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Android – disable or enable showing of passwords as you type

Having some difficulty entering passwords to your android cellphone? This option is the one responsible for showing the characters then afterwards asterisk (*), hiding the password for security reasons.

Just go to your Settings menu and verify the option through Location and Security group.

Settings > Location and Security

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Slide down until you see the option “Visible passwords”

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Make sure that the option is checked, it will help you figure out if what you are typing and entering is correct or not.

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Defining Process ID or PID and its application

For computers, the process identifier is a unique number used by Windows to identify a program. Each process running is assigned with a decimal number called process ID.

In this article, let’s tackle two ways to know the PID for a given application:

  • using the Task Manager
  • using the Tasklist command

Windows Task Manager

Let’s open the Task Manager by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+ESC. Go to the Processes tab, along with other information each process and its PID will be listed. However, if PID column is not visible by default, click the View Menu and Choose Select Columns.

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Make sure that the process identifier is also selected and included as shown.

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The Tasklist Command 

For Windows XP, Vista and later versions of Windows, you can use the tasklist command to display each PID from the Command Prompt window. The command returns the list of all processes, PIDs, and other details.

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

C:\Users\hp>tasklist

Image Name                     PID Session Name
========================= ======== ================
System Idle Process              0 Services
System                           4 Services
smss.exe                       260 Services
csrss.exe                      416 Services
wininit.exe                    456 Services
csrss.exe                      464 Console
services.exe                   512 Services
winlogon.exe                   548 Console
lsass.exe                      560 Services
lsm.exe                        568 Services
svchost.exe                    696 Services
svchost.exe                    772 Services

For more information, type tasklist /?

Monitoring Application

From our previous article regarding netstat, you’ll be able to monitor which and what programs are using your network for both local and foreign host.

At the command prompt, type netstat –ano

In this example, you’ll noticed the PID 3820 is connected to the remote or foreign address sip46 and cs1.

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looking for the PID 3820 at the Task Manager, It’s Yahoo messenger.

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(Google Chrome) Reload and Continue browsing of recently opened websites after the browser exits

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What if your working on something and you want to continue reading the recently opened web pages again after your web browser exits. This quick tip will guide you to configure the settings on Startup group using Google Chrome.

 

Make sure that Google Chrome is installed and go to the url and type the address below:

chrome://chrome/settings/

Locate “On startup” group and select “Continue where I left off”.

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That’s it!

According to Google, Continue where I left off: The setting restores the pages that were open at the end of your last browsing session. Google Chrome will also restore your browsing session cookies and data.

Technical Information

Session cookies are data that websites use to keep you logged into sites such as your Web mail. This feature saves time from logging into your Web mail and other social networking sites. For security reasons,  it is recommended that you logout when using a public or shared computer.

If you want Google Chrome to reopen all the websites that you always visit and discard session cookies and other site data, go to Settings > Show advanced settings > Content settings > Keep local data only until I quit my browser.

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Downloading Windows 8 for Free [Full version]

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Windows 8 is a new version of Windows that focuses on variety of hardware platform and form factors such as slim-type computers and new generation of touch devices. The new version free for download was made available for developers and testers of the new OS.

Here’s the download links for the Enterprise version of Windows.

How to get and download the latest operating system

Thankfully, Microsoft released the new version free for download designed for technological professionals, engineers and IT personnel's for testing and debugging purposes.

Download Links of the ISO file (x86 and x64)

Windows 8 32-Bit version

Windows 8 64-Bit version

If you can’t download the file, make sure that you are login to your respected Hotmail account.

Hardware and System Requirements

Windows 8 works with the same hardware that Windows 7 have:

  • Processor: 1 GHz or faster

  • Computer Memory: 1 GB (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)

  • Hard disk space: 20 gigabytes (GB) 

  • Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver

  • tablet or monitor that supports multi-touch.

Windows 8 uses a new graphical interface based on Metro design concept. It is a new tile based Start screen very similar to Windows Phone OS.

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Using Performance Reports - All Time option to view all your AdSense performance

Google Adsense is a free way to earn money online. The advertising solution delivers text-based Ads that are relevant to website content pages.

Here’s how to get all the adsense data using the performance reports tab so that you can verify and analyze them starting from the beginning of implementation of the service.

Login to your email or AdSense account and Go to the Performance reports Tab.

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At the right side portion, find All time option as seen below:

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From the option, you’ll be able to analyze if your system is working or not, using the Performance graph…

That’s it! It will take time until all the data is ready to view.

Just maximize the rows by changing the option to 100.

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Adsense is being run by Google and allows publishers to make money online through advertisements that can generate revenue on either a per-click or per-impression basis.

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How to display all processes from the command line

The Task Manager can be use to monitor and display all the programs, processes, and services running on your computer. It can also be use for your computer’s performance checking and close a program when it is not responding.

Here’s how to list all the information using command prompt about processes currently running in your computer.

Query process command or qprocess.exe

Query process command displays information about programs and processes running. You can use this command to find which program name a specific user is currently using and vice-versa.


