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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How to get the output of a console application from Java

Of course; I was trying to get a thread dump using jstack here. You would need to change the command that Runtime.exec() executes to your liking.

Process threadDump=Runtime.getRuntime().exec("jstack -l "+pid);
BufferedReader br=new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(threadDump.getInputStream()));
String line=br.readLine();
else {
      //Do whatever you want

How to get the process id after running an application from Java under Linux

Use the following sample code to get the pid(process id) on *nix variants, after running it as a command from Java using Runtime.exec() .

The command variable, in my case, was running another Java application.

try {

Process  process=Runtime.getRuntime().exec(new String [] {"sh","-c",command+"  &  echo $!"} );
BufferedReader br=new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(process.getInputStream()));

String ps=br.readLine();
int pid=Integer.valueOf(ps);
} catch (IOException e2) {
// TODO Auto-generated catch block

Rapidshare Link Checker in C# – Source Code

I’ve created a simple validity checker desktop application for Rapidshare links.

I am giving out the source code and the binary, in case anyone is interested.

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