Tips & Tricks

configure joystick mame game

Lots of time we have been questioned about how to use joystick with MAME emulator or games powered by MAME. Imagine if you are playing your favorite classic game and are about to hit a particular milestone you struggled hard for but unluckily pressed ‘Windows’ key. It can happen when you are playing with older version of MAME using Ctrl and Alt keys of your keyboard. Right in between these keys there is ‘Windows’ key which will bring start menu in front of you and minimize the game. Result is power loss of life failure. Here we will answer that question about how to configure your joystick with MAME so that you may enjoy the full gaming experience. Of course it comfortable to use joystick rather than keyboard arrow keys while hitting combos.

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Orkut, FaceBook, YouTube, Twitter, Digg are great sites to waste time on the internet. Well you can spend quality time there to build your network or you can sit all the day long playing FarmVille. You have got to set some limits to protect your kids wasting their time. The good news is, you can block any website for a specific PC at home using hosts file. Here is how to do it.

Open the file “c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts” in notepad or go to Start > Run and type / copy-paste c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts. Choose open with notepad in the option. The contents of the file will be displayed and will be something like this:

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If you are annoyed by your yahoo buddies who play hide and seek sometimes then here are few Yahoo Invisible scanners and detectors which will enable you to scan which of your buddy is pretending to be invisible but is actually online.

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There are many FTP file upload / download, data transfer, remote backup softwares. Despite of its simplicity, web developers still like to use FileZilla. Sometimes you want to see the hidden files at the remote server. Take an example of .htaccess file. By default its hidden from view at remote server when browsing through FileZilla. This tutorial explains how to view hidden files e.g. .htaccess with the FTP client FileZilla.

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by on December 17th, 2009

not responding solution - kill hanged programs

If you use windows then surely you encounter ‘Not Responding’ problem often. Many programs go not responding due to a number of known and unknown reasons. Well you see a significant amount of time after which windows recovers from Not Responding problem and comes back to its senses. Whether some program or software hangs and windows browser freezes for a while. Normally that software is sent a command to kill itself. Surely every windows user hate when something goes not responding and wants to kill that app of waiting time which hangs. Here is the solution to that problem. Use this trick which is a windows registry hack and you will see ‘Not Responding’ never again.

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This video tutorial shows you how to create a hidden folder in Windows XP. Do you have something to hide from view? Hold down the ALT key and using the Number Pad (not the numbers where the special characters are) press 0160 for a blank folder name. In order to delete the folder you’ll need to rename it in a command prompt by typing: ren ” ” foldername That’s not a space in between the quotes. You need to press ALT+0160. First we hide the name of folder and then we will hide the folder icon in a very easy way. The folder will be there, it will be hidden. Its invisible folder.

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This is a Windows XP Tweak video tutorial. Make Windows XP bootup faster with a quick registry tweak. The StartupDelay Controls the time delay after a system startup before Indexing Service. This tweak does not disable anything, it just removes the unnecessary wait time.

Navigate and expand in the registry.

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by on December 9th, 2009

Have you ever been blessed by the goodies of this spyware/malware toolbar. People have lot of problems with this toolbar called My Way Search Assistant. MyWay Searchbar, also known as MyWay Speedbar, MyWay Search Assistant, Webfetti Toolbar, MyWebSearch, or MyWeb Searchbar, is a malware and search toolbar program that allows the user to query Google, Ask Jeeves, Yahoo!, and LookSmart search engines. HP and Dell pre-install this software on some of their commercially sold PCs. It is also bundled with some versions of Kazaa and is a part of the FunWebProducts suite of utilities such as Smiley Central, Webfetti, Cursor Mania, My Mail Stationary, My Mail Signature, My Mail Stamps, FunBuddyIcons, PopSwatter, and Popular Screensavers.

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