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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Firefox redirects to

Since last week I was tired with this malware. Whenever, I tried to open some incorrect URL, I first get the error 404 page but within the same moment Firefox redirected me to site.

Suspecting this to be a behaviour of any add-on, I removed all of them. But this did not solve my problem. Then I thought that this may be a virus or some spyware. I have McAfee installed on my laptop. I scanned my laptop thoroughly. But it did not report any infection or other issue.

After little googling, I was confirmed that this is a malware. My McAfee was not able to detect this. I went into different forum and on one of the forum, I found the solution. I needed to shutdown the Firefox and forgot to note down the URL of the forum and name of the person who posted the solution. But the credit goes to that unknown helper.

Fix to the problem:

  1. Go to the following folder (on windows system) C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\extensions. On other machines, you may go down to the folder where Firefox is installed and then go to the extensions folder within the Firefox folder.
  2. The will be a Search Settings (or search@settings) folder in within the extension folder. Delete this folder. If some access error is occurred, shut down the Firefox (close all open Firefox windows) and try again.
  3. Run the Firefox again and type some gibberish URL. If you are seeing normal page load error page, or the Google search page (if you have Google toolbar installed), you problem has been fixed.
  4. If the problem still persist, shut down the Firefox again and delete whole extensions folder. You may loose some of your settings but you problem will be fixed.


Unicode Tool tip

While using windows XP, I was facing a problem. I was working on a multilingual web site. we were showing tool tips to help user to understand what a particular button will do or where a link points. The tool tips were working fine for language which uses English language characters. But in case of other characters (read unicode) such as Chinese or Arabic, it showed small boxes instead of letters.

I had to do lot of research on the internet (googling is my first habit) and here is what I found:

To set your tooltip font to be able to display Unicode characters:
Right click on the desktop, pick Properties -> Appearance -> Advanced ->Item: ToolTip, then set the font to Arial Unicode MS or other large font.

This will show unicode characters in the tool tip.

Some cool tips on writing good blog entry

Scott Mitchell (founder, 4 guys from rolla) published a post on his blog about writing good blogs. I read the post and follow the suggested links. After reading through a chain of links, I read lots of material on good blogging. Below is the summary of what I read:

How To Achieve Ultimate Blog Success In One Easy Step(

My theory is that lead generation derives from Google rank and that the best way to increase Google rank is to be like a professional fighter: neither jabs nor haymakers are enough. You must be always jabbing and you must regularly throw haymakers. Blog continuously to keep your hit-rate and link-traffic high and write longer pieces, containing the high-value words associated with your niche, occasionally.

Fear of Writing (

And that’s exactly why people who are afraid they can’t write should be blogging. It’s like exercise. No matter how out of shape you are, if you exercise a few times a week, you’ll inevitably get fitter. And if you write a small blog entry a few times every week, you’re bound to become a better writer. If you’re not writing because you’re intimidated by writing, well, you’re likely to stay that way forever.

Users don’t care about you (

Unless what you’re writing ..

  • solves their problem
  • provides useful information
  • entertains them
  • makes them feel like they rule

It’s irrational to expect users to care about it. Every time you write, ask yourself, “so what?” If you can’t answer that question convincingly, reformulate and try again.

Blogging about Blogging (

  • you have to want to write
  • you have to believe you have something to say
  • you have to have an interesting way of saying it
  • you have to be a decent (not great, but decent) writer
  • you have to enable blog comments

Rory explains first three of above point in details in his blog post Why do some blogs succeed?“.

Writing Tips for Non-Writers Who Don’t Want to Work at Writing (

0. Speak what you write: If you can’t speak it naturally, rewrite it. Simple.
1. Punctuate, damn you:

2. With sentences, shorter is better than longer:

3. Learn to friggin’ spell: This is particularly the case with basic spelling errors like using “your” when you’re supposed to be using “you’re” or “its” for “it’s” (or in both cases, vice-versa). For every spelling error you make, your apparent IQ drops by 5 points. For every “there, they’re, their” type of mistake you make, your apparent IQ drops by 10 points.

4. Don’t use words you don’t really know:

5. Grammar matters, but not as much

6. Front-load your point: Now, sometimes people write to find out what their point is; I think that’s fine because I do that myself. But most of the time after I’ve figured out my point, I’ll go back and re-write.

7. Try to write well every single time you write: There really is no excuse for writing poorly in one’s blog. You’ll look stupid for the whole world to see, and it will be archived for as long as humanity remembers how to produce electricity.

