Tuesday, April 26, 2016

iMac, Macbook, Mac Mini - Can Not Shutdown Because Some Apps Are Not Closing

If you are Mac users you may have encountered that some times some applications refused to close and because of that you can not shut down your machine.

This is because these are called zombie processes stuck in some kind of dead lock and no matter what you do, it will not close. If you try quitting it or fore close it, it will not close. So how to over come this situation.

There is only one way to kill these application, and that is through command line. Here are the steps you have to follow.

1) Open Spotlight, Hit Command + Space

2) Type Terminal in it and hit enter.

3) This will open terminal window. Now type following command.

kill $(ps aux | grep 'Application' | awk '{print $2}')

Replace Application with name of application in above command. For example if OpenOffice is stuck then your command should be

kill $(ps aux | grep 'OpenOffice' | awk '{print $2}')

Replace Application with name of application in above command. For example if Xcode is stuck then your command should be

kill $(ps aux | grep 'Xcode' | awk '{print $2}')

This will kill that application and then you can easily shutdown your machine. Hope this helps you.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Not Sure What is Next In Your Schedule? Use This Hidden Feature of Google Calendar

In this blog I am going to explain one of the hidden and cool feature of Google Calendar. We all know Google Calendar is one of the best tool for your time management. You can schedule your appointments, meetings etc. in there and even it is integrated with gmail. How ever there is one cool feature of it and most of the users don't know about it. So in this blog I am going to explain this.

I have following meetings and tasks scheduled in Google Calendar for today.

After finishing some work I wanted to know what is next. So I have to go to google calendar and see my schedule. But then why to go to Google Calendar if you can get details directly in your Google Home page.

Go to Google Home page https://www.google.co.in/ Please note,  You must be logged into your google account. And type following in search box.

what am I supposed to do next?

and it will show your next meeting details from Google calendar from current time on words.

So, very simple, schedule everything in Google Calendar and ask Google to what you have to next and you will get all your answers. 

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Copy Paste Content Without Styling from Webpage to Word Document or Email


In this blog I am going to explain the trick to copy paste content from webpage without styling.

All of you may have faced this issue at one point of time in your life. Say you are drafting an email and you want to copy paste some content from webpage. When you copy and paste, the content will be pasted with all the styling. For example,  you are trying to copy following content from some web page.

When you copy and paste this in email or in word document, following happens.

So, as you can see the content is copied with all the styling colors and font etc. This will be painful for you sometime as you have to change font color and size and everything again in your email and word document. So how to overcome this. Very simple, first you copy and paste this content in Notepad if you are using windows machine or copy and paste it in TextEdit or TextWrangler if you are using Mac Machine. This type of applications does not support any formatting so all the styles and formatting will be lost. See example below.

Now copy paste this content from Text application to your email and word and see you will see it will be in plain text format.

Hope this helps you.