Meebo is a new communications and media company that's re-writing the way people have conversations and communicate on the Web. It provide instant messaging and group chat to over 35 million people at and via partner sites across the Web.

At, millions of people every month keep in touch with friends on an any IM network (AIM, Yahoo!, MSN, Google Talk and Gmail, ICQ and Jabber) and chat with people in Meebo Rooms. Meebo also enables live communication integrated into any website with Meebo Rooms, Meebo Community IM (coming soon!), and Meebo Me. Meebo is the Web's live communication platform - instant messaging from absolutely anywhere, no downloads or installs required, and free!

You can edit most settings of GTalk by opening regedit (start -> regedit), and navigating to the key HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Google/Google Talk.

1.) HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Google Talk\Options\show_pin
If 1, shows a "pin" next to the minimize button that keeps the windows on top of all the other open windows when clicked.

2.)HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Google Talk\Options\view_show_taskbutton
If 0, hides the taskbar button, and leaves the tray icon only, when the window is shown

3.)HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Google Talk\Options\away_inactive
If 1, status will be set as Away after the specified number of minutes.

4.)HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Google Talk\Options\away_screensaver
If 1, status will be set as Away after the specified number of minutes.

5.)HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Google Talk\Options\inactive_minutes
Number of inactive minutes to become away if auto-away is on.
Use multiple identities on Google Talk:
Want to run Google Talk with multiple Gmail identities? If you have several Google Gmail accounts you also may want to run multiple instances of Google Talk This is especially important for families that share a single PC. Nothing worse than a family member signing you out so they can sign in under their own account!Basically, to have "Google Polygamy" you need to run Google Talk with the following switch: /nomutex

1: Right-click on the desktopStep
2: Select NewStep
3: Select ShortcutStep
4: Paste this into the text box:
"c:program filesgooglegoogle talkgoogletalk.exe" /nomutex
5: Click Next and choose a shortcut name such as Google Talk1, Google Talk2, or something related to your Gmail account for easy remembering which account is which.Step
6: Click OK a few times.

There are a few secret parameters you can add to Google Talk and make it function differently.

/nomutex, which allows you to run more than one instance of GT.
/autostart, when Google Talk is run with this parameter, it will check the registry settings to see if it needs to be started or not. If the "Start automatically with Windows" option is unchecked, it won't start.
/forcestart, same as /autostart, but forces it to start no matter what option was set.
/S upgrade, Used when upgrading Google Talk
/register: registers Google Talk in the registry, includig the GMail Compose method.
/checkupdate: check for newer versions
/plaintextauth: uses plain authentication mechanism instead then Google's GAIA mechanism. Used for testing the plain method on Google's servers.
/nogaiaauth: disables GAIA authentication method. The same as above.
/factoryreset: set settings back to default.
/gaiaserver uses a different GAIA server to connect to Google Talk. Used for debug purposes only, there are no other known GAIA servers.
/mailto send an email with Gmail
/diag: start Google Talk in diagnostic mode
/log: probably has something to do with the diagnostic logging

In Windows Vista, if for whatever reason the drive letter or paths assignment to a disk drive, CD or DVD drive, flash memory disk drive, or external hard disk drive needed to be changed or modified, users can use Disk Management console to manage the volumes and drives on the computer just like in Windows XP, including changing the drive letter and paths.

To change the drive letter or paths in Windows Vista, just follow these simple steps:

- Right click on Computer and select Manage to open and access Computer Management Console.
- Navigate to and expand the Storage section, and click on Disk Management to access Disk Management Console.
- Disk Management Console display the details of all available volumes and disk drives in the computer configuration in the right pane.
- Right click on the volume or disk drive that you want to change the drive letter, and select “Change Drive Letter and Paths).
- Then click on “Change” button.
- Use the drop down list to select the new and your desired drive letter to assign to the disk volume.
- Click OK.
- Click Yes to confirm.

Any letter between C and Z can be assigned to a hard disk drive, CD drive, DVD drive, portable external hard disk drive, or USB flash memory key drive, while floppy disk drives use up letters A and B. Beside, the drive letter for the system volume or boot partition cannot be modified or changed. And if you install some applications or programs in the drive that you have just changed the drive letter, they may not functioning properly after the change due to the possibilities that the programs will also refer to the specific drive letter or original path used when installation as environmental variables.

- Open your instant messenger (Gtalk,Yahoo,MSN) and add to your buddy/contact list.After adding you can see appears to be online.
- Now IM HELP and you will get a list of available commands.if you are lazy then directly IM RADIO command to and you will get the list of free radio stations.
- As you get the list of available radio station,just IM RADIO NUMBER (Ex – RADIO 202)
- A automatically generated IM appears on the screen - Please, accept call from gtalk2voip.Just accept the call and you can listen to radio for free.
- Add to your contact list (works with Google Talk).
Ex. Just press Call button to connect to the radio station and you will get live online Internet radio.

