how2.0 : Creating An Overlapped Text In Your Page

One of my reader want to know a site that can create a text header that is transparent. However, this is a simple codes that is quite fun to play with. Here, i  would like to teach how to create an "Overlapping Text" with simple step and instruction. This "Overlapping Text" can be used as a header in your blog page or either in Myspace or Friendster page. The final result will be something like this :

1st Line Text
2nd Line Text

Copy the codes below:

Ok. Here comes the explanation and some codes that you can adjust for your own environment is:

line-height:80%Line-height" is the value where your 1st & 2nd text is overlapped. Here you can adjust the % value on your own0% - 100% [smaller value means the more the text overlapped]
text-align:centerthe text alignment center, left, right
font-weight:boldEither the font is bold, it must be set to "bold" or empty for normalbold
text-decoration: underlineAdditional decoration over the textunderline / overline
font-style: italicThe style should be set under "italic" or noneitalic
font-size:24pxsize under pixel count24px, 15px & so on
color:#172ae3The color can be set using rgb format or color codes format1. [color codes format #fffff, #e8f610]
2. [rgb format : writen as :rgb(53,221,179) where the numbers indicates red, green & blue channel composition]
font-family:ArialFont face for the textcomic sans, verdana, arial
1st Line TextFor your 1st textwelcome
2nd Line TextFor your 1st textto my world

update : to change the text into picture such as a question in the below comment, the situation given is the picture will replace the "1st line text". That means, the picture will be at the bottom layer. So, simply remove the codes after "< span" and change it to "< span >" only. Followed by < img src="http://www.imghosting.com/yourpicture.png"> and continue closed by < /span >.

eg..... ; font-style:" >< span >< img src="http://i528.photobucket.com/albums/dd325/zxara_project/ads_default.png"/ >< /span >< br/ >< span style=....

hope this help :) Feel free to comment. If you find this tutorial didn't help, request me a little further info about this tutorial :)


Solution : Covering Your Data in CD From Being Copied

Since my reader want to know how to protecting her data from being copied, there is several type of solution. So, now i would like to review a little bit about an application called CDSHiELD that can protect your data [in your cd] from being copied. Ok, you can download this application [here].

It's features comes with:
  1. CD-Protection + Encryption Set
  2. CD-Key Request + Encryption
  3. Message Error Set
  4. Stealth Mode
  5. Anti-Ripping Protection
If you find this info didn't help, you can just drop by this site [here] to find another several info about protecting your data CD from being copied :)


how2.0 : Change/Add Restrictions And Features [a further info about registry tweak & hack]

If you want to make restrictions to what users can do, you can edit the Registry. You can add and delete Windows features in this key shown below.

Certain things you must know about registry editor:

  1. It's very sensitive. Make sure you change anything inside it if you didn't know about it
  2. Boolean is where elements or "bits" each contain only two possible values, called various names [eg : yes@no, true@false , 1@2]
  3. The Boolean number "0" is for ON
  4. The Boolean number "1" is for OFF
  5. [eg : To make a printer undeleteable set "NoDeletePrinter" boolean to 1. That The value "NoDeletePrinter" will be activated] 
Open RegEdit [start > run > "regedit"] and navigate to :


