How to Backup Blogspot Blog Using Blogger Export Feature

Have you ever worried about the safety of your blogger blog ? As long as you write your blog with the right spirit, it is safe in Google server. They delete a blog from their server only if the blogger team find it is spamming. So theoretically every useful blogs are safe with Google. However, it is better you have the backup of your work on your computer to make sure it is cent percent safe. Though Google (Google owns blogger ) is a reliable company, it cannot guarantee cent percent safety for your content and hard work. So I highly recommend to take backups often to counter any unexpected deletion of blogs from their server. Blogger has a feature to export the blog saved in their server. We can use this  feature to take the backup.

How to Export Your Blogspot Blog From Blogger
  1. Logon to blogger account

  2. Click on Settings
    Export database

  3. Click on Other
    backup your blogspot site

  4. Click on Export blog link
    Blogger backup

It is very easy to take entire backup of a blogspot blog to a computer. I strongly recommend you to export blogspot site often including images to your computer. So you won't need to worry in case if Google changes its policy in future. You are safe with your content because you have the backup. It is important to have a backup of all images you have uploaded to a server. I learned it from my experience because I had been using imageshack to upload pictures but later they discontinued their service. Unless I pay for the service offered by them, they won't keep the pictures I had uploaded to imageshack server. I lost some of my pictures but couldn't hit me hard because I have the backup.

Steps to Backup a Classic Blogspot blog

Now let us check how to export blogspot site from server if you are using classic template. The method is similar to the process we did on new interface but the export option is in different page.
  1. Logon to blogger account

  2. Click on Settings
    save to PC

  3. Click on Export blog
  4. Click on Download blog

Now you can save Blogspot backup on your computer. This downloaded file is in XML format. In case if you want to migrate to WordPress, you can use the same file.

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Blogger Blog With Custom Domain is Not Opening in My Country

Right now I am having issues with opening in India and it is the same story for all blogger blogs with custom domains. I noticed this problem on yesterday night but I thought it was just a temporary phenomenon and never cared much about it. Sometimes my Internet Service Provider shows strange issues. I have been using BSNL and Bharti Airtel for my home.

Today morning some of my friends called and informed me about the issue. They too are not able to open my blog on their computers. Seems a serious problem, so I have started working with it. I tried to open my blog on my desktop computer but failed. On both my desktop and laptop, browser seems waiting for my blog and it is not coming to an end. Once I faced such an issue with my BSNL connection; so decided to check with different Internet Service Provider. I tried different Internet Service Providers but the result is same.
I Cannot Access Certain Websites With BSNL Internet Connection

Blogger Blogs are Not Opening In My Country

I decided to check whether it is just my issue or others are also facing it. I found following Google support thread  and the issue is allover in India. No blogger blogs with custom domain are opening in India. Link to the thread is given below.

It is a country specific issue. I have verified it with proxy and my blog is opening in all other countries. So I think there is nothing I can do at my side because it is a blogspot problem.  Perhaps any firewall settings on the Indian Internet gateway prevents the blogspot or any changes in blogger server privilege prevents it from showing in India. They must come with a solution to this problem and I am eagerly waiting for it.

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Configuration Of Linksys E1000 Wireless N Router With Cisco Connect Setup

E1000 is one of the popular E series router from Linksys which uses Cisco Connect to perform auto configuration. By running Cisco Connect, you can setup Linksys E1000 wireless N router without any troubles. It offers wireless transfer speed up to 300 Mbps and have 4 Ethernet ports. This router does not offer dual band feature and works only in 2.4GHz frequency. It is compatible with 802.11b, g and n devices. This tutorial deals with manual configuration of this device with solution to fix the Moon worm infection which bypasses router authentication.

Configuration Of Linksys E1000 With Cisco Connect

Since configuring E1000 with Cisco Connect is very simple, I am not going write detailed steps. Though this device has WiFi feature, you must connect it with modem and computer using Ethernet cables while configuring it. All you have to consider while configuring this device with Cisco Connect are provided below.
  1. Connect WAN Port(Internet Port) Of E1000 to Modem

  2. Connect PC to LAN Port of E1000 and run Setup CD

  3. Follow the instructions and click next to continue the process.
    E1000 router with Cisco Connect

    Click OK when you see the completion screen

Linksys E1000 Manual Setup Guide

If you do not want to use Cisco Connect, you can configure this device manually.

  1. Connect LAN port to your PC using an Ethernet cable

  2. Type on the address bar of your web browser (router is on)

    Now you will be prompted for login details.
    How to login Linksys E1000 Wireless N Router

  3. Enter login details Of Linksys E1000 Router

    Username: (it should be blank)
    Password : admin

    After entering the details click OK. Now you will be in on the web based setup page.
    Setup Linksys E1000 Wireless N Router via browser based

  4. Configure Internet Connection On E1000

    Following options are available to configure Internet access.
    1. Automatic Configuration -DHCP
    2. Static IP
    3. PPPoE
    4. PPTP
    5. L2TP
    6. Telstra Cable

    You can select the appropriate option from the drop down menu depends on the Internet connection you have. To learn more about this, visit the link below.
    Advanced Guide to Configure Linksys Router Manually

