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How to Launch Chrome Directly in Incognito Mode

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We are in the Internet age. Everyone can connect to everyone else at the click of a button. Vast amounts of information flow through the Internet every single day! What does this mean for your privacy?

In earlier simpler times, one would trust their friends to keep their secrets. And rumours were not easy to circulate. But now we have not a couple but thousands of friends on Facebook. And wherever on the Internet you go, you leave a digital footprint!

So how can you get your privacy back? Incognito Mode is the answer.

Wondering what that is? Let’s find out!

What is the Incognito Mode?

When we are browsing the internet from a public PC or computer, the machine keeps track of our internet histories. The sites we visit, everything is recorded in there.

Along with that sites employ something that is popularly known as cookies. Now don’t mistake them for the delicious chocolate chip ones we have for dessert!

These cookies are much more sinister than those tasty treats. While most of the time they just provide the admin of site information about your activities on the site, sometimes, things can get worse, much worse.

Rogue cookies are common. They are like tiny spying bots that live on your computer and tell their host website everything about your browsing habits.

Even if you have disabled cookies, there is still your internet history to take care of! Anybody can go through that and get a good deal of personal info about you.

Do these revelations scare you? They sure do scare me! That’s why we have brought to you today an article on how to use Incognito Mode on your browser.

We care deeply about the privacy of our readers; hence we also made an article on how to best stay secure when you’re on the internet by using proxy sites. You can learn all about that and get a list of 100 of the best sites for anonymous web browsing by clicking on this link.

How Does Incognito Mode work?

They indeed are watching you! But today we will see how we can evade their eyes and enjoy private browsing using Incognito Mode. Our preferred browser of choice is Chrome although it remains the same for almost all other browsers!

But before we dive in let’s get the facts straight about what Incognito mode can and cannot protect you from!

Private browsing doesn’t mean that you’re impervious in the eyes of the law. So don’t get any ideas of committing a crime while in Incognito Mode thinking the police can’t find you.

They can. If need be, they will get all the information they require from your Internet Service Provider(ISP) itself!

But we know our readers aren’t hardened criminals! You’re all here to know what the security risks are! So let’s take a look over them!

Risks

  • First and foremost is the fact that it won’t matter if you’re using Incognito Mode or not if you log into Google or any other one of your accounts. The moment you log in, they can detect and start tracking you.
  • The browser cookies that are collected in an Incognito session although anonymous doesn’t guarantee private web browsing. So remember to close the browser window once you’re done browsing!
  • Lastly, some sites use alternate methods of tracking your browsing statistics! They might still be able to glean information about you even when you’re in Incognito Mode.

Rewards

  • Unless you like targeted ads or giving your private info away, Incognito Mode should be your best buddy while you’re engaged in private browsing.
  • Sometimes many of us use multiple accounts on social media sites. Incognito mode can be used to surf two accounts on two separate incognito windows as cookies aren’t shared in Incognito sessions!
  • You can access someone’s computer for a short while and use it without being afraid that the other person will snoop around on what sites you’ve been to.

But enough of the jibber jabber let’s get our private browsing boots on!

Steps to Launch Chrome in Incognito Mode By Default

This will need a command line modification, so follow the steps closely, it ain’t too hard I promise!

Step 1

We will need to get to the properties tab in Chrome. If you launch it from the taskbar or an icon, right click on it and navigate to properties!

If you have the icon pinned to the taskbar, you will have to right-click the Google Chrome icon and then right-click Google Chrome in the list, and select Properties.

Step 2

Add the phrase ” -incognito” (that’s a space character, a dash, and then the word incognito) to the end of the Target box. Click on OK once you’re done!

Google Chrome will now start in incognito mode when you launch it via this shortcut. If you want to use other shortcuts to launch the Chrome browser, you will need to modify them similarly as well!

And you’re done! Congratulations you’ve enabled incognito mode!

This is the end of this article folks. Thanks for joining in and we will meet again with another such interesting article next time! Till then leave your feedback in the comments box below!

