How to change the default search engine setting in Android Chrome

Android Chrome comes with Google as it’s default search engine. You can change if you want.

Follow these easy steps to change from Google to your favourite search engine to make your queries in Android Chrome.
1. Open Chrome in Android.
2. Tab three vertical dots found in the top right corner of the Chrome App. It will open popup menu.
3. Tab Settings, found in the bottom of that menu. It will open the settings page.
4. You may find Search engine setting in very first of that page. Tab it.
5. It will show Google with selected option, and other major search engine list like Yahoo, Bing, Ask and AOL.
6. You can choose any one and Close the settings.
7. Now you can do your queries with new search engine.
8. If you are not satisfied with new search engine, follow the above steps again to revert back to Google.

How to automatically open your preferred programs while booting Windows 10

If you are regularly opening some applications while starting windows 10 then you may feel better if they opened automatically while booting up  Windows 10. You had easy visible startup folder in older versions of Windows for this kind of task. But in Windows 10 it’s not.

Follow the easy steps to automatically open up your preferred applications while Windows 10 starting up.

1. Press Windows logo key + R to open the Run dialog box. You can also right click on the Start Button and click Run.
2. In the Run dialog box, type shell:startup to open the Startup folder.
3. Need to Copy & Paste the shortcut of the preferred program (which you would like to run on startup) .
4. Click on the Start Button, click All Apps, scroll to your preferred App, just drag and drop the program into this folder.
5. You have done it perfectly!!! You can check it out by restarting the Windows.
6. Now All your Startup folder shortcuts will load automatically.

Note : This will only work on Desktop mode. If you are in Tablet mode you have to Turn it off and switch to Desktop mode.

How to stop Microsoft-IIS in Windows 10

For some reasons, you may want to Stop Microsoft IIS which is running in port 80. Then only other web server like WAMP Apache can run on port 80.

Do the following easy steps to stop Microsoft IIS in Windows 10

  1. Open Command Prompt (Admin) by right click on Windows 10 Logo start button.
  2. Click Yes on the upcoming confirmation dialog to open the command prompt.
  3. type “iisreset /stop” and press enter
  4. Command prompt will show “Attempting to Stop….”
  5. And then it will show “Internet Services Successfully Stopped”
    stop using command prompt for microsoft iis in windows 10

Now the Micrsoft IIS stopped. You can test it on port 80.

How to turn off Windows Defender using Local Group Policy in Windows 10

For some reasons you may wanted to turn off Windows Defender in Windows 10. Windows Defender is a Windows inbuilt security application for the replacement of other Antivirus and Internet Security Programs. If you are not satisfied with Windows Defender you can have the option to install other commercial Antivirus or Internet Security programs like Kaspersky or Bitdefender etc.. If you install the other Security application Windows Defender itself designed to automatically turn off itself and not to disturb the operation of installed Antivirus or Internet security application. If Windows defender doesn’t turnoff itself then we should turn off it manually. First open Windows Defender and check its status. You can open it by using Cortana by typing defender in Cortana’s search box. There are number of ways to turn off Windows Defender, here I provided the way using Local Group Policy.

Turn off Windows Defender using Local Group Policy.

1. Press Windows + R to open the Run dialog box.
2. Type gpedit.msc and press Enter key to open Local Group Policy Window. (gp – Group policy, msc- microsoft management console, This file located in c:\windows\system32\gpedit.msc)
3. In the  “Local Group Policy Editor”, Click Computer configuration in the left pane.
computer configuration in local group policy editor in windows 10
4. Open Administrative Templates by expanding the left pane list or double click on the right pane.
administrativ templates windows components in local group policy windows 10
5. Open Windows components by expanding the left pane list or double click on the right pane.
6. Open Windows Defender by expanding the left pane list or double click on the right pane.
turn off windows defender in local group policy in windows 10
7. Now in the Right pane find and double click Turn off Windows Defender list item.
8. It will open that option page.
9. Click Enabled radio button among three options.
click enabled option in turn off windows defender in local group policy windows 10
10. Now close the windows.
11. Windows Defender now disabled. You can check it out. It may say Windows Defender is turned off by group policy.
12. If you need to enable the Windows Defender again. Just go thourgth the above steps and Choose disabled or not configured option in the Turn off Windows defender option page. (9th step)

How to use Photoshop CS 6 Keyboard Shortcuts to work more Professionally and in less time

In any application Keyboard shortcuts is a time saver. You may already know some basic keyboard shortcuts like cut, copy and paste. Ctrl+X for Cut, Ctrl+C for Copy, Ctrl+V for Paste in Windows OS. Mac users may use Cmd Key instead of Ctrl Key and Option key instead of Alt key.

photoshop cs6

Knowing more keyboard shortcuts will show you as a computer expert.  Working with keyboard shortcuts in Word processors like MS Word or spreedsheet like Excel might be a easier one. Working with keyboard shortcuts in image editing applications like Photoshop CS6 may look like very complex one. But its not. Working with keyboard shortcuts in Photoshop CS6 is also very easy one and its a god of time saver. With little practice you can save a lot of time and can quickly apply various options in a very short time rather than using mouse operations.