  5. Wireless Security

    It supports RADIUS, WPA/WPA2 and WEP

Moon Worm Infection On E1000 Router

It is widely reported that a malicious worm named Moon worm infected many routers in E-series having the Remote Management Access feature enabled. One of the best precautions to protect this device from Moon Worm infection is to turn off Remote Management Access feature in it. Linksys has solution for login vulnerability (vulnerability Moon Worm exploited) and updated it with latest versions of Firmware. So it is important to have latest version of firmware on E1000 router. Another step is to disable Filter Anonymous Internet Request on the router. To learn more about these steps, visit the link below and refer the end of the tutorial.
Solution For Moon Worm Infection On Linksys E Series Routers

Common Problems With Linksys E1000 Router
  • Need to Reset E1000

    If you want to reset the current configuration and reconfigure it, visit the link below.
    How to Reset Linksys Router to Factory Default

  • Wireless Connection Freeze With E1000

    If you see wireless disconnection issues with this device, check the following details.
    1. Make sure Network mode is mixed and have channel with 20 Mhz only
    2. Set MTU size as 1400 and enable Keep Alive option
    3. Avoid any wireless devices using 2.4 GHz near the router
    4. Update to latest firmware
    5. Change wireless channels from 1 to 6 or 11 to stop loosing signal

    Also you can follow the steps provided in the link below.
    Wireless Network Keep Connecting and Disconnecting

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Check Reading Level of a Blog in Google Search

Google has introduced a new Search filter named Reading Level. This feature helps us to filter search results based on the standard of the content. There are three categories of reading level; basic, intermediate and advanced. We can choose the desired reading level from the advanced search page. These three classifications are based on the level of expertise in the articles. For example if you are looking for tutorials to start learning a new subject, it is better you choose basic and intermediate. However, for a researcher, 'advanced' is preferred. So for a researcher who are looking for in depth knowledge in particular topic must choose advanced rather than basic or intermediate. The same feature helps to classify the quality of a website in case of the level of knowledge.

Let us check the reading level of this blog. Here I enabled the option annotate results with reading level from advanced search page.
Find reading level of a blog

According to Google, reading level of is intermediate.

Enable Reading Level

If you want to see search results with reading level, you can simply do it from advanced page. You can annotate the reading standard with the web pages displayed on Google by following the steps below.
  1. Advanced Search

    To go to Google advanced search, visit the link below.

  2. Select Annotate results with reading Standard
    find high quality websites

  3. Click Advanced Search button

How to Check Content Standard  Of a Website

If you want to check the reading level of a website or blog, you can do it very simply. You should go to Google advanced search with the filter Annotate results with the standard of content and type site:blog address. For example if you want to check the reading standard of this blog, use the command on advanced search and press enter. This will show all the indexed pages of this blog with the content standard. If you just want to check the home page only, you do not need to add the prefix 'site:' before the domain name.

Display Advanced Search Results Only

If you are already master in a particular topic and do not want basic information, you should select the filter show only advanced results from Google advanced search page. If you are not an expert in a topic and plan to learn it, better choose basic or intermediate filter.

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Granding Access By Controling Another Gmail Account

How many of you are managing more than one Gmail accounts ? I am having more than one accounts and I often think it would be nice if I can logon to all by a single login. Google has a solution for those who are struggling to handle multiple email accounts. That solution is called Email Delegation and this feature authorizes any other gmail accounts to access your gmail account without typing or knowing your password. Don't worry, nobody can access your email without your authorization. The 'grant access request' must sent from your Gmail account and the second user should accept it. After the verification, he can login to your mail account without typing your password via his account. You can block the user at any time if you are not willing to grant entry for him anymore.

Allow Access To Another Gmail

In order to enable Email Delegation for your Gmail ID, follow the steps below.
  1. Click on Settings (On Top right of the window)

  2. Click on Accounts and Import

  3. Click Add Another Account
    hack in to another

    Once you click the link "Add Another Account" you will get a popup where you can type the email address of the desired ID using which the entire emails coming to you cab be read. Now a confirmation mail will send to the email ID typed here.

  4. Once after he verified it, he will be able to access and read mails on your behalf at anytime. The confirmation mail looks like one below. He can either confirm or reject the offer.
    no third party access my mail id

How to Block The same user from Accessing my Google mail

You don't need to worry if you are no longer interested to give access to your Google mail. You can always end it by your own. Once after the email delegation feature is activated you will see an alert like one for seven days. Look at the image below to see how the warning looks like.
someone enter your g mail

It is important to note that, this alert will come to an end after seven days. So how you stop someone from access your Google email ? It is very easy. You may logon to Gmail settings page and check whether, is there any ID which has access to this id. You can see one like shown below.
unauthorized entry

All you have to do is to click delete button. Once you delete the ID, that ID will never again see or read mails comes to you.

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Enable Google SafeSearch Lock Permanently On Firefox, Chrome etc

If you are a responsible parent, you cannot allow your kids to view websites which are not appreciated at their age. Google provides SafeSearch options for you to protect your kids from watching unwanted websites and domains. However, most kids know how to disable SafeSearch feature and access restricted websites by Google Search. Here I suggest a method to set permanent Google safesearch lock on a computer which cannot be disabled by simply choosing turn off protection option. It is a browser level lock to stop showing unwanted search results and can be done on major browsers like Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Internet Explorer etc.

Permanently Set Google SafeSearch On a Browser

In order to set permanent SafeSearch lock on a browser, you should login to your Google account. After configuring this lock, it will work on that browser even if you have logged out from your account. Since it is a browser level block, you must perform the same steps on all browsers installed on your laptop. For example, the lock you set on Chrome doesn't mean Firefox has same block unless you set it on Firefox too.