A 22 year old Bong from Kolkata, Amartya's passion for 'sondesh' is matched only by his curiosity in tech. Rumour has it, that he once got a nasty electric shock. Ever since then he has been found to dismantle electronics with a vengeance and mod everything that goes beep. He can be found lurking around Google+(https://plus.google.com/u/0/+amartyabaidya/posts) or the comments section of this blog , where he is part of the editorial team

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  1. Vikram

    September 30, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    It does not work for me. It says that the name ‘C:\Program files\Google\Chrome\Application\Chrome.exe -incognito’ specified in the target box are not valid, make sure that the path and file name are correct.

    • Amartya Baidya

      October 1, 2015 at 1:16 pm

      Where did you install Chrome?

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How to Disable Windows 10 Notifications?

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In this exclusive How to disable Windows 10 notifications guide, you’ll discover everything related to notifications and Action Center so you can customize your Windows 10 in a way you want.

Microsoft included the Notifications inside the Action Center in Windows 10, but sadly the compony received negative feedback across the world. Who would like to receive a barrage of notifications?

Besides, If a developer added the notification functionality in their app, only then you will receive notification from that app.

The action center and notifications took the place in Windows 10 by replacing the Charms bar. Charm Bar was there in Windows 8 releases. I do not know why but Microsoft had a lot to negative feedback from peoples using the Windows 8, and finally, Microsoft pulled the charms bar down, but they have to replace it with something which will provide features of charms bar.That is why Action Center is included in Windows 10. The notifications are the soul and heart of action center.

That is why Action Center is included in Windows 10. The notifications are the soul and heart of action center.

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You can view all the notification and have access to various windows function such as brightness, Wifi, etc. Action center is accessible in one click by clicking its Icon, which is located taskbar’s notification area.

The notification and action bar works like notifications system we can find on Android and Windows-powered phones.

How to manage Windows 10 notification

You may want to disable notification coming from a particular app, here is how to do that. If you completely want to remove all kind of Notifications skip this section and read the next method.

Suppose you installed the Facebook app, so you cannot toggle notification unless you get first notification from Facebook (such as of comments, messages notifications.)

You have options to enable to disable notifications from specific apps, and you can also turn off notifications sounds.

Step 1. Open Control Panel, and click on System tab. You can also begin by clicking on the Action Center icon and choosing All Settings.

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Next, click on the ‘Notifications & Actions tab. Scroll till you find this heading ‘Show notifications from these apps. All apps which Microsoft entirely removes that Notifications functionality will be demonstrated here. i.e. Insider Hub is an app which is allowed to send notifications with a sound.

You can completely disable all notification from this app by clicking the-the toggle button.

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However, if you click on the app’s name a new box will open with a list of settings. From here you can set notification preferences such as showing banner, playing a sound when notifications arrive.

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If you wish to disable entire notifications from an app, set the Notifications option to off. It will prevent all the notifications from the app. Such as Facebook and Twitter.

That is it; you can always turn off notification from a particular app. Sometimes it happens that you were enjoying a moment, and suddenly a disturbing notification pops up.

How to Disable Notification Sounds in Windows 10.

In notification settings, when you scroll you’ll see Apps list, choose an app and click on it and turn this following option to off (Play a sound when a notification arrives.)

If you wish to entirely disable Windows 10 notifications you may need to follow the next method. It is useful if you just like you do not want any Notifications.

How to disable Windows 10 notifications

Besides, Notifications are the necessary and worth addition in Windows 10, but interest varies person to person. Many people may want the Charm Bar, but that is entirely removed by Microsoft in Windows 10 release.

Just like that, Many people may want to remove the Notification or simply want to turn off the Notifications. In this section, you’ll learn how to turn off notifications on Windows 10. So without wasting time lets start the tutorial:

Step 1. You need to open the Notifications settings; there are several ways to do so.

→ Press Windows icon (or click start icon) and type ‘Notifications & Action.’

→ Right Click on Date and Time display which is located in the Taskbar’s right corner, and Click on ‘Customize Notification Icons.

→ Control Panel – System – Notifications.

Step 2.

  1. Toggle off both options as highlighted in the below image.
  2. Now under “Notifications” section, set following options to Off:
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  • Show app notifications
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You can go notifications setting any time to enable the notifications. Share this post how to disable Windows 10 notifications with the peoples who is having negative views on the Notifications features.

