10/25/2015

Play Multiple Video Files in a Time using VLC Media Player

If you are a Multimedia Content Creator, or if your job role involve creating multimedia contents in different applications, then most likely, you may be playing and watching hundreds of video files all day long. Many times you may require to watch more than one video at the same time, and you may be playing two different files, in two different video players.
Now, you no longer need to do this, if you have VLC media player installed on your system. VLC Media player allows you to run multiple instances of the application in a time. What you need to do is to change a single settings from the preferences.
  • To do this, open VLC Player. Click Tools menu, and then click Preferences.
VLC Media Player - Tools - Preferences
  • From the Interface menu, uncheck the both options, “Allow only one instance”, and “Use only one instance when started from the file manager”.

VLC Media Player Preferences
That’s it! Now open multiple video files from File Explorer, and you will have multiple instances of VLC running alongside. Either snap them side by side or, right-click on the Taskbar, and click “Show side by side”.
Two VLC Media Player Instances
You can also pin the VLC Media Player to the taskbar, and then, to run more than one instances of VLC right from the taskbar, hold down Shift Key, and then click VLC Player. Shift Click allow you run multiple instances of the applications, that are pinned to your taskbar.

Hope you will like this little trick!

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Watch the following video for more visual reference:
How to Play Multiple Video Files in VLC Media Player 

How to Control Internet Download and Upload Speed Over Network

In this tutorial, we will learn to control internet bandwidth and speed over local network. As said in my previous video, if you have assigned Permanent or Fixed IP addresses to your home, or work computers and devices, then managing bandwidth becomes much easier.
As you can see in my DHCP client list that, I have applied Fixed IP Addresses to all my office computers, and two of mobile devices that I own. The rest of the devices which will get connected will have a leased time IP addresses.
Once you assign permanent IP addresses to your network devices, you can easily control that how you want to distribute the speed between them by applying IP address ranges.
Do remember, this tutorial is just for information purpose as different routers are configured differently. This video will just give you a brief information about controlling Bandwidth and Internet Speed on a specific router. You can read documentation of your router for further reference.
So let’s see, how to control bandwidth and internet speed among your network?
I have total 9 computers, 2 android mobiles, and 1 additional WiFi router in my network to whom I have applied fixed IP addresses, ranging from 100 to 111. I want, a maximum of 30 devices may get connected to my network, so I ranged it by assigning Start and End IP addresses.
Basically, I want to limit the internet speed over all these devices, and this feature is very useful especially for Internet Cafes, where you would like to distribute an equal internet speed to all the devices. But what happens when a customer starts downloading huge files? He occupy the entire speed thus slowing down internet for others.
The maximum download speed offered to my internet connection is, 12 Mbps. So, what I want is, a maximum of 4 Mbps speed for my SERVER computer, and 1 Mbps each for all the other devices that I own, which are 11 in total, and for the rest of devices, which get connected to my network, can get a maximum of 2 Mbps in total.
To configure this, I click on Bandwidth Control section of my router. To turn on speed control, I first check this feature, “Enable Bandwidth Control”. Then I have to specify that either I am using an ADSL connection, or any other type of internet connection. Then the maximum upload and download speed that I want to receive from WAN port. The Egress Bandwidth is upload speed, and Ingress Bandwidth is Download speed. Here I enter the maximum values according to the speed I am receiving from my Internet Service Provider. Click the Save button to store these settings in router configuration.
The next important part is, creating and setting a rule list for your network devices. Click the Rule List, and here you need to specify the upload and download speed rules over the IP addresses. If you don’t create a rule list, then each device connected to your network will always be using the maximum speed that you had specified in Control Settings.
So, to add a rule, I click on Add New. The most important part in Add Rule section is specifying the IP address range. If you want to apply this particular rule to a single device, then you only need to enter a single IP address in the first field, and leave the second field blank. Like, I want to apply a maximum of 2 Mbps upload speed, and 4 Mbps of download speed for the device name SERVER. So, I enter the corresponding IP address in first field, and leave the second field blank. I don’t want to specify any specific ports and protocol, so I leave them default. In Egress Max Bandwidth speed column, I enter 2048, as I have to mention the speed in Killo Bits Per Second, and for Ingress, I enter 4096 as maximum speed. Then I click the save to store this particular entry. Following the same method, I will add different entries for all the devices and IP address ranges.
You only need to take care of one thing here that, as you can see, I am specifying individual entries for each IP address, instead of entering a start and end IP range. As I said earlier, I want to distribute a maximum of 1 Mbps each to all the 11 devices that I own in my network. So, if say that, I enter 100 to 111 in the IP address range, and specify a limit of 11 Mbps, then what will happen is, if any of device that fall in this IP address range start downloading a huge file will get a speed of 11 Mbps, and speed on other devices may get slower. Your router will try to distribute 11 Mbps to the connected devices according to their usage. If one device is running, it will get 11 Mbps, if 2 devices are running and both are downloading stuff from internet, then speed will automatically get divided, but it will not be accurate, and if more devices get connected in the same range, they may face a speed issue.
You can finally see my chart here, where I have allotted 1 Mbps each to all the devices, and for the rest a maximum of 19 devices that can connect to my network will get a total of 2 Mbps shared internet speed. As you can see, for the rest of the devices, I have specified an IP range, which means, it doesn’t matter how many total devices get connected in this range, all of them will get a maximum of 2 Mbps speed, thus not effecting the speed of my network. Before creating rules, I will suggest you to create a speed plan according to your requirements, and speed distribution you want to apply.




