Temporarily/Permanently Disable Redirection to Local Google Domain

Why might you wanna do this? Well, for starters, Google Instant does not work everywhere in the world right now. So you can force it to the US-based Google webpage and start using Google Instant. Either temporarily or permanently.

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Always Use Google SSL Search in Chrome

You know what Google SSL Search is right?

By using SSL, your search results would be encrypted on the communication channel between Google and your computer. So an attacker on the same network you are on will not be able see what you are searching for.

NOTE: Google can, of course, still see what you are searching for =) So beware, they might be watching you 😛

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God Mode in Windows

Open a command line and write this: “godmode on”. Ah, ok, not that easy.

First things first, what is this “god mode”? Well, it is basically a handy way to access all Windows settings without opening up folders or options in Control Panel.

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Quick way to export the list of installed applications on a Windows system

Well, yeah, there are many applications for this which give you this information in a much better way, but assuming you don’t want to find them, or just maybe don’t have any internet connection; the easiest thing to do would be to export this registry key below:

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Running multiple Firefox instances at the same time

Well, why would you want to do this? Basically, you can use Firefox instances that are of different versions or maybe even with different profiles.

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Regarding Password Strength

Well, noticed that I haven’t been blogging for some time. So here is a quick post about something that should be obvious, but still goes unnoticed by some people. I will talk about password strength in this post.

The key space of a password is more important than the length of it from a brute-force attack point of view. What is a brute-force attack? It is an attack against the user password by trying all possible passwords in a particular key space.

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How to hide/show Messenger Plus! ‘contacts on desktop’ based on a hotkey

Earlier today, I’ve made another post doing something very similar to this one. You can have a look at it here.

We are going to do the exact same thing actually, but this time, you will be able to use the code that I’m giving without any modification.

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How to hide/show a specific Sidebar gadget on Windows based on a hotkey

Well, we will write a little code first. If you are not scared by that fact, go and install AutoIt. It is a great scripting language for Windows. It saves the day when you just want what you want to be accomplished and not worry about anything else. Anything that comes up to your mind, first check this thing, if you cannot find it, or it is limited in some sense, only then try implementing it wholly by yourself. Fortunately, what we are going to do is actually quite basic, so it has all that we need.

Here is my code for hiding and showing the ToDo gadget based on a hotkey.

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Change display language of a non Ultimate/Enterprise version of Windows Vista

So.. if you are here, you probably bought your laptop from a country different from the one you are originating from and want to change it to your local language.

Hmm.. So you google a bit and realize that you can’t do that unless you are using an Ultimate/Enterprise version of Vista. Well, there is an unofficial way to achieve your aim.

Note: This probably violates the EULA of Microsoft, so carry on at your own risk.

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Enable/Disable /Change IE Proxy by script/programmatically

Ok. You know the drill, you need to use the company’s proxy server at work and at home you don’t need a proxy server.(or you use another one)

Well, do you really want to open up IE and go into Tools->Internet Options->Connections->LAN Settings->Proxy Server to change the address or disable/enable it?

(You can actually open Internet Options from Control Panel without opening up IE, but anyway, it still is a long process.)

As everything useful is done in Registry in Windows, we again have some registry scripts.

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