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Picture Password for your PC, futuristic extra protection

Few days ago, while I was opening my Laptop in Airport, I have noticed people looking in awe at my laptop screen as I unlocking it with a picture password. Well, it did seem futuristic but it all started with the introduction of Windows 8 way back. Still no one knows that the feature exists. No one utilizes the feature.



Why memorize a conventional password with all names, characters and symbols?
In many MNC firms, we are required to change the passwords every 3-4 weeks. 
The passwords are required to have symbols, Upper and lower case letters, numbers and what not.
Just imagine my plight to remember all those shitty passwords which change every 3-4 weeks and there must be different passwords for different accounts.
My thoughts: Use a Picture Password instead of creating pain in User's ass.
They will be extremely easy to remember as they align to how our brain works. We can remember gestures easily compared to a set of numbers or symbols.
A safe, secure and easy way which does NOT…

Macros in Notepad ++ every developer needs to know about

Macros in Notepad ++   Every developer needs to know about
Hi, Today I am going to write about an interesting feature in Notepad ++ every developer needs to know:  Macros.

Most of the developers know that Notepad++ is a very light-weight and handy tool which does amazing stuff.
For those who do not know,

Notepad++ is a free (as in "free speech" and also as in "free beer") source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GPL License. Based on the powerful editing component Scintilla, Notepad++ is written in C++ and uses pure Win32 API and STL which ensures a higher execution speed and smaller program size. By optimizing as many routines as possible without losing user friendliness, Notepad++ is trying to reduce the world carbon dioxide emissions. When using less CPU power, the PC can throttle down and reduce power consumption, resulting in a greener environment. You can visit th…

How to activate TaskView with Hot Corners in Windows 10

We have some really productive features in Windows 10. Most notably Task View and Start Menu/Screen
But in order to fully realize their potential, I felt that they should be activated by Hot Corners just like in Mac OS.
So here are some tweaks to achieve the same.

I used: 1.AutoHotKey : Great program for sending keystrokes. 2.Hot Corners 2: To activate hot corners.
Step 1. Install AutoHotKey: I used it to send keystrokes to the processor. Installation is fairly simple.

Step 2: Enter the following script in notepad and save it with an “ .ahk” extension: TaskView.ahk