Show your Image on System Properties!!



Show Custom Image on System Properties!!



Few years ago I showed you how to show custom picture on USB flash drive. That time it was a quite interesting trick among the PC users. Today I'm gonna show you another trick which will show your custom image on your Computer System Properties! Let's try . . .



Applies to - 


I'm using Windows 10. Hopefully it works with the previous versions of Windows too . . .


Necessary Tools - 

  • A USB Flash Drive
  • Your desired image - You've to convert it to Bitmap image (BMP)
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Minimum skills to work with the Registry Editor (regedit)


Before you begin . . . 

Press Windows + Pause or Right click on your Computer > Properties


Computer Properties on Windows 10


This window shows the basic information of your Computer. Your picture will be shown in the System section. 

Now look at the image below - 

Showing Custom Image on Computer Properties

After completing this task, your image will be displayed as mine. 


Procedure | 2 Stages

The whole task is to be divided into 2 stages. At first, we've to prepare your image. And then we've to work in Windows Registry Editor. You must be careful enough to finish the task properly. Cause if you miss any point this trick may not work . . . 


Stage 1 - Preparing the Image
  1. Choose an image that you wanna display on your system information.
  2. Open that image in Photoshop. Resize or crop the image to make it smaller.
  3. It shouldn't be too large. Keep the size within 200 to 250 pixels.
  4. Go to File > Save as > BMP i.e. Your filename will be like Munna.bmp

Your image is ready. Now copy and paste this image i.e. Munna.bmp to the following location of your Computer - 


C:\Windows\System32\oobe


After pasting the image it should look like the image below - 


Placing Custom Image to be Displayed on My Computer Properties


That's it. Now you're eligible for the next stage. 


Stage 2 - Working with the Registry Editor

  1. Press Start + R > Type regedit > Press Enter > Hit Yes
  2. This will open Registry Editor window
  3. Now go to this location step by step -  Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\OEMInformation
  4. Click right mouse button either over the OEMInformation or on the right side blank area > String Value > Rename the string as Logo. 
  5. Now double click on the Logo and input the following code into value data -   %systemroot%\System32\oobe\Munna.bmp  
    Editing OEMInformation String to Display Custom Image on My Computer Properties
  6. Press OK and get out of Registry Editor window.

Now press Start + Pause to view your system information or simply go to Desktop > Right Click over My Computer/ This PC > Choose Properties > See the magic! 




At a Glance - 

  • A Bitmap Image (BMP Format)
  • Image Location - C Drive > Windows > System32 > oobe
  • Registry Editor Location - HKEY_LOCAL-MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > OEMInformation
  • String Name - Logo
  • String Value - %systemroot%\System32\oobe\Munna.bmp


Inform me whether you've done this or not. Leave your comments below. Thank you.





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Microsoft Office 2019 is Coming Next Year!









Well I believe that this is gonna be a great news for MS Office lovers. Microsoft released Office 2016 around 2.5 years ago. And Office 2019 will be available by November, 2018. So you can celebrate next year. Till then stay with sweet 16! 


Microsoft announced about their next perpetual release of Office At Microsoft Ignite in Orlando. Mr. Jared Spataro, The General Manager for Office, wrote about its next version i.e. Office 2019 in its Official blog on September 26, 2017. This release is scheduled for the second half of 2018.



Apps that will be included  - 
  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Outlook
  • Skype for Business
  • Servers for Exchange, SharePoint, Skype for Business

Microsoft hopes that the previews of the new product will be ready to test in the mid of next year. 



New Features!
  • Improved Inking - Pressure sensitivity, Tilt Effects, Ink Replay
  • New Formulas & Charts for Excel
  • New Animation Effects for PowerPoint
  • Server Enhancements
  • Features of Office 365 will be included too!




Hope the next version of Office will be of great use for all. Thank you . . .



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Meet Firefox Quantum - It's Lovely!!



Meet Firefox Quantum - Lighter, faster and smarter



When working on web I always prefer Google Chrome. But it's time to think about something else. Yes, the new Firefox. Mozilla named it Firefox Quantum - it's updated, improved and dashing! Let's give it a try . . .



About Firefox Quantum 57.0.2

Mozilla's CEO Chris Beard says that this new version of Firefox is blazing fast. This rebuilt brand new web browser will deliver a completely different experience to the users. It's modern, quick and efficient. 


About Firefox Quantum 57


Mozilla hopes that the Internet users will also agree with them. Now time will say what the reality will be . . .



What's new in this rebuilt?

  • Best Firefox ever - 2x Faster browsing experience
  • A powerful new engine for rapid performance
  • Better and faster page loading with less computer memory
  • Smart design for intelligent web browsing
  • 30% lighter than Chrome - less pressure on your RAM
  • Improved tab switching - more responsive 


Tips for the new users . . . 

If you're new to Firefox then I would like to share some basic tips that may enhance your experience with this browser. Before you begin make sure that you've got the latest version of Firefox i.e. Firefox Quantum 57.0.2.


Reader View

It's like Microsoft Edge's Reading Mode. If you're bored with the ads and graphics of a website, then you can enter into Reader view. This will remove ads and unnecessary graphics from web page and optimize it for better reading. 

You will find the reader view button 📄 at URL bar. Remember that some websites may not support reader view. In that case you will not see the reader view button. 