Using Static IP Addresses on Private Networks

In this video, we will talk about assigning static or permanent IP addresses to your network computers and devices. This is much of a theoretical lesson than practical, so you need to listen with patience. When organizing your home or office network, it is much easier to manually assign each computer a static IP address of its own, instead of using DHCP settings. DHCP stands for, Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol, which automatically assign IP addresses to connected network computers. By default, in Windows, network adapters are set to obtain IP address automatically, so if there are DHCP settings configured, then your network computers will automatically obtain an IP address.
But the problem with receiving an automatic IP address from DHCP configuration depends on, first come first serve basis. That means, each computer request and be assigned an address, every time it’s booted up. So, which one will be booted first, will get an IP address first. Even though computer will assigned addresses automatically, but they will not be static. For instance, a computer having an IP address of 192.168.1.110, may be assigned a different address on next boot up.
If you have several computers and devices in your home or office network, then assigning them a static or, permanent IP address is a good idea. While troubleshooting network problems, it’s annoying to move to each machine to know what IP address they have. Having Static IP address in networks also prevents conflicts between devices, and you can manage network computers more easily.
You can easily assign a Static IP to a network computer by changing the LAN adapter settings from Network and Sharing Center. Then manually enter the IP address from TCP / IP Protocol. But this might cause a conflict, if the same IP address is given to another computer or devices in same network, and for an organization having hundreds of computer in network environment, it is not a good idea to manually enter the IP addresses.
In this tutorial will configure the router to automatically assign a fixed IP to a particular computer or device, having a certain MAC address. MAC, Media Access Control addresses, also called the physical addresses, are unique identifier codes assigned to network interface cards or devices, for communications on the network. MAC addresses are most often assigned by the manufacturer, and are stored in the device hardware. Assigning IP addresses based on device’s MAC addresses, will make the IP address permanent, unless you change them yourself. When you send or receive data over network, then computers are identified by their IP addresses, and which IP address correspond to which computer is identified by the MAC address.
To change or configure the router settings, first you need to know, how you can access them? You can find the instructions in the documentation that comes with the router. Mostly, the login link, user name and password are also printed to the back side of the router. Do remember, this tutorial is just for information purpose, as different routers are configured differently. This tutorial will give you a little bit idea about how to set the things up?
For instance, I can access my TP Link router settings by opening, 192.168.1.1 in any web browser, and the default user name and password are, admin.
Before I start assigning static IP Addresses to my network computers and devices, let’s first see, how my router is already distributing the IP addresses? So, I click the DHCP link from the left side pane, and under DHCP Settings, you can see that DHCP server is enabled. Here you can also specify the numbers of total IP addresses that you want to distribute by assigning Starting and Ending IP Addresses. As I have assigned 100 to 130, that means, 31st device will not be able to connect to my network, as the maximum limit of distributing IP addresses is set to 30. The address lease time is set to 120 minutes by default, which means, if my network devices does not have static IP addresses, then a network user will be allowed to keep connecting to the router for the specified minutes with the current DHCP address. The default gateway is the same address that I use to access my router settings, and the other computers and devices in my network will have the same gateway address, as they are connected through this gateway.
I can see a list of the connected computers and devices in my network by clicking on DHCP Clients List. Here you can see the Client Name, the MAC or Physical address of the device, and IP address assigned to them.  If the IP addresses are not permanent then you will see the time duration under lease time, else for permanent IPs, lease time does not matter.
As you can see the list of devices currently connected with my network, where I have already assigned proper names for network computers, but the IP addresses are not in order. For instance, I want 192.168.1.101 for network computer K C I – PC 1, then 192.168.1.102 for network computer K C I – PC 2, and so on. So it will become very easy for me to remember the IP addresses, as they will be according to computer names, like 101 for PC 1, 102 for PC 2, and so on.
What I need to do now is to, set the address reservation for particular MAC addresses, which I can do by clicking on Addresses Reservation link. To allot a permanent IP address to a particular MAC address, I click on Add New button. Here I only need to fill three fields, the MAC address of the device, the IP address that I want to reserve for that particular device, or either I want to enable that specific entry for now, or not.
So, first I copy the MAC address of the device from the DHCP Client List. Do remember that, DHCP client list will only show those devices which are already connected to my network. If you are setting up a new network for the first time, then you need to move to that particular computer, and have to write down the physical address or MAC address. Which you can check either by, opening the properties of Local Area Network, or, you can run IP CONFIG /ALL command at command prompt.
Once you note down the MAC address of a particular computer, type the address, in MAC address field and then, assign a Reserved IP Address for that particular computer, which should be in the range of Start IP and End IP addresses. For now, let the status enabled and then click Save button. By repeating the same steps, I will assign permanent IP Addresses to each and every computer and device in my network.
Once I finished adding all the devices, I need to reboot the router for the configuration to take effect, which you can either do from System Tools link, or you can turn off and turn on the router again.
After restarting the router, you can check the configuration in DHCP Client List to see if all the devices have the permanent addresses as you wanted.
As I said earlier, there are a lot of benefits of assigning permanent IP addresses to network devices, and one of them is controlling network bandwidth. Our next tutorial will be about, Controlling Internet Bandwidth and Speed over network, which is only possible if my network devices have fixed IP Addresses.
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How To Rip Audio CD to MP3 in Windows 10 / 8.1 / 7

