Posts from ‘March, 2010’

.htaccess archived on

An old copy of my .htaccess for seems to have been archived on I hope that it is helping some people. Update : Following this post, the .htaccess was removed from the site. You can still search for it using Google, though. The admin has kindly informed us that the file […]

Fixing “Windows Help and Support has stopped working”

Sometimes Windows gives the error message : Windows Help and Support has stopped working – A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. The Help and Support center stops to function after this. Here’s how to resolve it. Open up the […]

Drive showing “Open with” instead of opening

Last night, I cleaned up a virus infection in one of my friends’ portable hard drive. After cleansing the drive of all malware, I found that I couldn’t open the drive by double-clicking on it, or even by right-clicking on it and selecting “Open” or “Explore”. Here’s what to do if such a thing happens […]

Open the Start Menu faster

The Start Menu in Windows seems to open fast using this trick. Open the registry editor by going to Start ->Run ->regedit. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ControlPanel\Desktop. Double-click on MenuShowDelay and set it to ’0′.

Closing a number of applications at once in Windows

To close many Windows at once in Windows 7/Vista/XP, keep the [Ctrl] key pressed and select all the windows you want to close in the taskbar. Then leave the [Ctrl] key, and right-click on the last selected taskbar entry. Select “Close group” from the context menu that appears.