Thursday, November 15, 2012

Eclipse pin to taskbar problem (Windows 7/8)

If you wanted to pin Eclipse IDE to your taskbar, and noticed that it creates another icon right next to the pinned one, you might wanna continue reading on how to fix that.

First, you need to find your Java Runtime Environment directory. It's usually
"C:\Program Files\Java\jre7\bin".
Copy the location, and open up "System properties" in Computer (Right click-> Properties when in Computer).
Now, go to Advanced System Settings, and click Environment Variables.
Select the "PATH" variable in the second list, and click Edit.
Move the cursor to the beginning of the textbox, and paste the location of the JRE.
Add a semicolon immediately after the location and press OK.
Close the remaining dialogs. 

If you have Eclipse pinned to the taskbar, unpin it first, run the .exe, and pin it afterwards.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Compile with Notepad++ (Any language)

Sometimes you wish you had a compiler with Notepad++, so you don't have to start another program just to see the results of your work. Well, there is a solution to this too.
You probably have noticed that Notepad++ comes with few plugins included since the installation. One of them is called NppExec.

NppExec menu

Read the full article!

Thursday, October 4, 2012 Facebook virus

Few days ago you may have received a suspicious link from someone you know on Facebook. It usually looked like ffg

or a variation of that. This is an old Facebook virus, but someone modified the code so it was undetectable with anti-viruses few days ago. Of course, it's detected as a worm now.

First thing I did, I downloaded the file and opened it in a sandbox. It was a zip file, named I unpacked it, and found an exe disguised in a .scr extension file. That stands for the ScreenSaver file format. I opened the file, and first thing it did was, it disappeared from the desktop. I believe it either attached to some process or it created new exe file and executed it.
Anyway, I noticed my laptop started showing the "Working" cursor. I knew the virus was working on something, so I turned off the Internet. After some examination, I found a new process, which was very similar to the ones Windows is using. 
Microsoft Security Essentials didn't detect the virus at first, but few hours after the infestation it did.

I managed to clean my computer by installing Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, and MSE as antivirus. Make sure you have the latest updates for each of them, and run a full scan after that.

NOTE: The virus might kill your MSE process and you'll have to download another antivirus for that time. My friend downloaded Kaspersky Free Virus scan, and it did the job for him.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

League of Legends Auto Login


This is a software I created for automatic login to the League of Legends servers.

(Dropbox link)

Works with latest League of Legends update (3.6.13 patch)


Version 1.9.0
*Added slider option for adding offset to the cursor in the username/password text fields

Version 1.8.0
*Fixed special character bug when you use it in the password field (Thanks YvesW)

Version 1.7.0
*Improved the logging system
*Finally fixed a bug when it crashes when you click the Login button (Thanks YvesW)

Version 1.6.1
*Implemented Logging system. 
Now, if you have any trouble logging with the program, please include the "autologin.log" file when sending a mail. You may upload it to any filehosting service (Rapidshare, Megaupload, Dropbox...)

Version 1.6
*Since Riot have different filters for Registration and Change Password fields, I had to remove the validation on the username and password boxes when creating users. (Thanks Ghost D Nappa)

Version 1.5
*Fixed a bug where the mouse would check for text box, if the option to resize the LoL window was checked.

This application is written in C# WPF, using .NET version 4 framework. That means it needs some prerequisites before it can function properly.
  • .NET 4 Framework (You probably have it, but in case you don't)
  • Administrator privileges (only if it throws an error while launching)
*To set LOL AutoLogin always runs as Administrator, right click on the icon, go to Properties, go to the Security tab, and check "Run this program as Administrator".

(Do this only if the file throws an error while launching.)

Here is a VirusTotal scan, 0/43 found.
This isn't a keylogger nor a file sender. It's just a lazy helper program. If it was a virus, the results above would be positive.

The file with the users is stored on your computer and it's encrypted. That means nobody can get it and find out what's in the file.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Add tabs to Windows Explorer

We are so much used to Internet browsing and using tabs, that we sometimes want to browse through the computer like we browse the Internet.
There is a solution to that too. It's called QTTabBar.
QTTabBar is a plugin which adds the tab functionality to Windows Explorer.

