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Windows: “God Mode”

August 10th, 2015 No comments

GodMode is a folder that brings together a long list of customization settings allowing you to change all your settings from one place.

To turn on God Mode, create a new folder on your desktop (or anywhere you’d like) and name it:

GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

Additional hidden control options:

  • Action Center.{BB64F8A7-BEE7-4E1A-AB8D-7D8273F7FDB6}
  • Backup and Restore.{B98A2BEA-7D42-4558-8BD1-832F41BAC6FD}
  • Biometric Devices.{0142e4d0-fb7a-11dc-ba4a-000ffe7ab428}
  • Credential Manager.{1206F5F1-0569-412C-8FEC-3204630DFB70}
  • Default Location.{00C6D95F-329C-409a-81D7-C46C66EA7F33}
  • Devices and Printers.{A8A91A66-3A7D-4424-8D24-04E180695C7A}
  • Display.{C555438B-3C23-4769-A71F-B6D3D9B6053A}
  • HomeGroup.{67CA7650-96E6-4FDD-BB43-A8E774F73A57}
  • Location and Other Sensors.{E9950154-C418-419e-A90A-20C5287AE24B}
  • Notification Area Icons.{05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9}
  • Recovery.{9FE63AFD-59CF-4419-9775-ABCC3849F861}
  • RemoteApp and Desktop Connections.{241D7C96-F8BF-4F85-B01F-E2B043341A4B}
  • Speech Recognition.{58E3C745-D971-4081-9034-86E34B30836A}
  • Troubleshooting.{C58C4893-3BE0-4B45-ABB5-A63E4B8C8651}
  • Administrative Tools.{D20EA4E1-3957-11d2-A40B-0C5020524153}
  • All .NET Frameworks and COM Libraries.{1D2680C9-0E2A-469d-B787-065558BC7D43}
  • All Tasks (Control Panel).{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}
  • AutoPlay.{9C60DE1E-E5FC-40f4-A487-460851A8D915}
  • BitLocker Drive Encryption.{D9EF8727-CAC2-4e60-809E-86F80A666C91}
  • Computer Folder.{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
  • Default Programs.{17cd9488-1228-4b2f-88ce-4298e93e0966}
  • Ease of Access Center.{D555645E-D4F8-4c29-A827-D93C859C4F2A}
  • Font Settings.{93412589-74D4-4E4E-AD0E-E0CB621440FD}
  • Get Programs.{15eae92e-f17a-4431-9f28-805e482dafd4}
  • Manage Wireless Networks.{1FA9085F-25A2-489B-85D4-86326EEDCD87}
  • Network and Sharing Center.{8E908FC9-BECC-40f6-915B-F4CA0E70D03D}
  • Network Connections.{7007ACC7-3202-11D1-AAD2-00805FC1270E}
  • Network Folder.{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}
  • Parental Controls.{96AE8D84-A250-4520-95A5-A47A7E3C548B}
  • Performance Information and Tools.{78F3955E-3B90-4184-BD14-5397C15F1EFC}
  • Personalization.{ED834ED6-4B5A-4bfe-8F11-A626DCB6A921}
  • Power Options.{025A5937-A6BE-4686-A844-36FE4BEC8B6D}
  • Programs and Features.{7b81be6a-ce2b-4676-a29e-eb907a5126c5}
  • Sync Center.{9C73F5E5-7AE7-4E32-A8E8-8D23B85255BF}
  • System.{BB06C0E4-D293-4f75-8A90-CB05B6477EEE}
  • User Accounts.{60632754-c523-4b62-b45c-4172da012619}
  • Windows Firewall.{4026492F-2F69-46B8-B9BF-5654FC07E423}
  • Windows SideShow.{E95A4861-D57A-4be1-AD0F-35267E261739}
  • Windows Update.{36eef7db-88ad-4e81-ad49-0e313f0c35f8}

 

Windows Sysinternals and Sysinternals Live

February 2nd, 2012 No comments

The Sysinternals web site was created in 1996 by Mark Russinovich and Bryce Cogswell to host their advanced system utilities and technical information. Microsoft acquired Sysinternals in July, 2006. Whether you’re an IT Pro or a developer, you’ll find Sysinternals utilities to help you manage, troubleshoot and diagnose your Windows systems and applications. If you have a question about a tool or how to use them, please visit the Sysinternals Forum for answers and help from other users and our moderators.

Sysinternals Live is a service that enables you to execute Sysinternals tools directly from the Web without hunting for and manually downloading them. Simply enter a tool’s Sysinternals Live path into Windows Explorer or a command prompt as http://live.sysinternals.com/<toolname> or \\live.sysinternals.com\tools\<toolname>.

