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You may be habitual to change Windows desktop background image easily via desktop properties. Have you ever thought to change background of a folder? We can change the background of a folder easily in Windows XP.

Below are two simple methods to change the background image of a folder in Win XP.

By  desktop.ini file

  • First make right click on the folder and go to its properties > Customize > change icon
  • Choose an icon for folder and a file named desktop.ini will be automatically created
  • Desktop.ini is a hidden system file which exists in  folder but we can’t see it. To view desktop.ini file go to upper option bar of explorer and select folder options. Here tick on the “show hidden files and folders”. After doing this you will be able to see the desktop.ini file.
  • If you are still unable to see this file then;
  • Copy and paste this code in a notepad file
  • [ExtShellFolderViews]
    {BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}={BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}
    [{BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}]
    IconArea_Image=E:DRIVE DTITANICMY IMAGES224042007(003).jpg ( example image path)
  • Change example image path with your desired image and save this notepad file as desktop.ini

You will be asked to replace existing file and you have to replace it. Now you can see the image as folder background.

Second easy and quick way

Using customize folder wizard

It is a little executable customization file with which you can easily change the background of a folder.

  • Download the Customization file here
  • Copy this file into the folder that background you want to change.
  • Execute the file and browse  images to set as background.

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Thus you can change the folder background easily. You can share any other trick to change the folder background in Windows XP.

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File sharing system always sucks if we download files for free. If we talk about Rapidshare, it is very difficult to download other files after downloading  one file. We have to wait for a long time, if we want to download second file from same IP. JDownloader is an amazing free tool to download files from Rapidshare, Megaupload and other file sharing websites. This powerful Java based tool have a lot of downloading options which makes shared file download easy.

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What we can do with JDownloader

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  • Auto grab links from clipboard

JDownloader takes download links automatically selected by mouse.

  • Download password protected files

Some shared files are password protected. It is teasing to add password manually to all files. You can add password to JDownloader downloading package and it automatically enters the password to all files.

  • Manage multi downloading projects

A downloading project contains one or more than one file. You can stop and start a project any time.

  • Support pause in downloading

It is an awesome feature and you can minimize the speed of download without stopping the connection.

  • Minimize the time interval between two downloads

JDownloader is capable to remove long waiting time between two downloads in Rapidshare and many other file sharing websites.

  • Anti CAPTCHA module

With this module JDownloader can disable CAPTCHA gateway asked by many file sharing websites.

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Besides it is very helpful in downloading a large file split in compressed RAR archives. So don’t forget to give it a try if you are a free downloading user of Rapidshare, Megaupload, Mediafire etc.

Download JDownloader for Windows, MAC, Linux.

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This tutorial will show you how to hide any file or folder Spotlight search results. Spotlight privacy settings, once configured, will keep your personal data safe from prying eyes.

You might have often noticed that when you search for files and folders on your Mac using Spotlight(Cmd+Space) some results unintentionally crop up in the results. Here’s a simple solution to enable spotlight privacy.

Follow these steps to Hide files/folders from Spotlight:

  • Search anything in Spotlight(Cmd+Space) and click on Spotlight Preferences Link in the bottom.
  • The first tab displays various categories. Use this list to hide content like Mail messages, contacts & certain file types such as Images, PDF files etc.

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  • Now getting back to hiding specific files.
  • Click on the Privacy Tab. Here is the list of files and folders which Spotlight will skip during searching. So click on the plus button at the bottom of the list to add anything to the list.

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  • You can put all your personal data in one folder and just add the folder to this list so that they are not displayed in results.

Simple enough, right! If you have more Mac related queries feel free to use the new CAG Help forum.

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Last month we shared with you update of Facebook app for iPhone which includes deals, groups and places and here comes the new version of Facebook app for iPhone that is version 3.3.3.

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The new version got a new and better interface for notification and fixed few bugs. Apart from that here are few more updates of Facebook 3.3.3 for iPhone:

  • Improved reliability in chat and messages
  • Improved notifications UI
  • Fixed memory usage
  • Fixed some crashes
  • Walls you cannot post on no longer show the text field at the top
  • Restore ability to post as a page that you admin
  • Fixed group photos
  • Various Places improvements

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You can download the new version of Facebook app for iPhone from iTunes. Download the new version and do share with us which update you like most in new Facebook 3.3.3 for iPhone.

