Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Problem with sleep option ( Computes wakes up automatically after few mins)

After installing few windows updates on the Windows 7, my system started behaving weirdly that it wakes up automatically within few minutes after I put the system in sleep mode.

After some research and troubleshooting following solved my problem 

Device Manager à Network adaptersà wireless adapter (select speific wireless) and uncheck the “Allow this device to wake this computer” option


Switching between Integrated Intel Graphics HD 4000 and Nvidia graphics

Came across the following related to the behavior of graphic cards in laptops/desktops.

my system have both integrated intel graphics and also Nvidia graphics card and I was under impression that I am using the Nvidia graphics card but later realized that most of the times system is using the Intel graphics card .

After some research found that the Nvidia graphics card uses its “Optimus Technology” to switch between the integrated intel graphics with Nvidia graphics to save the battery life.

Based on above , never be able to use the Nvidia graphics unless you play 3D games or connecting to external desktops ..etc (Offcourse there is way you can specify which programs can use the Nvidia but still screen will always uses the intel graphics)

I have disabled the “Nvidia Optimus Technology” in BIOS settings as Nvidia graphics has dedicated RAM and I will be on the power cable most of the times instead of on battery to get most out of the Nvidia graphics card.


DDR 3 memory – clock speed

Recently started looking recent technology and hardware changes , learned few interesting things

Was thinking DDR 3 means triple channel memory but as name stands DDR(Dual data rate)  all DDR , DDR2 and DDR3 are just dual channel memories only

And also regarding advertised clock speed of these like DDR3 1333mhz , 1600mhz and 1866mhz , are not the real clock speeds.

DDR3 1866mhz RAM runs at 930 to 933 mhz on each channel and combined 1866mhz.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Oracle Buys Web Content Management Company Fatwire Software

Oracle has just announced a new acquisition today—web experience management company Fatwire Software. Financial terms of the deal, which is expected to close mid-2011, were not disclosed.
Fatwire Software’s web content and experience management software powers web presence for organizations, allowing them to deliver relevant customer content, build community engagement and drive site stickiness and loyalty. FatWire currently serves more than 500 customers in industries, including financial services, media, technology, manufacturing, public sector, retail, healthcare and more.
The acquisition will be used to offer Oracle clients improve online engagement across web, mobile and social channels, through website optimizations.
Oracle’s also acquired ATG recently ClickHere for more details

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Run Commands In Windows XP

Various commands you can access by going through START-->RUN or Simply Click Windows Key+R