Have you ever wondering whether the emails that you sent to your friends has been read by them?!! But you can find out whether they had read ur email without asking them.This can be achieved by the following service...

SpyPig – I Know You’ve Read My Email

SpyPig is a simple email tracking system that will notify you via email once your friends open and read your messages.

To start using SpyPig, you need to enter your email address, recipient’s name, message title, select your SpyPig tracking image and finally embed the tracking image into your email message. For firefox user, you need to drag and drop the tracking image instead. You should choose a blank image instead if you don’t want your recipients to aware it. That’s will make you a true spy!

SpyPig works by using a tracking image whose reference to its location on their server is embedded in your email message. When the recipient opens your email, the tracking image will be automatically downloaded from SpyPig’s server, triggering the “email opened” alert on their system. SpyPig will then send you a notification email to let you know. SpyPig works with Gmail, Outlook, Hotmail, AOL, Yahoo etc.


U may be afraid that someone would enter ur system and steal all the important personal data when you are away from the system.The data can be stealed by using pen drive inserting into your usb port.Now you can disable the USB port to prevent the data theft by using the following freeware..!!

USB Drive Disabler

USB Drive Disabler
is a freeware windows application that allows you to easily enable or disable USB ports on your Windows. Your USB ports are not disable entirely and your mouse and keyboard will be still working because USB Drive Disabler only disable the USB storage media e.g pen drive, portable hard disk from running on your computer.


Have u ever feared of stealing some important data from ur system by the the others when you are away from system!!!.. some uses the CD-ROM drive to steal the data.. You can disable writing to CD ROM drive by the following freeware :

CD ROM Drive Disabler

CD ROM Drive Disabler
is a freeware Windows application that allows you to easily disable or enable CD ROM drives on your Windows XP.It works on DVD ROM drive also..


Do u want to know where the product key is hidden in the CD?..follow the instructions to know the XP Product Key...

- Insert Windows XP CD into your computer.
- Right-click open your Windows XP CD.
- Open the i386 folder.
- Now, look for this text file, UNATTEND.txt.
- Open the text file and scroll down to the bottom of the file.

Done!!...Here u can find the XP Product Key

Slideboom is an online service using which you can easily share your presentations online. Once you upload your presentation to slideboom, it’ll create a slideshow in an intuitive Flash based presentation viewer.

You can use this service even without signing up, but if you choose not to sign up with Slideboom, your uploaded presentation will be removed in a week.

You can only upload Powerpoint presentations(.ppt) and Shows(.pps) with a maximum file size of 30 MB. While uploading, you can choose to publicly show your presentation or not. You can also give an option to your viewers to download your presentation.

SlideBoom is a great tool to share presentations but it lacks support for Open Presentations(ODP) and MS Powerpoint 2007 formats.

Thousands of videos are uploaded everyday. But sometimes a good video is of no meaning just because of different language used in it. Subyo has come up with a solution by providing subtitles for YouTube videos.

It allows you to create subtitles and add them to the video. You can search for the subtitles added by others by entering the Url of the YouTube video.

Windows Vista has inbuilt feature to display up to three clocks using different time zones.

To enable multiple clocks from various time zones, follow the steps :

1)Move to Control Panel > Clock, Language and Region > Date and Time > Add clocks from different time zones.

2)Date and Time Dialog box will open, tick show this Clock and select appropriate time zone. You can select upto two additional clocks and give appropriate name to your additional clock. When you’re done with settings, click Ok.

3)Now if you place mouse pointer on ur clock in system tray, it’ll show time for additional zones you selected.When you click on clock in system tray, it’ll display three nice clocks depicting your system clock and additional clocks.

Many websites don’t provide rss subscriptions, and the only way to get updated is to visit the site more often. But there is a solution to this problem. Update Scanner is a firefox plugin that fulfills your rss needs.

Click here to download that plugin -> DOWNLOAD

After installing the plugin follow the steps :

1)Right click anywhere on the page of the website you want and select Scan Page For Updates option.

2)After selecting the option a control panel will appear from which you can choose that how often the site has to be checked.

Now just click ok and your work is done. You will be notified by the update scanner when a change is detected in the site.You can click the up arrow on the right side of your bottom status bar to show the update scanner sidebar.

Searchmi and viewzi are the two visual search engines.

Searchmi :

You can click on the arrows’ on either side for next or previous result. Searchme also has a number of categories to restrict your search to a particular type.To open the required site, right click on the screen shot to open in new window.

viewzi :
Viewzi provides us with different views.There are many views that we can select, the options for different views are available at the top of the page.

The disposable or temporary e-mail service providers provide you with e-mail addresses that expire after few hours or minutes after creating them. Using these e-mail addresses, you can perform sign-ups for not so important registrations which require e-mail address verification. When your verification is done, you can simply discard that e-mail address.

