Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows Live Mail

I hate using mouse on my laptop. It just slows down my work. If you are also like me, I have some tips for you. Here is a list of keyboard shortcuts for Windows Live Mail.

Shortcut keys of windows live mail

New Email ctrl+N
New Photo email ctrl+shift+P
Event ctrl+shift+E
News ctrl+shift+W
COntact ctrl+shift+N
Folder ctrl+shift+D
Open ctrl+o
Create New Folder ctrl+shift+D
Print ctrl+P
FInd message ctrl+shift+F
Move to Folder ctrl+shift+V
Delete ctrl+D
View Blocked Image F9
Mark as read ctrl+Q
Mark conversation as read ctrl+T
Mark all as read ctrl+shift+A
Message in HTML Alt+shift+H
Previous Message ctrl+<
Next Message ctrl+>
Next Unread Message ctrl+U
Next Unread Conversation ctrl+shift+U
*Next Unread Folder ctrl+J
Go to folder ctrl+Y
Go to mail ctrl+shift+J
Go to Calendar ctrl+shift+X
Go to COntcts ctrl+shift+C
Go to Feed ctrl+shift+K
Go to News Group ctrl+shift+L
Sync all mail messages F5
Sync everything ctrl+F5
Manage News Group ctrl+W
Reply ctrl+R
Reply to all ctrl+shift+R
Reply to group ctrl+G
Forward ctrl+F
Mark as junk ctrl+alt+J
Flag Message Alt+a+a
Watch conversation Alt+a+t
Ignore conversation Alt+a+i
Save as Alt+f+a
Save attachments Alt+f+v
Save as stationary Alt+f+t
Import Message Alt+f+i+m
Export message Alt+f+e+m
Export Accounts Alt+f+e+a
Find text in the message Alt+e+f+t
Copy to folder Alt+e+o
Empty Deleted Items Alt+e+y
Mark as unread Alt+e+n
Sort by assending Alt+v+b+a
sort by descending Alt+v+b+d
View by conversation

(Note: When you view by conversation, the reading pane comes to bottom. To move reading pane to the right ALT+V+L; ALT+G; Enter.)

Expend conversation Alt+v+x
Collapse Conversation Alt+v+a
Mail rules Alt+t+r+m
News rules Alt+t+r+n
Manage feed Alt+t+F
Manage IMAPI folders Alt+t+I
Manage Accounts Alt+t+c
Manage Safety Options Alt+t+t
Forward as attachment Alt+a+d
Add sender to safe list Alt+a+j+s
Add senders domain to safe list Alt+a+j+o
Add sender to block list Alt+a+j+b
Add domain to block list Alt+a+j+d
Create rule from message Alt+a+e
Flag Message Alt+a+f
Recombine Attachments Alt+a+m

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Charting Your Life

Today I discovered Uladoo (pronounced yoo-LAH-doo). This is a nice charting utility which gathers data from twetter. Uladoo converts data from then creates chart and displays in the form of am image. You can use Uladoo to keep track of you coffee consumption or calories taken or weight loss program etc. You need to send a tweet (as many as you like) to @Uladoo and it updates the chart. You can browse the chart going to the It generates a URL for your chart which you can share with your friends and family members. You can even share this chart with your doctor.

How Uladoo Works:

You need to tweet Uladoo and it automatically updates the chart, if it exists. If the chart  does not exist, Uladoo creates on. For example, I send following tweet to create my coffee consumption chart

@uladoo coffee consumed 3

Then number 3 tells that I have consumed three cups of coffee from morning. Next time, when I will have another cup of coffee, I will tweet

@uladoo coffee consumed 1

and my chart will be updated. I can see this chart here.

How can you make Uladoo work for you:

You can make Uladoo work for you. First decide what you want to chart. It may be your cigarette consumption, number of calls you made to your girl friend/boss/client, lunch expenses, number of calories you take, your wife’s daily expenses etc. Some people track their daily exercise, pull-ups and push-ups.