C:\Users\hp\Desktop>query process
USERNAME         SESSIONNAME         ID    PID  IMAGE
>hp              console              2   2248  taskhost.exe
>hp              console              2   2500  dwm.exe
>hp              console              2   2524  explorer.exe
>hp              console              2   2628  adobearm.exe
>hp              console              2   2644  vcddaemon.exe
>hp              console              2   2704  fdm.exe
>hp              console              2   2716  wweb32.exe
>hp              console              2   2768  utorrent.exe
>hp              console              2   3568  igfxsrvc.exe

C:\Windows\system32>query process *
USERNAME         SESSIONNAME         ID    PID  IMAGE
hp                                    2   3996  cmd.exe
hp                                    2    844  conhost.exe
hp                                    2   2088  iexplore.exe
hp                                    2    968  iexplore.exe
hp                                    2   2432  cmd.exe
hp                                    2   2484  notepad.exe
>system           rdp-tcp#0            3    628  csrss.exe
>system           rdp-tcp#0            3   2668  winlogon.exe
>administrator    rdp-tcp#0            3   2772  rdpclip.exe
>administrator    rdp-tcp#0            3   3276  taskhost.exe
>administrator    rdp-tcp#0            3   2464  dwm.exe
>administrator    rdp-tcp#0            3    960  explorer.exe
>administrator    rdp-tcp#0            3   2764  reader_sl.exe
>administrator    rdp-tcp#0            3   1160  notepad.exe

C:\Windows\system32>query process administrator
USERNAME           SESSIONNAME         ID    PID  IMAGE
>administrator      rdp-tcp#0            3   2772  rdpclip.exe
>administrator      rdp-tcp#0            3   3276  taskhost.exe
>administrator      rdp-tcp#0            3   2464  dwm.exe
>administrator      rdp-tcp#0            3    960  explorer.exe
>administrator      rdp-tcp#0            3   2764  reader_sl.exe
>administrator      rdp-tcp#0            3   3040  vcddaemon.exe

Tasklist command

The command lets you see the list of applications and services with their Process ID (PID) for all tasks currently running. The program has a lot of parameters that you can use: tasklist /?

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>tasklist

Image Name                  PID Session Name        Session#    Mem Usage
========================= ===== ================ =========== ============
System Idle Process           0 Services                   0         24 K
System                        4 Services                   0      5,532 K
smss.exe                    268 Services                   0        732 K
csrss.exe                   416 Services                   0      3,024 K
wininit.exe                 468 Services                   0      3,248 K
csrss.exe                   476 Console                    1      2,380 K
services.exe                524 Services                   0      8,228 K
winlogon.exe                560 Console                    1      3,532 K
lsass.exe                   572 Services                   0      8,496 K
lsm.exe                     580 Services                   0      4,208 K
svchost.exe                 756 Services                   0      5,884 K

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How to Limit the number of users of a shared folder

Here’s a way to limit the number of users of a shared folder by using the command net share.

Command-line Syntax

net share <foldersharename> /users:<number>

For example, to specify a limit of five users who can simultaneously browse and connect to your shared folder named Downloads, type:

net share Downloads /users:5

Windows Interface

To limit the number of users of a shared folder by using the shared folders window:

type fsmgmt.msc by pressing Win+R or go to Computer Management.

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Once Shared Folders opens, click Shares.

In the details pane, right-click any shared folder to supervise, and then click Properties.

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Under the User limit group, click to choose “Allow this number of users:”, and specify the limit you want:

By default, the limit is set at the maximum number or Maximum allowed.

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Command to Create a Shared Folder Wizard

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Create a folder wizard helps you to share files on computer folder so that other people with computer on the network or workgroup can access these resources. Windows firewall will be set up automatically to allow the computer folder to be shared with other computers.

Here’s the command or filename of the executable file for sharing folders across the network:

shrpubw.exe

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You just need to specify the path to the folder that you want to share by browsing and picking the folder e.g. c:\downloads

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Next you need to specify the name, description and settings - great for a computer with many shared folders.

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Finally, Shared Folder Permissions – lets you control who can see the folder and the level of access for each user and administrators as shown above.

Other ways to share a folder

There is another way to share a folder located at any properties tab of any folder. The tab let’s you access in different ways, the easiest one is to go to the advanced sharing option and click to check “Share this folder” option – That’s it!

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Net Share is a command line equivalent or utility of the folder share wizard above. It’s not difficult to understand if you will just focus on the simple pattern as shown below – try to study them.

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>net share movies=c:\movies
movies was shared successfully.

C:\Windows\system32>

To remove or delete the created shared folder

C:\Windows\system32>net share movies /delete
Users have open files on movies.  Continuing the operation will force the files
closed.

Do you want to continue this operation? (Y/N) [N]: y
movies was deleted successfully.

C:\Windows\system32>

For more information in it’s complete usage, type net share /?

The syntax of this command is:

NET SHARE
sharename
          sharename=drive:path [/GRANT:user,[READ | CHANGE | FULL]]
    [/USERS:number | /UNLIMITED]
    [/REMARK:"text"]
    [/CACHE:Manual | Documents| Programs | BranchCache | None]
          sharename [/USERS:number | /UNLIMITED]
                    [/REMARK:"text"]
                    [/CACHE:Manual | Documents | Programs | BranchCache | None]
          {sharename | devicename | drive:path} /DELETE
          sharename \\computername /DELETE

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Burn your ISO files with Windows Disc Image Burner Command

ISO files are stored and archived by .ISO format as a digital copy of the original optical disc - composed of data contents including its file system. ISO images can be created from optical discs and vice-versa.

Here's how to use the buillt-in command for disc image burner.

Isoburn.exe [/q] [<driveletter>:] <disc image file name>

/q: Starts burning in the Burn Disk Image window

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Nowadays, it is very popular, usually, installation softwares distributed on bootable discs is often available for download in ISO image format. ISO image files often have a file extension of .iso.

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