This is particularly useful when you have to open few windows and do some file management. This way, you can quickly switch to the tab and do your work quickly.
QTTabBar is VERY customizable. It has a lot of options which may make your browsing more natural and faster.
For example, these are the options I've set for the tabs.

So, if you like this functionality, support the developer, donate if possible. The download link is above the images.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Youtube 360p buffering/preloading fix

You must have noticed that Youtube has changed the way videos load few months ago. They load some time, and they stop if you have paused the video, thus not letting you load the whole video for offline use. There are few ways of fixing that, one of them might do the trick for you.

Read the full article!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Create ICO files with Photoshop

If you want to make a quality .ico file, download ICO file format for Photoshop. This is a small plugin for Photoshop which lets you create icons.
How to install:
First, download the 32-bit or 64-bit version of the plugin, according to your Photoshop version. You can check it's version by going to Help->About.
Next, go to your Adobe Photoshop directory, usually
"C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6 (64 Bit)\Plug-ins\File Formats" for 64-bit, and
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6\Plug-ins\File Formats" for 32-bit. If 'Plug-ins', or 'File Formats' folder doesn't exist, create it. Then paste the appropriate extension in the folder, and you are all set.

Now whenever you have an icon size (multiples by 8, like 16x16, 24x24, 32x32 and so on) you will be able to save the file as .ico.

If you have any suggestions, or problems, leave them in the comments.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Fix for Chrome bookmark bar not showing

If Chrome only shows the bookmark bar on the "New tab" page, then you can fix it by right clicking on the bookmark bar when opening new tab, and clicking "Show bookmarks bar".

Detached bookmark bar.

Attached bookmark bar.

*Note: The images were edited because of private information.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Subtitle plugin for VLC - VLSub

VLC (VideoLAN) has a lot of customization features, it's free, supports huge variety of media formats, and so on, which makes it my most favorite video player.
Yesterday I noticed that BS Player offers automatic subtitle search when you play a file, so I searched the same for VLC, and I found a very good subtitle plugin.

It's called VLSub, and you may download it from:

Edited and fixed version by me:

How to install: 
Type "%appdata%" in Windows Explorer (without quotes), and go to "vlc", then proceed to "lua" and finally "extensions".

If any of the folders doesn't exist, create the missing folder.
Paste the "vlcsub.lua" file in the "extensions" folder.

Now, open some file with VLC, and go to "View -> VLSub".

 It will open a dialog where you choose your language. Select your language, and press OK. It will start searching for subtitles from "". Choose the one which you find most suitable, and press OK. The subtitle will be downloaded, extracted, and loaded in VLC.

I successfully edited the script, and now it's working flawlessly.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Transfer files from PC to Windows Phone

Windows Phone PC to phone transfer, can be a real pain. There are many ways of transferring your data to the phone, but they either require email usage, or Skydrive upload. This is the fastest and the best way to transfer your data.

HFS - HTTP File server is an application which creates a fileserver on your PC which is then used by PC File Download to display your PC Contents. You may download data from PC File Download to your phone then.

How it's done:

Install HFS.
Install PC File Server on your phone.
Open up HFS on your PC.
Right click in the Virtual File Server space, and select Add folder from disk....

Add your folder, and press Real Folder in the next dialog.
Open up PC File Server on your phone, give a name to the connection, and add the IP of the PC. (Note: You have to be on the same network.)

Now, click the name of the PC you just added on the phone.
Swipe left, and press the refresh button.
The files are sorted in folders according to their type. Choose the type, and click on the file. It will be downloaded and opened according to it's file type.

PC File Download:

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Magnet files won't download (uTorrent, Chrome, Windows 7)

If you are having a problem with .magnet files, which for some reason won't download or auto-start, then the best solution is to convert them to .torrent files.