This video is about ripping an Audio CD, and saving your tracks as digital files on your hard drive in MP3, WAV, or WMA format. But first the question arises that, why we just can’t copy and paste Audio CD directly to Hard Drives?
A music CD differs from your hard drive or other removable drives in the way of storing information. Hard Drives and other media stores files concentric rings, which are called tracks. Whereas, Music CD stores data in raw digital format, rather than a collection of files. Audio CDs store data in continuous spiral starting from inside the CD to the end edge of the CD.
If you open an Audio CD using File Explorer, you see different audio files according to audio tracks, with CDA extension. But actually there are no files at all. The CDA files that you see, are created by the Windows CD driver. These files are simply a representation of the audio tracks location, but those files are not actually on CD.
CDA files are like location pointer of a specific track in the CD, and contain no musical information. These files are 44 bytes in size and only allow users to run a particular audio track. So, if you copy these files to your hard drive and play any one of them, then Windows will search for the audio track to the corresponding location, which is actually the Audio CD itself, and if there is no audio cd in the drive, then you will get an error message.
The Audio CD format that you are still listening today was developed in late 1970s, long before computers, and then nobody knew that, someday these CDs will also be played on computers.
To store and work with music tracks on an Audio CD, you first need to convert or rip them into digital files like MP3, WMA, or WAV formats.
So, let’s begin ripping or converting an audio CD. Insert your Audio CD into the drive, and use file explorer to confirm that your CD drives has read the it.
Open Windows Media Player. It is most likely that, by default, when you open Windows Media Player for the first time, it opens in Now Playing mode, showing you only the controls in the bottom center. In first look, it seems like an ordinary audio and video player, but it can do mush lot then this. Press the ALT key from the keyboard to bring menu bar, point to View, and then click Library, or alternatively you can press Control+1 key.
From the left side pane, click on your CD drive, usually represented with album name, date, time and drive letter. In the right side pane, you will see all the audio tracks, which are currently available on your Audio CD. Select the desire tracks that you wish to convert into digital files. Before you click the Rip CD button, you can configure some ripping settings like, what file format you want media player to use, and audio quality of the file? Click the Rip Settings drop down menu. Choose the desire Format like MP3, and audio quality.
Once you are done with that, click Rip CD button. Depending on selected track, file format and audio quality, media player may take time to convert all the CDA files to the selected format. By default, Media Player stores the ripped audio file to Music subfolder, under users profile folder, while creating an additional album folder for every ripped audio cd.
Right-click on the converted file, and click Properties, to check the file size and type, which actually depends on the file format and audio quality that you choose while ripping the audio cd.
So, this was all about ripping an audio cd into digital files using Windows Media Player. If you find this video useful, then share it with your friends. Don’t forget to hit the like button, and do subscribe to our channel for more upcoming videos. Thanks for watching, and have a nice day!



Understanding and Configuring Default Printer Settings in Windows 10 / 8...

