Turn Your Notebook/Netbook Into A WiFi Hotspot


This article will help you convert your Windows XP, Vista, and 7 based laptop in a Wireless HotSpot. One you setup your laptop as HotSpot then you do not need a router, switch, hub, etc… to form a network, in fact other laptops or PC’s can connect or access the internet through this newly created HotSpot

What do I need to set a HotSpot? 

  1. Laptop
  2. Wired net connection

Once you have all the above things mentioned, you are all set to follow the steps:

How to setup HotSpot on Windows Vista and 7:

  1. Got to Control Panel
  2. Click on “Network and Sharing Center”
  3. Under Tasks choose “Setup New Connection”
  4. “Setup Wireless Ad-hoc network”
  5. Now type in a “Network Name”
  6. Choose “WEP” password if you don’t want to share the connection with the entire world
  7. Click “Internet connection sharing”
  8. Done!

Now a WiFi enabled machine will be able to connect to the network you have just setup with the WEP password

Lets setup a HotSpot on a Windows XP machine:

  1. Go into Control panel
  2. Open “Network Connections”
  3. Right click on "Wireless Connection" and click on "Properties"
  4. Click on the "Wireless Networks" tab and select the check-box which says “Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings”
  5. Under “Preferred networks” click “Add”
  6. Type a name in “Network name” text box
  7. Select “Shared” from the options under “Network Authentication”
  8. Under Data encryption select “WEP” and type in your password in “Network Key” field and now click "OK"
  9. Now the new HotSpot should show in the list of preferred networks.
  10. Click on the “Advance” button and select “Computer-to-computer (ad hoc) networks only" and press close
  11. Hit “OK”, we are done with the wireless connection properties

One more step, we have to change something in the wired connection setting so that it knows that it has to share connection with the computers accessing our HotSpot.

  1. Go to local Area Connections, right click it and select properties
  2. Go to the “Advanced” tab and under Internet Connection Sharing check the box which says “Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s internet connection” and make sure the box under that is NOT selected so that no one can disable the network remotely.
  3. Hit “OK”
  4. Have FuN!


Easily View And Manage Adobe CS4 Shortcuts With Adobe Shortcut App


Can’t remember your shortcuts? No worries. Introducing the Adobe Shortcut App, an amazing new tool from Adobe that lets you find and gather the shortcuts you need on your desktop. So they’re right where you need them, when you need them, allowing you to create your masterpieces with ease.

The Adobe Shortcut App is a free rich Internet application that gives you easy access to keyboard shortcuts in twelve programs that are in Creative Suite 4:

* Acrobat
* After Effects
* Contribute
* Dreamweaver
* Encore
* Fireworks
* Flash
* Illustrator
* InDesign
* Photoshop
* Premiere
* Soundbooth

When you first click on an application's icon, you'll see an "Essentials" screen with commonly needed shortcuts. There's also an "All Categories" tab that include the essential shortcuts and many others. You can search the shortcuts, and mark the ones you need frequently as favorites. There's also a cheat sheet in PDF form for each program.


Propellerhead Reason 4 Key Shortcuts/Commands

General Commands

Key Function
Ctrl + N New Song
Ctrl + O Open Song
Ctrl + S Save Song
Shift + Ctrl + S Save Song As
Ctrl + W Close Song
Ctrl + Q Quit
Tab Toggle Rack Front/Rear
Ctrl + Z Undo
Ctrl + Y Redo
Ctrl + Del Delete Devices Without Warning
Ctrl + A Select All
Ctrl + I Create Instrument
Ctrl + F Create Effect
L Show/Hide Cables
Insert Insert Instrument
Ctrl + X Cut
Ctrl + C Copy
Ctrl + V Paste

Sequencer Commands

Key Function
Ctrl + K Quantize
Ctrl + D Duplicate Track & Device
Ctrl + J Join Clips
Ctrl + R Merge Note Lanes On Track
M Mute/Unmute Clips
S Snap On/Off

Playback Commands

Key Fuction
Number Pad - 0 Stop Go To Start Position
Number Pad – Enter Play
Number Pad – * Record
Number Pad – 4 Rewind
Number Pad – 5 Fast Forward
Number Pad – 1 Go To Loop Start
Number Pad – 2 Go To Loop End
Number Pad – 8 Go To Next Bar
Number Pad – 7 Go To Previous Bar
Number Pad – + Tempo Up
Number Pad - - Tempo Down
Spacebar Pause/Play
C Toggle Metronome Click On/Off
Number Pad – / Loop On/Off


How To Active Administrator Account In Windows

  1. Logon to Windows using your normal username and password.
  2. Click on the Start button
  3. Click on Start Search. 
  4. Type, cmd. 
  5. Right-click cmd, select 'Run as administrator' from the shortcut menu.
  6. Net user administrator passw0rd (Replace password with the actual password string that you have chosen. Press enter the command completed successfully will be displayed.)
  7. Net user administrator /active:yes (Press enter the command completed successfully will be displayed.)
  8. Switch User, or logoff
  9. Logon as Administrator and new Password  (Your password may be different!)