Happy charting…

Chrome Vs. Firefox

SunSpider, a benchmark test  used by Mozilla,  shows that the forthcoming Firefox 3.1, which uses a JavaScript acceleration technology called TraceMonkey, is faster than Chrome for JavaScript programs. It was 28% faster than Chrome on Windows XP and 16% faster on Vista.

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Google Reader – Keyboard Shortcuts

Google Reader is a great application from Google Labs. This allows you to organize your blogs, manage your subscriptions and share interested posts with your blogs. All this is available online. This means you can access all your settings and blogs from anywhere. You can also access Google reader through mobile device.

Keyboard Shortcuts:

Google reader is popular for its keyboard shortcuts. According to The Official Google Blog “j” key is the most popular key. This is used to move to the next item. You can find a list of popular Google Reader keyboard Shortcut keys here. A complete list of keyboard shortcut is available here. However, the best keystroke is “?”. This is “/” key with shift key pressed. This provides help on all other keyboard shortcuts.

Google reader have a very large list of features. I will discuss these features in the next post.
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Windows Live Mail

Windows Live Mail is Microsoft’s successor to both Outlook Express and Windows Mail, the latter of which ships with Windows Vista. Microsoft describes Windows Live Mail as a superset of both of these consumer-oriented email products, and they will only actively develop Windows Live Mail going forward. Windows Live Mail is dramatically nicer than either Outlook Express or Windows Mail, and it includes a lot more useful functionality, especially if you’re a Hotmail user. (This applies equally to and accounts as well.) But Windows Live Mail isn’t limited to just Hotmail accounts: This is a full-fledged Internet communications client, with support for POP3 and IMAP email, RSS feeds, and USENET newsgroups.

Originally envisioned as an ad-supported email client for Hotmail users, Windows Live Mail has evolved over time and is now a much more impressive release as a result. The shipping version of Windows Live Mail–now available in a feature-complete public beta–offers seamless Hotmail/ integration, as expected, POP3 and IMAP email functionality that rivals third party applications such as Mozilla Thunderbird, RSS support, USENET newsgroup support, and integration with various Windows Live services. If you use Hotmail and/or other Windows Live products like Windows Live Messenger, you’re going to want to check this one out. Heck, if you use Internet email of any kind, you’re going to want to check this one out.

Windows Live Mail sports the new Windows Live look-and-feel, which is heavy on the whites but with high-contrast bluish-green accents. Like newer versions of Outlook, and like the Web-based Windows Live Hotmail, the Windows Live Mail application is visually split into three mail columnar panes, from left to right: Folders, Message list, and Reading pane. Actually, there’s an odd fourth pane called Active Search, too, but you can and should turn this off: Active Search is a weird front-end to Microsoft’s Live Search service, and its real purpose is to deliver ads and sponsored results.

In many ways, Windows Live Mail works like Windows Live Hotmail, and if you’re familiar with the new version of that Web service, or with traditional email clients like Outlook, you’ll have no problem getting up to speed. Architecturally, Windows Live Mail is based on Outlook Express and Windows Mail, so some UI bits, like the Options dialog, and the files Windows Live Mail creates, like the .eml email files, might look familiar. What’s old is new again.

I am using Windows Live Mail as my primary email client since a few weeks and have absolutely no issues. I like some of the customization bits: You can color-code the folders for each email account you configure and apply a Windows Live color scheme to the entire application so that it matches your other Windows Live applications and services.

Speaking of integration, Windows Live Mail is particularly useful if you’re a Windows Live Messenger user. It can be configured to automatically log you onto Messenger whenever you launch the mail client. On the flipside, if you see an email alert in Messenger and click it, Windows Live Mail will launch instead of forcing you to use the Web client. The Contacts portion of Windows Live Mail, which is also a native Windows application, integrates your traditional email contacts with your Windows Live Messenger contacts list, too. A Blog button on the application’s toolbar lets you publish the current message to your Windows Live Spaces blog.

As a modern email application, Windows Live Mail supports instant search, which works wonderfully. There’s also an Outlook-like search folders feature, though I haven’t found a way save email searches as dynamic virtual folders. Instead, stock saved search folders, like Unread email, Unread from contacts, and Unread feeds, are available.

