. That's it... enjoy tweeting

                                                            Source -Twitter Buttons

They offer you  68 twitter buttons [date-January 09 2009 ] 

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Do you use Services like twitter buttons, do you know any other site like twitter buttons or want to share with us your thought on twitter buttons then please free to drop your comment thank you.

CO2 Emission caused by your Tweets

Have you ever wanted to know how much Co2 is being emitted because of your tweets then head over to this page and enter your user name and hit enter and it will show you how much Co2 is being emitted because of your tweets..A funny calculation..Happy.

This app made by Thorsten Zoerner or in twitter(@zoernert) is a cool and funny app,Here is what he says ,

Why this calculation?

Please see that calculation as fun. It should provide you a sense that all what we are doing is causing CO2 - and there are million ways to do something against. Just ask via Twitter #savetheearth #startthinking.

Taken from the sidebar of the app blog

The twitter app calculations is :

Every tweet will be read by [no] followers - requiring around 2 seconds each. You need around 30 seconds to write one tweet - you post one every [average time] hours (calculated out of your last 20 tweets) or [no] posts per year. Requiring around [time] hours a computer turned on. A standard computer consumes around 250W per hour. 1 KWh causes an average of 0.59kg CO2 - or 1.14 pounds Making for the user [name]: emission in kg / emission in lbs of CO2 yearly for twittering!

My calculation is:

Every tweet will be read by 90 followers - requiring around 2 seconds each. You need around 30 seconds to write one tweet - you post one every 19.64 hours (calculated out of your last 20 tweets) or 446 posts per year. Requiring around 1561 hours a computer turned on. A standard computer consumes around 250W per hour. 1 KWh causes an average of 0.59kg CO2 - or 1.14 pounds Making for the user achute: 230kg / 508lbs of CO2 yearly for twittering!

As on - January 09 2009 .

Now my tweets might be emitting higher co2 so you can check it here

Tip :

Since only user name is required for checking the co2 emission you can check co2 emission on any user in twitter ;-).

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Thursday, January 8, 2009

SiteLauncher-Hotkey Based Navigation to Your Most-Needed Sites

Today, we will look at a firefox add-on to "Streamline Your Browsing With Hotkey Based Navigation to Your Most-Needed Sites" -the tag line of the site Launcher add-on. 

I will start off by giving you a daily  example of opening[Striaght Facenot making ] a site: 

Open Firefox,clicking on Address bar and typing your favorite site www.techgeektricks.blogspot.com until  you type "tech" many  links will appear on the drop down menu   and you, after scrolling down, find www.techgeektricks.blogspot.com and click on it to open it ,Or you browse through your long list bookmarks and find www.techgeektricks.blogspot.com and open it.Whew..

OR I will show you how to open any site by just pressing three buttons on your keyboard Nerd.

Press Ctrl+Space+m and Gmail start loading or Press Ctrl+Space+t and TechGeekTricks Starts up,Wouldn't that be interesting.

So go ahead to Donesmart and download The Site launcher add-on.

Lets see what Donesmart Says about Site Launcher Add - on

SiteLauncher is an add-on for Firefox that gives you a super-quick way to to open your favorite websites using only your keyboard. One special hotkey brings up the Launcher (shown above), followed by a unique key to launch a site.

SiteLauncher is especially useful as a super-fast method for opening websites you use often throughout the day, for example, many people would probably want to add Google, Gmail, Facebook, and Twitter to SiteLauncher - what sites to include is entirely up to you.

Compared to the alternatives (standard bookmarks, the address bar, etc) the Launcher is the fastest, and most convenient way to navigate to your frequently needed sites (at least, that's what we think). SiteLauncher also minimizes clutter, because the Launcher only appears when you press the hotkey.

Feature highlights

    Because each site key is displayed in the Launcher, you don't have to memorize a bunch of key combinations to have shortcuts to loads of sites, only one hotkey.

    Default hotkey is customizable, in case you need it for something else.

    Add as many sites to SiteLauncher as you want. Just about any character key can be associated with a site, you're not limited to just a-z, 0-9.

    Because you press the hotkey first, no matter what key you assign to each site, you can be sure you will not cause conflict with any of Firefox's built-in shortcuts

 Highly customizable appearance - change colors, text size, spacing, column size, etc   

Optional visual effects - transparency, rounded corners, and gradients

You can have your site shortcuts automatically arranged or manually arranged in the order you want them to appear inside the Launcher

Set Launcher to open sites in current or new tab

Optionally, set Launcher to appear on startup instead of your homepage

                                                                                          Source:- Site launcher  Site

Default Hotkey

Hotkey Default


Launcher Ctrl+Space (or Ctrl+Alt for Mac users) Press the Launcher hotkey to bring forward the Launcher. Then, simply press the key indicated in the Launcher for the site you wish to launch.
(Alternative) Direct-to-site Shift+Alt (or Shift+Ctrl for Mac users) An alternative hotkey which doesn't show the Launcher. It's included for people who would prefer to use their memory instead of the Launcher, you can safely ignore it otherwise. Because this hotkey doesn't provide visual feedback to indicate when it's active, you have to keep it pressed down while pressing the key for the site you want.



Supports all versions of Firefox 2 and 3 to date.

Known to work on the following Operating Systems:

  • Windows (tested on XP and Vista)
  • Linux based (tested on Debian Etch)
  • OSX X (tested on Tiger and Leopard)


You can View the Site Launcher site Here.

You can View the Help Page Here.

         Note:- The site was reviewed by me on January 08 - 2009 at 10:00 pm India.

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Do you use add-ons like Sitelauncher? Or do you want to share us your experience of using different services/tools like Sitelauncher please drops us a comment.

~ thanks.

© Achute Sharma  ,Tech Geek Tricks

Minime - Minimize any window to the system tray

minimeIn this article we will look at a free light weight application to Minimize any window to the system tray in a single icon.

Do you run lot of software and your task bar is crowded  with icons tab bar of your software,If so then worry no more. Recently I have discovered a software called Minime which allows you to Minimize any window to the system tray .

Here is what the author says about the tool Minime

Minime is a tool that allows you to minimize applications to the system tray using a simple hotkey. What makes this tool somewhat unique is that it keeps your system tray clean by minimizing all applications into a single tray icon.

Minime is a standalone executable that doesn’t require any installation and can even be run from your USB drive, woohoo! All icon files are stored as resources and will be neatly put into your temporary directory. Any custom settings will be placed in a settings.ini file when needed.

The source code for Minime is released as well to allow anyone to learn from or improve the application. The source code can be used without limitations as long as some credit is given and the adjusted code will be released to public. Minime is written in AutoIt.

If you haven't yet decided whether to use this tool or not then check the screen shots below :




                     Saw the difference. Winking

 Using it

 Using it is also pretty simple simply press  ctrl + shift + z And your current window gets minimized to the system tray. Or simply hold your right mouse button and make a gesture  73 .   


What is Gesture code 73? Confused

Hold your right mouse button and move your mouse according to the image shown . 


To visit the Minime website click here.

To download the Minime application (v 1.8 ) When Reviewed this application  click here [950 kb]

To download the Minime source click here.

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Do you use other applications like Minime or do you get irritated to see many icons on your task bar or would you like to share your experience about applications like minime.please drop us a line by commenting below. Thanks.

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