Accessibility Controls - access.cpl
Accessibility Wizard - accwiz
Add Hardware - Wizardhdwwiz.cpl
Add/Remove Programs - appwiz.cpl
Administrative Tools control - admintools
Adobe Acrobat (if installed) - acrobat
Adobe Designer (if installed)- acrodist
Adobe Distiller (if installed)- acrodist
Adobe ImageReady (if installed)- imageready
Adobe Photoshop (if installed)- photoshop
Automatic Updates - wuaucpl.cpl
Bluetooth Transfer Wizard – fsquirt
Calculator - calc
Certificate Manager - certmgr.msc
Character Map - charmap
Check Disk Utility - chkdsk
Clipboard Viewer - clipbrd
Command Prompt - cmd
Component Services - dcomcnfg
Computer Management - compmgmt.msc
Control Panel - control
Date and Time Properties - timedate.cpl
DDE Shares - ddeshare
Device Manager - devmgmt.msc
Direct X Control Panel (If Installed)- directx.cpl
Direct X Troubleshooter- dxdiag
Disk Cleanup Utility- cleanmgr
Disk Defragment- dfrg.msc
Disk Management- diskmgmt.msc
Disk Partition Manager- diskpart
Display Properties (w/Appearance Tab Preselected)- control color
Display Properties- control desktop
Display Properties- desk.cpl
Dr. Watson System Troubleshooting Utility- drwtsn32
Driver Verifier Utility- verifier
Event Viewer- eventvwr.msc
File Signature Verification Tool- sigverif
Files and Settings Transfer Tool- migwiz
Findfast- findfast.cpl
Firefox (if installed)- firefox
Folders Properties- control folders
Fonts- control fonts
Fonts Folder- fonts
Free Cell Card Game- freecell
Game Controllers- joy.cpl
Group Policy Editor (XP Prof)- gpedit.msc
Hearts Card Game- mshearts
Help and Support- helpctr
HyperTerminal- hypertrm
Iexpress Wizard- iexpress
Indexing Service- ciadv.msc
Internet Connection Wizard- icwconn1
Internet Explorer- iexplore
Internet Properties- inetcpl.cpl
Internet Setup Wizard- inetwiz
IP Configuration (Delete DNS Cache Contents)- ipconfig /flushdns
IP Configuration (Display Connection Configuration) - ipconfi/all
IP Configuration (Display DHCP Class ID)- ipconfig/showclassid
IP Configuration (Display DNS Cache Contents)- ipconfig /displaydns
IP Configuration (Modifies DHCP Class ID)- ipconfig /setclassid
IP Configuration (Release All Connections)- ipconfig /release
IP Configuration (Renew All Connections)- ipconfig /renew
IP Configuration(RefreshesDHCP&Re-RegistersDNS)-ipconfig/registerdns
Java Control Panel (If Installed)- javaws
Java Control Panel (If Installed)- jpicpl32.cpl
Keyboard Properties - control keyboard
Local Security Settings - secpol.msc
Local Users and Groups - lusrmgr.msc
Logs You Out Of Windows - logoff.....
Malicious Software Removal Tool - mrt
Microsoft Access (if installed) - access.cpl
Microsoft Chat - winchat
Microsoft Excel (if installed) - excel
Microsoft Frontpage (if installed)- frontpg
Microsoft Movie Maker - moviemk
Microsoft Paint - mspaint
Microsoft Powerpoint (if installed)- powerpnt
Microsoft Syncronization Tool - mobsync
Microsoft Word (if installed)- winword
Minesweeper Game - winmine
Mouse Properties - control mouse
Mouse Properties - main.cpl
Nero (if installed)- nero
Netmeeting - conf
Network Connections - control netconnections
Network Connections - ncpa.cpl
Network Setup Wizard - netsetup.cpl
Notepad - notepad
Nview Desktop Manager (If Installed)- nvtuicpl.cpl
Object Packager - packager
ODBC Data Source Administrator- odbccp32.cpl
On Screen Keyboard - osk
Opens AC3 Filter (If Installed) - ac3filter.cpl
Outlook Express - msimn
Paint – pbrush
Password Properties - password.cpl
Performance Monitor - perfmon.msc
Phone and Modem Options - telephon.cpl
Phone Dialer - dialer
Pinball Game - pinball
Power Configuration - powercfg.cpl
Printers and Faxes - control printers
Printers Folder – printers
Private Character Editor - eudcedit
Quicktime (If Installed)- QuickTime.cpl
Real Player (if installed)- realplay
Regional Settings - intl.cpl
Registry Editor - regedit
Registry Editor - regedit32
Remote Access Phonebook - rasphone
Remote Desktop - mstsc
Removable Storage - ntmsmgr.msc
Removable Storage Operator Requests - ntmsoprq.msc
Resultant Set of Policy (XP Prof) - rsop.msc
Scanners and Cameras - sticpl.cpl
Scheduled Tasks - control schedtasks
Security Center - wscui.cpl
Services - services.msc
Shared Folders - fsmgmt.msc
Shuts Down Windows - shutdown
Sounds and Audio - mmsys.cpl
Spider Solitare Card Game - spider
SQL Client Configuration - cliconfg
System Configuration Editor - sysedit
System Configuration Utility - msconfig
System File Checker Utility (Purge File Cache)- sfc /purgecache
System File Checker Utility (Return to Default Setting)- sfc /revert
System File Checker Utility (Scan Immediately)- sfc /scannow
System File Checker Utility (Scan On Every Boot) - sfc /scanboot
System File Checker Utility (Scan Once At Next Boot)- sfc /scanonce
System File Checker Utility (Set Cache Size to size x)-sfc/cachesize=x
System Information - msinfo32.
System Properties - sysdm.cpl
Task Manager – taskmgr
Task Manager – taskmgr
TCP Tester - tcptest
Telnet Client - telnet
Tweak UI (if installed) - tweakui
User Account Management- nusrmgr.cpl
Utility Manager - utilman
Windows Address Book - wab
Windows Address Book Import Utility - wabmig
Windows Backup Utility (if installed)- ntbackup
Windows Explorer - explorer
Windows Firewall- firewall.cpl
Windows Magnifier- magnify
Windows Management Infrastructure - wmimgmt.msc
Windows Media Player - wmplayer
Windows Messenger - msmsgs
Windows Picture Import Wizard (need camera connected)- wiaacmgr
Windows System Security Tool – syskey
Windows Update Launches - wupdmgr
Windows Version (to show which version of windows)- winver
Windows XP Tour Wizard - tourstart
Wordpad - write

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Yahoo mail search tips

You can also use the minus sign (“-”) to remove specific messages from your search results. For example:
  • To find messages that mention a person but aren’t from that person, type:
    person -from:person
  • To find messages containing specific text, but not from a specific user, type:
    text -from:user
  • To find messages containing specific text that do not contain other specific text, type:
    text -otherText

Header Shortcuts
Search your folders for a specific recipient. You can use a name, a fragment at the beginning of a name, or a full first and last name in quotes (if the mail was sent with the full name in the To: field). No space after the
bcc:“Mary Poppins”
From:The From: shortcut can be used to search for a specific sender. You can use a name, a fragment at the beginning of a name, or a full name in quotes (if the mail was sent with the full name in the From: field). Use quotes for full names.from:Mikki
from:“Mikki Tucker”
Subject:The Subject: shortcut can be used to search for messages containing specific text in the subject. Use quotes for multiple-word subjects.subject:dinner
subject:“favorite route”