As you know, A4 is the most frequently used paper size around the world. Most of us use, A4 as our favorite paper size in different applications for home and office work, to create and print documents, spreadsheets and other stuff. But I have seen many users, who always reconfigure the paper size to A4 in different applications, whenever they create a new file. This is because, by default, almost all the printer drivers set the default paper size to Letter, and those printer settings are automatically assign to almost, all of your Windows application. So, whenever you go to change the page layout settings in different applications, you actually see the default printer settings. Not only the paper size, but the other settings like paper orientation, resolution, default print copies extra.
These are all the default printer settings that you see in every application. So instead of changing and configuring those paper layout settings every time you create a new document, why don’t you change the default printer settings instead?
To do this, open Devices and Printers. Right-click on your default printer, and click Printing Preferences. Now, all the paper and other printer settings that you will define here will become the default settings, for almost all of your Windows applications.
If you have more than one printer installed, then do note that, the default printer settings will be applied to all the applications. If the printer that you use for printing your documents is not already your default printer, then right-click on the printer, and click Set as Default.
For instance, I change the Paper Size from letter to A4, Resolution from 600 DPI to 1200 DPI, and apply the changes. Now, open any of your favorite application, and you will see that those printer settings are automatically assigned to your new document. So, instead of reconfiguring those paper and printer settings for every new document, you can change the default settings from Printer Preferences, which will automatically be applied to almost all of Windows applications.
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How to Use Flash Fill in Microsoft Excel 2016 / 2013

In Excel 2013 and 2016, when Excel identifies a pattern in your data, it automatically starts Flash Fill, which asks you, if you want to fill the data automatically, if your data has consistency.
For instance, like in this name list, instead of refilling the entire list manually, in Name column to correct the text case, Flash Fill will automatically recognize the pattern in other cells, suggest you, if you want to go with the following pattern. If you are OK with data, just hit the Enter key, and here you have a long list of yours, automatically corrected and filled.
You can also check, if the Flash Fill options is turned on by default or not. To do this, click the File Menu, and then click Options. Click the Advanced options from the left side pane, and under Editing options, make sure Automatically Flash Fill is checked.
You can also use Flash Fill, by dragging the fill handle with right mouse button. Release the right-click, then click Flash Fill from the list, and Excel will automatically try to recognize and fill the data, accordingly. Or you can use the keyboard shortcut to use Flash Fill. Fill in the first pattern, select the cells and then press Control+E key. Alternatively, you can select the cells, and then click Data tab, and then click Flash Fill.
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Folders View Customization Options for Windows 10 / 8.1 / 7

If you have folders consisting many of your favorite pictures and videos, then viewing contents of those folders in list or detail view could be very annoying, as you may like to see the thumbnails for every picture and video. However, you can change the view style to large or extra-large icons, from the view menu, but what if you have a lot of sub-folders with a large collection of pictures and videos, then changing view style of every folder could be a nightmare.
In Windows, you can easily customize the view style of a folder, and all its corresponding sub-folders, in just a few clicks. For instance, I have this folder, consisting a huge collection of my family pictures and videos, and I want to have thumbnail view for every picture and video, for all the folders and sub-folders.
To do this, right-click on the main folder, and then click Properties. Click Customize Tab. Open the drop down menu for, Optimize the folder for, and tell Windows that what kind of contents your folder contain. In my case, I choose Pictures, and I want to apply the same style for all the sub-folders as well, so I do check, “Also apply this template to all sub-folders”. That’s it!
Now, no matter which folder I browse through, each folder view style will be similar, showing a nice thumbnail of every picture. You can repeat the same steps for the folders having videos, so you may have a little idea about which video you are going to play.
When you change the viewing style of a folder using Customize Templates, you also get relative options in the menu bar, when you select a file. Like you get the play menu for video folders, and Pictures Tool menu for the folders containing pictures, from where you can play a single or all videos, or can see a nice slide show.
You can also apply a specific picture to a particular folder, to easily remember what kind of contents it contain, which will be visible when you are viewing folders as large, or extra-large icons, or you can apply a different icon for a specific folder.
Using the same method, you can customize your Music and Documents folders too. So this was all about customizing the look of folders according to their contents, and if you like this video then don’t forget to share it with your friends. Subscribe to our channel for more upcoming videos. Thanks for watching, and take care!



An Old Silly Windows Prank Repeated in Windows 10

So, do you want to have some fun with your friends? What about doing a silly quick prank on their computer.
Just take a full screenshot by pressing Print Screen button from the keyboard, open Paint Brush, and paste the contents from the Clipboard. Save the file in JPEG format. Or if you are using Windows 7, 8 or Windows 10, then you can use Snipping Tool to capture the screen, and then save it as a JPG file.
Once you are done with this, right-click on the Taskbar, and make sure it is not locked. Move the Taskbar to the top of the screen, just by dragging and drooping it. Right-click on the Taskbar and choose Properties, and make a check mark on, Auto Hide the taskbar. Now, right-click on an empty area of desktop, point to view, and uncheck Show Desktop Icons.
Open the folder where you had saved the screenshot, right-click on the file and choose, Set as desktop background.
That’s it! Now let your friends scratch their heads, assuming they are viewing an actual desktop, and start button.

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Access Desktop Icons Without Minimizing Anything | Windows Customization Tricks

So, you are having a hot wallpaper on your Desktop, but the cluttered desktop icons are covering the entire beauty of your wallpaper, isn’t? Then why don’t you remove all those icons in one shot? Just right-click on an empty area of your Desktop, point to View, and uncheck “Show Desktop Icons”, that’s it!