Along with the basic keyboard shortcuts like Cut, Copy and Paste, you must be familiar with popular tools in photoshop like Move, Select, Brush, Patch, Marquee, Eyedropper and Transform. These are the must use tools in Photoshop CS6 commonly used by majority of people. First we must know about keyboard shortcuts for these basic tools.

Photoshop has inbuilt keyboard shortcut list and can be found in “Edit->Keyboard Shortcuts”. It may look like very complex and difficult to memorize that very big list of keyboard shortcuts. Take a look at that list once, but no need to memorize them all.

First we should memorize and practice a very few keyboard shortcuts. This small list of keyboard shortcuts is much enough for a professional photo edit. For your easy understanding each tool shortcut tip given in bold text. Just reading twice will make you remember these keyboard shortcuts very easily.
A PAth Selection, Direct Selection
B Brush, Pencil, Color Replacement
C Crop Tool
D Default colors
E Eraser tools
G Gradient
H Hand Tool
I Eyedropper (Spell Eye)
J Healing Brush and Patch
K 3D Tools
L Lasso Tools
M Marquee Tools
N 3D Camera Tools
O SpOnge
P Pen tools
Q Quick Mask mode tool
R Rotate
S Stamp tool(Clone Stamp, Pattern Stamp)
T Type tool
U CUstom Shape tool(Rectangle, Rounded Rectangle, Ellipse, Polygon, Line or Custom Shape)
V MoVe Tool
W Magic Wand tool
X Switch Foreground and Background colors
Y HistorY Brush, Art History Brush
Z Zoom

If you feel the above list is big then you may short it out like this,
B Brush Tool
C Crop Tool
E Eraser Tool
I Eyedropper Tool
T Type Tool
S Stamp Tool
W Magic Want Tool
Z Zoom Tool

Shift+Shortcut

Each tool is grouped into number of tools. By pressing keyboard shortcut will choose the Last selected Tool in that group. If you want to choose the next tool within that group you may need to press Shift key along with that keyboard shortcut.
For example, For Marquee tool, pressing M is enough. But if you want to choose Rectangular Marquee tool or Elliptical marquee tool then you need to press Shift+M to cycle between tools within that Group.

Keyboard shortcuts to working with Layers

Photoshop’s backbone is Layers. You must be familiar with these layer shortcuts to be a Photoshop expert.

Ctrl+Shift+N Create new layer
Ctrl+Click Layer Select non-contiguous layers
Click one Layer then Shift+Click another layer to Select contiguous layers
Del Delete Layer
Alt+Click Layer Mask icon to View contents of layer mask
Shift+Click Layer Mask icon to Turn-off Layer Mask temporarily
Alt+Drag Clone layer
Number keys (while W/M tool selected) Change layer opacity
Shift+(+) or Shift+(-) Cycle down or up through blend modes

Final list of Keyboard shortcuts for Photoshop CS6

Ctrl+(~) Switching between open documents
Ctrl+Z Undo
Ctrl+Z Redo again (Cycle the Last step)
Ctrl+F Apply last filter
Space Bar Hand tool (Usefull to click and move)
UP/Down Arrow in any option field will increase/decrese the values
Shift+UP/Down arrow in any option field will increase/decrese the values by 10 units
Ctrl+Shift+T Repeat Last Transformation

Changing default keyboard shortcuts and customize to your keyboard shortcut

If you don’t feel the default shortcuts suit your style, always you can have the option to change all the keyboard shortcuts to your style. Make sure before editing default keyboard shortcuts use export the default shortcuts to file. Later it will be helpful if you changed your mind to work with default keyboard.

How to Download Facebook Videos on Android phone

Download videos from Facebook is not yet offered by Official Facebook Team. But there are so many applications in playstore can do the download for you. All you have to do is, choose a best App for this download work. All Apps require your facebook login details. Keep in mind these Apps are not developed by Facebook. So providing Facebook login details may end up with risk.

These are the most popular Apps to download Facebook Videos,

facebook video downloader screenshot

Video Downloader for Facebook https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.smartapps.videodownloaderforfacebook
Video Downloader for Facebook https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.xcs.fbvideos
Video Downloader for Facebook https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=fb.video.downloader
EZ Video Download for Facebook https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.heyzen.vidn.fb

How to install Video downloader for Facebook
Just go to Play store from your android mobile phone. Put any one of the above titles in search box.
Click install.
After the installation, you need to give your Facebook login details to proceed further.
Once you logged in, you may find the list of Videos from facebook. Just click on the video to download it in your Android mobile.