Attachment Shortcuts
The attachment shortcuts can be used to search for properties of an attachment.
Shortcut Description Examples
attachment:Search for text inside any text-based attachment (it can’t search for words in a picture).attachment:reservation
attachment:“great year”
attachmentname:Search for messages containing attachments with the specified text in the filename. attachmentname:reservation
attachmentname:“final results”
attachmentcount:Search for messages with a specified number of attachments. To find messages with more or less than a specific number of attachments, use the greater-than or less-than symbol. attachmentcount:1
attachmenttype:Search for messages containing a certain type of attachment (for example PDFs). Your choices are:
.pdf file: pdf
.doc or .rtf file: msword
.xls, .xlsb, xlsm, .xlsx: excel
.txt: text
.bmp,.gif, .jpg, .png, tiff: image
.bmp: bmp
.jpg: jpeg
.gif: gif
.png: png
.tif, .tiff: tiff
.mpg, .mpeg (MPEG movie): mpeg
attachmentlanguages:Search for attachments in a specific language. Your choices are:
  • Chinese: cn
  • French: fr
  • German: de
  • Indian: in
  • Japanese: jp
  • Korean: kr
  • Spanish: es

Gmail Search Tips

You can also use advanced search operators by clicking on Show search options beneath the Gmail search box.

Operator Definition Example(s)
from: Used to specify the sender Example: from:amy
Meaning: Messages from Amy
to: Used to specify a recipient Example: to:david
Meaning: All messages that were sent to David (by you or someone else)
subject: Search for words in the subject line Example: subject:dinner
Meaning: Messages that have the word "dinner" in the subject
OR Search for messages matching term A or term B*
*OR must be in all caps
Example: from:amy OR from:david
Meaning: Messages from Amy or from David
Used to exclude messages from your search Example: dinner -movie
Meaning: Messages that contain the word "dinner" but do not contain the word "movie"
label: Search for messages by label*
*There isn't a search operator for unlabeled messages
Example: from:amy label:friends
Meaning: Messages from Amy that have the label "friends" Example: from:david label:my-family
Meaning: Messages from David that have the label "My Family"
has:attachment Search for messages with an attachment Example: from:david has:attachment
Meaning: Messages from David that have an attachment
list: Search for messages on mailing lists Example:
Meaning: Messages with the words in the headers, sent to or from this list
filename: Search for an attachment by name or type Example: filename:physicshomework.txt
Meaning: Messages with an attachment named "physicshomework.txt"
Example: label:work filename:pdf
Meaning: Messages labeled "work" that also have a PDF file as an attachment
" "
Used to search for an exact phrase*
*Capitalization isn't taken into consideration
Example: "i'm feeling lucky"
Meaning: Messages containing the phrase "i'm feeling lucky" or "I'm feeling lucky"
Example: subject:"dinner and a movie"
Meaning: Messages containing the phrase "dinner and a movie" in the subject
( ) Used to group words
Used to specify terms that shouldn't be excluded
Example: from:amy (dinner OR movie)
Meaning: Messages from Amy that contain either the word "dinner" or the word "movie"
Example: subject:(dinner movie)
Meaning: Messages in which the subject contains both the word "dinner" and the word "movie"
in:anywhere Search for messages anywhere in Gmail*
*Messages in Spam and Trash are excluded from searches by default
Example: in:anywhere movie
Meaning: Messages in All Mail, Spam, and Trash that contain the word "movie"
Search for messages in Inbox, Trash, or Spam Example: in:trash from:amy
Meaning: Messages from Amy that are in Trash
Search within messages that Priority Inbox considers important. Example: is:important from:janet
Meaning: Messages from Janet that were marked as important by Priority Inbox
Search for messages that are starred, unread or read Example: is:read is:starred from:David
Meaning: Messages from David that have been read and are marked with a star
Used to specify recipients in the cc: or bcc: fields*
*Search on bcc: cannot retrieve messages on which you were blind carbon copied
Example: cc:david
Meaning: Messages that were cc-ed to David
Search for messages sent during a certain period of time*
*Dates must be in yyyy/mm/dd format.
Example: after:2004/04/16 before:2004/04/18
Meaning: Messages sent between April 16, 2004 and April 18, 2004.*
*More precisely: Messages sent after 12:00 AM (or 00:00) April 16, 2004 and before April 18, 2004.
is:chat Search for chat messages Example: is:chat monkey
Meaning: Any chat message including the word "monkey".
deliveredto: Search for messages within a particular email address in the Delivered-To line of the message header Example:
Meaning: Any message with in the Delivered-To: field of the message header (which can help you find messages forwarded from another account or ones sent to an alias).