But the task bar is bothering you as well. No problem! Right-click on an empty area of the task bar, and click Properties. Make a check mark on “Auto hide the task bar” and apply the changes, and there you have a nice and hot full screen wallpaper. So, this is what you wanted? Isn't?

But what about when you are working in certain applications and you need to access something from Desktop. Don’t you worry! Right-click on an empty area of your Taskbar, point to Toolbars, and make a check mark on Desktop. And here you have access to all of your Desktop apps, without minimizing anything!
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10/15/2015

How to Use and Format Text in Sticky Notes in Windows 10 / 8 / 7?

Sticky Notes are part of Windows Operating System from a long time. This small Windows Utility let you create notes and place them on your Desktop. Creating Sticky Notes on Desktop is much convenient instead of writing notes with pen and paper. In this Windows Tutorial, we will teach you how to create and format Sticky Notes?

Sticky Notes

To open Sticky Notes, click the Start button and type Sticky Notes in the Search Box. In Windows 7, you can also find Sticky Notes under All Programs => Accessories.

Search Sticky Notes 

In Windows 8 and Windows 10, you can also open Sticky Notes from All Apps under Start Menu.

Sticky Notes

When you open Sticky Notes for the first time, a blank note is loaded.

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How to Add More Sticky Notes to Desktop?

If you want to add more sticky notes to your desktop, then you don’t need to search and open Sticky Notes again. Just click the Plus Sign and the top left corner or you can press Control+N while you are inside the Sticky Note, to create another note.

Sticky Notes

How to Remove / Delete a Sticky Note?

To remove a sticky note from the Desktop, just click the cross button at the top right corner of the Sticky Note, or you can also press Control+D key when your cursor is inside a Sticky Note.

Remove Sticky Note

Do remember, once you remove a Sticky Note, it is gone for good and cannot be recovered.

Sticky Notes Delete

How to change the Background Color of a Sticky Note?

To change the background color of a Stick Note, just right-click inside a note and select an appropriate color of your choice.

Change Sticky Note Color

How to Resize a Sticky Note?

To resize a Sticky Note, just hold and drag Sticky Note from the bottom right corner as highlighted in the following picture.

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How to Format Text in Sticky Notes?

If you want to make your Sticky Note more attractive then below are some formatting commands that you can apply while writing notes:

  • Increase Font Size – Control+Shift+>
  • Decrease Font Size – Control+Shift+<
  • Bold Text – Control+B
  • Italic Text – Control+I
  • Underline Text – Control+U
  • Strikethrough – Control+T
  • Start Bullet List – Control+Shift+L (Press Once)
  • Start Numbered List – Control+Shift+L (Press Twice)
  • For More Numbered List – Control+Shift+L (Continuously this combination will give you more number styles)

You can also try experimenting with more formatting commands that you use in text-editing software.

Formatted Sticky Note

 

For a visual reference you can also watch our video about:

How to Use and Format Text in Stick Notes in Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7?

 

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How to Use Click Lock Mouse Settings in Windows 10 / 8.1 / 7?

There is a feature in Mouse Settings called “Click Lock”, which not everyone is aware of. Click Lock comes to handy if you have trouble holding the Left Mouse Click for a long time, or especially while working on laptops, you need to use both of your hands to highlight and drag items at the same time.
Click Lock can help you, to highlight text and drag items without continuously holding the left mouse button, and for laptops, you no longer need to hold left button by one hand, and use other on touchpad to move around.

To enable this feature, open Control Panel, and in Icon View, click Mouse applet. From the Buttons tab, make a check mark on Turn On Click Lock. You can also modify the Click Lock settings by clicking the Settings button. Here you can specify amount of time to understand Windows, if you want to use Click Lock. If you set it to Short length, then holding the Left Mouse button for a short time will turn on Click Lock.

Let’s see, how to use Click Lock? Once you enabled Click Lock, and if you want to move this Properties Window to some other location, then briefly left click on the Title Bar. Release the left mouse button, and Click Lock will help you to move this window to another location. Click the Left Mouse button again to drop the window.
Another example is, suppose you want to scroll this long document up and down. Then you no longer need to hold down the left mouse button. Just hold down the scroll for a second, and then release the left click. Move your mouse up and down, and Click Lock will hold down the scroll automatically. Left click again to release the scroll.

Click Lock can also help you to select text. Just hold down the left click for a while, and then start moving your mouse, Click Lock will then automatically start highlighting the text.

If you ask me, then I will recommend to turn on Click Lock especially for Notebook and Laptop users, because it could always be a time saving feature, when you need to use both your hands on touchpad to click and drag, at the same time.