Disable Notifications & Action Center by using Group Policy Editor

This method is recommended if you are a tech savvy. This method will completely disable the Notifications & action center. Here is how to do it using Group Policy Editor:

Step 1. Right click on start menu and click on RUN, type gpedit.msc inside the RUN prompt and hit Enter. A box prompt will be opened; it is Group Policy Editor.

Step 2. Now navigate to User Configuration → Administrative Templates → Start Menu and Taskbar

Find ‘Remove Notifications and Action Center’ setting there and double click on it.

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By double-clicking a prompt will be opened, choose Enabled and then click Apply or Ok button. Now you have to sign out or restart your computer. So next time you start the computer you will not see any notifications and Action Center.

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To enable it again, go over and set the “remove Notification and Action Center” to Disabled.

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That is it you just learned how to disable Windows 10 notifications make sure to read next paragraph so you can revert it anytime.

To re-enable notifications & action center, double-click on ‘Remove Notifications and Action Center’ setting in Group Policy Editor and set it as Not Configured and save it. You might need to restart your computer to see the effects.

Final Words.

Windows 10 has flexibility; it enables users to customize some of the features in a way they want. However, Notifications had a significant impact on Windows 10, yet some people may want to remove it because of the number of reasons.

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How to Stop Pop Ups on Windows 7?

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How can I stop pop-up ads in Windows: Today we’ll show you some methods you can do to get rid of pop ups in Windows 7, Because Windows 7 is a hit, and still thousands of people using it.

Every second window 7 users don’t like the pop-ups, in fact, they also ask “How to stop pop ups on Windows 7” to Google. We got you – No matter which browser you use, we’ll show you how to do that when you are using Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Firefox.

Windows 7 is a bit old and comes with older version of netFramework so you might be interested in installing the NetFramework 4.5 on your Windows 7 computer. Besides, the latest version is only available for newer Windows version.

There are some other kinds of pop-up such as a pop-up from an outdated security software which is keep sending you unwanted pop-up and if your PC is at risk, windows 7 ill warn you concerning you o take an action. However, these kinds of popups can be closed in a click and have options to remain-hide in future.

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When you start your Windows, nd you see some pop-up from a software asking you to purchase it, it is time to kick the software from your Computer. It is evident that you had a bunch of software installed which you do not need. We are going to cover this first and after that, we are going to cover How do I stop ad pop-ups on my Windows 7 PC.

How to get rid of annoying pop-ups on the Desktop

Windows itself sends some pop-ups, but the numbers have been reduced in Windows 7. But not entirely, because some of them are important. Some software you have installed time ago may still nag you. We’ll show you how to uninstall a program which is causing deadly-pop-ups.

Regarding your security software, it might be outdated, and it will show you pop-ups often telling you to update it or renew or pay them. Sometimes you just don have to pay them or renew. You can just uninstall them to kick from your computer. There are much free security software that works and are free for the lifetime – Comodo security is just a name.

Also, you can simply remove any unwanted security software and just turn on the windows bit defender. However, you have the choice you can renew your beloved software to stop receiving popups from it.

Now here is how to remove programs you might no longer need or snagging you or even asking you yo upgrade or pay. If you are not going to use that software anymore you, and yet they are asking you to pay you only want to avoid those pop-ups.

If you have a hard time to find out what software is displaying the pop-ups you can use Task manager. So when a popup is bothering you simply open task manager and you’ll know the software’s name. Also from there you can directly kill the process which is causing the pop-ups

In Windows 7 here is how to uninstall a program: Open Program and features. (click the start button then – control panel – Program – Program and Features)

You’ll all program installed on your PC, simply select a program you want to remove and click Uninstall and confirm.

How to Stop Pop Ups on Windows 7 When Using IE (Internet Explorer)

Internet Explorer is always there after you install Windows 7. IE is the default browser in Windows operating system. If you are using IE to browse the internet, you might face some weird pop-ups. Most of them are advertisements; they are not like Adsense.

