Disable And Enable Cookies In Firefox Browser

How To Disable And Enable Cookies In Firefox Browser

The information about user’s activities stored by websites in the browser is known as cookie. It is a tiny part of entire data that stores information of users. The information stored in cookies is user name, time of last log in and preferences etc.

Cookies provide much useful information to the administrator of website. It also makes browsing easy. However, there are people who do not like to enable cookies or vice versa. If you use Firefox to browse then this blog will surely help you out. Here is a tutorial that can help you to disable or enable cookie.

 

Steps to enable or disable cookies in Firefox browser

  • Go to Tools> Options> Privacy
  • Browse Use custom settings for history from Firefox will menu
  • To enable cookies mark the option named Accept cookies from sites.
  • To disable cookies unmark Accept cookies from sites.
  • Now click on OK to implement the changes.
  • You are done. 

There is another useful inbuilt feature of Firefox browser that allows you schedule enabling cookies. Navigate to Keep Until menu to get following options

  • They expire: Cookies will be automatically deleted as per scheduled by website
  • I close Firefox: Cookies will be cleared as you close web browser
  • Ask me every time:  You will get notification by Firefox each time when website store cookies.

Enabling The Registry Editor When It Is Blocked By Administrator

Enabling The Registry Editor When It Is Blocked By Administrator

It might be possible that your operating system locked or has disabled registry editor tool to protect vital system registry. It is the normal and common cause of disabled RegEdit, however other cause of blocked registry editor could be due to the viruses.

Blocking registry editor prevents the users to run or start registry editor tool anymore. Whenever user attempts to start RegEdit.exe, user will get error “registry editor has been disabled by administrator”. Hence it is not possible to eliminate restriction on registry editor usage with registry editor itself. However user can exercise various ways to edit registry to eliminate the policy which hinder registry editor from initializing.

Unblocked Registry Editor by Using Local Group Policy Editor

User can make amendments in registry editor using local group policy editor. Every user who is using windows vista, windows XP professional, and other operating system enabled with local group policy editor and access to administrative account, and the user can modify the options of registry editor.   

  • Click on start>run( or use start search option in windows vista)
  • Type GPEdit.msc and press enter.
  • Navigate to following location: 

User Configuration>Administrative Templates>System

  • In setting pane, navigate to prevent access to registry editor tool option. Now click on this option to open settings dialog box.
  • Select not configured or Disable it.
  • Click ok button to apply changes and to execute the changed files
  • Now run Regedit.exe, and if it is not opening still, then restart your computer.

VBS Script Is another Option to Disable or Enable Registry Editor

VBS script (.vbs) is developed by Doug Knox which allows user to toggle between disable or enable registry editor. User can download regtools.vbs file and save into folder, then click on it to start VBS script.

This tool scans the computer and checks for correct value related to enabling/disabling of registry editor.  If registry key is missing or not found, then key will be produced to disable your registry editor.

 

On the other hand if key is available, then you will get opposite result and you will be informed to logoff and reboot your computer.

All modifications by the VBS script made in HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

Reset Registry Values to Default Settings using UnHookExec.inf

As we know some times viruses disable or block the registry editor tool on your computer. There are many malware, worms, virus, and Trojan hitting every computer now and then. Therefore, you need to update your antivirus to keep your computer safe. However, if your registry editor tool is blocked by virus, then you can use UnHookExec.inf file to reset the all settings of your registry editor. Normally, these viruses prevent users to make any changes in registry editor. Even viruses change the file name and disable them. Therefore Symantec makes .inf script to solve this problem by applying default setting.

This software only resets registry values and keys related to COM, EXE, PIF, REG, SCR, and BAT extensions. Hence users who want to re enable registry editor has to modify the .inf settings manually. What you need is to do just download it and save on your desktop. Now install it by clicking on UnHookExec.inf file.

Immediately action will be started without any notice box and display. It means no boxes will appear on the screen before and after running the application. After completing action try to start RegEdit.exe. If problem persist then reboot your computer.

Windows XP – Enable Multiple Simultaneous Remote Desktop Connections

Windows XP – Brilliant Trick For Enabling Multiple Simultaneous Remote Desktop Connections

MCE (Media Center Edition) and Professional versions of Windows XP come with the Remote Desktop (RD) service using which you are able to remotely connect to your PC and access or control it from another distant PC or host.

But, Windows XP system does not support multiple RD sessions and allows only one simultaneous RDC (Remote Desktop Connection) from one particular user. If a Windows XP host is logged on by a local user and a remote user tries to establish a RDC to it, the local user get automatically disconnected and the console screen gets locked.