  1. Click on Settings on Search Result page
    Safe Search

  2. Click on Search Settings from the drop down menu

  3. Click on Lock SafeSearch
    Permanent Safe Search lock

    It is under SafeSearch Filters and you will be prompted to login to your Google account.

  4. Login to your Account
    logical block

  5. Click on Lock SafeSearch

    Now it will show you a message "Locking SafeSearch across all Google domains". When the process is  finished you will see the following message.

    "SafeSearch is locked across all Google domains"

    Safe is locked across all domains

How Would I Know Safe Search is On ?

You can easily find out whether Safe Search is on by checking the following symbol.

You can verify the status of safesearch on your browser by seeing the above symbol. This lock works on the browser even if you logged out.

How to Unlock Permanent Google Safe Search Lock

The browser lock method we explained here is not literally permanent. One can easily break this lock by simply clearing the cookies and browser cache. It is because after deleting the cookies, Google SafeSearch settings will be back to default. So this trick is not as safe like installing parental control programs on your computer to prevent users browse unwanted search on Google. One method to prevent children from clearing the cache and cookies of a browser is to set master password. Once a master password is set, kids cannot remove cookies without typing the secret password.

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How to Open Recently Closed Google Chrome Browser Tabs

Google Chrome has crossed the popularity of Firefox and becomes the number one web browser. The skinny design and fast loading speed helps it to beat other browsers. Though this skinny light design is very helpful, it does have its own negatives too. This skinny design may sometimes make us close tabs accidentally. This tutorial explains how to recover the recently closed Google Chrome browser tabs on your computer. We can recover the last terminated tabs by multiple methods.

Different ways to Restore Recently Closed Google Chrome Tabs
  1. Keyboard Shortcut

    Use the combination [CTRL] + [Shift] + [T] to open most recently closed Chrome tab in your computer. If you want to recover second last terminated tab, you may need to press the same keyboard combination. If you press the same set of keys again, third last closed tab will open. In my personal experience it is the fasted way to recover closed Chrome browser pages on a PC.

  2. Thumbnail

    Start a new tab and look at the thumbnails displayed there. It shows a list of recently terminated tabs and we can restart anyone of them from the list.
    top most

    Just click on any on the thumbnail will open that specific tab. Major advantage of this method is the control over the specific tab reopening. You can select the right page you want to reopen without repeating the process from the most recent to last.

  3. From History

    You can go to Chrome history and open any previously closed page. To do this either press [CTRL] + [H] or type chrome://history/ on address bar. It will show complete list of previously closed Chrome pages. You can restore any pages listed there by simply clicking on them. This trick also gives the freedom to select the right page you want recover from the list without repeating same process.

  4. Right Click on Chrome and Reopen Recently Closed Tab

    You can right click on the top of the browser and select the option to reopen recently closed tab.

By these four methods you will not find any difficulties to recover recently terminated pages. My personal favorites to start most recently terminated page are method one and four. These two methods doesn't bother to give an option from which we must select the right page to reopen. However, if you want to reopen specific web page from the list of terminated pages, methods 2 and 3 and fine.

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ID of Simon D'souza - an IT based Short Film Review

Today I would like to take a break from my normal tech related articles and introduce an awesome work of a promising young director Sanal Mohana Marar. He and his team released an IT based short film, ID of Simon D'souza. He succeed to tell a touching story in a fixed time frame with perfect shots. ID of Simon D'souza is directed, edited and released by a group of young talented people under the banner Film Fanatic Engineers. Story of this short film is by Arun Dominic and Cinematography is by Narendhiran Elangovan. Music is by Ashwin Renju.

Story of the Short Film -ID of Simon D'souza

This movie is about finding the exact reason for not collecting lost ID card by its owner though it is listed on Lost and Found board for a long term. This movie started with showing the daily life of a lazy young man (named Roy) employed in an IT firm in a big city very long from his native place. This young man (Acted by Arun Dominic) has nothing to do in his life other than his regular repeated activities except taking some photos by his Mobile Phone. He is leading a lonely life as he is new to the city. Once he forgot his Mobile Charger in his office and that changed the entire things.

When Roy returned to his office he found his charger lost. From next day onwards checking lost and found board became a part of his daily life. Then he noticed information about one lost ID card (of Simon Dsouza). This entry was there on the board for weeks and it started give a strange idea to Roy. Why Simon is not collecting his ID card ? Roy then started to find the answer to this question. Here comes the major twist of the story. I really recommend you to watch this movie and find the reason for Simon not collecting his ID card. I am sure you will like this short film and my special congrats to Film Fanatic Engineers for creating such a nice work.


Not able to Access Router's Web-Based Setup Page

Some times you may face issues with accessing the web based setup page of your wireless router. Your router may be from Linksys, Belkin, Netgear etc. The troubleshooting steps to fix issues with accessing your router setup page is same for all this SOPHO wireless routers. The major difference with Belkin Wireless router and Linksys Wireless router is its router default IP address. Otherwise, both routers have same procedure to login the setup page.

Cannot Access Setup Page of my Wireless Router- Reasons

There might be many reasons which prevent access to router setup page. Some of them are:

1. Connection issues

2. Faulty Router

3. Browser Issues

4. Using wrong router IP address to login

If your Wireless Router is not connected (in order to access router setup page, it is advised to connect your wireless router to your computer using an Ethernet cable. ) to your computer properly, you cannot access router setup page. In addition to this, if your router or the port of your router is faulty you cannot login to your router setup page.

