Category Archives: Windows

Reveal hidden password behind Asterisks in any web browser without any software

In many places where you need to input your password to gain access, authorize or confirm a transaction, whenever you type passwords into the input text box, the characters automatically turns into asterisks or bullets which won’t allow any third person (even you) to read the original typed password. But, what if you want to reveal the string behind the asterisks? Here is the simple technique that works almost all latest web browsers

Procedure

1. Right Click in the password field and select Inspect Element as shown below

asterisk+1[1]

2. In the window appear (Internet Explorer’s window is shown below), double click on the part that says

type=”password and change to “text” instead of “password” and hit enter.

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Done! The dots in the password is changed to visible text.

Asterisk

The change are temporary. It doesn’t compromise your security. Once you refresh the page, the changes will be reverted.


Is your Computer Male or Female?

Category : Windows

Do you know whether your computer is male or female?

This finny trick using Visual Basic Script which works on all windows versions.

The steps are as follows.

Steps:

  1. Open notepad and paste the following code

    CreateObject(“SAPI.SpVoice”).Speak”i love you”

  2. Save it as any name with extension .vbs
    eg: Save it as gender.vbs
  3. Now double-click to open the file. If you hear a male voice, then your computer is male and if you hear a female voice, then your computer is female 😉

Why you hear male voice in some PC and female voice from other PC? This is because the Script is accessing the Ease of Access tools and Speech recognition. Whichever voice you have set as the default is the voice you’ll hear coming from your system. The voice selection under Speech Properties is the one that determine the gender of your PC. If your computer is using Microsoft Sam, then you will hear the male voice or maybe your computer is using Microsoft Anna, then you will hear a female voice.