Sep 9, 2014

A Faster way to Search through your Files

Was there any time in your life, when you had hundreds of files in your directory and you had to go through each one alphabetically? Or you had to use windows search, which made you pull your hair while you waited? If there was such a time, they you definitely need Listary.

Listary is an small (also portable) search utility for windows. It's a 'find as you type' search utility. It's blinding fast, and words very well with thousands of files. It has a minimal UI, Favorites, Recent Menu & Smart options.

Above screen capture shows Listery at work. Notice the small window at the bottom right, that is how Listary words. Just type the file name you want to search and it lists out all possible files, which you can select easily.

It's works beautifully with windows explorer. But it also works with other files managers like Total Commander, Free Commander, 7Zip, FileZilla etc. It also works in the 'Open file' command box.

In the PRO version, you get even more functionality. In PRO you can create 'Project' folders for easier searching from anywhere. Also useful is the Action like copy, paste, open with and many other functionality in the 'Context' menu available in PRO. It's just $19.95 for lifetime, and you can buy it from here.

Hope you enjoy the software. Please share this with your friends, so they can also enjoy it.

PS: It's portable, so it can be installed on any windows, even those with require admin privileges.

Sep 4, 2014

General Shortcuts for Windows

General Keyboard Shortcuts
  1. CTRL+C (Copy)
  2. CTRL+X (Cut)
  3. CTRL+V (Paste)
  4. CTRL+Z (Undo)
  5. DELETE (Delete)
  6. SHIFT+DELETE (Delete the selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin)
  7. CTRL while dragging an item (Copy the selected item)
  8. CTRL+SHIFT while dragging an item (Create a shortcut to the selected item)
  9. F2 key (Rename the selected item)
  10. CTRL+RIGHT ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next word)
  11. CTRL+LEFT ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous word)
  12. CTRL+DOWN ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next paragraph)
  13. CTRL+UP ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous paragraph)
  14. CTRL+SHIFT with any of the arrow keys (Highlight a block of text)
  15. SHIFT with any of the arrow keys (Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text in a document)
  16. CTRL+A (Select all)
  17. F3 key (Search for a file or a folder)
  18. ALT+ENTER (View the properties for the selected item)
  19. ALT+F4 (Close the active item, or quit the active program)
  20. ALT+ENTER (Display the properties of the selected object)
  21. ALT+SPACEBAR (Open the shortcut menu for the active window)
  22. CTRL+F4 (Close the active document in programs that enable you to have multiple documents open simultaneously)
  23. ALT+TAB (Switch between the open items)
  24. ALT+ESC (Cycle through items in the order that they had been opened)
  25. F6 key (Cycle through the screen elements in a window or on the desktop)
  26. F4 key (Display the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer)
  27. SHIFT+F10 (Display the shortcut menu for the selected item)
  28. ALT+SPACEBAR (Display the System menu for the active window)
  29. CTRL+ESC (Display the Start menu)
  30. ALT+Underlined letter in a menu name (Display the corresponding menu)
  31. Underlined letter in a command name on an open menu (Perform the corresponding command)
  32. F10 key (Activate the menu bar in the active program)
  33. RIGHT ARROW (Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu)
  34. LEFT ARROW (Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu)
  35. F5 key (Update the active window)
  36. BACKSPACE (View the folder one level up in My Computer or Windows Explorer)
  37. ESC (Cancel the current task)
  38. SHIFT when you insert a CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive (Prevent the CD-ROM from automatically playing)

Aug 25, 2014

Infographic : Sockets around the world.

For frequent travellers it's always necessary to have the correct type of pin as the sockets around the world differ widely. Below is an infographic which shows different types of sockets from around the world.

Please share if you found it useful.

Aug 1, 2014

How to Download Torrents as a Regular Download?

OneClick is a Chrome addon, which can help you with downloading torrents as if they are a single file.

First take a look at how torrents and direct downloads differ here. You will understand that torrent data is not stored at a single location, but rather is fetched bit by bit from different locations.

So when using torrents, it's not possible to download just one file fully at one time. This is where OneClick comes in. What it does is, it checks the torrent file and acts as an client. And then start dowloading each file in the torrent simultaneously. It's like downloading all the songs in a torrent at one go.

This method is superuseful for torrents with just one file, but really bad if the torrents contain 100 files. Chrome would'nt be able to handle all the transfers at once. I found it works on Torrent files, but not Magnet links. So if someone can see it working, let me know.

Installing in Chrome: With the latest update, you cannot install 3rd party chrome extension. You can only install through the Chrome Store. So to bypass this, download the extension file (.crx) from this link. Then click on the settings button in chrome, and again click on Tools->Extensions. Drag the extension file to the extension window and you can now install it.