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10 Awesome Tricks While Searching on Google

        
google search

Let me first tell You what actually Google tricks mean. Google tricks/ Google tips, does not mean hacking Google. Using the below Google operators, we can get the desired Google result very quickly. We can name this as hidden Google secrets or Advanced Google searching, which this Awesome search engine has provided. These tricks will surely enhance your experience while using Google.  


You can make your search more efficient by learning some search basics !

Try these tips :


1. Use Of '+' sign:


This ensures that the results returned to you will definitely consist of the word following the '+' sign. For Eg :
Search: reviews of +iPhone and iPod
This will show results containing the word reviews or iPod but the results will definitely consist of iPhone !


2. Use Of '-' sign:


Using '-' sign before any word will ensure that the particular word will not be included in the results !


3. Use Of '~' sign:


Using '~' before any word will return the results also containing the synonyms of the word !


4. Search a particular site:


To search a particular website you can use the following syntax in the google search :
Search: site:www.xyz.com abc
For Eg :
Search: site:http://computertweaks.in/ Google Search


5. Define a word:


To get the definition of a word just use :
Search: define:abc
For Eg : Search: define:Computer
This will return you results which define 'Computer'.




6. Find Pages similar to a page:



To find a page similar i.e. consisting of same type of content, use the following syntax :
Search: related:http://www.xyz.com/




7. Search for exact phrase:



To search a set of words exactly together i.e.
For Eg :
Search: "contact us"
This will return the results containing both contact and us together !




8. Using the wild card '*':



The * sign can be used in places where the whole word is not known.
For Eg:
Search: friend*
This will return the results containing friend , friends , friendship.




9. Using the '?' sign:



This is used when the full spelling of the word is not known.
For Eg:
Search: fri??d
This will show you result such that in the results in which any alphabet can take the place of '?' sign.



10. Use of boolean operators:


The boolean operators like AND,OR,NOT can be used in search box to connect the words !

The search engine understands them as what they mean but the must be in capital letters !
For Eg:
Search: swim OR float
This will return the results containing either swim or float !


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List of F1-F9 key commands for The Command Prompt

function keys for command prompt

Following is the list of function key command to be used while working on command prompt.

F1: / right arrow: Repeats the letters of the last command line, one by one.

F2: Displays a dialog asking user to "enter the char to copy up to" of the last command line.

F3: Repeats the last command line.

F4: Displays a dialog asking user to "enter the char to delete up to" of the last command line.

F5: Goes back one command line.

F6: Enters the traditional CTRL+Z (^z)

F7: Displays a menu with the command line history.

F8: Cycles back through previous command lines (beginning with most recent).

F9: Displays a dialog asking user to enter a command number, 
where 0 is for first command line entered.

Alt+Enter: toggle full Screen mode.
up/down: scroll thru/repeat previous entries.

Esc: delete line

Note:- The buffer allows a maximum of 50 command lines. After this number is reached, the first line will be replaced in sequence.Helpful accessibility keyboard shortcuts Switch Filter Keys on and off.

Right SHIFT for eight seconds Switch High Contrast on and off. 
Left ALT +left SHIFT +PRINT SCREEN Switch Mouse Keys on and off. 

Left ALT +left SHIFT +NUM LOCK Switch Sticky Keys on and off. 
SHIFT five times Switch Toggle Keys on and off. NUM LOCK for five seconds.

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Problem Steps Recorder

                     Windows 7 ships with a utility named PSR (Problem Steps Recorder) that records the steps you’ve taken on the computer automatically including mouse clicks. You can use these recordings to speed up issues when you’re dealing with tech support.

               Problem Steps Recorder can be used to automatically capture the steps performed by a user on a computer, including a text description of where they clicked and a picture of the screen during each click. This capture is then automatically saved to a file that can be used by a support professional to help the user troubleshoot the issue or understand what steps were taken by the user.



Step 1]

  • Click on start->Run or(win+R) To open Run Command.
  • Type PSR and press enter.


Problem Steps Recorder toolbar will appear.




  • To Start the capture simply press on the “Start Record” button.
  • Now whatever you do on your computer it will be recorded in snaps as well as text.
  • To Stop recording simply press “Stop Record” button.

Step 2]

Now You will be prompted to save the resulting ZIP file.
Write the name of the file and save it on the desktop or any location.


Now extract the compressed file by right click extract all option.


A Problem.mht file will be there in the extracted folder.



Now open the file in internet explorer.


Snaps including text and timings of all events will be there in that file.




By default, PSR will record only 25 scre
enshots, but this can be changed to any number. Click on the small down-arrow next to the help icon, and then select Settings.


In any case, PSR is more than just a screenshot capturing tool. Besides automating the capturing of what’s going on the screen, it will also highlight the user’s mouse clicks, and, most importantly, will provide a detailed textual metadata with a description of what the user is doing.

