Saturday, January 22, 2011

Clean Windows at night!

Non sense title.. huh!!
 Well, because most of us would like to clean the unwanted files like browser cache, temporary internet files, recycled items, etc. before we got to sleep. To do this, you need not create anymore batch files, because CCleaner allows us to do that in a simple step.

First of all download CCleaner and install it with default options. Now open CCleaner by right clicking on the Recycle Bin. Choose Options --> Settings --> Check "Add Run CCleaner option to Recycle Bin context Menu".
Close the window and right click on the Recycle Bin and select "Run CCleaner" .
Look at the Taskbar Notification Area to find  this icon . Right click on the icon and select "Shutdown after cleaning".
This will shutdown your computer after the cleaning has been completed and even close unresponsive programs.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Create your own shutdown timer.

Windows DOS has a shutdown command which can be used as a shutdown timer, as per our time requirements. It can be used for other functions like Logging off, Restarting etc.

Another pranky feature of this commend is, it allows you to shutdown remote computers. But remember, the remote computer you are trying to shutdown should be running with administrative privileges or the remote shutdown facility should not have been disabled.

           shutdown -s -t "number of seconds to shutdown" (without quotes)
           shutdown -s -t 120
           [This will shutdown your computer within 120 seconds]
           To shutdown a remote computer which is present on the same network enter shutdown -s -m -t 100.

          To abort a scheduled shutdown enter shutdown -a 

The -s parameter in the command specifies that it is going to shutdown the computer. Likewise you can use -r option to restart and  -l to logoff.

Type shutdown /help to see a list of options that you can use with shutdown command for different purposes.

      Type shutdown -i to get a GUI window to do your task easily.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Delete unwanted network connectionsin Windows 7.

Are you constantly using different Wifi access points and mobiles or modems with your Windows 7 to connect to Internet? Then you might probably have the problem of having unwanted connections in your Network Connections list. Searching through the control panel will not give you the solution like we have in our beloved Windows XP.

Rather it's here:
Click Start-> (Type) View Network Connections (in the Search box)-> Select the unnecessary connections and press Del.
Now you have cleared the list :-)
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