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Add Additional Clocks to Taskbar in Windows 10 / 8.1 / 7

If you have friends, co-workers, and relatives lives in a distant zone, then knowing the exact time can help you coordinate with them for phone calls, or online conferences.
By default, if you click on Time and Date in the taskbar, it shows you the calendar and clock for the time zone that has been set during Windows installation. But you can add two more additional clocks for different time zones.

So, to add more clocks, click on the time and date in the right side of the Taskbar, and then click Change Date and Time Settings. Click the Additional Clocks tab, and here you can add two more clocks for different time zones. Make a check mark on “Show this clock” and then select the preferred Time Zone. Type a name in “Enter Display Name” box. Repeating the same steps, you can add a third clock for a different time zone. Apply the changes, and now click on the Time and Date in the bottom right corner of the Taskbar, and you now have 3 separate clocks for 3 different time zones.

The big one is of your Local Time, and the next are your custom additional clocks.

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10/14/2015

Enable F8 Boot Menu in Windows 10 / Windows 8.1 / 8

If you try to access Advanced Boot Menu in Windows 8 and Windows 10 by pressing F8 key, then you may found that it no longer work. This is because, by default Microsoft has reduced the time periods for F8 key to minimal, and it will be a chance if you may get Advanced Boot Menu by subsequently pressing F8 key.

We normally require to access the Advanced Boot Menu when we require to troubleshoot Windows problems and especially to run Windows in Safe Mode. In this post, you will learn How To Enable F8 Key so that you can run Windows in Safe Mode or use other troubleshooting methods.

Method 1

The first method to boot your Windows into Safe Mode is to user MSCONFIG (Microsoft System Configuration Utility). To run MSCONFIG, press Windows+R key to open Run Command, or if you are using Windows 8 or Windows 10, then press Windows+X to access hidden Start Menu, and then click Run command.

Run Command

In the Open dialog box, type MSCONFIG and press OK.

Windows Run Command

From the System Configuration Utility window, click the Boot tab and then make check mark on Safe Boot using Minimal, under Boot options.

MSConfig Safe Mode

Apply the changes and restart your computer. This time Windows will automatically boot into Safe Mode.

Note: You much uncheck the Safe Boot option, if you want to revert back Windows into Normal mode.

Method 2

The second method to Boot Windows 8 / 10 into Safe Mode is easier one. Just hold down the Shift key, while clicking Restart button from the Start menu. Open Power X menu by right-clicking on Start button. Point to Shutdown and Sign Out and then hold down the Shift key and click Restart.

Restart Windows

After a few seconds, you will automatically get into Advanced Windows Troubleshooting options. Click Troubleshoot from Choose an Option menu.

Advanced Troubleshooting Options

Then from the Troubleshoot window, click Advanced Options.

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From the Advanced Options window, click Startup Settings.

Advanced Options Windows 10

Now, click the Restart button. Startup Settings menu will appear with various startup and recovery options. Either click F4 or Number 4 key to boot your Windows into Safe Mode.

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Method 3

Both above methods are only useful if you are able to boot into Windows normally. But what if your Windows is not able start up normally or Windows fail to load. Then you will not be able to use MSCONFIG or Shift+Restart option. So, you must prepare and enable F8 Key boot menu options prior, so you may be able to troubleshoot Windows in future.

The third method actually involves enabling F8 key in Windows 8 / 10. To do this, open Elevated Command Prompt by right-clicking on the Start button and then click Command Prompt (Admin). Press Yes when prompted by User Account Control.

Command Prompt Admin Windows 10

At Command Prompt, you need to use BCDEDIT command to enable F8 key in Windows 8 / 10. Type the following command to enable Advanced Boot Menu.

BCDEDIT /SET {DEFAULT} BOOTMENUPOLICY LEGACY

BCDEDIT Command

Press Enter key and Windows will display a message starting “The operating completed successfully”. Exit the Command Prompt and Restart your PC. Start tapping F8 key after the POST (Power On Self Test) screen.

If you successfully pressed F8 key then you will be presented by Advanced Boot Options menu from where you can start Windows in Safe Mode.

Advanced Boot Options

To disable the F8 Key options, use the following command at Elevated Command Prompt.

