Aug 242016
 


Are you a blogger? Or do you love blogging but feel lazy to login to your CMS (Content Management System) in your website to publish them? If so, Microsoft has created the perfect tool for you. The name of the tool is Windows Live Writer. It is a desktop application for publishing blogs which eliminates the hassle of logging in to the CMS everytime. It was first launched on November 6th, 2007 as Windows Live Writer 2008 and its last stable release was launched on August 7, 2012 as Windows Live Writer 2012. Windows Live Writer supports the blogging platforms like WordPress, Blogger, SharePoint and many others, therefore, allowing the bloggers using various platforms to publish their blogs without hassles.

Now, let us move on to setting up Windows Live Writer for blogging. Through this post, we will teach you about setting up Windows Live Writer for blogging at TechNetNepal.net, which is a teaching-learning-sharing portal of Microsoft Innovation Center Nepal. For being able to blog at TechNetNepal.net, you will first need to have a blogging space. For getting your very own blogging space, you will have to create an account at TechNetNepal, then send an email to mic@micnepal.org, requesting them to provide you a blogging space.

Step 1: Download Windows Essentials 2012 from here. And run the file that is downloaded.

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Step 2: After showing the blue colored window (shown above) for a while, you will be displayed a window with the question “What do you want to install?”. There, choose the second option saying “Choose the programs you want to install.”2wlw

Step 3: In a window asking you to “select programs to install”, put a tick mark on ‘Writer’ and click ‘Next’.3wlw

Step 4: Then, the installation will begin. It will take some minutes. As soon as the installation completes, a similar window will appear on your screen. Click on ‘Close’.4wlw

Step 5: Now, go to Start Menu and run Windows Live Writer. You will be shown Microsoft Services Agreement. Click on ‘Accept’ and a configuration wizard shows up.5wlw

Step 6: Click on ‘Next’ to see the wizard asking you “What blog service do you use?”. Since we are trying to connect TechNetNepal’s account here, you will have to choose ‘Other services’ and click ‘Next’.6wlwStep 7: Now this (the window shown below) is the place where you will have to input the URL of your blog (i.e. http://technetnepal.net in our case), and your login credentials (the login credentials are the credentials that we use for logging in to TechNetNepal). You can put a tick on ‘Remember my password’ if you want the application to keep your credentials saved for the future purposes.7wlw

Step 8: A window showing “Setting up your blog account” will be shown for some minutes. After the setup is finished, you will be asked to “Select blog type”. Choose ‘Community Server’ from the dropdown list. And set the remote posting web address to http://technetnepal.net/blogs/metablog.ashx. Then, move ahead by hitting ‘Next’.8wlw

Step 9: Now, you will be asked to select your blog. Choose your blog from the list shown and click ‘Next’. In my case, it’s ‘Sagun’s Blog’.9wlw

Step 10: You’ll again see the “Setting up your blog account” window for some time and after its completion, you will see the message “Your blog has been set up”. Finally, it’s time to click on ‘Finish’ and ‘Start’ blogging!10wlw

Now you’ll be taken to a window which will be similar to the screenshot given below. Now, to publish your blog, you’ll have to set the title of your blog and write up the content. Then you can finally click on ‘Publish’ button at the top left corner of the window to get your blog published on your TechNetNepal blog.11wlw

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Aug 272015
 




It has been almost a month after the arrival of Windows 10 in the market. There are a lot of criticisms for this operating system by Microsoft. And likewise, there is no lack of the good comments that this operating system has received. Therefore, there is a healthy clash between the good aspects and bad aspects of Windows 10.

cmd1Today, we are going to let you know about one of the good aspects of Windows 10. Let’s say, this is one of the good aspects of Command Prompt in Windows 10. Command Prompt has brought a wonderful gift of keyboard shortcuts that come handy to a great extent while using it.

For those who wish to know about Command Prompt: Command Prompt is the command-line interface of Windows operating systems. It is a special type of software which is pre-installed in Windows operating systems which allows the user to operate the computer using different commands which are fed to the computer through keyboard.

Learn how to launch Command Prompt in Windows by clicking here.

How to enable Command Prompt keyboard shortcuts in Windows 10?

In the final build of Windows 10, Command Prompt keyboard shortcuts are enabled by default. If you haven’t installed the final build yet, you can take a look at the Properties and enable them. To enable keyboard shortcuts, you can take these steps:

  • Run Command Prompt.
  • Right click on the title bar to see a list of options. There, you will find Properties.
  • A dialog box opens. Under the Options tab, find Edit Options section and check the box near Enable Ctrl key shortcuts.

Then, your Command Prompt will support the keyboard shortcuts.

Command Prompt Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 10

Here is a list of all the keyboard shortcuts that is supported in Command Prompt of Windows 10:

  • Ctrl + C or Ctrl + Insert: Copy selected text to clipboard
  • Ctrl + V or Shift + Insert: Paste copied text
  • Ctrl + A: Select all the text in the current line (in case of absence of text in the current line, all the text in the Command Prompt window will be selected)
  • Ctrl + Up/Down: Move the screen one line up/down
  • Ctrl + Page Up/Page Down: Move the screen one page up/down
  • Ctrl + F: Open ‘Find’ window for searching through the Command Prompt
  • Ctrl + M: Enter Mark Mode (it lets the user select text with the help of mouse)
  • Up/Down/Left/Right: Move cursor up, down, left, or right (in Mark Mode)
  • Shift + Up/Down: Move cursor up/down one line and select text
  • Shift + Left/Right: Move cursor left/right one character and select text
  • Ctrl + Shift + Left/Right: Move cursor left/right one word and select text
  • Shift + Page Up/Page Down: Move cursor up/down screen and select text
  • Shift + Home/End: Move cursor to the beginning/end of the current line and select text
  • Ctrl + Shift + Home/End: Move cursor to the beginning/end of screen buffer and select text and beginning/end of Command Prompt’s output
  • Alt + F4: Close Command Prompt

So now, Command Prompt users must be very much happy because in the past, there were no such commands and using Command Prompt without keyboard shortcuts was a hassle.

Thanks to Windows 10 for this wonderful gift!




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