In contrast to Terminal Services feature in Windows Server 2003, Server 2008 and 2000, Remote Desktop in XP is meant for use by single user only, may it be a remote or local user.

However, it is possible that you enable multiple simultaneous RDC sessions service in XP MCE and XP Professional by either using a termserv.dll patch or a cracked termserv.dll version 5.1.2600.2055. Just follow the below mentioned steps.

  • Download the below mentioned patched termsrv.dll file (within ZIP file) according to the Windows XP version that you are using. 

For Windows XP RTM, SP2 & SP1, download termsrv.dll (version 5.1.2600.2055)

For Windows XP SP2, download termsrv.dll (version 5.1.2600.2180)

For Windows XP SP3, download termsrv.dll (version 5.1.2600.5512) 

The patched termsrv.dll normally overwrites the below mentioned Hexadecimal code bits with the corresponding values

00022A6A: 16 90

00022A69: 7F 90

00022A17: 74 75 

  • Restart the PC. While it is booting, press F8 key and then choose the option “Safe Mode” to start your system in Safe Mode.

 

Restarting your system in safe mode is required incase you are presently running Remote Desktop or Terminal Services and you need to skip or bypass the System File Protection (SFP). Otherwise, you will get an error message prompting you for restoring the original termsrv.dll.

  • Navigate to %windir%\System32 and create a backup copy of termsrv.dll. You may alternatively rename it.
  • You need to either delete or rename the termserv.dll file in the folder %windir%\System32\dllcache.
  • Now, copy the downloaded patched termsrv.dll into the folders %windir%\System32, %windir%\System32\dllcache and %windir%\ServicePackFiles\i386 (if exist).
  • Download ts_multiple_sessions.bat file (within ZIP file) and run it so as to merge the new registry values in the system registry. 

Alternatively, you may also run the Registry Editor and add the below mentioned registry values manually.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Terminal Server\Licensing Core]

            “EnableConcurrentSessions”=dword:00000001 

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]

            “EnableConcurrentSessions”=dword:00000001 

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]

            “AllowMultipleTSSessions”=dword:00000001

  • Next, click on the “Start” button to display the Start Menu and select “Run”. Type in “gpedit.msc” and press “Enter” to open Group Policy Editor.
  • Go to Computer Configuration, then “Administrative Templates” followed by “Windows Components” and “Terminal Services”.
  • Enable the option that limits the number of concurrent connections and fix the value for number of connections as “3” (or more). This will allow more than one user to log on and use the PC simultaneously.
  • Right click on “My Computer” and select “Properties”. In the “Remote” tab in “System Properties” Window, select the radio button corresponding to the option that allows users to connect to the PC remotely to make sure that “Remote Desktop” option is enabled.
  • Go to Control Panel and select “User Accounts”. Click on the option that allows you to change the way in which users log on/off. Enable the option “Fast User Switching”.
  • Finally, restart the PC normally. 

Incase you get a “file in use” or “Access denied” error while trying to overwrite termserv.dll, you need to navigate to Control Panel -> Administrator Tools -> Services and turn off Terminal Services”.

Also note that each remote user trying to establish a RDC must have an individual user account on the target PC and needs to confirm the same with authentic username and password.

Anytime in future, if you wish to revert back to the original termsrv.dll, you need to delete the patched termsrv.dll and simply rename the backup file to “termsrv.dll”. You need to do these changes in Safe mode if Terminal Services happens to be running.

If your Windows XP system is connected to local network domain, Windows will automatically set the value data of the registry key “AllowMultipleTSSessions” to “0”, each time your system restarts.

However, for multiple RDC sessions to be allowed in Active Directory (AD) Domain Environment, the value data of the registry key “AllowMultipleTSSessions” needs to be fixed to “1” on every startup. To make the necessary changes in the value, you need to rerun the batch file “ts_multiple_sessions.bat” each time the computer starts.

An easier option is to put “ts_multiple_sessions.bat” in the folder “C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup”. The batch file will now run automatically when the first user having administrative privileges logs in to the system.

As another workaround, you may define a sub key under the below mentioned registry branch:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

The batch file will automatically run on boot up. This method is quite beneficial at time when the PC is not logged on by any user but still has to allow multiple RDC sessions.

Also, if the user closes the RDC rather than logging off and later attempts to log on back, he/she might get a message regarding TCP/IP error event ID 4226. In order to get rid of this problem, you need to download and apply Event ID 4226 and TCP/IP connection limit patch for Windows XP and fix number of connections as 50 (at least).