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Tata Docomo Balance Transfer/ Tata Docomo Gift service

                    Do you know Tata Docomo users can Gift a recharge to any Tata Docomo Prepaid user through this special feature This service is available over almost all the telecom networks.Here i am writing various methods to transfer balance from one Tata Docomo to another Tata Docomo prepaid mobile.

Method 1]

  1. To transfer balance you must have minimum of Rs.12 in your prepaid account.
  2. Type as "Gift<space>Recipient mobile number<space>Recharge amountand send it to '54321' . Eg: Gift 9898989898 11
  3. SMS charges will be free but the amount of Rs.11 will be deducted from the sender.

Method 2]

  1. Another way to transfer the Tata Docomo Balance is by dialing USSD *363# directly from the sender phone. Now you can directly share talktime by dialing *363#. It is the latest Tata Docomo Balance Transfer Code.
  2. By using this service you can share talktime , ask for talktime and call me back service is also available.
  3.  you can transfer any amount between 5-40, Rs.51 and Rs.101.Service charges are as follows.
  • 5-10_Rs.2 Extra
  • 11-20_Rs.3 Extra
  • 21-30_Rs.4 Extra
  • 31-40_Rs.5 Extra
  • Rs.51_Rs.8 Extra
  • Rs.101_Rs.14 Extra

Note:  You need to have minimum of Rs.10 after deduction(Transfer+Service charge)
e.g If you want to transfer Rs.5 then you require Rs.17 in your account. Rs.7 will be deducted.
For Rs.101 you need Rs.125 in main balance Rs.101 for transfer, Rs.14 for service charge and Rs.10 as minimum balance.

Method 3]


  • To transfer balance ,You will need to send an SMS after typing 
  • "BT<space>Target Mobile number<space>Amount"   &  send  it  to  54321
  •  e.g: BT 777778888 25  to 54321
  • The sms will be charged at Rs.1 for all the transactions.

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How To Create A Custom Search Engine For Your Website

                   It is very important for any website have a search engine. if you have a website that has large or even small content, there are chances visitors to your site will want to search for information in your site, how do you expect them to find such information when there is no search engine in your website. Thanks to Google the search giant, they've made creating search engine for website easy without you doing any learning any programming language or write a line of code.
               
                     To create a search engine that will search your website for a query word or sentence, the use of Google Custom Search Engines (CSE) is by far the easiest, quickest and efficient way. Follow the steps below to learn how to Create A Custom Search Engine For Your Website.

Step 1]

Head over to google CSE and to do so you can search "google CSE" in Google and you can select the first option itself.


Step 2]

Now click on the create custom search engine button.



Step 3]

Enter the addresses of the sites you want your search engine to search.
You can enter entire sites like "computertweaks.in"  OR Specific pages on sites.

Fill the form specifying your website address(s) or URL(s), name and choosing your language then hitting the Create button.


Step 4]

Now after clicking on create button your Custom Search Engine is created.




Step 5]

Click on the Recieve code button to get the code to copy to your site that will add the custom search powered by Google.
You can use the code on your own webpage.






Step 6]

Copy the code.
Now you can paste it anywhere inside HTML where you want it to appear.
I am giving an example to add it to a blog at blogger.com

Go to your blog dashboard: select layout >> Add gadget



Choose HTML/Java Script



 Now Paste the copied code in the content box.
and Save it.


 Now you've successfully added a custom search engine to your blog.

There is a lot you can do now with your custom search engine like customizing the theme that may suite with your blog design, enabling monetization, disable or enable voice search and image search, changing layout and much more. Just navigation through left vertical menu bar while creating your search engine and you can easily do all from there. 

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Send email without opening a Browser or Outlook

Its a world of internet and i think everyone can use email. So if you need to send short mails quickly or maybe you don't want to wait for Mail Client to open on maybe you just don't feel like clicking a couple of times to use the web interface. In such cases a freeware software "Instamailer" will help you. Instamailer will allow you to quickly send email to any email ID using your Hotmail and Gmail accounts. This software will be specially usefull in situations where you need to quckly send out mail to someone and you don't want to go through the process of opening the web interface or your default mail client.Now follow the simple steps
Step 1]
Download Instamailer from the link provided here
Step 2]
Now extract the files 

and then open the folder and run the file a new window will appear like this 


Step 3]
Now you are ready to send your mail without interfacing with the internet.
If you are mailing from Hotmail then select from the Quick links as"Mail From Hotmail" and if you are mailing from Gmail then select "Mail From Gmail".



  • In the first text box Mail form you have to enter your email ID.
  • second text box is for your account password.

  • The third one is SMTP server.

  • Now enter the ID of receiver, enter your subject and message and click on the send button it is fully secured.




  • Now you can receive a dialogue box like "Message sent successfully"


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