Sometimes browser cache may prevent you from login to your router setup page. Another change is the usage of wrong IP address to login. In order to find the right login IP address of your router, follow the steps in the below post.

How to Find login IP address of a Router

Steps to fix Issues with Login to Router Setup Page

To troubleshoot the issues with accessing router setup page, follow the steps below.

1. Check Router Lights and make sure connections are proper

To get more help about checking connection issues follow the guide below.

How to check my Local Network Connection and fix the issue

2. Clear Browser cache

3. Power Cycle your router

4. Reset your Wireless Router

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Set Maximum Download and Upload Speed of BitTorrent in Opera Browser

In Opera browser, you have the option to set maximum download speed and maximum upload speed of BitTorrent file transfer. In addition to this you can set Bandwidth Restriction Mode for BitTorrent in Opera Browser. This option is available in Opera Configuration page where you can change the behavior of Opera. In order to access this place, follow the steps below.

Change BitTorrent settings in Opera Browser

1. Open Opera browser

2. On address bar type opera:config and press enter

3. On Preferences Editor click on BitTorrent

How Increase BitTorrent download speed in Opera Browser

4. Set your maximum BitTorrent Download rate here

Improve BitTorrent download rate in opera

After changing the settings, don't forget to save it. After saving the new values close your Opera Window.

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How to Solve Oops! Firefox Could not Find HTTP

For the past few days I was getting the error message Oops! Firefox could not find HTTP, when ever I tried to open a link in new tab. Instead of showing the webpage, Firefox start showing a Google page with the alert "Oops! Firefox could not find HTTP". Only after refreshing the page multiple times, I could access the webpage. At first, I thought it was the issue with the web address but later I realized the truth. I was getting the same error with many websites and those websites work fine with other web browsers like Internet Explorer, Chrome etc. I read some interesting discussions about this issue on  popular discussion forums and they have listed some common reasons for getting this message instead of opening the destination website after clicked a link.

Reasons for Oops! Firefox could not find HTTP

Some of the reasons I found from various discussion forums and portals are:
  • Lower Memory and high number of Tabs opened

  • Malicious Program ( I read it as Google Virus )

  • May be DNS(Domain Name System) resolving issues

  • Security Programs stop Firefox from accessing website details

As I noticed, I was getting this error message mostly when multiple tabs were opened. It is because if we try to open a new tab, it may prevent Mozilla browser from loading the details of the new webpage due to low memory. So Firefox shows this error message instead of displaying the link. Another possibility I read is the presence of some malicious programs which affect browsers installed on the PC. Malicious programs stop Firefox from displaying websites and redirect to Google Search with this message.

If the firewall installed on a PC blocks Firefox from accessing website details, it can cause this issue. Last possible reason is DNS failure. If your computer failed to resolve the Domain Name System queries, Firefox can't find the web page. So Domain Name System issue is also a possible reason.


We can solve this issue without much difficult. Possible steps to fix this issue are:

  1. Close unwanted tabs

  2. Make sure Firefox is white listed in Firewall settings

  3. Assign Open DNS or Google DNS

    To get more details about assigning Open DNS in your computer follow the links below.

  4. It is better perform a virus scan

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Prevent Displaying Recently Opened Programs in Windows Start Menu

One of the coolest feature of Windows 7 is its ability to store recently opened programs in start menu without any external help. This facility is very much helpful for users who often use a set of applications on his PC. All those applications he uses regularly will be placed here and he will find no issues with finding these applications. However, certain users hate to see the recently used applications in Start menu and want to prevent the recently executed programs from showing here. This tutorial explains how to stop this automatically storing of recently executed applications here.

Prevent Windows 7 from Storing Recently Opened Programs in Start Menu

  1. Right Click on Start button and click properties

  2. Click on Start menu and uncheck both boxes

    After this you should click on Apply and OK.

How does It Work

Now let us check how does this procedure work ? As we know, Microsoft Operating systems display the recently opened programs on Start menu by default, we have to change its properties and uncheck the option to Store and Display. Once we have unchecked the check box near this and save settings, you will not see the automatic inclusion of recently executed applications in the list.

For example I have started a Microsoft game Chess Titans on my laptop and closed it. Before changing the Menu properties, once I closed this Microsoft game, it will start showing there. However, after unckecking the check box near "Store and Display recently opened programs", there is no display of "Chess Titans" in the menu.

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Get your Free 1 year License Key for Latest Kaspersky Internet Security

There is a golden opportunity from leading Internet Security company Kaspersky to get one year free license for their latest Kaspersky Internet Security (KIS). They offer free license key for Kaspersky Internet Security on a promotional base. The only issue with this offer is, it is valid for Chinese version of Kaspersky Internet Security. You are not allowed to use this one year free license key for English version. Though the restriction is there, we can simply convert Chinese version of KIS to English version. So this offer is a boon for everyone. If you want to convert the Chinese product in to English product, follow the instructions carefully.

Get free license key for Kaspersky Internet Security
  1. In order to get your free license key for KIS2011, you may go to the link below.

  2. Enter your email address to get link.
    Free Kaspersky Antivirus 2014

  3. Now you need to enter the numbers shown in captcha and click on the button.
    no payment
Now your will get your 20 digit Free 1 year License Key for Latest KIS version. This free license key works only on Chinese version and if you try it on English version, it will not work. However, there are provisions to change Chinese version in to English version after activating the trial product using the license key.

