Ctrl+Shift+F9 Removes Hyperlink from Microsoft Word

May 6, 2010

Microsoft Word is one of the most powerful text editing software which supports many functions. If you copy a webpage and paste it on Microsoft Word, the font size and type will be maintained as well as any hyperlinks. It is useful but hyperlinks on Microsoft Word documents can be annoying because it is underlined with a blue color. It is possible to manually remove the hyperlinks by right clicking on the link and select Remove Hyperlink.

That would work for a few hyperlinks on the page but what if there are many of them? One solution is to paste them to notepad and then copy it from Notepad again and paste it to Word. This would remove all formatting of the text plus the hyperlink.

Another easier way would be selecting all of the text by pressing CTRL+A and then press Ctrl+Shift+F9 to remove the hyperlinks on all of the text. This shortcut key works on all versions of Microsoft Word. Weirdly this method works but if you select all the text, right click and select Remove Hyperlink, that it won’t work.

Easily Install and Activate DreamScene in Windows 7

May 6, 2010

DreamScene comes with Windows Vista Ultimate which allows users to play videos are background wallpapers. However when it comes to Windows 7, DreamScene has been replaced with Desktop Slideshow feature which produces slideshow background wallpapers, but does not support videos. There has been hacks on how to enable DreamScene on Windows 7 and this is probably the easiest method ever as it simply requires only 1 click. Before using DreamScene, you must have Aero enabled and also it can only support WMV and MPG as wallpaper background.

Run the portable DreamScene activator and click Enable DreamScene. The tool will first copy DreamScene.dll to System32 folder in Windows and DreamScene.dll.mui to Windows\System32\en-US. Then it will add the required registry keys & values and restart explorer. After the explorer has restarted, the user will be able to use DreamScene.

Windows 7 DreamScene Activator

To set a wmv or mpg video as wallpaper background, simply right click on the file and select “Set as Desktop Background”. The video will instantly being played and looped at desktop. You can pause the video by right clicking on desktop and select Pause DreamScene. DreamScene might not be of much to end users but is certainly useful for demos. To disable or uninstall DreamScene from Windows 7, run the activator tool and select Disable DreamScene.

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Show Control Panel in My Computer for Windows 7

May 6, 2010

Control Panel is the most important area for Windows because that is where you can access all the shortcuts for Windows configurations. Although not really all of the system settings because some are undocumented hidden settings but most of the main configurations. One easy way to make sure that novice Windows users are able to access Control Panel is by placing a shortcut in My Computer. In Windows XP, showing Control Panel in My Computer is as easy as checking a box in Folder Options. However when it comes to Windows 7, it is no longer found in Folder Options.

1. Click the Windows 7 Start Menu orb button and type regedit in the Search programs and files bar.

2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace

3. Right click on the NameSpace folder at the left pane, select New > Key

4. You can use either of the names below as the key name for the newly created key. In Windows 7, there are 2 types of view for Control Panel
Icon View: {21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}
Category View: {26EE0668-A00A-44D7-9371-BEB064C98683}

Try opening My Computer and you will see an additional Other category with Control Panel shortcut. This registry tweak takes effect instantly without rebooting Windows 7.

Fix for Unable to Access Windows Shared Folders

May 5, 2010

Sharing folders via network is a huge convenience in transferring files as well as for backing up purposes. Sharing a folder in Windows XP is very easy by right clicking on the folder and select Sharing and Security. As for Windows 7, you will need to select Share with > Specific people and select the user account. Then when accessing from a different computer, you will need to login with the username and password. However you may experience problems in accessing a shared folder on a network but you are able to ping the computer.

COMPUTER is not available. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access. The network path was not found.

Windows cannot access \\share. Check the spelling of the name. Otherwise, there might be a problem with your network. To try to identify and resolve network problems, click Diagnose. Error code: 0x80070035 The network path was not found.

The network path was not found

No network provider accepted the given network path

If you got any of the error messages above when trying to access a shared folder on a network but can ping the computer, then the first thing you should check is if the “File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks” service is enabled for the network adapter. Hit WIN+R and type ncpa.cpl and hit Enter. Right click on Local Area Connection and select Properties. At the Networking tab, make sure that File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks is checked.

No network provider accepted the given network path

Recommend Webpage Using Facebook Like Button in Chrome

May 4, 2010

When you upload a photo to your Facebook account, your friends that has viewed the photo is able to click on the Like button to tell the uploader that he/she likes the photo. This function is very similar to the Thank You button that you can find on some forums to prevent from unnecessary post with loads of thank yous. Now, you can also share and recommend any page on the web using the Facebook Likes feature.

First of all, you must be a Google Chrome user and then install the Facebook Likes extension. A thumbs up like icon will be added to the end of the address bar. When you are on any interesting webpage and wants to recommend it to your Facebook friends, all you need to do is click on the Facebook Likes icon. You must of course first logged in to Facebook.

Facebook Likes

The link that you’ve liked will be displayed in your Wall recent activity. All your Facebook friends will be able to see it and they can click on the hyperlink which brings them to the webpage that you’ve liked.

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