How to edit your photos easily on Google Photos

You might know, you will get Unlimited Storage on new Google Photos. With the recent google Photos update you can easily edit your photos. This latest update having all basic edit options and few Advanced photo edit options.

First you need to click on the pencil icon found in the top right corner of the photo. It will be shown while you view a photo in full size.

google photos edit pencil icon
After clicking Pencil edit icon, a lot of photo edit options will appear on the right side bar. This side bar categorized in three tabs named Basic adjustment, Color filters, Crop and Rotate.
google photos edit tabs

Basic Adjustments Tab has Brightness correction tool, Color correction tool, contrast correction (Pop) tool, vignette option tool.

Color filter tab has Mars color filter, Phobos color filter, Deimos color filter, Ceres color filter, Juno color filter, saturn color filter, Mimas color filter, Rhea color filter, Dione color filter, Ariel color filter, Triton color filter, Venus color filter, Pluto color filter Eris color filter options.

Crop & Rotate tab has maintain aspect ratio icon, and rotate icon.

Automatic Saving!!!
You can do all your edits and manually click Done icon found in the top menu. Or you can simply press right arrow key or left arrow key in keyboard, the changes you made will be automatically saved. Also Changes will be saved automatically when you  click the right,left arrow icons over the photos. It will be showed once you hover the mouse over the photo. You can have the Revert back to original option too.

How to type Bengali in Windows 7

You can write Bengali in Windows 7.
Follow these steps to write Bangla in Windows 7

1. Click Start>Settings>Control Panel>Regional and Language Options

region and languages in windows 7

2. Click on the Keyboard and Languages tab.

keyboard and languages tab in windows 7

3. Click Change Keyboards button.

chagne keyboard button in windows 7

4. It will open Text Services and Input Languages window.

5. Click Add button in the Installed serviecs pane.

text services and input languages add button in windows 7

6. Find Bengali (India) in the list. Click the (+) to expand the Bengali additional options and click (+) on the keyboard to expand further.

7. Put a check on Bengali box.

choose bengali language in windows 7

8. Click Ok button. This may ask installation CD. It will not ask it already installed.

9. Click Advanced Key settings tab in the Text services and Input languages window.

10. Choose To Bengali (India) in the List shown and click Change Key sequence button to configure Hot key for Bengali language.

chagne key sequence in advanced key settings in windows 7

11. Close all open window by clicking Ok buttons.

12. Now open any text editors like MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, Wordpad, Notepad or any windows 7 application.

13. Press the key combination you set for Bengali to change the input language.

14. Now you can type in Bengali.

15. Press Key sequence for Between input languages (set in Region and Languages->Keyboards and Languages->Text Services and Input Languages->Advanced Key Settings) to switch back from Bengali language.

 

How to install fonts in Windows

You can install any number of fonts to windows. Windows system default fonts comes with Windows installation CD. To install additional fonts please follow these steps.

Method : Open fonts folder and copy font file.
1. Open Mycomputer.
2. Click the Windows installation drive. Typically C: drive.
install font in windows fonts folder
3. Open Windows folder.
4. Open fonts folder.
5. Copy the font file you have downloaded from Internet or from pendrive.
6. Paste the font file in fonts folder.
7. Now the font installed in Windows. You can open any Text Editor like Notepad or MS Word and check it from the fonts list, the font name will appear in the list.

Note: If you can't open the fonts folder by the above said steps you can open it by typing %windir%\fonts in the Run box (Run box can by open by pressing Windows Key+R in the keyboard.)

How to write Bengali in Photoshop CS3 CS5 CS6 Illustrator

There are some things we need to write Bengali in photoshop CS3 CS5 CS6 Illustrator Dreamweaver Coreldraw.
Bangala ANSI font and Avro Keyboard.

You can download Bangala Font from https://www.omicronlab.com/bangla-fonts.html or direct download link https://www.omicronlab.com/download/fonts/kalpurush.ttf

You can download Avro Keyboard from http://www.omicronlab.com/avro-keyboard.html or direct download link http://www.omicronlab.com/download/setup_avrokeyboard_5.1.0.exe

Step 1 : Install Bangala ANSI Font
You can refer How to install fonts in Windows to install fonts. Or simply you can copy the font ttf file in to “Windows\fonts” folder.

Step 2 : Configure Avro keyboard software
Open Avro keyboard software. Then go to Avro Settings(in the menu)->Output as ANSI->Use ANSI anyway

Choosing Output as ANSI in Avro Keyboard software

Click Use ANSI anyway button in confirmation in Avro Keyboard software

Step 3 : Write in Photoshop CS3
Open Photoshop CS3
Choose Type Tool from the Tools window.
choose the Bangala font in the fonts list as shown in the figure.

Write Bengali in Photoshop CS3
Now you can write in Bengali in Photoshop CS3 or CS5 or CS6 or Illustrator or Dreamweaver or Coreldraw.