Unlock Secret God Mode in Windows 7 [How To]

God Mode is not a special mode in Windows 7. God Mode in simple words, is a folder packed with shortcuts to just about every settings change and administrative function in Windows 7. Everything you will find in the Action Center, Backup and Restore, Autorun, Desktop Gadgets, Devices and Printers, is all stored at one central location, in God Mode folder. God Mode folder is one central location for easy access of all the features in Windows 7.

We will show you here, how to unlock and create a God Mode folder in 2 easy steps, in WIndows 7. Follow these steps:

  • Create a new folder anywhere (in any partition and inside any folder)
  • Rename the folder and paste in the following text: GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

That’s it ! Now you will have a new folder named “GodMode”, with control panel icon on it. This folder is very handy for easy access. You can access shortcut to every feature in that folder by typing a few letters into the search box on your start menu.

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How To Run Multiple Instances Of Dropbox

At Techie Buzz here, we are all great fans of the Dropbox application. It’s like a super-synching application on steroids (I don’t care if that’s greatly exaggerated =D) It works on PC, Mac and Linux and even on the iPhone. It not only syncs files, but also does a lot of other nifty helpful stuff.

greenshot_2009-12-30_04-35-26 With Dropbox, you can create collaborative folders that can be synced between multiple user’s computers and kept up-to-date in real time. Although, you can create any number of folders and do as many collaborations, it is not currently possible to run multiple instances of the Dropbox application and in turn simultaneously run multiple Dropbox accounts on the same computer. For some reason, someone might like to create different accounts for different purposes. For example, if a folder that syncs between friends has maxed out the entire account limits, the user could make another account just for business.

If you find yourself in such circumstance, treat your computer to Dropboxen. Dropboxen is a Dropbox addon that lets you run multiple instances of the application at the same time. Each running instance can then sync with different accounts.

The catch here is that, for any new instance you wish to run, you’ll need to make a different Windows User Account for it. When you run a new instance of the application, the Dropbox folder for that instance will be created in that User Account’s My Documents directory. Adding to that, you’ll also need to make some simple editing in an xml file provided.

To install the Dropboxen addon, follow the instruction here. It requires .Net Framework 3.5 and unlike Dropbox, it ain’t multiplatform.

How To Copy Selected Text Automatically In Firefox

Earlier this month, we had discussed about an extension for Google Chrome that will help you to automatically copy selected text- Auto Copy. Today, I am going to discuss about the same trick in Firefox.

This is an about:config tweak. To open the preference editor of your browser, direct your cursor to the address bar and type “about:config”. A warning message will appear like this – “This might vide your warranty!”. Ignore the message and enter the editor.


In the filter box, type the following text- “copy”. You will get a preference named clipboard.autocopy. Change the value of that preference from “False” to “True” by double-clicking or right clicking on it. You are done!

I also found a good addon which does the same job. If you think it is risky to edit the preferences you can try this too! – AutoCopy

How To Disable oEmbed Support in WordPress 2.9

A few hours back we told you about a new feature in called oEmbed, which allows you to embed videos, images and polls into posts by just adding the URL to the post. However, not many of you might want this feature and want to disable this.


By default oEmbed is enabled in WordPress 2.9, to disable it visit the Settings > Mediapage and uncheck the boxes in the Embeds settings. To enable oEmbed, just visit the same setting page and check the boxes under Embeds settings.

oEmbed is a really useful feature in WordPress 2.9, however traditional WordPress installations have disallowed users from embedding videos for authors and contributors. Disabling oEmbed will help you restrict authors and contributors from adding videos to their posts.

Use Your Old iPhone as a iPod Touch

Convert Old iPhone to iPod Touch

If you have an old iPhone lying around whose contract is over, or because you bought a newer version, you can continue using it as a iPod touch. Apple has put up a support article which lists out instructions to convert your iPhone to be used as an iPod Touch with Wi-Fi support only.

If you upgrade your iPhone to a newer model or cancel your wireless service account/tariff for your iPhone, it is possible to continue using your older iPhone without an active cellular service (using it with Wi-Fi only).

For older versions of iPhone (1G/2G), you will need to have the original SIM card, without which it would be useless. However, iPhone 3G and 3GS can use any SIM to activate the phone to be used as a iPod Touch.

So don’t throw away or sell that old iPhone yet, you can create a nice little gift for someone who has been longing to get a iPod Touch.

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How To Use Goo.gl URLs to Tweet Your Blog Posts in Feedburner?

Earlier today Google announced the introduction of Goo.gl a URL shortening service for Feedburner and Google Toolbar. In addition to that, we also told you about a new feature in Feedburner which was similar to Twitterfeed, and allowed you to tweet your Blog posts to .

In this post, we will look at the steps involved in setting up your Feedburner account to automatically tweet your posts and shorten the URLs using Goo.gl URL shortening service.

Setup Feedburner to Automatically Tweet Blog Posts using Goo.gl

Step 1: Login to your Google Feedburner account and click on the Feed you want to setup automatic tweets for.

Step 2: Click on the Publicizelink in the top menu and then the Socializelink in the sidebar.


Step 3: On the Socialize page, click on the Add a Twitter accountbutton and follow the steps to authorize Google Feedburner for and provide it read/write access to your twitter account. You can follow the same step to authorize more than one Twitter account.


Step 4: Once you are redirected back to the Feedburner page, make sure to customize the options available for your tweets.

Step 5: Once you have added your Twitter accounts and customized the tweet, click on the Activate button at the bottom of the page.

That’s it, if you have more than one feeds you can easily set them up to tweet your blog posts automatically by following the above steps.