Under "Explorer" subkey, this "DWORD" value can be created :
  1. NoDeletePrinter : Disables Deletion of Printers
  2. NoAddPrinter : Disables Addition of Printers
  3. NoRun : Disables Run Command
  4. NoSetFolders : Removes Folders from Settings on Start Menu
  5. NoSetTaskbar : Removes Taskbar from Settings on Start Menu
  6. NoFind : Removes the Find Command
  7. NoDrives : Hides Drives in My Computers
  8. NoNetHood : Hides the Network Neighborhood
  9. NoDesktop : Hides all icons on the Desktop
  10. NoLogoff : Hides the Log Off in the Start Menu
  11. NoRecentDocsMenu : Hides the Documents shortcut at the Start button
  12. DisableRegistryTools : Disable Registry Editing Tools
  13. NoChangeStartMenu : Disables changes to the Start Menu
  14. NoFileMenu : Hides the Files Menu in Explorer
  15. NoActiveDesktop : No Active Desktop
  16. NoFolderOptions : Hides the Folder Options in the Explorer
  17. ClearRecentDocsOnExit : Empty the recent Docs folder on reboot
  18. NoActiveDesktopChanges : No changes allowed
  19. NoInternetIcon : No Internet Explorer Icon on the Desktop
  20. NoFavoritesMenu : Hides the Favorites menu
  21. NoClose : Disables Shutdown
  22. NoRecentDocsHistory: Clears history of Documents
  23. NoSaveSettings : Don't save settings on exit
  24. NoControlPanel :Hide the control panel visibility
  25. NoCDBurning : Disable Cd burning
Under " System" subkey, this "DWORD" value can be created :
  1. NoDispCPL : Disable Display Control Panel
  2. NoPwdPage : Hide Password Change Page
  3. NoDispScrSavPage : Hide Screen Saver Page
  4. NoDispBackgroundPage : Hide Background Page
  5. NoSecCPL : Disable Password Control Panel
  6. NoDispAppearancePage : Hide Appearance Page
  7. NoDispSettingsPage : Hide Settings Page
  8. NoDevMgrPage : Hide Device Manager Page
  9. NoConfigPage : Hide Hardware Profiles Page
  10. NoVirtMemPage : Hide Virtual Memory Button
  11. NoAdminPage : Hide Remote Administration Page
  12. NoProfilePage : Hide User Profiles Page
  13. NoFileSysPage : Hide File System Button 

Alternatively, if you want to create a string or edit it without opening Registry Editor, you can just fire up these string in the "run box" :
REG add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\
Policies\Explorer /v DisableRegistryTools /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
This can be more easier for you to add or change the value in the Registry Editor. In a long explanation :
  • REG ADD : adding a registry value
  • HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer : It will navigate through this value
  • /v DisableRegistryTools : It will create a value named "DisableRegistryTool". This can be change to your desired value that you want to create.
  • /t REG_DWORD : And the value created is a "DWORD" value type
  • 0 : The boolean is set to "0" [off]. "1" = [on]
  • /f : The data will be force overwritten without any prompt
That's all for this tutorial. FYI, registry editor have a great deal in controlling your system. So, please make sure that you know what yo want to do before tweaking it. I'll post some thing more interesting about this "regedit" later. You can also find how to show hidden files and task manager using "Group Policy Editor" and "Regedit" briefly by reading my buddy explanation.


how2.0 : Create Your Own Password Protected Folder

Ever had a situation where you want to keep your file secretly. Avoid others from accessing your private data by your own application! Write the codes by yourself. In today how2.0 tutorial, i'll teach you a simple batch [*.bat] file programming, using only your notepad. This program runs under command prompt "CMD". Maybe it's too advance to learn this before you know about the basic of batch [*.bat] file itself. But nevermind, i'll explain the codes for your understanding. Yeah, lets rock the codes!! Here it is :

Step 1
Firstly, i'll explain about the method used in this batch [*.bat] program.

1st method :
Here, we'll use an unique method to create a folder that seen as "control panel". Magic? Yeah. This unique string : Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D} ,represent as "control panel" folder. So, if you rename any folder using this string, it will become a "control panel" but actually that is your folder. The is many more unique string such as:
  • Internet Explorer.{FBF23B42-E3F0-101B-8488-00AA003E56F8}
  • Recycle Bin.{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}
  • My Computer.{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
  • My Documents.{ECF03A32-103D-11d2-854D-006008059367}
  • Fonts.{BD84B380-8CA2-1069-AB1D-08000948F534}
You can change the middle string such as, "MyOwnFolder.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}". The folder will appear as "control panel" icon, named "MyOwnFolder", but you will also redirected to control panel folder. Thats means, your folder cannot be accessed as usual. The data inside the folder will remain safety.