5 steps to enable the automatic log on in Windows Vista

5 steps to enable the automatic log on in Windows Vista

In Windows Vista because of security reasons accessing user account automatically, without providing username and password is disabled by default. Anyway you can easily enable the automatic logon in case you are the single user of your computer.

One thing to bear mind is that if it is enabled then anyone can access your machine without facing any securities.

The 5 steps are mentioned below:

  • Open Start menu and then click on Run option.
  • In the run window you will get a blank box, in that box type netplwiz

  • Now choose the user profile in which you are willing to activate log on automatically, select that profile and then uncheck the option called “to use the computer, user must provide password and username”

  • As you click apply you will be asked to provide the password twice for confirmation.

  • Your work is done 

Now for the changes to take effect you need to reboot the system and it will never ask you for password and username to log in.

Now in case you are willing to disable this setup then follow the steps mentioned above but now check the unchecked box.

Tips For Installing and Enabling Windows DreamScene

Windows 7 – Tips For Installing and Enabling Windows DreamScene

Windows DreamScene is a Windows utility that allows you to use movie shows, slideshows, video clips and other animated pictures and images as wallpaper or desktop background. This feature exists in Vista but has been removed from Windows 7, which instead has an auto-rotator for Desktop Wallpaper Slideshow.

Even though Windows 7 doesn’t support Windows DreamScene utility, you may manually install it so as to enable it in Windows 7 operating system.

For enabling DreamScene utility in Windows 7, you need to use the same trick which you follow to install DreamScene in editions of Vista other then Vista Ultimate including Windows Vista Home Premium, Home Basic, Enterprise and Business edition.

 

The hack for DreamScene installation has been put together into an executable. This executable automatically copies the required files so that they can be merged to the respective registry keys/ entries.

You need to turn on or enable Windows Aero before running DreamScene executable in Windows 7. Now, download DreamScene executable file for Windows 7 from the internet.

For 32-bit (x86) version of Windows 7, you need to download “Windows7-DreamScene.exe” or “Windows7-DreamScene-Enable.exe” (if you have not logged in as an administrator).

For 64-bit (x64) version of Windows 7, you have to download “DreamScene_Win7_x64.zip”.

Follow the below mentioned process to install Windows DreamScene utility in Windows 7:

If you use 32-bit (x86) version,

  • Login as administrator on your windows 7 system.
  • Run the file “Windows7-DreamScene.exe”. The installer will automatically copy the file “DreamScene.dll” to the folder “%WinDir%\System32” and file “DreamScene.dll.mui” to the folder “%WinDir%\System32\en-US”. It will also add the necessary registry values. 

Next, it will restart Explorer to apply the DreamScene installation immediately.

 

If you use 64-bit (x64) version,

  • Unzip the file “DreamScene_Win7_x64.zip”.
  • Copy the file “DreamScene.dll” to the folder “%WinDir%\System32\,” and the file “DreamScene.dll.mui” to the folder “%WinDir%\System32\en-US\”.
  • Now, run the file “Dscene.reg” to merge the necessary registry values.
  • Finally, restart Explorer or reboot your system to finish the installation.  

A folder for Windows DreamScene will be created in the folder “%WinDir%\Web\”. You can add any video or animated file into this folder so as to use it as background wallpaper. However in Windows 7, this folder is not of much use as Windows 7 doesn’t allow you to view video or other animated media directly within Personalization Control Panel.

 

Tips for using Windows 7 DreamScene:

Incase you wish to put a video clip having .MPG or .WMV format as an animated wallpaper or  desktop background, you simply need to right-click on the video file and from the right-click context menu, select the option for setting the file as desktop background.

You might not be able to view the video file in the configuration page “Personalization & Desktop Background”. However, Windows 7 supports all the features of Windows DreamScene including playing and pausing DreamScene, audio and sound etc.

The text of desktop icons might become transparent or black after you enable DreamScene. However, you may resolve this issue using a different trick.

Simple Technique For Enabling Auto Logon In Windows XP

Simple Technique For Enabling Auto Logon In Windows XP

Windows Vista allows you to make configurations to enable automatic logon with the help of a user interface so that you don’t have to enter any password to logon to the desktop every time you start your PC. Windows XP also possesses a similar feature using which you can configure automatic logon in non-domain computers.