Disabling Feedburner Socialize From Auto Tweeting your Blog Posts

You can easily disable the service by visiting the socialize page and clicking on the Deactivatebutton at the bottom of the page to disable the service. In addition to that, you can also revoke access to the Feedburner app in your twitter account. If you don’t know how to revoke access to Twitter apps, read our tutorial on How to Revoke Application Access in Twitter.

Export Facebook Phonebook as CSV File

If you are a user, many of your friends might have phone numbers which they share with you. If you have a large number of friends, copying and pasting them to your external contact list can be quite a pain.

Export Facebook Phonebook is a handy script which will allow you to export all the phone numbers and few other additional details like Name, City, etc from your Facebook account as a CSV file.

The script does not work out of the box as it is for two reasons. First is because Facebook does not use outright URL’s, and instead appends the navigation to the current URL. So in order for this to work, you will have to directly load the phonebook URL. Also the shortcut key assigned for this script Ctrl + Shift + Dis the browser’s bookmark shortcut, which does not get overridden.

Export your Facebook Phonebook as CSV

Step 1: Install the Greasemonkey add-on for Firefox if required, and then install the Export Facebook Phonebook Userscript.

Step 2: Login to Facebook and click on this URL to open the Facebook Phonebook page.


Step 3: Go to the Greasemonkey menu and select Export Facebook Phonebookfrom the User Script Commands sub-menu. Clicking on this should update the current page in rapid succession, however, that is the script scraping the phonebook from Facebook.

Step 4: Once all the Phonebook entries have been imported, you will see an option to download the the contents as a CSV file. The full CSV file contains the following details:

Name,City,State,Phone #,Network / Other Info,Contact Result,Notes / Next Step,Who Calls,Month to call back,Year,Who’s List

Techie Buzz Verdict

We have tested and found that this script works without any problems, however, this might not be valid according to Facebook TOS. The export process is pretty fast and you might consider using this if you have a large number of contacts whose phone numbers you want to export and use externally.

There is a slight problem with the URL which is tracked by the script and the problem that the shortcut which does not work, because of which it will not work out of the box in . However, you can modify the line below to change the dto something else as the shortcut key.

GM_registerMenuCommand("Export Facebook Phonebook", doExport, "d", "control shift","f");

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Fix for Jailbroken iPhone 3.1.2 Showing Restore on Restart or Reboot

If you have a iPhone or iPod Touch running iPhone OS 3.1.2 jailbroken with Blackra1n, which keeps asking you to restore your phone on reboot or restart, here is a handy fix. Just run the Blackra1n jailbreak once again without running restore and your iPhone or iPod Touch should be back to normal. It is a minor inconvenience, but hey it fixes the problem.

This works 100%, I tested it few months back, but someone emailed me to ask for a solution, so here goes. I do not endorse jailbreaking, but I certainly entertain tech help requests. You can always use the contact us form to find help for your tech related problems.

Access Google Wave in Thunderbird 3

Thunderbird 3 is out with several exciting features (read Thunderbird 3 review), and people have already begun to discover hidden gems in it. The trick we will tell you, allows you to access in Thunderbird 3.

Follow the tips given below to access Google Wave in Thunderbird 3.

Step 1: In Thunderbird, open the Error Console by choosing it from Tools > Error Console.


Step 2: Paste the text given below into the Code textbox and click on the Evaluatebutton.

Components.classes['@mozilla.org/appshell/window-mediator;1'].getService(Components.interfaces.nsIWindowMediator).getMostRecentWindow("mail:3pane").document.getElementById("tabmail").openTab("contentTab", {contentPage: "https://wave.google.com/wave/?nouacheck"});

Step 3: Once you click on the Evaluate button, you should see some messages in the error console, you can safely ignore them. However, when you open Thunderbird, you will see a new tab opened, which is loaded with the Google Wave website.


The tab will always remain open till you close it yourself, even if you close the Thunderbird application. If you close it by accident, follow the tricks listed above to get it back.

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Install theme on Android Phone [How To]

Android powered mobile phones are much more advanced and easy to customize , than the other cellphones available in the market.

If you have an Android phone , and you want to safely install new themes on it , without causing any risk of damage to your cellphone , we will show you how to that.

Insatall theme on Android phone
Insatall theme on Android phone

Note : You can only install themes on a Rooted Android mobile. Read here a guide on how to Root your Android mobile.

Following are the safe and simple steps to install themes on your Android phone :

  1. Rename the theme file to update.zip . On an Android phone , you have to right click on the theme file ,   and then right click again to rename.
  2. Copy the theme file (update.zip) , to the root of your SD card.
  3. Now you need to take a backup of your Android phone , in case you wish to restore the phone to its original state. Reboot your phone in Recovery Mode , by following these steps :
    • Press and hold the Power/End Call button.
    • When the phone is switched off , press and hold the Power and Home buttons. Continue to hold these buttons , until the Android image or logo appears.
    • Release the buttons and wait for the Recovery screen.
  4. When the Recovery Screen appears , scroll to and select Android vX.X ( here X.X is the version of Android , running on your phone ) . You can alternatively press ALT+B.
  5. Wait for a few minutes , until your phone displays “backup complete” on the screen.
  6. Now you can apply the theme safely to your phone. Scroll to and select update.zip , or press ALT+A. Press the Home button to confirm your theme selection.
  7. Wait until the screen says “install from sdcard complete”.
  8. Finally scroll and select Reboot Now or press Home+Back.
    It may take around 5-10 minutes for your phone to reboot with the new theme.