BCDEDIT /SET {DEFAULT} BOOTMENUPOLICY STANDARD

 

For More Information and Visual Instructions, You can watch the following video:

How To Enable F8 Key (Advanced Boot Options) in Windows 10 / 8

 

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Vmware Workstation Virtual Machine Memory Error in Windows 10 / 8.1


“Not enough physical memory is available to power on this virtual machine with its configured settings”, is a very common error message that you may receive If you are running VMWare Workstation on Windows 10 or Windows 8.1.
VMWare Virtual Memory Error
It sometimes get very frustrated as the same virtual machine was running fine a few hour ago and your computer have sufficient physical memory and you have also applied a sufficient memory to the virtual machine as well.
Cause
This mostly happens when the virtual machine suddenly get turns off in case of power failure or you close VMWare Workstation before shutting down the virtual machine.
Solution
To resolve the Not enough memory error, you need to modify the configuration file of VMWare Workstation. If you are using Windows 8 / 8.1 or Windows 10, then you can find this file at the root drive, where your Windows is installed.
\ProgramData\VMWare\VMWare Workstation\Config.ini
Do turn on “Hidden Files” option as ProgramData is a hidden system folder.
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Now, Right-click on the file and open with Notepad and add the following line in the end:
vmmon.disableHostParameters=”True”
VMWare Config.ini
Do remember, you cannot directly save the config.ini file on the same location because ProgramData is a system protected folder which will not let you save the changes. So what you need to do is to save as the file on a different location and then Cut and Paste the file on the above said location and replace with older version.
Vmware Config.ini
Don’t forget to choose the Save as type to All Files else your file may save as a text document.
That’s it, you’re all done. Now, restart your computer and run the virtual machine and you will no longer receive any memory error at all.
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“Vmware Workstation Virtual Machine Memory Error in Windows 8.1 / 10”

How to Use Format Painter in Word, Excel & PowerPoint 2016

Formatting a document, and you really like the look of a particular heading, and want to quickly apply the same look the other contents or headings, in your document. You can easily accomplish this using Format Painter command available on the, Home tab.

What you need to do is, to select the contents with the formatting you like, and then click Format Painter. Now, select the other headings to whom you want to apply the same formatting. That is all!

If you want to apply the formatting to multiple places, then just double click Format Painter button, and then start selecting multiple contents.

Whenever you need to stop, just press the Escape button from the key board.

Moreover, you can use the Format Painter in Excel and PowerPoint too.



How To Calculate Age in Days From Date of Birth - Microsoft Excel 2016 F...

In this Microsoft Excel Tutorial, we are going to calculate the age of a person in days. Here, we have a worksheet in which, Column A represents the name of the family members, and Column B have their date of birth respectively. In Colum C, what I need to calculate is the number of days; each person has been alive, according to the today’s date entered in cell B1.

To calculate the age of a person in days, first select the cells from C4 to C7, and then enter the following formula.
=,$B,$1,-,B4.

And then hold down the control key and press Enter. This way the formula will automatically be copied to the selected cells. We are using the absolute reference for the Cell B1, because we need to subtract each person’s date of birth from today’s date entered in Cell B1. So, when I will copy the formula, the today’s date reference in each cell will remain the same, whereas birthday cell reference will change automatically because of relative reference has been used.

One more thing I would like to add in this formula is to, add “days” in the end of each result. To get this, you need to change the formula a little bit. Just add, ampersand in the end, followed by Days inside inverted commas.




Recover Missing Sheet Tabs in Microsoft Excel

Today, we are going to learn about, recovering missing Sheet Tabs in, Microsoft Excel. If you ever find that the sheet tabs are missing from the bottom left corner of your Microsoft Excel window, then here are some few causes and solutions.

The first cause could be the, Restore Window. This problem sometimes happens after you unhook your workbook from Excel window, by clicking on the Restore button, and then unintentionally move the window beneath the status bar. Maximize your workbook window to resolve the issue.

The second cause of missing sheet tabs could be, a huge horizontal scroll bar. If you widen the horizontal scroll bar at the bottom of your worksheet, then you may unintentionally hide some or all of your sheet tabs. If this happens, then point your mouse pointer to the left of the scroll bar, and when your pointer changes to the double-headed arrow, drag it to the right until you see the sheet tabs.

The third cause could be, that you have, already hide all, or some of your worksheets, and you forget about them. To unhide a worksheet, right-click on a visible tab on the worksheet, and then click Unhide. In the unhide dialog box, click the sheet that you want to unhide, and then click the OK button.

Finally, the last possible cause of missing sheet tabs, could be that, the "Show sheet tabs" option is turned off. To check, either the option is turned ON, or off, click the Office button, and then click Excel Options. In the Advanced category, under the Display options for workbook, look at the "Show Sheet Tabs" check box. If it is cleared, then make a check mark, and then hit OK. Your sheet tabs will be back at the right position.

Hope you may have learned something new and interesting. 

How to Use Camera in Microsoft Excel 2016 New Features

Today, we will learn about using Camera option, in Microsoft Excel. Sometimes, you may want to print multiple parts of multiple worksheets, onto a single page, or different parts of a single worksheet, onto a single page. Now, this can be easily done without using any third party application. Microsoft has introduced a new feature called, Camera, in the latest releases of Microsoft Office.

