Sunday, August 24, 2014

Installing Ubuntu on VirtualBox

I have a Windows 8 machine on which I will be installing Ubuntu 14.04 inside Oracle VM VirtualBox. First download VirtualBox and install it. For this example I am using 4.3.12. Download the image file for Ubuntu.

Once you have installed VirtualBox open it and click on "New" on the toolbar to begin the process of creating a new virtual machine.

Give a name to your virtual machine and select which OS you would be installing in it and click on "Next".

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Remove passwords from PDF files

A very simple trick to remove passwords from your password protected PDF files so that you can forward them.

Open your password protected PDF file in Google Chrome. Now hit Ctrl + P and save password protected PDF file as, well, again a PDF file. This would save a copy without the password.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Enable "Developer options" on your HTC One X

Recently I noticed that the Developer options on my HTC One X was gone. I remembered before updating it to 4.2.2 it had the Developer options. Then I remembered that from Android 4.2 and higher the Developer options are hidden by default.

To get back Developer options go to "Settings > About > Software information > More". Once there tap on "Build number" seven times to enable it.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Remove Skype from taskbar in Windows when you close it

Skype has an annoying bug feature; when you close it, it does not disappear from the taskbar unlike other programs. To make Skype behave like other programs, in menu go to "Tools > Options". Under "Advanced > Advanced settings" uncheck "Keep Skype in taskbar while I'm signed in".

So now when you close Skype it disappears from taskbar but it is still running and you can see it in notification area of taskbar.