See A New Gmail Theme Applied In Your Gmail Account Every Time You Log In

Gmail is no doubt one of the best web email system on internet these days, and with the newly introduced gmail themes including gmail preview and others it has become more simple and provides the sleek interface. On the other hand there are lot of colorful themes as well in gmail which makes it full of life colors and there some geeky themes as well like android theme for gmail geek users, I my self love the android green colored theme in gmail.

You can access the gmail themes in gmail under mail settings >> themes.

gmail settings

Moreover there are many new and old themes to choose from as shown in the snapshot below.

gmail themes

Under gmail theme you will also find last theme named random in the last row, this means if you select this theme option in gmail, every time you login to your gmail account you will see a new theme applied in your gmail account already and moreover the theme applied will be selected on random basis out of all the existing theme options as shown in the image above. You can see the random theme snapshot with question mark in the image which resembles any theme in gmail will be selected as shown in the image below.

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Your preferences for the theme selection will be saved once you select any theme under gmail themes section

Rotate, Change Recorded Video Orientation Or Turn Upside Down

Recently I recorded a video with my phone, but I forgot to hold it the right way and video gets recorded with camera upside down I realized when I transferred the recorded the video to my computer where I was playing the video player with video upside down. If you happen to have done some thing similar, and now want to rotate or change the orientation of the video there are many ways to do it.

The most simple way to rotate a video directly with the help of free video player called the VLC player which comes for windows, linux and mac os x as well is explained in the snapshots below. You first need to download the VLC player from here if you don’t have it already.

Run the video in VLC player and then go to tools >> effects and filters

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under video effects you will see the option transform which helps you rotate a video as shown in the image below.

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Another way to rotate the videos can be done with the help of Windows Live Movie Maker as shown in illustrated in the steps below with images, but firstly you will need to download windows live movie maker from here

Once you have opened the video in windows movie maker, you will see the option to rotate the video and then save the video as new movie file with changed or rotated orientation as shown in the image below.

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Just in case if you are looking for a online free webservice that could change the orientation of the video, then you can read our review of one such service and it allow you turn or rotate the video for free with you requiring you to install any software on your computer for the same.

Take Photos, Record Videos Using In Built Camera In Laptop or Webcam Connected To Computer

Recently one of my friend asked me how can he take photos, record videos using in built webcam as there was no software which came pre installed in his laptop to capture photos or videos using camera in the laptop or more over is you have a webcam connected to your computer and you have no software with which you could capture stuff with that external webcam, still there is way out.

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In order to use the webcam or in built laptop camera you can use the some free software which can easily detect almost any camera connected or the built in camera as well, the first program we would suggest you is Yawcam – Yet Another WebCAM software which helps you use almost any camera, this utility is platform independent as it is designed in java, so you can use this program on any computer including windows linux and mac os x as well.

Yawcam can help you do Video streaming using webcam, Image snapshots with your webcam, Motion detection using your camera, Ftp-upload of photos or videos, Password protection. In order to simply detect your webcam using yawcam, you just need to select your laptop camera as shown in the image below.

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Another free software for using with any webcam is Fwink – which is a free and open source webcam application for Windows. It takes still images from your camera at timed intervals and puts them on your web site with FTP. You can add effects like text messages, time stamps and an overlay image.

Fwink does not make live video calls. For that, you may want to try Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, Skype, etc. You can superimpose a logo, or any image you want, on top of your webcam image. The following image formats are supported: JPEG, GIF (transparency is supported), PNG (transparency and alpha are supported), BMP, TIFF and WMF.

Another free software which supports most the hp laptops with camera in built is YouCam – which is webcam software available on some HP and Compaq computers. This software is used to take individual snapshots and capture short video sequences with the built-in webcam, manipulate these photos and videos for artistic effect, and then share the files with other people. The files can be e-mailed, uploaded to the web manually, or uploaded through an embedded link to the YouTube video sharing service.

Finally If you don’t want to install or don’t want to get involved with driver related problems for your camera after you install these software, you can do it online with some free websites, one of them is Picanom.com

To do it with website, follow the procedure mentioned below.

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1. Go to www.picanom.com
2. Select the tab "SNAP!"
3. Allow the app to access your cam, and take the shots u want
4. Click on the shot u want to save and download it

Appdok Is One Extension With Multiple Useful Apps For IE, Firefox & Google Chrome

There are different extension you keep installing for different purpose like quick access to dictionary, better search, twitter mentions and facebook notifications etc. Appdok is one single extension which allows you to install multiple useful web apps, one the best thing about Appdok is that it comes for most the popular browsers like google chrome, Internet Explorer and Firefox

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Once installed this extensions and its apps will be always available on any website you visit, it hides into left side of screen when not being used and it provides quick access to all your useful apps as shown in the image below.

appdok

After installing appdok in web browser, you can start adding apps as per your preferences by clicking the plus sign as shown in the image below.

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Some of the most popular extensions for appdok are facebook notifier, youtube downloader, Google Themer and Multi Search. We tested some of the apps like facebook notifier which worked well in displaying facebook notifications as shown in the image below.

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On the other hand the youtube app allows you to download youtube video in HD from youtube as shown in the image below.

youtube video download

You can find the best apps to install in appdok here at this page which or visit the app store at this page. Below is the snapshot of how these notifications looks like when you are visiting over any website.

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Install Appdok in your browser from here

Minimize All Inactive Windows Opened Except One Window Which Is Mouse Focused Or Active

There are times when you are working on a specific program in windows and there are many other programs windows and explorer window which you might have opened for some purpose but now you are just working on a single window without any idea with all the other inactive and useless programs windows surrounded as shown in the image below.

multiple windows opened

At this time, if you want to focus on only one window and you would manually need to minimize all the other windows which is tedious task and time consuming as well, but there is a freeware software called activator which helps you minimize all the inactive useless programs windows except for the one which is is focused, in order to focus any window just click on anywhere on the windows with your mouse or touch pad, then launch activator.

Some thing similar like you can do in windows 7 by using the aero shake feature just click the title bar of the window you’re trying to focus on, and "shake" it around (move it from side to side quickly). All the other windows will get minimized instantly this way. Or else you can press Win+Home keys and every inactive window instantly minimizes. Hitting Win+Home again un-minimizes every window.

Each time you run the Activator it will minimize all inactive windows (the windows that are behind the one you currently work), letting you enjoy an absolutely clean environment, leaving only your recently active window over the wallpaper of your desktop as shown in the image below.

active program window 

We would recommend you to pin the activator program icon to windows 7 taskbar for its quick launch and use as shown in the image below.

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Activator consumes no memory at all, it is invoked by a keyboard shortcut you can choose at will, and after it minimizes all inactive windows, it closes itself. Another thing to note down about activator is that, it does not work for windows which are in maximized state already.

Download Activator For Windows from here