Download & Install
  1. To download Kaspersky Internet Security, follow the link below.

  2. If you face issues with understanding the instructions, follow the guide below.
    Chinese KIS

  3. Click on the button.

    As in the pictures click on the second buttons in the following installation pages.

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Tools To Check Safety Of a Website

There are so many fraudulent websites now a days whose only intention is to sell crappy products or installing malware applications on visitors computers. First type websites alert the visitor about the presence of virus and strongly recommend them to perform an online scan to detect them. Once the scan is finished, visitor will be forced to pay a fee to remove the virus. Second types websites directly install malicious applications on visitors laptop. Some are intentionally created to host malware programs while others are hijacked by third party person. Anyway, it is important to avoid visiting any infected websites to protect our computer. Fortunately we have some tools to check whether a website is safe to browse.

Tools To Check Safety Of a Website

There are certain free tools to check whether a website is safe to browse or not. Most of these tools are free to use.
  1. Norton Safe Web

    Norton Safe Web is a free tools to check the possible threats posed by a website.
    Norton Safe Browse to Check any website

    To go to Norton Safe browse, follow the link below.

  2. McAfee SiteAdvisor - Check Search Result Links

    McAfee SiteAdvisor gives a little bit more assistance to check whether a site is free from malicious issues or not. They also check each outbound links on a webpage and tell you if they are safe to click.

    It is a free software and you can download it from the following location.

    McAfee SiteAdvisor shows malicious websites even from Google Search Results page. So I really recommend you to download and install this free software on your computer.

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Increase Google Spider Crawl Rate Of a Website

Search Engines automatically assign a specific rate of crawling for websites in their index. This rate depends on factors like how fast the webmaster update his site, the popularity of the pages etc. Though we cannot control the indexing pattern of Search Engine Spiders, there is a method to change the speed of crawling at least for Google spiders. This tutorial explains one method to change the current spider crawling rate if you feel the Google spiders crawl rate of your website is very low. To assign a specific crawling speed for Google spiders, you must have a verified webmaster tools account.

Steps to Manually Change Google Crawling rate Of Websites

First step to perform this action is to verify your webmaster tools account with the domain name for which you are going to change the spider crawling rate. In order to set custom crawling rate for your domain, follow the steps below.
  1. Login to your Google Webmaster Tools Account. Use the link to logon

  2. Click on Settings (on left hand side of the page)

  3. Select set custom crawl rate

    Use the slider to change the automatic speed. If you move the slider left, spiders will visit your website in less frequency. If you want them very often on your webpages, you should move the slider to right. Do not forget to save the current changes you have made.

New custom made crawl rate is valid for 90 days only. Please note that if Google sets a default crawling speed for your website, you cannot change it by yourself. For a domain with default indexing speed assigned by Google, you will not see the slider to alter the current crawling speed. So this tutorial will work for those lucky webmasters whose domains are still having freedom to change the current indexing speed. So don't waste your time thinking because you must start quickly before big G assign automatic value.

If you set the slider to slower side, big G robots will reduce its frequency to visit your site and there is a risk of loosing the recent updates from their attention. It is OK for site having very rare content update like a static website but for a dynamic web portal I recommend you to move the slider to faster side. though robots will visit your site very often and consume server bandwidth, they will not miss any recent updates.

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Popular Mozilla Firefox Browser Tips, Tweaks and Tricks

While writing a blog, discussing different Internet technologies, we cannot miss important web browsers. Firefox is one of the most popular web browsers now a days. Mozilla foundation developed Firefox browser and developers helped a lot for the success of this project because it is an open source project. Big pool of add-ons makes Firefox very helpful for developers, marketers, researchers etc. has a lot of tutorials related to Firefox browser. Here I provide links to some of our popular Firefox browser tutorials.

Important Firefox Add-ons

One of the important reasons for the big popularity of Firefox is its huge collection of add-ons. Here you can see tutorials introducing some nice add-ons you can install on your computer. You can also read the step by step guides to install and operate these add-ons.
  1. FireFTP - Recommended Free FTP File Transfer Program

  2. One Deleted Add-on by Mozilla Firefox

  3. Capture Full Screen-shot Using Firefox Browser

  4. Add-on Helps to Improve Photo Search On Firefox Browser

  5. Get Standalone Blog Editor With Your Firefox browser

  6. See Actual URLs Instead of shortened URLs

  7. Set Google Search Results in New Window or Tab On Firefox Browser

  8. Read Your Favorite Blog Updates in Google Reader like Magazine

  9. 3D Tab management On Firefox Browser

  10. No Properties option in Firefox 3.6 Right Click Menu

Firefox Browser Configuration Guides

We can change advanced features of Firefox browser by login to config window. Here is a list of tutorials which explain how to access and change advanced settings of Mozilla browser installed on your computer.
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  2. Set Firefox Check Web Server Certificate Mandatory

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  4. How to Remove Close button from Firefox Tabs

  5. Disable Automatic Virus Scan by Firefox

  6. How to disable Session Restore On Firefox

Firefox GUI Tweaks

Here is a list of simple browser tweaks without having much technical knowledge. These GUI based changes will help you to customize the browser installed on your computer. You can refer these articles when you see some features are disabled on browser and fix the issues.
  1. Disable Firefox Software Automatic Update Check

  2. Disable Multiple Mozilla Firefox Browser Tabs Closing Warning

  3. Update Firefox Browser to Latest Version to Avoid Known Vulnerabilities

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  6. Keyboard Trick to Rotate Firefox Tabs