So why would you want to use Windows Live Mail instead of the Windows Live Hotmail Web service? First, and most obviously, Windows Live Mail works offline. So you can sit on an airplane or in some other disconnected location, navigate through and read your email, respond to emails, write new emails, and perform other actions that would be impossible with the Web client while offline. Once you’re online again, all the pending email is sent and everything is synched up again, just as with Outlook and other traditional email clients.

Windows Live Mail also features email account aggregation, so that you can easily access email from two or more accounts (be them Hotmail/ accounts or any combination of POP3 and IMAP accounts), all from the same location. With Web-based email services, you might need to have a different browser window open for each service.

From a safety perspective, Windows Live Mail also provides protection against phishing attacks, viruses, and other malware. This works for all account types, so even though your Hotmail account may be protected by server-side AV scanning, your POP3/IMAP accounts might not. And if you’re into the Windows Live stuff, the integration pieces are quite interesting as well.

Windows Live Hotmail is free and available for users running Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or Vista (any version). If you’re currently using Outlook Express or Windows Mail, I strongly recommend upgrading to this product immediately. It is nicer looking, works well with non-Hotmail accounts, and offers much more useful functionality than its predecessors. I like it quite a bit.

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Edit in Browser

Edit any web page in browser without any other software

This is cool!

GO to any web page, clear the address bar, and paste this:

javascript:document.body.contentEditable=’true’; document.designMode=’on’; void 0

and hit enter.

Feel free to edit whatever you want on the page!

Salary Negotiation

OK. that’s what we all do it for money… not every one right. This is probably the weakest area for techno savvy guys. They are not good negotiators. Many guys at the first instance smile and say “NEGOTIABLE SIR“. So here are some points:-

√ Do a study of what’s the salary trend? For instance have some kind of baseline. For example what’s the salary trend on number of year of experience? Discuss this with your friends out.

√ Do not mention your expected salary on the resume?

√ Let the employer first make the salary offer. Try to delay the salary discussion till the end.

√ If they say what you expect ? , come with a figure with a little higher end and say negotiable. Remember never say negotiable on something which you have aimed, HR guys will always bring it down. So negotiate on AIMED SALARY + some thing extra.

√ The normal trend is that they look at your current salary and add a little it so that they can pull you in. Do your home work my salary is this much and I expect this much so whatever it is now I will not come below this.

√ Do not be harsh during salary negotiations.

√ It’s good to aim high. For instance I want 1 billion dollars / month but at the same time be realistic.

√ Some companies have those hidden cost attached in salary clarify that rather to be surprised at the first salary package.

√ Many of the companies add extra performance compensation in your basic which can be surprising at times. So have a detail break down. Best is to discuss on hand salary rather than NET.

√ Talk with the employer in what frequency does the hike happen.

√ Take everything in writing , go back to your house and have a look once with a cool head is the offer worth it of what your current employer is giving.

√ Do not forget once you have job in hand you can come back to your current employer for negotiation so keep that thing in mind.

√ Remember the worst part is cribbing after joining the company that your colleague is getting this much. So be careful while interview negotiations or be sportive to be a good negotiator in the next interview.

√ One very important thing the best negotiation ground is not the new company where you are going but the old company which you are leaving. So once you have offer on hand get back to your old employee and show them the offer and then make your next move. It’s my experience that negotiating with the old employer is easy than with the new one….Frankly if approached properly rarely any one will say no. Just do not be aggressive or egoistic that you have an offer on hand.

Top of all some time some things are worth above money :- JOB SATISFACTION. So whatever you negotiate if you think you can get JOB SATISFACTION aspect on higher grounds go for it. I think its worth more than money.

Enjoying the power of Gmail

When Google’s free, web-based e-mail service was released in April of 2004, it was heralded as a revolutionary new approach to the web inbox. Indeed, conversation threads, search, tagging, and keyboard shortcuts have changed the way many look at their e-mail. But because it offers a much different experience than a desktop client, Gmail can take some getting used to. Here’s our guide to getting the most out of Gmail.

