Cancel Scheduled Shutdown Command

  1. Use Win+R to open the Run dialog.
  2. Type “cmd” without quotes and hit Enter
  3. In the command line window as shown below, type the command as below for canceling or aborting the shutting down of the computer after 5 hour that was scheduled earlier as discussed on page Schedule Shutdown Computer Without Additional Software. shutdown /a
  4. After executing this command, you will see a notification in the taskbar.

Schedule Computer Shutdown

You may have something being downloaded that is going to take another 1 hour and you are so sleepy and you don’t want to keep the computer on further. Or maybe you want to go to sleep with some relaxing music at the same time want that the computer or the laptop shuts down automatically after sometime. You don’t have to worry any longer. Here is the secret:

  1. Use Win+R to open the Run dialog.
  2. Type “cmd” without quotes and hit Enter
  3. In the command line window as shown below, type the command as below for shutting down the computer after 5 hour. shutdown /s /t 18000
  4. The number 18,000 is the time in seconds. 18000 seconds means 5 hours (300 minutes).
  5. After executing this command, you will see a notification in the taskbar as below.
  6. To cancel the shutdown, check Cancel Scheduled Shutdown Command

How to make computer faster

This article will help you increase your computer speed. It might take a bit long to apply them all but it’s worth it! You will notice the difference after following the steps below to make computer faster.

Caution: Making these changes may disable some of the features (to enhance performance) like CD – Autorun, cool graphics, etc. So, you can selectively choose which features you want to change and which one do not want to. This will help you experience faster speed with your requirements and convenience.

Steps to Make Computer Faster

1. Visual effects should be set to a minimum.

Start > Settings > Control Panel > System > Advanced > Performance

Settings > Visual Effects Tab > Adjust for best performance

2. Switch Off Desktop Background Image

Right Click Desktop > Properties > Desktop Tab > Background None

 

3. Disable Screen Saver

Right Click Desktop > Properties > Screen Saver > None

 

4. Disable Disc Indexing Service

Right Click Start > Explorer > Right Click Each Disc > Properties >

Un-tick "Allow Indexing Service to index this disk for fast file

searching"

 

5. Disable Fast User Switching

Start > Settings > Control Panel > User Accounts > Change the way

users log on or off > Un-tick Use Fast User Switching

 

6. Switch Off Power Schemes

Start > Settings > Control Panel > Power Options > Always On > Turn off monitor and turn off hard disks to Never

 

7. Switch Off Hibernation

Start > Settings > Control Panel > Power Options > Hibernate > Un-tick Hibernation

8. Disable CDROM Autoplay

Start > Run > regedit > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > System >

CurrentControlSet > Services > Cdrom. Set autorun to 0.

 

9. Disable System Sounds

Start > Settings > Control Panel > Sounds and Audio Devices > Sounds

Tab > Sound Scheme to None.

 

10. Do Not Map Through Sound card

Start > Settings > Control Panel > Sounds and Audio Devices > Hardware

Tab > (highlight your sound card from the list) > Properties > Audio

Devices > (highlight your sound card from the list) > Properties

 

11. Disable System Restore

Start > Settings > Control Panel> System > System Restore Tab. Tick

the "Turn off System Restore on all Drives"

12. Disable Automatic Updates

Start > Settings > Control Panel> System > Automatic Updates > Turn

off automatic updating. I want to update my computer manually

 

13. Startup and Recovery Options

Start > Settings > Control Panel> System > Advanced > Startup and

Recovery Settings > Un-tick Automatically Restart

 

14. Disable Error Reporting

Start > Settings > Control Panel> System > Advanced > Error Reporting

> Disable Error Reporting

 

15. Disable Remote Assistance

Start > Settings > Control Panel> System > Remote > Un-tick Allow

remote assistance invitations to be sent from this computer

 

16. Fix Swap File (Virtual Memory)

Start > Settings > Control Panel > System > Advanced > Performance

Settings > Advanced > Virtual Memory Change > Custom Size. Set initial

and maximum size to the same value

 