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Sometimes while working on a Mac you might find yourself facing several windows from the same application that you don’t need. Sure, you can go click the red button on each but why so much effort when there is a much more elegant way. [click to continue…]

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Coinciding with the movie release Disney has released the TRON: Legacy game on the App Store for iPhone, iPod and iPad users. Priced at 99 cents, this game is a must have for all TRON fans whether or not you have been able to catch the movie yet. [click to continue…]

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If you are active on Facebook then you would be always curious to know who unfriend you on Facebook. There are many tools available to find who unfriend you on Facebook but you need long process to install such tools. I am going to share a Google Chrome extension “Unfriend Finder for Facebook” which will help you to find out who unfriend you on Facebook.

To keep track of who unfriend you on FB, you just need to follow few quick and easy steps:

  • Install Unfriend Finder for Facebook Google Chrome extension.
  • Once installed, open your Facebook account and allow the extension to setup.

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  • You can also change the settings for notifications according to your need.

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  • Once done with setup process, you will get an “Unfriends” option just below “Friends” option.

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  • Now if someone unfriend you on Facebook, you will get the notification like this:

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  • Apart from this it also shows “Awaiting Friend requests”.

Unfriend6Isn’t the process is quick and easy? Now keep eye on friends who unfriend you can let them know that you are aware that they unfriend you on Facebook. Try it out and don’t forget to share your feedback.

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A lot of readers who are new to LinkedIn posted this question to us – How to Import Facebook Contacts? Now it would have been very simple if Facebook maintained an email database which we could download (like .csv) LinkedIn needs email addresses to import. Therefore, the need for this guide. [click to continue…]

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This is a guest post by Shabnam who blogs at Techiezloungue. If you like to write for CallingAllGeeks, read: Callingallgeeks Adsense revenue sharing program.

Airplay was released as one of the cool feature of iOS 4.2 which lets you stream video from your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch to Apple TV 2G but unfortunately Mac users were not having this privilege.

The wait for Mac users is over now as Erica Sadun of TUAW has released a MAC OS application which takes your computer as a supported AirPlay device so that now stream video from your iPhone or iPad to your Mac. The new app for Mac has been named as “AirPlayer”.

Using AirPlayer is easy as you need to download it and then install in your Mac you want to stream video built in AirPlay support to send video to your Mac. AirPlayer uses Bonjour service, which is Apple’s zero configuration networking solution for allowing devices and applications to communicate with each other over local area networks.

Check out the Video below to see AirPlayer in action

To use this hack you don’t need to jaibreak your iOS device but you will need device running on iOS 4.2 or later and a Mac which is running on AirPlayer.But if you use third party app like “AirvideoEnabler” then you need to jailbreak your idevice.

Download AirPlayer for Mac

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Gaming emulator is a software which can virtually work like console gaming machine such as PlayStation,Nintendo etc. Developers are working smartly on gaming PC emulators and these emulators are improving day by day. Literally PlayStation 1 emulators are most successful if we talk about all gaming platforms. We can play PS1(PSX) games without a graphics card on PC.

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Below are the best 4 PC emulators to play PSX games.

ePSXe

It is the best working PlayStation 1 emulator. It is a free emulator and can run most of PS1 games. Its configuration is easy and you can configure it by its separate configuration utility. It have fully customizable game controller and also supported by PC USB gamepads.

pSX Emulator

It is another very good working PSX emulator. It can emulate many games but not all games. Your monitor must be configured on 32bit to use this emulator otherwise it will not work. You can play game using PC gamepads.

Download

Adril-PSX

Adril-PSX is a cool working emulator after ePSXe and its user interface is very attractive with a lot of configuration options. It works without using any plugin. Use the latest version of DirectX to use properly this emulator. It supports PC USB joysticks.

Download

Connectix Virtual Game Station

It is a fantastic emulator to play PSX games on PC. Formerly it was developed to play games on Windows 98 but later its Windows XP patch released to make it compatible for XP. This emulator is not free and you can use its DEMO to give a try.

Try them out and if you are aware of more emulator then do share with us.

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