Consolidate Your Accounts

You probably have several e-mail address; work, personal, one for mailing lists and perhaps a throw-away address for various online services. Gmail makes it easy to funnel all your e-mail in a single inbox. Best of all, you can send e-mails from your Gmail account and they will look like they came from your other addresses.

To set up additional accounts:

  1. Head to the Settings tab in the top right corner of the Gmail interface and click on the Accounts tab.

  1. Click Add Another Account in the “Get mail from other accounts” section.

  1. Enter the e-mail address you’d like to integrate into Gmail and click Next.

  1. Fill in all of your e-mail account login info. You can also select a number of other options such as always using a secure connection (if your other mail host provides that feature), leaving a copy on the server and control how Gmail handles the incoming messages. Save your changes.

  1. Gmail will send a message to the new account, and you’ll have to click the provided link to verify that it is in fact your account.

If you’d like to set up Gmail so that messages sent from your Gmail account look like they came from your other accounts, return the Accounts tab and repeat the above process in the “Send mail as” section. If you’d like, you can set any of your accounts as Gmail’s default account to use when sending mail. Gmail’s Compose interface also always gives you the option to select any verified address before you send a new message.


Gmail doesn’t use folders. This is perhaps the most disorienting aspect for new users accustomed to filing mail according to time honored traditions. But Gmail does offer the same functionality you’re used to with folders. Instead of filing messages in folders, Gmail lumps all your message in a single archive mailbox (which you can view by clicking the “All Mail” link). But Gmail uses labels (other sites call them “tags”) to give you the same functionality as folders.

  1. To get started using labels, click the Settings tab and then click Labels.

  1. Create a new label. Let’s say you want a label named “Work” for all your incoming work e-mails. Create the label and any time you get an e-mail that’s work related, apply the label and archive the message.

  1. Now click the label Work in Gmail’s sidebar and you’ll see all your filed messages, just like you would with a folder named “Work.”

What makes labels more powerful is that single messages can have multiple labels, something that isn’t possible with folders. Also, you can change or add labels at any time and test your searches to see how the labels will be applied.


Moving and archiving labeled messages by hand is tedious, and that’s where filters come in handy. Gmail’s filters are pretty similar in feature to those you’ve used in desktop clients. Define the matching criteria and then define what actions you want applied to those message.

Here’s a tip for power filtering: Gmail uses the AND operator by default when combining filter attributes. Thus is want to match messages that come from or have the subject line “test,” we’re out of luck. However, there’s a way around this limitation because the “Has the words” option in the Filter dialog can accept any search criteria.

Thus in a single line in “Has The Words” we can define the follow rule: (from:( OR subject:(test)). This trick can also be used with any of the other Gmail search operators<!– wiki-renamed-hyperlink “Gmail search operators” –>.

Unlimited e-mail accounts

The ‘+’ symbol can be added after your user name and before the ‘@’ symbol in a gmail address. Effectively you can have an unlimited number of gmail accounts by suffixing a word after the ‘+’. Example: If your e-mail address is you could use the address bob+wired@gmail .com when signing up for the wired news letter and then simply setup a filter for any mail sent to This feature is very handy for figuring out where spammers got your address from.

Keyboard Shortcuts

Gmail has some nice keyboard shortcuts you’ll want to memorize. These are the essential ones:

j/k to select the next and previous messages in the mail list view

n/p to move between next and previous messages in message view

y to archive a message

c to compose

r/f to reply forward

*#* to delete

There are a host of others available. See the Gmail help pages<!– wiki-renamed-hyperlink “help pages” –> for a more detailed list.

If you find yourself loving Gmail’s simple shortcuts, but prefer a desktop client, have a look at the Thunderbird add-on GmailUI<!– wiki-renamed-hyperlink “GmailUI” –> which brings many of Gmail’s shortcuts to Thunderbird.

Access Gmail From Your Desktop

Though rumors of an official Google desktop client for Gmail have surfaced recently, you can still add your Gmail inbox to your favorite third-party client easily.