If a Windows XP system has just one user account created on it, it will automatically logon to the desktop once it boots up. However, if there is more than one account defined on the system for different applications usage like web server, .NET Framework, VMWare Server 2.0 web console, FTP account etc., Windows XP does not automatically logon to the desktop.  

Instead, XP will display a Ctrl-Alt-Del dialog box or Welcome Screen so that you can select one of the user accounts to logon. Nevertheless, you may set the auto logon feature so that your PC starts and uses the predefined or preset user account to login automatically.

However you need to note that, though setting automatic logon is convenient, it is not completely secure. Once configured for auto logon, anyone who is able to gain access to your system physically can access everything on your system, including any network to which it is connected.

Apart from this, the login password remains saved and stored in the system registry which can be easily read by anyone who is able to access the PC. The system can also be accessed remotely by members of Authenticated Users group.

You need to use the below mentioned steps to set auto logon feature in your Windows XP system.

  • Click on the “Start” button to view the Start Menu. Select “Run” to open the run command box.
  • Type in “control userpasswords2” and click on “OK” button.
  • A window appears with the title “User Accounts”. You need to uncheck or deselect the option that forces the user to enter username and password to logon to the PC. Then click on “Apply” button.

  • You will see a dialog box with the title “Automatically Log On”. Within the text box for “Password”, type in the Administrator password. Retype the password within the “Confirm Password” text box.
  • By default, the text box corresponding to “User name” will be auto filled as “Administrator”. Administrator account in XP is the super user account which does not have any password by default. You may change the username to a different user account as per your preference. 

  • Click on the “OK” button to close the dialog box “Automatically Log On”. Now, click on “OK” to exit “User Accounts” window.

 

The same trick can be used in Windows Vista to open the “Advanced User Accounts” dialog box.

Install And Enable Remote Desktop In Home Edition Version Of Windows XP

Interesting Trick For Installing And Enabling Remote Desktop In Home Edition Version Of Windows XP

Terminal Services or Remote Desktop (RD) feature is not packaged with the Home Edition version of Windows XP. Though it has a RDC (Remote Desktop Connection) client which enables you to connect to a remote computer, you are unable to accept any RDC on your XP Home Edition system.

Nevertheless, you may install RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) on your system and enable it to accept a Remote Desktop Connection. You need to follow the trick mentioned below.

As an alternative, you may use convenient and free VNC remote control software such as UltraVNC if you are just looking to remote control a distant computer having a Home Edition version of Windows XP.

Incase you wish to install Terminal Services or Remote Desktop (server component) on your XP Home Edition system, you will need to configure the operating system to identify itself as XP Professional Edition.

After making the necessary configurations, you need to make sure that the operating system now recognizes itself as XP Professional Edition. For verifying the same, you need to right click on “My computer” and choose “Properties” from the context menu and view the “System Properties”.

Now, follow the below mentioned steps.

  • Download DevCon, a command-line utility from Here and install it. This utility works as a substitute to Device Manager. 
  • You need to execute the self-extractor executable, devcon.exe. Choose a folder in order to unpack its contents. 
  • Once you do that, devcon.exe will generate two folders namely “i386” and “ia64” within the chosen folder. 
  • Now go to command prompt (Cmd) and change the directory to the folder “i386” (generated by DevCon). To reinstall the rdpdr driver, run the below mentioned command: 
  • devcon.exe -r install %windir%\inf\machine.inf root\rdpdr 
  • Next, restart your PC. 

Your system which is been converted to XP Professional Edition from XP Home Edition, does not possess the necessary settings related to Terminal Services in the system registry. To enable Terminal Services or Remote Desktop in your XP Home Edition turned Professional Edition system, follow the below mentioned steps:

  • Download the batch script “enable_tsxp.bat” and run it.
  • Once you run the batch script, a .reg file will be created so as to merge the necessary values related to Terminal Services into the system registry and bootlog.
  • Once the registry is patched, you need to restart the PC. 

After the PC reboots, the Terminal Services will start running and will be ready to accept any incoming RDC session.

  • You may verify whether Terminal Services is really running. Go to “Control Panel”, select “Administrator Tools”, and then select “Services”. Look for the Entry “Terminal Services”. Check if is status is set as “Started”. If not so, set it as “Started” manually.
  • You won’t find the tab “Remote” within “System Properties” and you need to ensure that the Firewall does not restrict the port 3389, which is default port for RD. 

It is quite helpful if you use a cracked version to patch termsrv.dll as it allows numerous RDC sessions. It also helps you in fixing disconnection issues and testing.