  7. How to Remove Saved Passwords from Firefox 3.5 and above

  8. How to Enable Spell Check On Firefox Window

  9. Restore Recently Closed Tabs On Firefox Browser

  10. Different Methods to Clear cookies from Firefox 3.5 and above

  11. How to enable POP UP blocker On Firefox

  12. How to view saved passwords from Firefox browser

Browser Installation Issues

Just like any other software products, Firefox too can cause issues while installing on your computer. This section points to articles dealing with installation issues and any updates related to new features available on Firefox.
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  2. Firefox Added Do Not Track (DNT ) Feature

  3. Oops! Firefox could not find http

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How to Troubleshoot Linksys Wireless Router Connectivity Problems

Linksys is a leading SOHO product manufacture and their Wireless Routers are very popular. This tutorial explains the necessary steps to troubleshoot a Linksys Wireless router when a PC connected to it facing issues with accessing Internet. There are various reasons which prevent a user from going online but the task of a network admin is to isolate the right reason from the list of all possible reasons. I believe this guide will help you to isolate and pin point the right cause which prevents a Linksys router from getting Internet connection. Here we troubleshoot some common issues and they are listed below.

  • Troubleshoot Configuration Issues

  • Computer cannot Join  Wireless Network

  • Cannot Access Internet Through Linksys Wireless Router

  • Low Speed of Linksys Wireless Router

Analyzing Issues With Linksys Router

If you are facing any of the issues listed above, I recommend you to go through the guide to fix it. The same procedure can be followed to fix issues with Access Point (AP) too.

  1. Check LED lights

    First step is to make sure the device is working fine. So we need to check the following lights and make sure they are steady. Power light, Internet light (WAN ), LAN light (if computer is connected to any LAN port) and Wireless light.

  2. Make sure Modem is online

    Before troubleshooting your Linksys router for not getting Internet, you should make sure that your computer is online directly through modem(ISP). To check this, you need to connect your computer directly to the modem and try to go online. If you are unable to go online, you should immediately contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP).
    No Internet From ISP Modem.

  3. Make sure you can ping Linksys Router

    You should make sure that you are getting valid reply from Linksys Router while ping it.
    How to Check Your Local Network Connection.

  4. Check Current Configuration

    It is very important because if the device is not configured correctly, computers connected to it will not get Internet. The following guides will help you to check it.

  5. Power Cycle

    By power cycling you can fix most of the connectivity issues with Linksys Router. To learn more about how to power cycle Linksys Wireless Router, visit the link below.
    How to Power Cycle a Network Device

  6. Check Connection

    Another Step to troubleshoot connectivity issues is to check whether your router is properly connected to the modem and computer. To know more about it click on the link below.
    Router Cascade Guide

  7. Upgrade Firmware

    Upgrading the firmware  to the latest version may fix some of the issues. Click on the link below to know how to do it.
    How to Upgrade Wireless AP Firmware

Issues with Accessing certain Services via Linksys Router

If you are facing issues with accessing certain services or websites via Linksys products, following guide can help you.
Cannot Access Certain Websites and Services 

Port forwarding

Some times Linksys firewall can block you from accessing certain online games while playing with X box, Play station etc. In this case you may need to forward respective ports.
How to Forward Ports To Play Online Games

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How to Remove Close button from Firefox Tabs

Firefox is one of the popular browsers with many stunning features. We have covered many guides on the topic and here I introduce one different tweak. Let us check how to modify the default feature of this browser by editing the configuration. This tutorial explains step by step instructions to remove close button from Firefox tabs. After completing the procedure there won't be any option to delete the tabs without closing the entire window. You don't need to worry, you can always reverse the changes you made.

Steps to Remove Close button from Firefox Tabs

I would like to give a small introduction first about the way this tweak works. To perform it, we need to logon to config page. Then edit the value of browser.tabs.closeButtons from default to 3. It will remove close button from all Firefox tabs. Steps are given below.

  1. Start the browser

  2. Login to about:config

    To remove close button from Firefox tabs, you need to login to about:config. To do this type about:config on address bar and press enter. Now, you will see a warning message saying how important this page and any mistake can make this program not working.

    You need to click the button to continue.

  3. Change the value of browser.tabs.closeButtons to 3

    Browse for browser.tabs.closeButtons in about:config page and modify the value by right click on it. Change the default value to 3. Now the close buttons in every Firefox tab will be removed. Look at the image below, you will get idea about how to change the value.

There is No Close Button To Terminate Firefox Tab

On the other hand, if you are not seeing any close button without changing any settings, same procedure can fix the issue. All you have to do is to continue the steps from 1 to 3 and change the value from 3 to 1. So any difficulties with closing the open tabs will be fixed.

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How to Encrypt a Picture With Secret Text

There is an old trick to hide a file or text in an Image an send it over Internet to avoid detection. If we search in Google with the keyword "Hide message in an Image", we can see a lot of tools to hide secret phrases in an image. However, this tutorial doesn't explain the usage of any of the tools. Here we learn how to encrypt a picture with secret text without possible detection. We need a high quality picture in JPG format and once we encrypt this picture with hidden content, you will notice no difference to it. This tutorial is written in a way to teach you this trick without the help of third party tools using a practical example.

Steps to hide Text in an Image

Before proceeding to the trick, we must make sure we have following essential things ready.