  1. In Gmail, click on Settings, the “Forwarding and POP”

  1. Check one of the two Enable POP boxes. Choose to either download all of your stored mail or only new messages from this point forward.

  1. Select how you want Gmail to handle copies of your messages in your webmail interface. Either leave them untouched, archive them or delete them.

  1. Click “Save Changes”

  1. Configure your desktop e-mail client by following Google’s instructions<!– wiki-renamed-hyperlink “Google’s instructions” –> for your software.

Gmail Scripts For Power Users

If you’re using a browser that supports Greasemonkey<!– wiki-renamed-hyperlink “Greasemonkey” –> scripts, there are a whole bunch of things you can do to enhance Gmail. Some notable options include Gmail macros<!– wiki-renamed-hyperlink “Gmail macros” –>, which greatly enhances the keyboard shortcuts in Gmail, and Force encrypted connections<!– wiki-renamed-hyperlink “Force encrypted connections” –> which ensures that you always connect to Gmail via a https connection.

To encrypt your messages in Gmail, see our earlier guide: Keep Your E-mail Private, Secret and Secure<!– wiki-renamed-hyperlink “Keep Your E=-mail Private, Secret and Secure” –>.

For more options and other ways to improve you Gmail experience with Greasemonkey, have a look at everything tagged Gmail<!– wiki-renamed-hyperlink “Gmail” –> in the scripts archive.

If you’re a Firefox user, Lifehacker editor Gina Tripani has put together a very nice little extension called Better Gmail<!– wiki-renamed-hyperlink “Better Gmail” –> that combines a couple dozen scripts, hacks and other tools and makes it easy to install everything without hunting down the individual scripts. For more details on Better Gmail, see the Lifehacker tutorial and guide<!– wiki-renamed-hyperlink “tutorial and guide” –>.

Use Gmail for Online Storage

Note that these online storage methods may violate Gmail’s terms of service, so it’s probably best to test them using a non-critical account.

Given that Gmail offers almost 3GB of storage, why not use it backup some files? For easier, FTP-like access check out these options. Windows users have Gmail Drive<!– wiki-renamed-hyperlink “Gmail Drive” –>, while Mac users have gDisk<!– wiki-renamed-hyperlink “gDisk” –>. There’s also a Firefox-based option called Gmail File Space<!– wiki-renamed-hyperlink “Gmail File Space” –>.

Zoundry Blog Writer

I was tired of using google’s blog writer at So decided to google about some free blog writing software. And on the top of search results, I found Zoundry Blog Writer. This is a good blog writer. I have yet to explore its all features.

When I started Zoundry for the first time, I had to configure my blog account. I configured blogspot account. It asked for user name and password. Then it fetched all my blogs at While writing the blog, it asked me on which blog I want to post my entry. I choose yaneshtyagi. It gives a wide choice of fonts that can be used in blog.
For now I am using Lucida sans Unicode.
Now I am using monospace font.
You can change font color from a color palette.
It also has spell checker.
You can apply quoted blocked text also.
You can also apply code formatting.
That's really a great feature for me.
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Blog in Hindi – हिन्दी में ब्लोग लिखें

हिन्दी में लिखने के लिये इस कुन्जी पटल (कीबोर्ड) का उपयोग अत्यंत सरल एवं आसान है। इसके द्वारा आप अपने ब्लोग भी आसानी से हिन्दी में लिख सकते हैं। इस कुन्जी पटल को आप निम्नलिखित ताना-पता (वेब एडरेस) से डाउनलोड कर सकते हैः
तो अब इस कुन्जी पटल का उपयोग करके अपना ब्लोग या ई-मेल हिन्दी में लिखें और अपनी राष्‍ट्र भाषा एवं मातृ भाषा की लोकप्रियता को बढायें।
और हां, अपना अनुभव मेरे साथ जरुर बांटे (शेयर करें)।
Using an online keyboard to write in hindi is quite easy and simple. Using this keyboard, you can write your blogs in hindi. Download this keyboard fron

So, use it and write your mails, blogs on hindi. And increse the popularity of your mother tongue and national language.

Please share your experience with me as comments on this blog.