You can view the entire Sysinternals Live tools directory in a browser at live.sysinternals.com.

Or you can map the server to your drive:

net use y: \\live.sysinternals.com\tools

BigBlueButton

January 18th, 2011 No comments

BigBlueButton enables universities and colleges to deliver a high-quality learning experience to remote studies.

BigBlueButton is an active open source project that focuses on usability, modularity, and clean design — both for the user and the developer. The project is hosted at Google Code.

BigBlueButton is built by combining over fourteen open source components.

BigBlueButton

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Ubuntu Tweak

October 4th, 2010 No comments

Ubuntu Tweak is an application to config Ubuntu easier for everyone. It provides many useful desktop and system options that the default desktop environment doesn’t provide.

As a Ubuntu user, you always get excited when you see something new in Ubuntu world. You play with new applications, new themes, new applets… After playing with them, you may find something break the desktop, and you don’t know how to recover to the original style.

That’s what the Desktop Recovery will help you.

Desktop Recovery is the tool integrated into Ubuntu Tweak to help people safely tweak with desktop settings, and never worry about how to go back.

It has three basic actions:

  • Backup: backup the current settings, keep as many as backups you want;
  • Recover: recover to the backup;
  • Reset: even you don’t have any backup, you can also reset to the default settings;

And what items does Desktop Recovery can backup? Here’s it is:

  • GNOME Desktop settings: Panel, Themes, Background;
  • Application settings which use GConf: gedit, Compiz, Empathy, Nautilus… You know, almost every desktop applications;
  • System components: Input method (ibus), network-manager, proxy…

You can see, Desktop Recovery covers almost everything of desktop/applications.

One thing You MUST know: it will only operate with the setting, not the files related with the setting. E.G. It will backup the setting about the background name, but not the real background file.

Install Ubuntu Tweak in ubuntu

Open the terminal and run the following commands

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-tweak

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How to remove the old kernel versions from ubuntu using ubuntu tweak

  1. Select “Package Cleaner” on the left and “Clean Kernel” from the right panel.
  2. Press the “Unlock” button at the lower right, enter your password.
  3. Select from the displayed list the kernel images and headers you wish to remove. The kernel in use is not listed.
  4. Press the “Cleanup” button at the lower right to remove the selected kernel images and headers.

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UNetbootin

April 29th, 2010 No comments

UNetbootin allows you to create bootable Live USB drives for a variety of Linux distributions from Windows or Linux, without requiring you to burn a CD. You can either let it download one of the many distributions supported out-of-the-box for you, or supply your own Linux .iso file if you’ve already downloaded one or your preferred distribution isn’t on the list.

VirtualBox Virtual Appliances

April 5th, 2010 No comments

VDI images of pre-installed “Open Source” Operating System distros. Pre-installed virtualbox images ready for you to explore and play with.

  • Instantly run another operating system on your desktop in a window, on almost any computer.
  • Implement full Linux functionality on an existing Windows Desktop or server.
  • Windows XP Tutorial: 7 quick steps to using our VDI’s
  • Need a specific Application? Find an Image using the Pre-Installed Applications Index
  • A number of Virtual Machines are also available in OVF Appliance” format

Super Grub Disk

March 28th, 2010 No comments

We want Linux newbies to restore their new toy, but also help the Linux advanced user make potentially dangerous operations to the MBR in a safe way. Super Grub Disk is also a teaching tool to help you learn more about bootloaders and the booting process. After all, booting is the most important thing your computer does — without the boot process, you would not have an operating system to use!

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Miro Video Converter

March 26th, 2010 No comments

A super simple way to convert almost any video to MP4, Ogg Theora, or a specific phone or iPod.

Miro Video Converter can convert virtually any video file to MP4, Theora, or MP3 (the audio only).

100% Free and open-source.

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SDelete

March 15th, 2010 No comments

When you delete a file, Windows removes the index for the file and prevents the operating system from accessing the file’s contents. However, an attacker with direct access to the disk can still recover the file’s contents until it has been overwritten by another file—which might never happen. Similarly, files that have been EFS-encrypted leave behind the unencrypted contents of the file on the disk.

With the SDelete tool, available as a free download, you can overwrite the contents of free space on your disk to prevent deleted or encrypted files from being recovered.

SDelete homepage

Additional information: “Get 7 Free Tools for Managing Disks and File Systems

EFSDump

March 15th, 2010 No comments

Users can share EFS-encrypted files by adding other user certificates to a file. However, auditing the users who have rights to files would be very time-consuming using the Windows Explorer graphical interface. To list users who have access to encrypted files more easily, use EFSDump, which is available as a free download.

EFSDump homepage