To prevent pop-ups showing on the internet explorer your need to follow this guide. For that, you need to open the Internet Explorer.

Click on Windows 7’s Start menu and open IE (Internet Explorer) On the right side top you’ll see gear icon, click that button, then selects internet options.

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A new display will open, go to Privacy Tab and under Pop-up Blocker, tick the option that says ‘Turn on Pop-up Blocker’ Now click Apply or Ok. It will block any irritation pop-ups. After that, you should not see any pop-ups while browsing the internet.

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But, even if you ticked the option (Turn on Pop-up Blocker) and you are still facing pop-ups you need to tighten the Pop-up blocker setting. For that hit the settings again and click the ‘setting’ button under Pop-up Blocker option. You need to change blocking level, change it to High from Medium. Setting High option will block all pop-ups. Now click Ok to save the setting. Next time you will not see any pop-ups while you are using the Internet Explorer.

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That’s it; now you might stop reading How to stop pop ups on Windows 7 if you are only using Internet Explorer. There are more advanced web browser available for Windows 7. Google Chrome and Firefox are just two names. If you are using Chrome or Firefox, we’ll also show you how to stop those pop-ups on Windows 7 as well!

On Chrome, the default settings always block the unwanted pop-ups, and when blocked you’ll see an icon at the corner of the address bar. Clicking on that you can allow that pop-up to launch, or you can add it to exceptions, so next time Chrome won’t block that pop-up. You can also go to the settings to confirm the same, and can manage exceptions to the Pop-up Blocker setting.

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On Firefox and Opera or any other browsers, they all have Pop-ups settings. You just need to go your browser’s Settings and find the pop-up options. From there you should be able to stop seeing any further pop-ups windows.

Over to you: Some websites use pop-ups to offer some service and in that case, you should allow that website by adding them in exceptions. However, most of the pop-ups are advertisements, and it is far better to prevent loading them. It is okay to upgrade your windows 7 to windows 8 to receive the latest from Microsoft. Otherwise, you can directly jump into Windows 10 which is the latest operating system by Microsoft.

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How to Repair Ubuntu If it Won’t Boot?

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If you are familiar with both Windows and Ubuntu, you’ll notice that Ubuntu does not have any Safe Mode or Auto repair tools, as Windows has.

Ubuntu’s latest version 16.04 requires at least 2 GHz dual-core processor, 2GB ram, and 25 GB space in HDD. However, even if you are using an older version such as 14.04 workarounds described in this guide will work similarly to the latest version of Ubuntu.

Ubuntu does provide a Recovery menu as well as reinstall option using that you can fix a Ubuntu installation without getting affected your programs and files. This guide is dedicated on How to repair Ubuntu if it won’t boot and you’ll find ways to give life to your existing Ubuntu installation.

NOTE: If you notice that your PC is not booting anything, or you are not able to boot up via a USB and Live CD, you need to check the configuration of your Pc’s boot order. However, if this does not help you might like it, but you probably need a hardware update.

How to Repair GRUB2 When Ubuntu won’t Boot

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and other Linux distribution make use of the GRUB2 boot loader, which means if there is a problem with your GRUB2 boot loader, maybe that is why you are not able to boot Ubuntu. However, it can be solved by repairing the GRUB2 boot loader. Follow the steps and you’ll learn How to repair Ubuntu if it won’t boot by fixing the GRUB boot loader.

To check if you have access to GURB2 boot loader, start your computer while holding the SHIFT button. It should open a menu which contains the list of installed Operating systems. If you see the menu, means you just accessed the Grub boot loader.

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Another side of the coin, if you did not see a menu with boot options. Possibilities are that your GRUB boot loader is not functioning and preventing Ubuntu from boot. GRUB boot loader can be overwritten if you install Windows OS after Ubuntu Installation. Installing windows make it is own boot loader to the boot sector, so unless you fix GRUB boot loader, you will not be able to boot into Ubuntu.

If you worried that if you repair the GRUB boot loader maybe it will prevent Windows to boot and make only Ubuntu boot. GRUB can also be used to set a Dual-boot environment on your PC. basically, you should install any Linux distribution after installing Windows, it will result a dual-boot setup through GRUB.

