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Find When People Unfriend You On Facebook

and are both great social networks to find friends and communicate with them. However, both these networks do not notify users when someone unfollows or unfriends them.

Facebook Unfriend Alert Notifications

Twitter does have several options to know when users unfollow you, however, what about Facebook? How do you figure out when someone unfriends you on Facebook? Turns out there is a way to do that too.

Unfriend Finder for Facebook is a script which tracks your Facebook friends and then notifies you whenever someone decides to unfriend you on Facebook.

Facebook Unfriend Menu Notification

The script tightly integrates within Facebook and sends you notifications whenever someone removes you from your list. It also alerts you when someone ignores your friend request.

The only problem of the script is that it is browser specific and only works on , , Safari and right now. There is no support for Internet Explorer yet, but you can read up some tips on running Greasemonkey scripts in IE.

You can download the script or add-on for your browser from here.

This post answered a question our reader asked us, if you want to get your questions answered use the contact us form or post it on our forums.

Find When People Unfriend You On Facebook

and are both great social networks to find friends and communicate with them. However, both these networks do not notify users when someone unfollows or unfriends them.

Facebook Unfriend Alert Notifications

Twitter does have several options to know when users unfollow you, however, what about Facebook? How do you figure out when someone unfriends you on Facebook? Turns out there is a way to do that too.

Unfriend Finder for Facebook is a script which tracks your Facebook friends and then notifies you whenever someone decides to unfriend you on Facebook.

Facebook Unfriend Menu Notification

The script tightly integrates within Facebook and sends you notifications whenever someone removes you from your list. It also alerts you when someone ignores your friend request.

The only problem of the script is that it is browser specific and only works on , , Safari and right now. There is no support for Internet Explorer yet, but you can read up some tips on running Greasemonkey scripts in IE.

This post answered a question our reader asked us, if you want to get your questions answered use the contact us form or post it on our forums.

Download Unfriend Finder

How To Remove Applications From Yahoo Mail

Quite sometime back we told you on Yahoo Mail adding application support to their platform, there were several applications one could choose from and use. However, recently one of our readers commented that one of the applications they added made things slower for them and they wanted to remove it.

So here is how you can remove an application that you added to your Yahoo Mail account, it is a two step process and very easy to accomplish.

Yahoo Mail Applications Header

Step 1: Login to Yahoo mail and Click on the "Applications header link" in the sidebar, as shown in the image above.

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Step 2: Clicking on this link will open the Application Gallery in the main window, just browse to the application you want to remove and click on the "Remove" button or link in the right hand side.

That’s it, with the above steps you can remove any application you had earlier added to Yahoo Mail.

FormSpring: Create Question Boxes for Facebook, Twitter and Your Blog

Do you have a blog? Are you on Facebook on Twitter? Do you want a quick feedback from any of your friends, fans or blog visitors?

If the answer to any of these questions is yes, check out FormSpring. It’s a brilliant tool to create question boxes in which your friends or readers can ask questions. The question boxes can then be published in Blogger, Tumblr, Facebbook or your Twitter accounts.

To get started with FormSpring, sign up for an account. You can use an existing Facebook account to login and create your profile.(see example)

This is how your FormSpring profile looks:

formspring-question-box-profile

You can share your profile url with anyone, and they can ask you questions. The questions arrive in your FormSpring account and you can answer them. Here is how the set of questions look:

respond-questions-formspring

You can block as well as delete the questions you do not wish to answer. The brilliant thing about FormSpring is that the question box can be embedded in your blog, Twitter or Facebook account. Your friends and users can answer the questions from the social networks, and they do not need to open any account or sign up. Once you answer the questions from your Formspring account, the answers are published on your profile page.

The question box can be designed and completely customized which includes adding a background image and a logo. Here is how a sample question box looks:

formspring-question-box

Techie-Buzz Verdict

Formspring is nice and sweet. The fact that it allows anyone to ask questions in a universal way is impressive. However, it does not allow email notifications when someone asks you a question. You have to check your FormSpring account for incoming questions and answer them. This can be a bit tedious especially when you have every possible social network to check and monitor.

Techie-buzz rating: 4/5 (excellent)

Fix for XML-RPC Services are Disabled on this Blog

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Recently a reader started using Windows Live Writer after she read our of for Windows Live Writer. However, she got stuck with an error which said XML-RPC services are disabled by default.

