Tips & Tricks

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To change the toolbar background in Internet explorer and Windows explorer you will have to add some registry value.
Go to start > type regedit > hit enter, Browse the following location:

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I posted a trick for boosting internet speed using GPEdit for XP. Somebody asked me, what about Vista? I found that gpedit.msc (group policy editor) is not present for Vista home and premium edition. It does exist in Vista Pro (Ultimate, Business and Enterprise editions). I proudly told him that Microsoft did not find it funny to bother Vista Home users to mess with Group Policy Editor, so they just eliminated the tool. But I gave him some tips related to how on this mortal world of windows we can desperately try to increase internet speed for Windows Vista by ‘other’ means. He was not convinced. Anyways now the good news is. We can populate, generate or create gpedit.msc thing in Windows Vista Home edition by using some Wizardry.

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I do not know why you will be needing this. If you have Windows Vista, you will have fast PC too. And your Windows Vista choice indicates your appreciation for cool visual effects. But still developers may want to reduce visual resources to maximize performance potential for Windows Vista. So here it is. Old school! You can choose to disable Windows Aero or Windows Vista Style appearance for windows and use classic look for all windows or applications (classic skin).

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How many times have you been wishing to watch video at YouTube and it says something like; “This video is not available in your country“. or something like “The video you are trying to watch cannot be viewed from your current country or location“. Well there will be thousands of solutions for this problem. You have to simply convince the YouTube that you are not in that country in which the video can not be seen. There are proxy unblocker websites which will give you a way to see that video anyways.

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How do you use videos on your favorite mobile phone. You probably download video and convert it into mobile compatible format? Downloading the FLV or avi file and then converting it to a mobile compatible format is a process, sometimes lengthy and boring which is complicated and does not always prove to be successful. You are able to download YouTube videos as MP4 files now. Videos with Mp4 format work smoothly on any mobile device and also for your iPhone.

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First of all you need to know that YouTube has High Definition, High Quality Videos at YouTube HD which is growing day by day. Everybody knows that people like to download videos what they like. Folks at YouTube know it. I wonder why they do not have a download button to save people from going at different websites and download their favorite movies from YouTube. There are many websites out there which allow you to download YouTube video in flv and mp4 format (if available). There is also a trick though, which is to create a bookmark link for triggering download. Whenever you browse YouTube HD video, you can just simply click that bookmark link to trigger direct download of that video in mp4 format.

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In my previous post I referred to Boost Your Internet Speed By GPEdit for Windows XP. I was asked about the same for Windows Vista. Well now, gpedit.msc (group policy editor) is not present for Vista home and premium edition. It does exist in Vista Pro (Ultimate, Business and Enterprise editions). You have to manually edit the registry in order to change group policy settings. Microsoft has an Excel spreadsheet that lists all the group policy settings there. But that is very hard to go through all the entries. We can search through the list of course. But we will discuss some easier ways to boost internet speed for Windows Vista.

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