However, of course, something goes wrong with your GRUB boot loader, and here is how to fix it. How to Repair GRUB2 When Ubuntu will not Boot:

To repair the GRUB, you need a Ubuntu Installation USB or Disc. Because you need to boot into the Linux system in order to repair GRUB. In this section, we could help you reinstalling GRUB2 boot loader on Ubuntu. You can use either the graphical installer or simple terminal commands. But for that, you may need to download a Linux distribution and burn into a USB or disc, but read next to find a simple method.

To make this easier, you can just use this dedicated Boot repair disc and your Pc will be booted directly to the graphical boot repair tool.

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Once this tool did repair the GRUB Bootloader, you can restart your computer and this time Ubuntu should load fine. (The GRUB2 is hidden, you need to press and hold SHIFT button during the boot process.)

If this did not help in your case, you might be a more serious problem. In such case you need to repair Ubuntu installation using the GRUB.

How to Repair Ubuntu If It Won’t Boot

Once you see the GRUB boot menu, you’ll find options to repair your system. You need to choose the ‘Advanced options for Ubuntu’ option with the help of arrow keys and press enter. A submenu will be open, on that choose ‘Ubuntu .. (recovery mode) and press enter.

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The GRUB should boot your Ubuntu system in recovery mode menu, and your files will also load in a read-only mode. You’ll see a bunch of different options, here are the details of the options.

Select an option and press enter.

Clean: This command will try to free up space on your file system. This is only helpful if your storage is full and because of that Ubuntu is not booting.

dpkg: It is helpful, and it does repair broken software-packages.

failsafeX: Corrects any problem due to a graphics driver or graphical server configuration.

fsck: It will scan the filesystem and fix any errors.

grub: Ths will update the GRUB bootloader. This will not help if you can access the grub boot loader.

Network: Turns on networking, because it is disabled in the recovery mode.

root: Starts the root shell prompt and from here you can give commands and can fix problems with your Ubuntu installation. Us this if you know how to use it and what you are doing. Because it is advanced and why to fix the problem on your own.

Reinstall Ubuntu While Keeping Files and Programs.

If there is still a problem booting your Ubuntu installation you are left with one last option. You are still able to boot up Ubuntu with a USB or Live CD. Boot up using the installation media, the Ubuntu setup should be able to fund the existing installation and offer a ‘reinstall Ubuntu’ option.

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Choose the option, and a reinstall will be performed. It will keep your files and personal settings. It can also keep software packages and your other personal data. The reinstall feature will vanish the system related settings and will make the default. So that should correct all the gimmicks and errors by any system setting configuration.

If you select that option and go through the process to reinstall Ubuntu, the GRUB2 will also be reinstalled; it’ll fix any configuration error. This method will fix your Ubuntu if didn’t boot. Because theoretically you did installed the Ubuntu like you installed the Ubuntu first time.

However, if you are still not able to boot Ubuntu, I think there is a problem with your PC’s hardware or maybe with hard disk drive.
Use Another Ubuntu version.

Alternative by any mean you may always want to use the latest version of Ubuntu, which is 16.04 right now. It is also advisable that according to your Computer requirement you may need a lower version, you can find all the Ubuntu LTS versions here (where LTS stands for long-term support).

Final words.

Unlike Windows, Ubuntu comes preloaded with such VLC, GIMP and other apps.  So moving from Windows to Ubuntu should be very hard. If you have any query concerns in How to repair Ubuntu if it doesn’t boot, the comment section is just a scroll away.

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How to Use Command Prompt?

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A command prompt is such a powerful system application in Windows that it can help you become a power user. So, if you want to know how to use the command prompt, then you are in the right place.

In this article, we will tell you about command prompt commands and how to use the Windows command line? There are a lot of things you can do in Command Prompt. Here are Use Command Prompt tricks.
So, let’s get started:

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What is command prompt?

This section will put an end to your query on what is a command prompt?

A command prompt serves as an entry point for typing MS-DOS and other commands associated with a computer system. It can help you perform tasks without using the GUI provided by windows.