8. Read people who write well: Don’t just read for entertainment, but also look to see how they do their writing — how they craft sentences, use punctuation, break their prose into paragraphs, and so on.

9. When in doubt, simplify: Ultimately, people write to be understood (excepting Gertrude Stein and Tristan Tzara, who were intentionally being difficult). Most people are, in fact, capable of understanding. Therefore, if you can’t make people understand what you write, most of the time it’s not just because the world is filled with morons, it’s also because you are not being clear. Downshift. People will be happy to know what you’re saying.

10. Speak what you write: If you can’t make your writing understandable to you, you can’t make it understandable to others.

Hints for revising (

Read your text aloud. Reading aloud is one way to get some distance, to separate the piece from your memory of writing it.

If a sentence is unclear, split it.

If a paragraph is unclear, split it. Then Write text to head off the problem, then return to adjust the guilty paragraph.

If an idea or procedure is complicated, add an example.

After you change a sentence, leave it aside for a while, then come back and reread at least the whole paragraph that contains it. Then tweak the sentence to make it fit better into its environment.

Can you turn that bullet list into one or more paragraphs? Bullet lists are, on average, easier for writers but harder for readers. They don’t provide transition between two ideas.

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.

What does Visual Studio 2008 mean to me

I returned to blogging after a long period of time. I gave up posting blogs on this site because I thought its useless. There is no point in writing thoughts in your blog. Instead, I preferred to keep a diary. Yesterday, I completed one month of diary keeping. Today, I was reviewing what I have written in my diary. And to my surprise, there was nothing to hide. Everything I have written could have been written on my blog. So I returned to this blog.

Today I read a mail from Microsoft. It said that Microsoft is going to to launch Visual Studio 2008 in Feb. I interpret this that I have to learn new technologies, features etc. Until now, I haven’t explored all the features of Visual Studio 2005. Currently I am working on .Net framework 2.0. Microsoft has already launched .Net framework 3.5 with new features and Vista support. What it mean to me is lots of study again. I know that switching from .Net 1.1 to 2.0 steal so much of my family time. I am thankful to my wife and daughter to gave their time to my studies. And I afraid that its going to be repeated again.

Sometimes I thought that choosing Microsoft Technologies (or event Information Technology) as my career is the biggest mistake of my career. Would I be an accountant, there will be no work in the late hours, no study in the night. Life would be easier than. But I am not sure if I will be satisfied with that life style or not.

Anyways, time has passed now. There is no way to change career track in this phase. So let me press CTRL+TAB to switch to Visual Studio window. Good bye and sweet dreams…

You Are Not Authorized To View This Page

IIS Error :
You are not authorised to view this page.

The Output Of The Error Shown On Web Page IS :

You are not authorized to view this page
You do not have permission to view this directory or page using the credentials you supplied.

Please try the following:

  • Click the Refresh button to try again with different credentials.
  • If you believe you should be able to view this directory or page, please contact the Web site administrator by using the e-mail address or phone number listed on thelocalhost home page.

HTTP 401.1 – Unauthorized: Logon Failed
Internet Information Services

Technical Information (for support personnel)

When Does This Error Occurs :

This error occurs when you try to access http://localhost or any other website.


The default access mode for iis is ‘digest authentication for windows domain server’. This need to be changed to ‘Integrated Windows Authentication’

Description of Cause:

How to Solve:

Follow the following Steps :
1. Open ‘Internet Information Services’ from Control Panel -> Administrative Tools.
2. In the tree pane at left side, expend ‘Web Sites’ node.
3. Right click on default website and choose properties.
4. On the properties dialog select the ‘Direcotry Security’ tab.
5. Make sure that ‘Anonymous access’ check box is checked.
6. Uncheck ‘Allow IIS to control password’ checkbox, if it is checked.
6. In the ‘Authenticated Access’ section, check ‘Integrated Windows Authentication’ checkbox and and uncheck the ‘Digest Authentication’ and ‘Basic Authentication’ checkboxes, if these are checked.
7. Click OK.
8. Again click OK.
9. Close Internet Information Services control panel. Your website should now work correctly.

More Information
The above error also cause following error in Visual Studio .net
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Visual Studio could not identify the version of on the web server. The webserver reported the following error when attempting to create or open the web project located at the following URL ‘HTTP://localhost/WebApplication1’. ‘HTTP/1.1 401 Access Denied’. Do You want to Continue?