  • A quality JPG image

  • Text file you need to hide

  • WinRar

Here I assume the text file we need to hide is named as text.txt and the photo is named as image.jpg. I have a file named hidenfile.rar which is the compressed file of text.txt using WinRar. Winrar is a freeware and you can download it for free from the link below.

Now let us check how to perform this task. Go through the step by step instructions provided below.

  1. Create a folder

    I have created a folder named encrypt in C drive and saved the photo and text file there ( C:\encrypt).

  2. Open Command Prompt

    Type cmd on search or run and press enter to open DOS prompt. Now go to C:\encrypt and if you do not know how to go to a particular folder (C:\encrypt) in command prompt, follow the steps below.

    • Type cd\ and press enter, now you will go to C:\

    • Type cd encrypt and press enter

    Now DOS window will be showing the following address C:\encrypt

  3. Now type following code on DOS Prompt

    copy /b image.jpg + hidenfile.rar newimage.jpg

    Here newimage.jpg is the picture which contains the compressed file hidenfile.rar and you can send it your friend. He can open this file using winrar and extract the hidden message from the picture.

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How to Access On Screen Virtual Keyborad On Windows XP & 7

If you are in a public cafe, it is not advised to type your username and passwords using regular keyboards to logon to online accounts. If applications like keyloggers are installed on that computer, they can record every keystrokes and send it to their Creator. So if you type the username and password using the keyboard, keyloggers will record them and eventually others will learn your user login information. In order to avoid such a chance it is recommended to use virtual keyboard to type sensitive information on a laptop. Microsoft built a virtual keyboard called Windows On Screen Keyboard for users who are using infected computer to avoid key strokes. This tutorial explains how to access virtual keyboards on Windows 8, 7, Vista and XP computers.

Access Windows 7 Virtual Keyboard
  1. Go to Control Panel

  2. Click on Ease of Access Center in icon view

  3. Click Start On-Screen Keyboard
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  4. Now the virtual keyboard is started
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How to Get On Screen Keyboard in Windows XP

To access Windows XP virtual Keyboard, follow the steps below.
  1. Click on Start

  2. Click on All Programs

  3. Click on Accessories

  4. Click on Accessibility

  5. Select On-Screen Keyboard
    How to use On Screen Keyboard in Windows XP

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Troubles With Changing Yahoo Messenger Display Image

Last time while chatting with one of my friends in Yahoo Messenger, he said that he was unable to see my display image. Then I checked and saw no display image was selected. As usual I selected the display image and click OK. However, it didn't fix the issue and the display showed blank. I tried again to select my uploaded image in Yahoo Messenger but the issue remained, as the display still showed blank. I checked the reason for this trouble in some forums and found that issue of unable to change yahoo messenger profile picture is a common issue. It may be from the server side or the issue from client side. Another kind of issue is with seeing the display image of chat friend. Instead of showing his display image you may see a black window. This tutorial explains a set of possible steps to troubleshoot issues with changing current yahoo messenger display image.

How to Solve Issues with Changing Yahoo Messenger Display Image

Possible troubleshooting steps you can follow while facing this problem are:
  1. Log off and Login

  2. Delete the currently saved pictures and load the images again

  3. Try to upload JPEG format images (usually png format has compatibility issues)

  4. Make sure you are using the latest version of YM

  5. Delete the Yahoo Messenger current cache and re-login

    You can delete Yahoo Messenger cache in the following path.
    My Computer> Local Drive C >Program Files >Yahoo > Messenger >Cache

  6. Make sure you have latest Adobe Flash Player installed on your computer

  7. Uninstall and reinstall Yahoo Messenger

All the above steps work only if the reason for the issue is from user end. For example, if the software installed on a PC is outdated, it may not work as expected. We can resolve that situation by completely removing the software from the PC and install the latest release.If the issue is from server side, none of the above tips will work. In that case all you can do is to wait.

While selecting a picture to set for profile, it is important to check the format. We cannot expect a tool supports every formats. YM supports JPEG format more than png. If you have a selected a png picture, there might be a chance of compatibility issues. To avoid such a problem, it is better choose a file with right format.

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DVD Drive is Not Showing in My Computer

DVD or CD drive is an important peripheral device and most of the desktop computers and laptops have it. There are certain cases where a computer fails to recognize or show DVD drive connected to it in My Computer. It is like your PC doesn't even know such a device is there. This tutorial explains most of the reasons for a computer to ignore the connected DVD drive. Second part explains the common troubleshooting steps to fix if you cannot see DVD writer in My Computer.

Major Reasons For Not Detecting DVD Writer

  1. DVD Drive may be disabled in your computer

  2. Driver need to be Updated

  3. Loose connection

  4. Possible Registry Error


If you do not see the CD writer in My Computer, I suggest you to perform the steps below.

  1. Check in Device Manager

    First step is to go to Device Manager and check whether the DVD writer is detected there. If it is detected, make sure it is not disabled. If it is disabled in Device manager, you need to right click on it and enable it.

  2. Disconnect DVD drive and Reconnect it

    Loose connection is one of the common reasons for a PC to stop recognizing a device. So it is recommended to unplug your DVD drive from your PC and reconnect it. After reconnecting it, restart your computer. Now check whether it is detected by your computer.

  3. Update Driver

    If the driver installed in your computer is outdated, it is recommended to update the device driver. You can download the latest version of from your DVD Drive manufacturer website.

  4. Registry fix

    I found this registry fix from a discussion form. According to this fix you need to go the following registry location:


    Here you need to select the key: {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

    You need to delete All Value Data from UpperFilters and LowerFilters attribute.
    solution for CD player issues

    After deleting the value, you may need to restart your computer.