You need to note that the setting in the registry enables the auto logon feature. Therefore, the computer will automatically logon to the administrator account on the local console every time the system starts up without prompting for a password or allowing you to select a user account to login.  

However, you may disable this feature by using the below mentioned steps:

  • Go to “Run” option in the Start Menu, type in “regedit” and press “Enter” to open the “Registry Editor”.
  • Locate the registry key mentioned below: 

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

  • Double click on “AutoAdminLogin” and change its value data to “0”.

Windowspager To Enable Four Virtual Desktops On Your Windows System

Windowspager To Enable Four Virtual Desktops On Your Windows System

In today’s world of computers, multitasking is the need of the hour. One can hardly avoid it. At a number of occasions, you might have run multiple applications on your computer simultaneous. Though you might have learnt to manage multitasking, too many running applications can sometimes lead to confusion.

To take care of your multitasking needs, you may use “WindowsPager” which offers four ‘virtual’ desktops so as to allow you to group your running applications systematically. For instance, while you may dedicate one virtual workspace to office related tasks, you may run only social networking applications in the other.

You need to simply download the zipped file for WindowsPager from the internet. Extract the contents from the zipped file and double-click on the executable file. Once you do this, you will see this utility placed at the base of your desktop. You may set up a particular virtual workspace by just launching applications from that particular workspace.

Switching between the virtual desktops is also quite easy. You simply need to click on the shortcut of the virtual workspace that you wish to switch on to. WindowsPager is very much lightweight and consumes just about 340kB of your computer’s memory space.

WindowsPager works well with most Windows OS including Windows XP, Vista and 2000. As you do not need to install WindowsPager, you can just carry this portable utility in your thumb drive and use it in different mobile stations. This freeware can be easily downloaded from the link Here.

Use Automatic Switcher In Windows Live MSN Messenger To Enable Or Disable Aero Border Frame

Use Automatic Switcher In Windows Live MSN Messenger To Enable Or Disable Aero Border Frame

Windows live MSN messenger is now available with auto switcher which enable or disable Aero border frame. When you install a latest version of Windows Live Messenger (WLM) in Windows Vista, 7 or other windows with enabled Aero feature.

For example, MSN Messenger in Windows Live Essentials 2009, a thick border-frame same as the typical apps around the chat window and WLM main window will be created. To check out the Aero transparency effect, the window frame is one of the suitable example.

The main window or instant messaging chat rooms of Windows Live Messenger in old classic MSN Messenger time did not provided with any frame border as in the latest one. Just follow the illustration given below so that you can make a difference between the two styles of window frame of Windows Live Messenger with and without Aero.

A number of users would rather want to follow the traditional legacy look of Windows Live Messenger, like aka MSN Messenger which provides the classical look. To make so, follow the specified steps to concern the registry hack to take away the Aero Transparency window frame, otherwise border of Windows Live Messenger.

  • Click to start and go to Run
  • Type ‘regedit’ (without quotes) to Run Registry Editor.
  • With the help of navigational keys, Navigate to the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Live\Messenger

If the system runs on 64-bit (x64) operating system, go to following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows Live\Messenger

  • Right click on any blank space available on the right pane, and then pick “New” from the context menu.
  •  Then you have to click on DWORD (32-bit) Value so that you can generate a new registry value entry.
  • After that, specify the name to the newly generated registry entry as AeroWindowFrameEnabled.
  • Finally, just modify the AeroWindowFrameEnabled and set the values for 1 to enable and 0 to disable the Aero Window frame of Messenger (the Aero Effect on WL Messenger if the value set to 0 i.e. disabled now).
  • The change effects will takes place after closing and re-opening the Windows Live Messenger main window and/or chat message window. We need not to come out from the MSN Messenger program.

Download process for the Windows Live Messenger Aero Frame Auto Switcher

The users who are not willing to edit the system registry directly will still be able to download the subsequent Windows Live Messenger Aero Frame Auto Switcher, and after that run the corresponding registry file to combine the value to registry in sequence to enable or disable Aero Frame Window feature in WLM.

The switcher.zip package comes with turn-off-WLMessenger-Aero-Frame.reg along with turn-on-WLMessenger-Aero-Frame.reg files. Double click on Disable-WLMessenger-Aero-Frame.reg to turn-off the new Aero approach WLM, and it will come back to traditional legacy Windows Live Messenger view without Aero Frame border. By double click on Enable-WLMessenger-Aero-Frame.reg we can revert to Windows Aero layout which has a kind of transparent frame border.