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Desktop without icons

April 4, 2011 4 comments

A usual desktop looks like this.

My desktop was like this before I got my hands on Windows 7. I use its taskbar for opening chrome, media player etc., and I find the icons on my desktops like a spot on the moon. I love my desktop with no icons whatsoever.For me, Recycle Bin is a constant icon and there is also a folder that keeps all the previous icons.

I made these invisible and kept them at the edges (left top and right top).

Making a normal icon invisible is pretty easy. Half of you must be knowing, but still,

1. First of all create a new folder.

2. Right Click on the folder and select ‘Rename’. Hold the ‘Alt’ key and type in 0160. Press Enter. You’ll notice that the folder will have no name.

3. The final step is to change the icon in order to make it invisible. Right click on the folder and go to Properties > Customize > Change the icon > Select the blank one (there are about three of them, choose any one) > Ok.

I copied it from another site, not written by me.

The easy part is done, now the difficult part, how to hide the recycle bin?

Do Step 2 as above. After renaming, go to Control Panel>Personalization>Change Desktop Icons.

Select Recycle Bin(empty) and click on change icon, repeat as step 3.

Do the same for Recycle Bin(full).

For XP users, Right click on the desktop>Properties>Background>Customize Desktop. The rest can be repeated.


Categories: Tech and more

The Aspect Ratio Problem

November 18, 2010 Leave a comment

Recently I ripped off some of my old movies in CDs like Superman (bought them in 2001). The aspect ratio was 4:3 (as you all know about it, if not refer here). It looks somewhat like this.

Silver Surfer, remember?

I don't own this image, its just a random searched image from Google.

It only comes like this if you have a monitor of 16:9 aspect ratio (widescreen).

I noticed some gaps on the left and right side of the video. Usual! I searched on google and found out nothing concrete. Once upon a day, making a mistake while watching the video (similar to the Chemical X accident that created Powerpuff Girls),I got my answers. There was lighting in the sky, the comets were seen, s**i**r was seen giving births to babies on the street, the watchman was jumping high, Undertaker had risen from grave, ghost of Hitler was seen wandering. (Tweaked references from Julius Caesar)

I had the solution similar to as the answer of life, universe and everything ( and this wasn’t 42).

Nuff said, back to business.

It was simple, almost everyone has k’lite installed (download here) which has a bad habit of associating everything it has with Media Player Classic, unless you don’t change the options.

For this, you must have K-lite installed, open your media player classic.

Step 1 – Run the video slash episode slash movies (or EVM) and pause it. Right Click, Video Frame>Override Aspect Ratio>16:9 . Also make sure the option of  ‘touch video from outside’ is checked in Video Frame.

Step 2 – Watch.

Media Player Classic

This is also possible in VLC Media Player, Right click, Video>Aspect Ratio>16:9 or 16:10.

VLC Media Player

Feel free to comment and ask anything.

Free Qwiki Invites

November 17, 2010 8 comments

Read about Qwiki here.

I won’t be wasting my time typing about it.

I have a Qwiki account and am willing to give free Qwiki invites to anyone who wants it. The task is simple, just write your e-mail id as a comment and I’ll send the invite in a maximum of 2 days.


View MKV thumbnails in Windows 7

November 16, 2010 Leave a comment

Woke up in the morning, brushed up, tied my laces, gelled my hair, opened my computer, made a blog and started this post.

Have a lot of movies, episodes or videos? If they are avi you would should be getting a thumbnail view like this. (if not change the view from ‘small icons’ to ‘large/extra large icons’ and don’t ask me how).

This thumbnail view in Windows 7 and Vista makes quite definitely certainly one of good things about it. What if you have a hell lot of mkv files (blu-ray prints) and the thumbnail doesn’t come up. I really felt that  f***ing annoying. I wasted almost an hour searching for the possible ways to view these thumbnails.

EASY METHOD (for the lazy ones like me)

Just click on this and download it here. Install it as usual.


Download Shark007 codecs from here. That’s it.

The former is easier than the latter due to differences in file size.

Feel free to comment and ask anything. I got an A2 in English, don’t go on my grammar.