  5. Contact Vendor

    If all four steps mentioned above failed to resolve the issue, last resort is to contact product manufacturer. You should call the device manufacturer technical support.

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Configure Nokia Siemens C2110 ADSL Modem to Setup BSNL Internet

BSNL provides Nokia Siemens C2110 ADSL Modem for users who opt not to take wireless modem. It has routing feature but does not have WiFi. Since it has DHCP server, we do not need to buy an extra router to share Internet among multiple computers. However, C2110 has just one LAN port and one USB port. So you must have an additional device known as switch to share Internet between multiple computers. Nokia Siemens C2110 ADSL Modem is best suited for BSNL customers who want Internet on just one computer. This tutorial explains how to configure broadband on Siemens C2110 ADSL Modem and instructs how to connect a switch to share the broadband among multiple devices.

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Configure Broadband On Nokia Siemens BSNL C2110 ADSL Modem
  1. Connection

    Connect LAN port of C2110 to computer using an Ethernet cable. Make sure the device is on.

  2. Login

    Type on the address bar of your browser and press enter.

    When a user login window comes it will prompt you to enter a username and password.

    Default Nokia Siemens BSNL Modem login username and password is:

    • User Name : admin
    • Password   : admin

  3. Configure Internet

    To configure Internet in Nokia Siemens BSNL Modem, you should follow the steps below.

    • Click on Configuration

    • Click on Internet

    You should delete all the default connections shown in this page. You can select the connection and click on delete symbol.

  4. Create a new connection

    • Click on add to create a new connection

    • Enter the following details.

      1. PVC Name : PPPoE
      2. VPI : 0
      3. VCI : 35
      4. After entering the details click on Next.

    • Now enter the following details.

      1. Encapsulation Type: LLC/SNAP
      2. Encapsulation Mode: Bridged

      Then Click on Next.

    • In this page you may need to select Obtain an IP address automatically.

      You should enable NAT and Default Route if you wish to connect a switch and share Internet among multiple PCs. After selecting this, click on next.

    • Here you should enter the username and password given by BSNL. Service name should be BSNL. After entering the details click on next and on confirmation page click Apply. It is important to type the broadband service username in the right form. Do not forget to add @ part if you are given the username as an email address by ISP. If you have any doubts, you must contact technical support immediately.

  5. Reboot

    After finishing the setup you should reboot Nokia Siemens BSNL modem. To reboot, follow the steps below.

    • Click on Admin

    • Click on Reboot

    Select the option Reboot from last and click on Reboot button in the bottom. It may take few minutes to come back your modem.

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Display Driver Stopped Responding and has Recovered

Today my computer display just went black and came back within few second with an error message Display Driver Stopped Responding and has Recovered . It has extra details too; Display Driver Intel Graphics Accelerator Drivers for Windows Vista (R) stopped responding and has successfully recovered . I am using Windows 7 on my PC and I am confused after reading this message. Why do I get Vista error message on a computer running on Windows 7? To learn more about it, I went through many technical forums and blog and I realize it is a common issue. There are so many queries regarding this issue. If you haven't experienced it yet, the below image will give you more information.
Display Driver Stopped Responding and has Recovered

Reasons For Display Driver Error

Most of the users complain they received this warning after adding a new hardware to their computers. After adding a new Graphics card, changing PCI card etc, many users witnessed this issue. Overheating and outdated display driver are also in the suspected list. So before going through the solution, it is better ensure which reason caused this on your laptop.

Fix Display Driver Stopped Responding Issues
  1. Run Microsoft Troubleshooter

    It is recommended to run Microsoft troubleshooter Hardware Devices not Detected or not working to fix the display driver issues.

  2. Update Display Driver

    As I explained before. outdated display driver may stop the working of display on a laptop. It is recommended to update the drivers to the latest version available. You can download the latest version from the manufacturer website.

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How to Disable Windows File Indexing

Indexing is the process of creating records of programs and other files on your Windows computer. It helps to fetch search results faster using Microsoft OS search. Indexing process consume a portion of overall system efficiency. If you use the search feature very often on your laptop, it is better keep the indexing active but if you don't care much about search speed, you can disable it. Disable indexing can improve the system performance a little bit more. Windows 7 is always looking for files to be updated to its index and it may reduce efficiency. If you are looking for a fast system search, you should not turn off this feature. If you are looking for performance and don't bother the speed of file search for a particular program or file, it is better you turn off indexing feature. If you do not know how to do it, I suggest you to read the steps provided below.

Steps to Turn off Windows Indexing

In order to turn off indexing in Windows 8 and 7 computers, you need to enable don't use index in control panel. You can enable it by following the instructions below.

  1. Click on Start

  2. Go to Control Panel

  3. Click on Folder Options

  4. Click Search Tab in Folder Options Window

  5. Turn off Indexing

    To turn off it in Windows 8 and 7 computer, you should check the check box of "Don't use the index when searching in file folders for system files". After checking the box, you should click on Apply and OK. Now onwards your computer will not use this feature.

After completing this procedure your laptop will show a little more performance. However, in case if you want to look for a specific file on your laptop, you will see more time to find it by the OS. It is because there is no updates regarding the newer files to the OS index. So your laptop gets extra performance at the cost of slower file searching. If you have the habit of forgetting saved file locations, I recommend you to keep this feature active.

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