Custom Search extension for IE7

Open registry editor and add a new key under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\ This is the place from where IE7 (Microsoft Internet Explorer 7) builds search engine details. Now the things are obvious, add two string values named “DisplayName” & “URL”. For example if you want to add a Google Blog search, use URL as http://www.blogsearch.google.com/blogsearch?q={searchTerms} Here {searchTerm} is the string appeared in the search text box.

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Forcing Download on Web page

Here I’m explaining how to create a webpage that offers download on button click event, instead of showing a direct link to the download file. The following C# piece of code when inserted in button click event on ASP.net web page, gives you an effect of dynamic download, hiding download URL. HTTP requests and responses travel along with lot of headers, just like meta-data for the request/response. Here is the list of some of them, Response Headers. Following example makes use of them. The method implemented here is just for the sake of example, and not to be used on…

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Windows Live !

Besides providing free domains with Office Live, they have entered into active competition against Google. Google started giving free domain-email hosting, Google/Hosted for small companies on there servers with GMail, here comes Microsoft with … Windows Liveâ„¢ Custom Domains. More @ ideas.live.com. Lots of stuff under the brand name “Live”. Live Shopping — Find the products you’re looking for, read review, recommend. Live Mail Desktop Beta — One place to see e-mail from multiple accounts. I guess this is possible with Outlook 2007. Live Expo Beta — Expo is an online social marketplace where you can exchange goods/ideas or information…

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