2nd method :
We'll change the folder attributes to "system files attribute" and "hidden files attribute" by using "attrib" method that i've explain in my last post. [attrib x:/filename +s +h]

Step 2
Copy & Paste these codes into your notepad [start > run > "notepad"]. These codes combine the two method i've mention above to secure your folder.

title Folder Passworder [Beta Test] by zXara
if EXIST "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}" goto UNLOCK
echo Are you sure u want to Lock the folder(Y/N)
set/p "cho=>"
if %cho%==Y goto LOCK
if %cho%==y goto LOCK
if %cho%==n goto END
if %cho%==N goto END
echo Invalid choice.
ren Locker "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
attrib +h +s "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
echo Folder locked
goto End
echo Enter password to Unlock folder
set/p "pass=>"
if NOT %pass%== password goto FAIL
attrib -h -s "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
ren "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}" Locker
echo Folder Unlocked successfully
goto End
echo Invalid password
goto end
md Locker
echo Locker created successfully
goto End

  1. @ECHO OFF <<- the programs header
  2. title Folder Passworder [Beta Test] by zXara  <<- your program title
  3. if EXIST "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}" goto UNLOCK <<- tell CMD to go to :UNLOCK  path it the folder "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}" is exist
  4. if NOT EXIST Locker goto MDLOCKER <<- tell the CMD to go to :MDLOCKER path if the folder "Locker" does'nt exist
  5. :CONFIRM <<- Command path
  6. echo Are you sure u want to Lock the folder(Y/N) <<- tell CMD to print out text "Are you sure u want to Lock the folder(Y/N)" on the screen
  7. set/p "cho=>" <<- Choice selection
  8. if %cho%==Y goto LOCK <<- tell CMD to go to :LOCK path if key Y was pressed
  9. if %cho%==y goto LOCK <<- tell CMD to go to :LOCK path if key y was pressed
  10. if %cho%==n goto END <<- tell CMD to go to :LOCK path if key n was pressed
  11. if %cho%==N goto END <<- tell CMD to go to :LOCK path if key N was pressed
  12. echo Invalid choice. <<-  tell CMD to print out text "Invalid choice" on the screen
  13. goto CONFIRM <<- tell CMD to go to :CONFIRM path
  14. :LOCK <<- Command path
  15. ren Locker "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}" <<-CMD will rename the "locker" folder to "control panel"
  16. attrib +h +s "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}" <<- CMD will add "system" & "hidden" file attribute to the folder
  17. echo Folder locked <<- tell CMD to print out text "Folder locked" on the screen
  18. goto End <<- tell the CMD to go to :UNLOCK path
  19. :UNLOCK <<-Command path
  20. echo Enter password to Unlock folder <<- tell CMD to print out text "Enter password to Unlock folder" on the screen
  21. set/p "pass=>" <<- Choice selection
  22. if NOT %pass%== password goto FAIL <<-here it is, if the password is not "password", CMD will move to :FAIL path
  23. attrib -h -s "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}" <<- CMD will remove "system" & "hidden" file attribute to the folder
  24. ren "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}" Locker <<-CMD will rename the "control panel" folder to "locker"
  25. echo Folder Unlocked successfully <<- tell CMD to print out text "Folder Unlocked successfully " on the screen
  26. goto End< <- tell CMD to go to :END  path
  27. :FAIL <<- Command path
  28. echo Invalid password <<- tell CMD to print out text "Invalid password" on the screen
  29. goto END <<- tell the CMD to go to :ENDpath
  30. :MDLOCKER <<- Command path
  31. md Locker <<- CDM will create "locker" folder
  32. echo Locker created successfully <<- tell CMD to print out text "Locker created successfully" on the screen
  33. goto END <<- tell the CMD to go to :END path
  34. :END <<- Command path
What a long explanation is'nt it.. huh.. I also burn my finger typing these post.. Hehe.. but it's my pleasure to share my knowledge with you all. :)
Ok, By simple explanation, you must change the "password" in line 22 to your own password. You can also change the title name in the 2nd line to your own. Hope you can find this tutorial useful, and, good luck coders :)

Step 3
Now you can save your file as anyfileneme.bat . You can put any name that you want as long as you keep the extension as *.bat. Now you can put your secret data inside the "locker" folder.
note that AVG will detect these commands as a HackTool. So, Make sure u make an exception list for this file to AVG. This why I hate AVG so much ~ daa


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