You can do this manually, by going to magnet2torrent, or by installing a Google Chrome extension, magnet2torrent converter.
Both solutions offer cached .torrent files on their servers.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Change the default icon of Windows 7 Libraries

The default Windows 7 Library icons can get boring after a while. There is a tool which does this in a very quick manner:
Library Icon Changer, which was made by bluefisch2000 from deviantART.
(Property of deviantART)

There is another way, which is way slower, but you may understand how things work with the libraries. Open up Notepad/Notepad++, and drag one of the libraries which are found in "C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Libraries" to the editor.
The <IconReference> tag represents the current icon. You may enter the path to an .ico file, or some DLL.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Add thumbnails for FLV, MKV, MP4 files to Windows Explorer

Windows comes with thumbnails for only few formats, which are natively ran without the need of third-party software. If you have new content with different format, it won't be able to play if you don't have correspondent codecs. And if you are like me, and you want every format to have it's thumbnail, than this is the perfect place to search.

I present to you, Icaros Shell Extension 2.0.0. This is a software which lets you have thumbnail for essentially every media format.

Install Icaros Shell Extension, run the .exe file, and type the extensions you want added in the textbox.
(Note: Every extension must start with "."(period) and end with ";"(semicolon))
After adding new extensions, press Activate Icaros, and you are done.

Download Icaros Shell Extension 2.0.0

If you have any problems or questions, please leave them in the comment section.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Configure NetBeans 7.x C++ compiler (MinGW)

Alright, the reason you are here is clear. You are having trouble setting the C++ compiler correctly with NetBeans 7.x on Windows platform. No worries, it's an easy fix.

First, we need the MinGW compiler package. Head on to to get the latest version.
You may see another version, of course newer than the one in the above image.
Open up the .exe file you just downloaded, and proceed with it's installation. You will encounter a dialog which asks you if you want the pre-packaged repository catalogues, or download the newest ones. It's always better to download the latest catalogue.

You may proceed with the installation. Few steps ahead, you will be asked which compilers you want downloaded and installed. Check C, C++ and MSYS Basic System.

Continue the installation.
The installer will download and install the newest MinGW and MSYS components.

After it's finished, open Computer, right click on some empty spot, and press Properties. Or, open Computer, and click System properties in the menu-bar.
Go to Advanced system settings, Environment Variables, in the System Variables list, find the variable Path.
Now, double click it, and put your cursor at the end of the Value textbox.
Add semicolon right after the last character (only if it isn't another semicolon, in which case you just paste the directory) and paste the location of the MinGW bin directory (Usually C:\MinGW\bin). Now add another semicolon after the MinGW bin directory, and paste the MSYS bin directory (Usually C:\MinGW\msys\1.0\bin).

Press OK on both dialogs, and open NetBeans.

Go to Tools-> Options-> C/C++, and press the Add button which is found below the Tool Collection panel.
For the Base Directory select the MinGW bin folder, and press OK.

After this step, NetBeans should recognize and select automatically all the needed compilers, except the "make" command. If you select the mingw32-make.exe file, it will be refused.
The make.exe file is found in the MSYS bin directory. 
Press OK to close this dialog, and restart NetBeans. Your adding of C++ compiler to NetBeans 7.x is completed.

If you have any problems with the setup, feel free to post it here.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Quick way for logging off users

If your computer has more accounts, and some users don't log off after using it, you may log off them very quickly.
Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc (This pops Task Manager), go to the Users tab, right-click the user you want to log off, and press Log Off. On the next dialog, just confirm it.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Small Windows clock trick

This is a small trick which changes the AM/PM text with whatever you want. You can use it to impress your friends, or confuse them.

First, click on the clock in the traybar. It will pop up a calendar and analog clock. Click on the "Change date and time settings..." link.

 Now, in the next dialog click "Change date and time..."

 Click "Change calendar time" in this dialog.

And finally, in the next dialog you can change the AM/PM text.

How does it look like? Here is an example:

Monday, August 13, 2012

Change Windows 7 start button

If you are bored of the old Windows 7 start button, you can try this freeware application which changes the start button with one click.
Image courtesy of

It includes 10 new button looks, but you can make your own too. 
This is a start orb I created, that fits the
default mouse-over, and mouse-click taskbar icons.