Jasmine, the above error is because the Remote publishing is disabled by default in , we have written a post on how to enable remote publishing on WordPress platform to help you out. Have fun blogging.

Have a question? Ask it in our Forums or feel free to contact us about it.

Username and Password for Chrome OS

If you have downloaded Chrome OS and are wondering what the username and password are, here is a quick hint. Chrome OS allows users to login to the OS using a Google Account.

chrome_os_login

So in order to login to your account, just enter your username and password. The good thing about this is that you will be able to access Chrome OS using different IDs and no one else can access your applications or data.

Another thing to note is that Chrome OS stores everything in the cloud, which means that you no longer need to have huge hard drives. However, there is a very bad thing about Chrome OS, if you have no internet connection, you will be virtually locked out of your computer.

So it makes more sense to have Chrome OS on a dual boot or to run it on a virtual machine.

Please Note: For your own safety, create a new Google account, if you have downloaded a Chrome OS version using torrents.

User Recommendation Marathon #2

It’s been more than 3 years since this blog was started and we have been writing lots of articles out here, many of them answer user questions, which we try to answer to the best of our ability, either through a blog post or directly responding through email.

More than a year ago we also held a user recommendation marathon where we wrote several user recommended posts based on your suggestions, and we are back with the second edition of the user recommendation series.

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Once again we want to take a backseat and let our readers tell us what they want us to write about, so go ahead and tell us, BTW here is some background about this series.

What is User Recommendation Marathon?

User Recommendation Marathon is a series where we will write posts based on what readers want us to write about, we take their suggestions, ideas and questions and convert them into posts and publish it on the blog.

This is a no holds barred recommendation series, however we may skip certain things that may not be appropriate to publish on the blog.

How Can You Be Part of the User Recommendation Marathon?

User Recommendation Marathon is all about you as a reader, you choose what we should write about and tell us about it, by either using the contact us form or dropping us a email at tips [at] techie-buzz.com.

Your recommendation could be anything, a question, a suggestion or something else you want us to write about. You just tell us about it and we will do the hard work and write about it.

However while contacting please make sure to tell us it is a user recommendation as we get lots of emails everyday, if you choose to use the contact us form, please make sure to select User Recommendation from the drop down list of reasons for contacting us.

I am a Blogger. How Can I take part in User Recommendation Marathon?

If you are a blogger and want to recommend something to our readers, you can do it with by writing a guest post for us, we will publish the guest post and include links to your blog.

You can send us more than one guest post if you want, no holds barred, however we may edit it to fit our guidelines.

If you want to send us a blog post for the user recommendation, you can directly email it to us at tips [at] techie-buzz.com, please add that it is a user recommendation guest post.

We will run the user recommendation series for a month and write at-least one post a day based on user recommendations, however we expect that to be more than one a day, so go ahead what are you waiting for, tell us what you want us to write about right away.

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Delete Files and Folders Recursively Using Command Prompt

One of our readers recently asked a question with regards to deleting files and folders recursively using the command prompt.

I would like to delete all the folders and files in a folder. Like we have an option to delete all the files is "del *" but it will not work for deleting folders like "rmdir *"

The question is similar to a one asked to us earlier where a user wanted to know how to recursively delete certain file types from directories and sub directories using the command prompt.

However when it comes to deleting directories and subdirectories using the command prompt, the regular rmdirdoes not work with a wildcard.

In order to delete all files and folders recursively using the command prompt you will need to run the command;

rmdir /S directoryname

Replace directorynamewith the directory you want to delete.

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Once you run the command you will be prompted whether you want to delete the files or not, if you do not want to see this prompt you can pass the /Q switch to the command, which will then run the command in non-verbose mode.

However you must note that files and folders deleted from the command prompt do not go to recycle bin, they are permanently deleted, so make sure that you really want to delete those files, however if you do delete those files accidentally you can use one of the   to recover deleted files.

What is Wlloginproxy.exe. How To Remove It? [Reader Query]

A question we received as a , Joylyn asks us about a exe file that she though is suspect and a virus, in the query she asks us.