To enable and use this command, first you need to have the Camera button on the Quick Access Toolbar. Click the down arrow of the Quick Access Toolbar, and then click on More Commands. Here, from the "Choose Commands from" section, click the drop down menu, and then click, Commands Not in the Ribbon. Scroll down the list, and the select Camera, and click the Add button to add camera into Quick Access Toolbar. The Camera button is now available on your Quick Access Toolbar.

Using Camera in Excel, is as easy as copying and pasting. First, select the region or area, which you want to print, and then click the Camera icon. Open a new worksheet, and click where you want to paste the contents. You will see the snapshot of the selected region appears on the new worksheet. Now select the different region from the previous worksheet, or from another worksheet, and repeat the same. Follow this for all the region, you want to print on a single page.

Do remember that, if you change the original value from the worksheet, then the value in the snapshot changes automatically, as it is linked to the original value.

Hope you will like this little Excel trick. Leave us a comment, and do subscribe to our channel for more upcoming videos.

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How to Calculate Time in Microsoft Excel

In this Microsoft Excel Tutorial, we will calculate time difference using Microsoft Excel, and if you think that it is an easy task, subtracting end time from the start time, then you are surely going to face two problems.

Let's check out, how to calculate time difference in Excel.

Here we have, Employee Working Hour sheet, in which I want to calculate the Working Hours by subtracting Exit Time from Entrance Time. To do this, I use the formula, equals to b5 minus b4. The first problem that you will face is, Excel will always display the answer in AM, or PM format. Secondly, when I copy the same formula to the corresponding cells, Excel is showing hash errors. As we are performing direct subtraction, the result might be negative in some cells, and as the time should not be negative, Excel display the hash error.

To solve the first problem, you need to change the number format of the cells. To do this, select the cells, then right-click and choose, Format Cells. You can also use a keyboard shortcut to open Format Cells. Hold down the Control Key, and then press 1. Under the Number tab, from the Category list, click Custom, if it is not already selected, and then change the value in the Type box to h:mm.

Through this method, you can solve the first problem. But we still have another problem in this worksheet, and that is, the hash error. To overcome from the second problem, you need to change the formula, which we have used previously.

Select the Working Hours row and press, F2 to change the formula. Now, change the formula as follows, equals to, b5 minus b4, plus, (b4 > b 5) and instead of pressing Enter key, press Control plus Enter key. This way, formula will be applied to all the selected cells, and you no longer need to copy and paste the formula to another cells.

In this formula, we are using logical operation. Using the Logical Operation, the negative result will be treated as "True", and is treated as "1", and "False" is treated as "0". So, the time difference will no longer shows the negative values, so no more hash errors.

Hope you will enjoy this lesson. Do leave a comment below, and if you like our video, then don't forget to hit like, and share. Thanks for watching, and keep subscribing.


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Delete The Undeletable Folder in Windows 8.1

In Windows 8.1, when you try to delete a folder, you come up with a dialog box, explaining that Windows is unable to find that item, with a Try Again and cancel button, and repeated tries doesn’t even do anything. You might think that this is happening because of some folder security settings, but when you access the Security tab, windows displays that the security information is unavailable, or can’t be displayed. No matter what you do, you will not be able to delete or move this folder from the place. 

To resolve this issue, you need to take the help of a third party application called, Unlocker.

It is a small and free software, which will help you to delete the undeletable folders. The link is given in the description. Install the software, and once the installation is completed, open the program through Start screen. A dialog box will appear, asking you to browse for the undeletable file or folder. Browser for the folder, and choose whether you want to move, copy, or delete the folder.

You can also unlock a undeletable folder, just by right-clicking on the folder, choose Unlocker, and delete the undeletable in an instant.



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What's New in Windows 10 Classic Start Menu

The first thing that you are going to notice in Windows 10 is the, Start Menu. Yes, it is back now! And it is improved. You know have the old classic start menu, along with Windows App on the right side pane. The Shut Down menu has been added on the top of the Start Menu, for your convenient. Moreover, you can add more of your favorite apps to the right side pane, for easy access. Just right-click on an app, and choose “Pin To Start”, and it will get added right to your new Start Menu. If you want to add a lot more apps to the right of your Start Menu, then you can right-click on the icon, choose resize, and make them smaller, so the Start Menu may not get clutter with a bunch of icons. You can easily remove any app from the right pane of the Start Menu, just by right-clicking, and unpinning it from Start. You can even drag and drop the icons, and can place them to suitable place for easy access.


Not only that, if you are familiar with Windows 8 Start Screen, then you can revert the new Windows 10 Start Menu back to the Start Screen. Right-click on an empty area within the Start Menu, and choose Properties, or right-click on the Taskbar, and choose Properties. Click Start Menu tab, and uncheck the option, “Use the Start Menu instead of Start Screen”. Apply the changes. You need to Sign Out and Sign In again to your account, for the changes to take effect. Click Sign Out and Change Settings. Log in Back, and here you have the Start Screen back in front of you.