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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Icon filenames disappeared

windows explorer's folder view or icons don't show the file name or folder name no more. I've had this problem before, I think hitting a shortcut for hiding it or soemthing.

This site gives a good explanation than I can on how to bring it back to check it out:


EDIT: in a nut shell

  1. Right-click on an empty space of the window
  2. Properties > Customise > Change "What kind of folder do you want?" into "Pictures and Videos"
  3. Click OK
  4. Right-click on an empty space of the window
  5. View > Select one of the icon views (XL, L, M, S. Does matter which one)
  6. Uncheck "Hide File Names"
  7. Repeat steps 1 and 2 if you need to revert to original folder type.
Main points to note: Pictures and Videos folder (2) and Icon view(5).

Friday, March 27, 2009

FREE Flv to MP3 converter software

Freez Flv to Mp3 Converter
From SmallVideoSoft

"Freez Flv to Mp3 Converter is a a tool to extract audio stream from Flash FLV files to Mp3 files."

Does what its suppose with little hassle and really a use and forget about software (Use it when needed else it hides away, never bothering you or needing maintenance).

5/5 for my use in my flv to mp3 task.

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FREE Mp4 to Mp3 conversion Software

Free M4a to MP3 Converter
From Maniactools

Do you need to convert AAC to MP3? M4a to MP3? MP4 audio to MP3? Your favorite player doesn't support M4a audio? Then take a look at the new tool from ManiacTools, Free M4a to MP3 Converter.

The program supports a number of input formats, like the above mentioned AAC, M4a, MP4 audio, M4b (audiobooks), and some other MPEG-4 based audio formats. You can convert those types of audio files to MP3 or uncompressed WAV.

Download/Info page

Does what its suppose to in nice interface and FREE!
5/5 for my purpose of converting mp4 to mp3s.

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Monday, March 23, 2009

Reseting LG KG245 to factory settings / reset Security Code

  1. Remove battery and then SIM card
  2. Replace battery in
  3. Turn on phone
  4. upon the "insert SIM" screen type in "2945#*#"
  5. Select Factory Reset
  6. Replace SIM card in
  7. All settings and personal data should be removed from phone (SIM card data is still present)
  8. The security code is now the default security code (0000 or 1234)


Vodafone no signal

hmmmm... been getting no to low signal strength on my mobile with Vodafone service provider.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

MS Word Single horizontal page

How do i have a horizontal page with other being vertical?
How do i have a vertical page with other being horizontal?

If I have guessed correctly your wanting to add a diagram in a word doc or some writing to a diagram document hence the different page set outs.

Check out this: (The Phlebob from Yahoo! Answers)

prior to Word 2007
1. Select the text you want in Landscape orientation. (Skip this if you want the entire file put into Landscape orientation.)
2. Click the File->Page Setup menu item.
3. Click the Landscape orientation box.
4. In the Apply To list box, select Selected Text or, if you want the entire document, select Whole Document.
5. Click OK.

In Word 2007:
1. Select the text you want in Landscape orientation.
2. Click the Page Layout tab on the Ribbon.
3. If you want the entire document switched to Landscape orientation, click Orientation in the Page Setup group.
4. If you want only the selected text switched to Landscape orientation, click the arrow in the lower right corner of the Page Setup group and continue with step 3, above.


for me it didn't work, doing that made ALL my pages turn into horizontal or vertical so here is my stab as it.

1. Select page you want to be Horizontal or Vertical (differnt to rest)
2. File > Page Setup >(Portrait or Landscape)
3. Apply to: [This point forward]

4. Go to page where normal orientation begins
5. File > Page Setup >(Set back to normal)
6. Apply to: [This point forward]

Using the above logic should get you to create a part of the word doc that has the orientation settings applied. I was editing a already written document (hence had many pages after the one I wanted horizontal so maybe that's why the Yahoo! Answers method didn't work for me)


Saturday, March 21, 2009

Can't copy and Paste Diagrams in MS Word

the diagrams are missing things such as text, the boxes are different shapes or places, the lines in the diagram are in the same place as original diagram. Fixing the new pasted diagram in Word is useless and annoying.

i don't got a solution for fixing that but I have a work around:

  • Take the "to copy from" word doc and open it up
  • Go to the page zoom option and set it to whole page
  • go to view > full screen
  • Press screenshot button keyboard (PrtScr) button
  • Open up photoshop or another nice imagine editing software
  • Paste it in there
  • Crop out the unwanted parts
  • Save as a JPEG

  • Open up "to paste in" doc and insert image and point to the JPEG.

    A simple yet sometimes hard to think of work around that has worked for me well during my first year of uni.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Can't copy and paste PDF text

I can't copy the text from a pdf file.

There is a work around for this, the reason why you can't copy and paste is most likely due to the fact that the pdf has had the copy and paste permission disabled by the creator.

The workaround is called Freeware PDF Unlocker. Its a very very simple program that does what you want and then hides away. The way it works is you get the protected pdf and drop it into the icon and done! a new unprotected pdf is created.

The program is mainly designed to remove the copy and paste permissions. It can also remove password protected pdfs but you first have to unlock it. I suggest this program because I got annoyed having to re-type things i could copy and paste but do not encourage the hacking of passwords on pdfs unless you are the owner and have forgotten the password.

Freeware PDF Unlocker

Truely brillient, simple, easy and FREE!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Better Mobile Wallpapers

My mobile phone wallpaper isn't fitting correctly, the image is too small and lacks detail, in general the picture just looks oddly stretched and fitted.

there is a way to fix these problems. If you get these issues your phone most likely has not auto fit function and simple uses the picture you set in its original ratio (e.g. 12 wide and 15 high) this will mean you can get gaps around the picture because it is not filling the screen up as to do that your image will be distorted and become skinny or fat.

The SOLUTION in my opinion is to use a photo editing program such as photoshop.

  1. find the resolution of the phones LCD screen
  2. create a blank image in image software of that size
  3. drag and drop the original image and fit it into the canvas size, you can use stretch tools to zoom the image and also use crop tools to make the picture fit better inside the canvas size restriction.
  4. You may also adjust the lighting, maybe give it some contrast editing etc. to give brighter clearer image as computer LCD screens and phone LCD screens vary greatly in lighting (usually)
  5. Save image as JPEG
  6. Send to phone and set as wallpaper, now see if its a better fit and quality.

Using this method may mean cropping some of your image (Zooming into a section), say using the face of a model instead of her whole body in front of a car but the end results are far greater than a far shot image unless you own a mobile phone with greater LCD display capabilities and or larger screen.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Google Directory Search

Did you know google has a directory search just like Yahoo?


Google seems to never stop amazing me with unadvertised and free services.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Adding shortcuts to Vista's Favourite Links sidebar crashes Vista

Adding shortcuts to Vista's Favourite Links sidebar crashes Vista or causes windows explorer to stop responding.

My work around is to add them to the bar manually, instead of dragging and dropping into the bar itself:

  1. Right-click on Favourite Links bar
  2. Select "Open Favourite Links Folder"
  3. Copy and paste the application.folder which you want a shortcut to
  4. Right-click in the Favourite Links bar and "Paste Shortcut"
  5. For me (most likely due to a different error) I have to paste twice before Vista is willing to give in and actually do anything upon paste. So if you don't see your shortcut in the folder try pasting a few times.
  6. Done!

  7. Now try and see if you can drag and drop other folders into the bar, for me it worked back to normal again.