Hi Techie Buzz,

I see a Wlloginproxy.exe running on my PC. I am not sure what this is or how it was installed on my system, I have a virus scanner installed on my PC. This virus scanner is called Mcafee and was installed by my ISP.

Is this exe a virus, if so how do I get rid of it? Please help.

Regards

Joylyn

Hi Joylyn, you have nothing to be afraid of, the Wlloginproxy.exe is not a virus and neither is it a threat to your PC, this executable is part of the Windows Live suite and if you have recently installed softwares such as Windows Live messenger, Windows Live photo gallery and so on.

The Wlloginproxy.exe is basically a Login helper and sign-in assistant for Windows Live Messenger, the file in question can be found is C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\Windows Live folder, replace C with whichever drive you have installed Windows in.

Rest assured this executable is not a threat and you can continue using your PC without having to worry about it. However this program is not really useful and you can uninstall this software from your add/remove program menu, try and look for Windows Live Sign-in Assistant in the add/remove program options as shown in the screenshot below.

remove_wlloginproxy

If you want your questions answered, feel free to send us a nudge through the contact us form, we do take all contact form queries seriously, however we may usually reply back via a email instead of writing a blog post like this.

How To Convert DOCx Files? [Reader Query]

One of our readers recently send us a question asking us;

One of my friends recently emailed a attachment which had a DOCx extension, I am not sure how to open this file, can you please help me out with this.

The answer to question is pretty simple, to open DOCx file you will need to either have Microsoft Office 2007 installed on your computer, or convert the document to a compatible format, that you can open in other Microsoft Office versions or convert the file to a HTML format itself.

Continue reading How To Convert DOCx Files? [Reader Query]

How To Play QuickTime Files In Windows Media Player? [Reader Query]

One of our readers Shadow sent us a query which asked us:

How do you change files from Quick Time media player to Windows media player? My friend just uploaded a slipknot album, the only problem is, I have windows and he has quick time. So I can’t listen to it.

Well this is a common problem faced by many people, since they do not have the Quick Time player provided by Apple. There is a simple solution though that will allow you to play quick time audio and video files in windows media player.

Related: How to Play Real Media Files (.rm, .rmvb, etc) in Windows Media Player

Continue reading How To Play QuickTime Files In Windows Media Player? [Reader Query]

How To Convert Video Files to GIF Animations for Free? [Reader Query]

Recently Sakib one of our readers from OpenGiga asked a question: How to convert a video file to a GIF animation? While researching for the answer, we did come across some solutions but those were not very good, this lead us to search Techie Buzz archives itself to see if we could find something we had written about.

And guess what, we did find a useful and free solution to convert video files to GIF animations from our own archives in the post, Top 3 Free Online Media and Document Converters.

Continue reading How To Convert Video Files to GIF Animations for Free? [Reader Query]

How to Open/View PDF Files? [Reader Query]

One of our readers send us a query asking us how to open a PDF File, though this is a pretty straightforward question, we are sure many people may not be aware about it. PDF or Portable Document Format is a document format that was created by Adobe in 1993 for document exchange.

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Continue reading How to Open/View PDF Files? [Reader Query]

How To Delete Index.dat file? [User Recommendation]

This post is part of the user recommendation marathon where users recommend their questions to us.

Our regular reader Vishnu asks us, I have heard about Index.dat files and that they can store lots of information about the sites I browse, is there a way I can get rid of the files so that no one can know which sites I have browsed

Hi Vishnu, thanks for taking the time to ask us this question. We will detail in this post, how you can delete index.dat files to get rid of your Internet activities and history.

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The Ultimate Guide to Windows Button Hotkeys [User Recommendation]

This is part of the user recommendation marathon where we write articles based on recommendations users have sent to us. In this post we are going to answer a question David recommended to us.

David asks I have been curious about the Windows key that is included with the keyboards and would like to know what uses it has and how I can make it work for me.

David this is quite a interesting question and several readers like you may not be aware of how useful the Windows key can be for increasing productivity. Before we can go ahead in telling about the usefulness of the key, you may want to know that the Windows key is basically a shortcut for triggering several features and windows applications, you may otherwise spend time doing.

Let us look at the things you can accomplish using the Windows key.

Continue reading The Ultimate Guide to Windows Button Hotkeys [User Recommendation]