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Hide User's accounts on Welcome screen using TweakUI

TweakUI is a popular system configuration utility made by Microsoft since late Windows 95, and it provides quick and easy access to configure certain features in Windows without resorting to registry editing or other more dangerous tactics. Its not the best software ever created, but its a nifty tool to have. You can download it at the Microsoft downloads page or at filehippo.

To get TweakUI working on Windows Vista, just download the XP version with the correct architecture (i.e. if you have Vista x64 download TweakUI x64, and if you have Vista x86 download the x86 edition). After setup is finished, right click the shortcut to TweakUI -> Properties -> Compatibility. Set it to run as an administrator and in XP compatibility mode. Close the dialog box and run the application.

 To hide User's accounts on Welcome screen, 1) Run the software 2) In the tree pane on the left, navigate to and select Login 3) In the right pane, UNTICK the account(s) you want to hide. There are many settings you can configure with this simple tool. Just feel free to explore.

Prevent virus attack by turning off Autoplay

Autoplay works not only on CD-ROMS, but also on the flash drives and external hard drives that one connects to the PC. If some piece of malware or virus gets on one of those drives, Autoplay will give it a clear path onto the PC. I decided to turn off Autoplay on my PC so that i can be safe from virus-infected drives. If Autoplay is off, then you can have the chance to scan the device for viruses before exploring it.

 IN XP; 1) Click Start, Run and enter GPEDIT.MSC 2) In the tree pane on the left, navigate to Local Computer Policy/Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/System. 3) Scroll in the right pane and locate the entry for TURN AUTOPLAY OFF. 4) In the Turn Off Autoplay propertie's dialog box, click Enabled and choose All drives from the drop-down list underneath. Click OK

IN VISTA; To open the Run command in Vista, simply Press Windows-R ( windows button plus R). You can follow similar steps above but i learnt from some sources that this approach can cause trivial problems on some systems; because of this, I advise you to use the Microsoft's free TweakUI to get this fixed. Recommended source : http://www.filehippo.com/download_tweakui/

To get TweakUI working on Windows Vista, just download the XP version with the correct architecture from the Microsoft's website (i.e. if you have Vista x64 download TweakUI x64, and if you have Vista x86 download the x86 edition).

 After setup is finished, right click the shortcut to TweakUI -> Properties -> Compatibility. Set it to Run as an administrator and in XP compatibility mode. Close the dialog box and run the application. Let me know if this works on your PC by leaving some comments.

How to create a short name for your facebook profile and groups


While i was browsing though facebook applications, I came accross this webaddress application which i believe is worth sharing with facebook users. Any facebook profile, group, fans page always have a unique long web address that serves as a link to the page at facebook. This long address is so difficult for some facebook users to figure out while some even find it so hard to share their profiles with their friends because of this long address.

How to view your blog in different resolutions

If you own a blog, it will be good for you to choose a resolution that will be able to make visitors view your site at once, not the type in which they will have to scroll endlessly looking for a particular link or download. If your blog looks awkward, you can bet with me that the visitor might just leave the website or blog within a twinkle of an eye.

You will agree with me that it will be hard to make money from your advertisements or affiliate links if visitors have to scroll endlessly before they can view the stuffs on your page.

 To view your blog in other resolutions type following in address bar of your browser and hit enter : javascript:top.resizeTo(800,600) javascript:top.resizeTo(1024,768) javascript:top.resizeTo(640,480) Change '800,600' to whatever resolution you like.

 Aint this a cool logic?

How to check who owns a domain name

Ever wonder who owns a particular domain or which company runs it, it is an easy stuff to find out. At http://www.domaintools.com , you can get details about the person or company that owns a particular domain. If you paid someone to register your domain for you, this is a great place to check if the domain was actually registered in your name or in the name of that company or person you paid to. If you have a domain name, check now and see if you are the real owner or not. Have some other domain tools tips to share, feel free to have a say.

How to find the name behind an IP address

In many instances when your firewall blocks access to a remote system, or your spam filter traps a potential e-mail attack, the only information it reports about the source is an IP address. To learn more about the individual or company behind the IP address, you can try using the command-line program nslookup in the TCP/IP networking protocol in Windows 2000 and XP.( You have to be connected to the internet).

 To find the domain name associated with a cryptic IP address such as '77.73.187.122' , click START, PROGRAMS, ACCESSORIES, COMMAND PROMPT. (Alternative way is to use the RUN COMMAND to open up the cmd window).

At the command prompt, enter nslookup followed by a space and the IP address. press , and after a short delay, nslookup will report first, the name of the domain name system (DNS) server used for the look up, followed by the IP address and domain name that you want to know about. Type exit to close the command-prompt window. For more findings, you can try www.iptools.com

What do you want to see on blogs managed by Nigerians?

Its been a while now that have been subscribing to different categories of blogs online and all have read has encouraged me to put up this blog for a start to see what i too can contribute to the blogging world especially targeting information that will be so much useful to fellow Nigerians.  

I thought i would try this for today's post and ask what you -- the readers of this blog -- would like to see here and on blogs managed by Nigerians in general.


I would love to hear suggestions for topics you'd like me to cover. Or do you have any questions, that I may be able to address here? 

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