How to make custom icon:
  • The icon is formed from three 54x54 images merged together in vertical line. 
  • The first image is the default, the second is mouse-over, and the third is mouse-click.

Create three icons, merge them in your favorite image editing software, save as .bmp, and you may use it in the W7SBC.

ASUS Microphone Skype problem fix

This problem usually occurs because Skype uses the microphone jack as a default port for audio recording device. To use the laptop microphone instead of an external one, do the following steps:

Right click on the Volume Icon in the traybar, click Recording devices, say something to the laptop mic, so you can see the bar moving and see which mic is the laptop one. 

Now, right click the laptop mic, press Properties and rename it "Laptop mic" for future use (You can also rename the external port too), and press OK. Right click the "Laptop mic" icon now, and select it to be Default Device, and Default Communication Device.

Now, open Skype, go to Tools -> Options -> Audio Settings, and in the Microphone drop-down menu, select Laptop mic. 

(Yes, you can go to Skype, and select the other microphone without setting the laptop mic as default, but on the next restart Skype would set the external jack as it's recording device.)

Remove Facebook ads (Adware)

If you notice ads showing on the left side or just below your cover when you browse through your Facebook feed, that means you have Adware on your computer.

Image courtesy of

It's usually installed silently during some software installation (usually free software, like Anti-Viruses, free downloaders, etc.), and it's automatically added to your browser extensions.
You may find it and delete it by going to your browser's extension page (Tools->Extensions for Chrome, Tools->Add-ons for Firefox). If you see an extension with weird name, just uninstall it, restart your browser, and the ads should be gone.

The normal ads however, can be removed with AdBlock.

Many advertising companies nowadays use 'tricks' to attract as many customers as possible. You can check out some of their techniques (for example tapping into new senses) on the following link:

Friday, August 10, 2012

Best Chrome extensions

Chrome is the world's most used browser with 32.76% usage share of web browsers. It's popularity is owed to the fast response time, low memory usage, very nice extension integration, and the fact that it's made by Google.
I'll be talking about the best extensions for Google Chrome in my opinion, and how can they affect your browsing experience.

This one is my favorite, because makes the pages load a lot faster without the unnecessary ads which clutter the viewing space.

Especially good for learning from videos, cause it helps you focus on the video, and not on the comments or related videos.

Adds a colored circle icon to every URL which represents the trustworthiness of that site. Really useful if you are using online shop, or downloading a file.

Now you don't have to open an image link just to see the full sized image. Put your cursor over the picture and it will appear in it's full dimension.
There are quick options like:

  • Save image: (S)
  • Open in new tab (Shift+T)
  • Hide the image (X)

Really useful if you are browsing forum thread with many pages. It makes endless scrolling in the thread, and lets you read the whole thread without clicking the 'next' button. It also supports Google Search.
(It also has a lot of unnecessary options, and I recommend you to turn them off. Tools-> Extensions -> Fastest Chrome Options)

Monday, August 6, 2012

How to block IP from accessing your PC

Today, there are many malicious programs which infect your PC, and then allow the attacker to see private and important data from your computer. The best way to protect from the attacks is by using an anti-virus program.
But, sometimes even the antivirus makes mistakes. For example, Avast (which is my personal worst AV, although it's free) didn't pick up a direct connection from USA botnet to my friends PC, which was installed from a Google Chrome extension.
How did I stop that connection? Here are the steps:

  1. Start "Command Prompt" (Win+R -> type "cmd" without the quotes)

  2. Type "netstat -a" (without the quotes)
    • If you like the IPs exported to a file, type "netstat -a -> file.txt". A "file.txt" file will be created in the directory you are in.

  3. If you notice some suspicious IPs there, you can Google them, and if they lead to nowhere, or they lead to some site that you do not recognize, it's best to add them to the "hosts" file (next step).
  4. Open Windows Explorer, and go to "C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\". You will find a "hosts" file without any extension.
  5. Double-click the file, and open it with Notepad.
  6. Below the lines which have "#" add "" followed by space, and then the IP you want to block. 
  7. Save the file, restart the PC, and all the IPs(and addresses) you added will be blocked next time your PC starts.
Good luck!


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