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Open Windows notification area tray applets faster with keyboard hotkey shortcuts

Open Windows notification area tray applets faster with keyboard hotkey shortcuts

A number of Control Panel applets and features in Windows have direct hotkeys to do tasks. If you haven't taken a look at the Win key shortcuts in Windows 10 and earlier versions of Windows, you should learn them now. Recently, Windows 10 build 14361 added a hotkey to directly open the Date/Time tray flyout. That gave me an idea - why not try to open all tray applets with keyboard shortcuts?

OneClickFirewall 1.0.0.2 is out

OneClickFirewall 1.0.0.2 is out

I just released OneClickFirewall 1.0.0.2. For those of you who don't know, it's a little app I coded to block an app from accessing the Internet (both inbound and outbound connections) because the Windows Firewall UI involves too many steps. This version does not come with new functionality or fixes. I just tried to reduce the amount of false positive reports by antivirus software. Here is why it happens.

Block any app from accessing Internet with one click in Windows 10, Windows 8 and Windows 7

Block any app from accessing Internet with one click in Windows 10, Windows 8 and Windows 7

I would like to share with you a little app I coded which gives you the ability to block any app from accessing the Internet. This is done with just one click and uses the built-in Windows Firewall to block or allow it. OneClickFirewall is a small program I made which integrates with the Explorer context menu. All you need to do is right click the application you want to block and select "Block Internet Access".

How to find only 32-bit or 64-bit files in a folder

How to find only 32-bit or 64-bit files in a folder

Sometimes, developers or power users may need to separate 32-bit files from 64-bit files in a specific folder if they are mixed up. The average end user might not need this but it can be time consuming trying to determine this. So I decided to share with you the method I use to save your time.

Telegram for Desktop and mobile got Edit message feature

Telegram for Desktop and mobile got Edit message feature

Telegram is a fast growing mobile and desktop messaging app. It got an interesting new feature recently - the ability to edit sent messages. This new feature is available for both mobile and desktop versions of the app.

How to hide contacts from left side in Telegram Desktop

How to hide contacts from left side in Telegram Desktop

Telegram is a fast-growing app which competes with WhatsApp and Viber in the mobile messaging market. Like these apps, it also has a desktop version for Windows, Linux and Mac. There is an issue with the official Telegram Desktop app - it does not give you a clear option to hide the contact list on the left side of its window. Here is a little trick you can use to bypass this limitation.

How to resize a VirtualBox HDD image (VDI)

How to resize a VirtualBox HDD image (VDI)

When creating a virtual machine with VirtualBox, it is easy to choose the wrong size for the virtual HDD. Some day, you might face the issue that there is not enough free disk space left in the virtual machine. Here is how you can resize a VirtualBox HDD image (VDI) without data loss or without reinstalling the guest operating system.

Keyboard shortcuts in WhatsApp for Desktop

Keyboard shortcuts in WhatsApp for Desktop

WhatsApp developers have released the long awaited desktop version of the popular messenger. If you installed and used it, you might be interested in learning its keyboard shortcuts. These hotkeys can help you save time and increase productivity. Here we go.

WhatsApp Installer has failed. There was an error while installing the application

WhatsApp Installer has failed. There was an error while installing the application

Many users faced an issue with the recently released WhatsApp for Desktop app. It doesn't install for them. The installer fails with the following error message:
Installer has failed. There was an error while installing the application. Check the setup log for more information and contact the author. Here is why you see this message and what you can do.