Screenshots

This new version of Firefox includes a nice screen capturing tool. Most of the available screenshot application can only capture the monitor view. But this one is capable of capturing a whole website. That means you can only capture and current view as well as the full webpage. 


Screenshot Icon in Firefox Quantum Browser


Follow the above image. You will get the screenshot option by clicking the action button which is located in the URL bar. 


Save your Favourite Article/ Video

This feature is called Pocket. If you need something to watch later, then you can save it in pocket. Later you can find it in your pocket list.

Pocket button is also available in URL bar. Don't forget to sign in to Firefox before using Pocket. 


Library

Firefox Quantum provides library facility for the users.  This is really a great feature to get all of your stuffs in one place. 


Books Icon


Your pocket saves, bookmarks, history, screenshots all will be available in library. You will get the library icon at the upper right corner of the browser. 


Tracking Protection

Need privacy? Choose New Private Window from menu button or press Ctrl+Shift+P for private browsing. This will take you to the private mode which is tracking protected. When you're in this mode your history, cookies, temporary files and search queries will not be saved. 


Tracking Protection in Firefox Quantum Private Browsing


Online trackers will be blocked by Firefox so that your information can't be leaked.



I think Firefox lovers are already appreciating its team for this great work. And hopefully chrome lovers will also think about Quantum . . .



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Live Traffic on Google Maps now Available in Bangladesh





Google Maps shows live traffic status



Google Maps is a great application for the commuters. Google frequently brings changes to make this app more useful for the users. Recently Google started live traffic features in Bangladesh which is already available in many countries. 


Now we can enjoy the traffic status of the desired areas. This service has been started two weeks ago on November 10, 2017. 


Before you can continue, make sure - 

  • You're using the latest version of Google Maps
  • Your Phone's Location Service (GPS)  - is turned on 
  • Traffic Option is Turned on in your Google Maps App


How to Enable Live Traffic on Google Maps


Tap on the icon as shown in the above image. Now follow the next image. 



How to Enable Live Traffic on Google Maps


You can keep the Map Type as default. Choose the traffic option on Map Details. 



Google Maps Traffic Predictions


After turning on this service, you will be able to see the live traffic status in your area. This will show the traffic status of your route as well as the traffic status of the whole city. 


Understanding the Signals - 
  • Green - No Traffic Delays
  • Orange - Medium amount of traffic/ Busy Road/ Slower Movement
  • Red - Traffic delays. The darker the red, the slower the traffic movement
  • Darker Red - Heavy Traffic/ Almost no movement




Traffic Incident Symbols - 


Traffic incidents include these types of delays:

  • Crashes
  • Construction
  • Road closures
  • Other incidents



If you notice any of these icons on your route, simply tap on it to see details about what happened. 



How does Google shows/ predicts traffic?

Well this question may knock you again and again if you're not aware about GPS technology. Almost every smartphone includes GPS sensors. And modern vehicles also include GPS. 

When you move from one place to another with your vehicle or smartphone, it sends signals to the server. Google collects and analyzes your movement data. And remember that you're not the only person moving with GPS. There might be thousands who are also having a car or GPS enabled devices. 

Google gathers data from all of you and then determine whether the road is busy or free. 

Besides in developed countries, they have traffic sensors installed by the roadside in many cities. These traffic sensors can provide more accurate data about live traffic. 



How Accurate the Google Maps is?

Well it depends. The accuracy may vary depending on -
  • How many vehicles have GPS 
  • How many smartphone users are using Google Maps
  • How many users keep their location service turned on
  • Whether people are really in traffic jam or passing free time somewhere

But my last opinion about Live Traffic is - 


I depend on Google Maps Live Traffic - You can also rely on it . . .




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Backup your App using Android Assistant . . .



Assistant for Android Device



More than 80% Smartphones are now operated through Android OS. And all the necessary applications are found on Google Play. But you can also backup your applications if necessary. And later you can share them with someone or restore on your phone when necessary.


Android Application File Format

The file format of Android applications is known as APK (Android Package Kit). Where in Windows OS we use executable (.exe) files. You can easily backup your installed applications and store them as APK file. 


About the App

  • Name: Assistant for Android/ Android Assistant
  • Category: Productivity
  • App Rating: 4.4
  • Age Rating: 3
  • Size: Around 1 MB



  • Offered by: AA Mobile


How to Backup Android Apps?

There might be different ways to do this task. But I would like to recommend you Android Assistant for this purpose. However it includes many other effective tools which are really helpful to operate your phone smoothly. 




Download the app from the above link and install it on your phone. Now follow the steps below to backup your apps - 

  1. Run the Android Assistant.
  2. Move to the Tools > Backup & Restore.
  3. Now you will see the list of apps.
  4. Select the apps that needs to backup.
  5. Finally tap on the backup button from the bottom. 
That's it. The following screenshots may help you. 




Android Assistant Screenshot



Backup Applications using Android Assistant



Backup APK files of your android applications



Restore APK using Android Assistant





APK restore option in Android Assistant



After taking APK backup, you can store this file or share with your friends. Later you can restore these applications from APK. 

Remember, to install application from APK, you may need to allow unknown source application from your phone settings. 


Hope this post will help you. See you on my next post . . .


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