To be more precise, if you wish to become a power user of windows then learning more about the command prompt will certainly help you achieve that level.

How to use command prompt?

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Step #1: Open the command prompt.

In this step, we will show you how to open a command prompt in the Windows operating system. Well, this is not a cumbersome task, and once you go through the whole step, you will feel that it’s a piece of cake for you.

To open command prompt in Windows 7, consider following the enlisted steps:

*. Go to the start button and click on it.

*. Type “cmd” or “Command Prompt” without quotes at the field where “Search Programs and files” are written. Doing this, you will get an option as below.

You are required to click on it, and this will open the command prompt for you.

In some cases, you might need administrative privileges. So, in that case, you will have to click right on “cmd.exe” or “Command Prompt”. From the list menu which appears, you have to select “Run as administrator” and this will do the needful for you.

Alternatively, you can also go this way. All that you need to do is to make use of this shortcut “Windows + r”. This will take you to the run section where you need to type “cmd” without quotes. After this, you need to hit enter.
Following any of the two methods, you can easily get access to the command prompt in Windows 7.

To open a command prompt in Windows 10, you will have to follow the following steps:

Multiple ways are using which you can get access to the command prompt in Windows 10. For ease of comprehension, we will be listing one or two here:

Method 1: By searching.

Navigate to the search bar of your windows and type cmd. Select the appropriate option and this way you can easily get access to the command prompt.

Method 2: Using File Explorer.

At first, you require launching a file explorer. Once you have done the same then, you need to navigate to the following location: C:\Windows\System32. There you will see a file named “cmd.exe.” This is exactly what we require which means that you need to click on it.

Method 3: Using Run.

This is one of the easiest methods of all. All that you require is to press Win + R, and this will take you to the run dialog box. Now, you have to type “cmd” without quotes in the respective field and hit enter. This will help you access the command prompt in Windows 10.

Step #2: Playing with commands.

Command prompt is a very powerful system application. If you can have a command over this, then you can be a power user of your system. In this step, we will be showing you what you can do with the command prompt? So, let’s get started:

1) Opening any system application.

Did you know that you can open any system application using the command prompt? If not then we will show you how you can do this.

Since we have told you how to open a command prompt in the previous step, so we won’t be going over there. So, say if you wish to open notepad using command prompt then all that you require doing is to type “notepad.exe” without quotes at the command prompt and hit enter. Within no time, this will open the command prompt for you.

2) IP address.

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Let us suppose that you wish to know the IP address. You can find it very easily using a cmd command as “ipconfig”. All that you require doing is to type this at the command prompt terminal and hit enter. Within seconds, you will have your IP address in front of your screen.

3) Changing color of the command prompt terminal.

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This is a cool yet a basic command using which you can change the background and the text color of the command prompt terminal.

For this, you require typing “color help” at your cmd terminal and hit enter. This will display color name along with their associated codes that are command prompt codes. Like if you type the following command COLOR 8A, then this will change the terminal text to green and the background to light gray. Cool, isn’t it?

4) Using Powercfg.

It is one of the most powerful commands in command prompt. Using this, you can track down the status of energy consumption by your system. Let us suppose if you wish to see all the power saving states of your system then you are to type the following command: powercfg /a. This will list all the states available on your system.

5) Shutdown.

If you wish to shut down your system using command prompt then, you should consider using the following command “shutdown /s /t 0” without quotes. Additionally, if you need to restart your system using command prompt then consider using the mentioned command as “shutdown /r /t 0” without quotes obviously.

6) Tasklist.

If you wish to see all the tasks currently running on your system, then you should consider using this command “tasklist” without quotes. This will list all the tasks which are running currently on your device.

So, this was all about how to use command prompt? We hope that you will now feel that using commands for command prompt is a piece of cake. You can also Restart/Shutdown a Remote Computer using Command Prompt. Along with that, if there is any conflict in your IP, you can fix the IP Conflict using Command Prompt.

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How to Connect to a Wireless Printer?

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So, do you want to connect to a wireless printer and don’t even have a single idea of how to do that? Well, you need not worry about it anymore. Today we will show you how to connect to a wireless printer quickly and easily! We will figure it all out for you. All that you need to do is to execute all the steps carefully!