This will help you fight spam as many sites may share your personal data with their sponsors to send you promotional e-mails etc. which are quite annoying when they arrive in your primary mailbox.

The following are some of the services which provide temporary e-mail addresses that you can easily throw away when your work is done.

Mint Email:

MintEmail provides automatically generated e-mail address for four hours. The benefit of this service is that it automatically checks for new mail using AJAX and it can automatically click on verification links sent in e-mail. You can also use MintEmail to forward all mails sent to temporary adress to your primary e-mail. For that, you need to provide your primary e-mail address along with duration you want to keep your temporary e-mail address.


PookMail provides disposable email for 24 hours and it lets you enter your required username for temporary email. You can check for new email by subscribing to RSS feed for your email address.


GuerrillaMail has been our all time favorite. It provides e-mail address for 15 minutes and e-mail address is randomly generated. You can request more time if you need, in case 15 minutes are less. Once you’re done, you can just close the browser window and your temporary e-mail address is gone.

Mozilla Firefox had looked for something different to do after the release of firefox 3.Imagine if u can take all mozilla saved passwords,bookmarks and all.The Mozilla Firefox Portable edition does all this for u and its FREE.

This portable version of Firefox can be installed on a USB flash drive. In order to use browser simply plugin your USB flash drive into any PC and your Firefox enviornment is with you, alongwith your bookmarks, extensions and saved passwords. When you unplug the USB
drive, no browsing history is saved on the computer you used.

Click here to download this Mozilla firefox portable edition -> DOWNLOAD

Its very difficult to search the ebooks easily.But now, you can easily search ebooks in the pdf Search Engine site.This site is powered by google and mainly its for searching ebooks.You can find any pdf file that you are looking for, not only ebooks, it can also get you any pdf document available on the net.
SITE -> pdf-search-engine

- Go to Start > Run and type regedit then press Enter.

- In the Registry Editor window, find the path like this,
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\don’t load

- Right click on ” don’t load ” folder and select New > String Value.

- Name the created String Value related to the Control Panel icon you want it to be hidden. For eg : to hide the icon, Accessibility Option,u must name the String Value access.cpl . Each String Value name is specific and varies with the Control Panel icon.
For the other icons, The names are given below,

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- Double click on access.cpl and type Yes to hide the Accessibility Option icon and then click OK button.

- Open Control Panel, the Accessibility Option icon is now hidden.

- In case you want the icon to display again, just type No instead of Yes in Value Data dialog.

If you do not want others to search files or else in your computer, you can hide the Search

Icon which is in the Start menu by editing the Registry. This can be done by following steps..

- Go to Start > Run and type regedit then press Enter.
- Go to the path like below,


- Right click on Explorer folder and select New > DWORD Value.
- Name the Registry NoFind and double click on NoFind.
- Change the Value data to 1 and click OK button then close the Registry Editor program.
- Restart ur system and see that search option does not appears in the start menu. DONE!!

You can hide or show as you want both drives in your computer and drives in the computer network. This way can be safe for data in your computer and prevent others from accessing to your drives that may contain important information.
To hide the drive..follow the steps..

- Go to RUN and type regedit and click OK.

- Find the path :

- Right click on the Explorer folder and select New > DWORD Value.Name the registry NoDrives.

- Double click on NoDrives which is in the right page.In the DWORD Value window, select Decimal.

- In this case if we want to hide drive D,fill 8 in Value data. The number you filled varies with drive you want it to be hidden. If you want to hide the other drives, you must put the drive-related number.The numbers for the particular drives is given below..

A=1, B=2, C=4, D=8, E=16, F=32, G=64, H=128, I=256, J=512, K=1024, L=2048, M=4096, N=8192, O=16384, P=32768, Q=65536, R=131072, S=262144, T=524288, U=1048576, V=2097152, W=4194304, X=8388608, Y=16777216, Z=33554432, All drive=67108863

- If we want to hide only selected number of drives..we can hide it.For eg : If we want to hide the drives C and E put the result number of 4 + 16 that is 20.

- Click OK button and close the Registry Editor program.Restart ur system. DONE!!!..

Control Panel contains many tools for the system value adjustment.It is a crucial component in windows XP.It is very imporatant to see that any person with no computer skills may operate ur system and change the settings in the control panel which may cause malfunction in ur system.So to disable the others to access control panel.. follow the steps..

- Go to run and type gpedit.msc and press enter.

- Now Windows bring you to the Group Policy page. Click on Administrative Templates which is in the left hand of the Goup Policy page.

- Double click on the Control Panel folder which is in the right hand of the page.

- Double click on the message “Prohibit access to the Control Panel”.

- Now it appears Prohibit access to the Control Panel Properties window. Click on setting tab then choose Enabled.

- Click Apply and Ok button.

To access the control panel again..follow the steps above but select “Not Configured” instead of ”Enabled”.

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