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Snipping Tool in Vista

I came across this very nifty utility in Windows Vista today (darn, I own this system since past 1 year!) called 'Snipping Tool' which very nearly renders Print Screen key useless!

What do you do when you have to take a snapshot of any thing on your screen? Do 'Print Screen' and paste the image in the file (like Word or Powerpoint) or in Paint/Photoshop to save the image after doing some editing (mostly cropping) or adding some text.

When you run Snipping Tool, you are asked to select the area on screen whose snapshot you want to take. This takes care of your cropping needs and as soon as you make selection, you can do the basic operations like adding text or highlighting on the saved selection. You can now save/email the image. Done!

It's so convenient, I can't believe I didn't use it till now.This snapshot was taken by Print Screen. The Snipping Tool was used to select the area enclosed by red border from HP website.

Google makes Microsoft look God! Thanks to Chrome.

"The New York Times reports that Microsoft's new Internet browser includes a search box in the upper-right corner that is typically set up to send users to Microsoft's MSN search service. Google contends that this puts Microsoft in a position to unfairly grab Web traffic and advertising dollars from its competitors."
This was what Google was shouting from rooftops when IE7 was launched. And they conveniently made the world forget that Apple's Safari and Mozilla Firefox always had Google as their default search engine. But it seems that someone is celebrating 'Make Microsoft Look God Day' and to commemorate this, they launched a browser!
Unlike IE, FF or Safari you don't have a separate browser in-built search box in Chrome. To search for anything you simply need to type search term in address bar and press enter. This may sound very cool but you can do this in any of above mentioned browsers too! For IE by default this is MSN/Live Search and for FF it i…

Amazing Live.com glitch!

Now how do these guys manage to these kinds of things. I am genuinely surprised.

I am one of the (few?) fans of Microsoft's Live.com. I find much better than Google Reader and though I would like others to add my blogs' feeds to Reader, I manage my subscriptions through Live.com.
But today what I saw was just unbelievably hilarious! Just look at this one. Have you ever seen a site's name getting disappeared from its banner?

Well here is the magic for you! Not only the name, even the menu options get disappeared.


This is Microsoft, and anything is possible!