So, in this article, you will get to know how to set up the wireless printer? Along with Printers, you can also connect two wireless laptops. But today, we are talking about connecting wireless printers.What are we waiting for, let’s get started:

How to Connect to a Wireless Printer?

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If you are to connect to a wireless printer, then you will first have to figure out that what device you wanted to connect with. You should also be aware of how to install a wireless printer?

The first one is by Wi-Fi access point; the other one is through connecting systems individually, and the last one is by using a Smartphone or any equivalent device.

Additionally, you might know that in order to connect to a wireless device, every compatible device is equipped with three different modes. Wi-Fi direct, Ad Hoc, and Infrastructure. Using Wifi, you can also print photos from iPhone. Here is how to Print from iPhone.

To make use of the Infrastructure mode, you will require an access point. Once you are aware of the access point, then all of your devices can join in your network by using the access point. To make it more comprehensive for you, it is more like a pass key to enter a particular network.

You may also need the SSID of the network, and password if any. Make sure to be equipped with all these before we proceed further.

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You will be glad to know that going via the infrastructure route requires only two steps. One is establishing a Wi-Fi connection between the device that is the printer and the network, and the other one is to install the corresponding drivers which will ensure the job to extra perfectly. By job, we infer printing here.

Step #1: So, in this first step of this two-step process, you will have to establish a Wi-Fi connection. It may vary from device to device how you make a wireless connection. So, it’s better to consult your device manual for it. It will give you a better insight of how to do that particular task.

Step #2: In this last and final step, all that you require is to install the corresponding drivers on your device after being connected to the network. Believe us; that’s not a very daunting task. You just have to follow the onscreen instructions and hit the continue button.

Now, this way you can easily connect to a printer and make use of it to do the needful jobs.

Now, if you feel like going through the Ad HOC method, then you would like to read further. Superficially, Ad HOC means temporary. That implies that the connection will be on a temporary basis. So, get the job done, unplug from the network and move on.

All that you require is to enter the SSID, security type and the password at the corresponding interface of your printer on your system. Once you are done with it, you will now be able to do the job which you are intended to do. It is pretty much like the previous method which we have discussed so far.

How to Connect your Printer with an Android Device Wirelessly?

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In this method, we will make use of a service by Google which is known as “Google Cloud Print.” By making use of Google Cloud Print, you can store and send your print jobs anywhere you want. Before proceeding forward, you should also know how to setup wireless printer?

Step #1: In this first step, you will have to ensure that your computer is connected to your network or your system. It is damn easy to proceed further if your printer directly supports Google Cloud Print. Else we will have to work another way round. For that, we will have to make use of a system to which the printer is installed. After that, we will access Google Cloud Print from there.

Step #2: As stated above, if your printer has support for Google Cloud Print then skip few steps and jump down straight to the printing process. But for that, you will have to log on to the Google Cloud Print using your credentials. After that, all you require is to add your printer there. Yeah, this is it.

If the thing mentioned above is not possible then, you will have to pour down your efforts in doing some additional tasks.

Step #3: The additional tasks include launching the Google Chrome browser on your system and navigating to the settings section. This will open a new tab for you from which you have to click on the “Show Advance Settings” link.

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The only disadvantage associated with this method is that you will only be able to make a print out of your printer if the system is on.

Towards the bottom of the page, you will see “Google Cloud Print” section. You are required to click on the “Manage” button.

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Step #4: Now, you need to click on “Add Printer” to add your printer. Select your device and add your printer to your Google Cloud Print account.

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Step #5: Now, you only need to install the Google Print Application on your Android device and then use it for printing your jobs wirelessly.

With this, we have reached the end of this article which equips you with the knowledge of how to connect to a wireless printer? 

We hope that by going through this article, you will be able to know how to connect the printer to WiFi. Using this idea, you can have your Instagram photos printed. Here is How to Print Instagram Photos.

If this article has helped you in your quest of finding the best available service for you, then do not forget to share it with your peers. Also, do tell us that which method do you prefer to connect the wireless printer. We would love to hear from you.

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