17. Speed Up Menus

Start > Run > Regedit > HKEY_CURRENT_ USER > Control Panel > Desktop

Folder. Set MenuShowDelay to 1

 

18. Disable Offline Files

Start > Settings > Control Panel > Folder Options > Offline Files

Un-tick "Enable Offline Files"

 

19. Disable Remote Desktop

Start > Settings > Control Panel > System > Remote > Un-tick "Allow

users to connect remotely to this computer"

20. Disable Internet Synchronize Time

Start > Settings > Control Panel > Date and Time > Internet Time >

Un-tick "Automatically synchronize with internet time server"

 

21. Disable Hide Inactive Icons

Start > Settings > Taskbar and Start Menu > Taskbar TAB > Uncheck

"Hide Inactive Icons"

 

22. Disable Automatic Desktop Cleanup Wizard

Start > Settings > Control Panel > Display > Desktop > Customize

Desktop > Un-tick "Run Desktop Cleanup Wizard every 60 days"

 

23. Disable NTFS Last Access Time Logging (NTFS File Systems Only)

Start > Run > regedit > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > System >

CurrentControlSet > Control > Filesystem. Add a new DWORD value –

"NtfsDisableLastAcc essUpdate" and set value to 1.

 

24. Disable Notification Area Balloon Tips

Start > Run > regedit > HKEY_CURRENT_ USER > Software > Microsoft >

Windows > CurrentVersion > Explorer > Advanced. Create a new DWORD

value called EnableBalloonTips and set to 0.

 

25. Restart your pc and Enjoy!

If you face any issues to make computer faster, discuss through comments below.

HTML5 Browsers Support

  • Chrome 10.0 is the winner.
  • Firefox 4.0 is next in line and it scored pretty decently.
  • Internet Explorer 8 has worst support of HTML5.
  • IE10 is expected to be supporting HTML5 to a greater extent.

HTML5 Session Storage

  • Stores data for one session
  • The data is deleted when the browser’s window is closed.

<script>
    sessionStorage.variableName = "value";
    alert(sessionStorage.variableName);
    sessionStorage.removeItem("variableName");
    alert(sessionStorage.variableName);
</script>

HTML5 Local Storage

HTML5 Local Storage

Let’s discuss what HTML5 Local Storage is all about.

  • HTML5 Local Storage stores data with no time limit,
  • Data can be accessible at anytime and any windows/tabs (with some conditions like same domain and same browser) even if the browser is restarted.

<script>
    localStorage.variableName = "value";
    alert(localStorage.variableName);
    localStorage.removeItem("variableName");
    alert(localStorage.variableName);
</script>

HTML5 Storage

  • No more web browser’s cookies storage needed (unless required).
  • HTML5 has introduced a new way to store the data in user’s browser, known as client-side storage.
  • HTML5 offers two new methods for storing data on user’s browser, which are localStorage and sessionStorage.

HTML5 Editable Content

  • Content can be made editable with adding the contenteditable attribute to it.
  • More useful if paired with HTML5 Local Storage.
  • contenteditable attribute can be added to CSS styles

<div contenteditable="true">
   You can edit content in this div...
</div>

HTML5 Audio and Video

  • Previously, we used <object> and <embed> tags
  • No need to worry about plugins like Flash.

HTML5 Audio is supported with the following tag:

<audio controls="controls">
    <source src="audiofile.mp3" type="audio/mp3" />
    <source src="audiofile.ogg" type="audio/ogg" />
    Your browser does not support the <audio> tag.
</audio>

HTML5 Video is supported with the following tag:

<video controls="controls" width="400" height="300">
    <source src="videofile.mp4" type="audio/mp4" />
    <source src="videofile.ogg" type="audio/ogg" />
    Your browser does not support the <video> tag.
</video>

HTML5 Canvas

  • Allows to render 2D shapes or graphics on web page with help of JavaScript.
  • Allows creating animation.

<canvas id="myCanvas" width="200" height="200"></canvas>
<script>
    var c=document.getElementById("myCanvas");
    var ctx=c.getContext("2d");
    ctx.fillStyle="#00FF00";
    ctx.fillRect(0,0,250,250);
</script>