How To Set JAVA Environment Variables in Windows?

How To Set JAVA Environment Variables in Windows?

Checking whether you have installed Java or not in your machine is quite easy. In your command prompt type java and press enter. If you see a list of entries (i.e. parameters for using java commands) which means java is installed. If not installed your need to download it from the official site: FREE JAVA INSTALL.
But installation only is not enough to run a java based application in your machine. Most of the time we cannot see the logs in Windows based softwares. But in case you are able to see the installation logs provided by that particular applicaiton you will see issues like: 
Path not found for Java, JAVA_HOME not found System cannot find JRE, JDK etc... 

Today in this blog I'll be writing about setting some environment variables required for Java.
In order to set environment variables:

  • Open My Computer or This PC
  • Do Right Click and Click Properties
  • Click Change Settings
  • Switch to Advanced Tab
  • Click Environment Variables
  • Click New
    Here we add a Variable name and Value in two separate box.
    In order to add Java Variables add following Environment Variables each at a time:
Variable Name: JAVA_HOME 
Variable Value: C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_112
Note: Enter path of respective jdk version exploring the path mentioned above.

Variable Name: JDK_HOME
Variable Value: %JAVA_HOME%

Variable Name: JRE_HOME
Variable Value:%JAVA_HOME%\jre

Variable Name: CLASSPATH
Variable Value: .;%JAVA_HOME%\lib;%JAVA_HOME%\jre\lib

After you add the environment variables one more thing should be done.

How To Integrate Disqus in Blogger?

Disqus (pronounced discuss) is a worldwide blog comment hosting service for web sites and online communities that uses a networked platform. The company's platform includes various features, such as social integration, social networking, user profiles, spam and moderation tools, analytics, email notifications, and mobile commenting.

Why Disqus?

  • User can post comment, vote comment, flag comment and share comments to social networks. Also they can subscribe to comments.
  • You will get notification to your email for each new comment.
  • A commenter can attach media files (image, video) in their comments.
  • You can see your site’s comment activity in a graph.
  • You can set custom avatar for comments for those who don’t actually display their avatar.
  • Commenter can post their comment as guest or they can post using their open ID.
  • Disqus adds real time threaded comments and shows a related discussion below comments which reduces your bounce rate.
  • You can make money from Disqus by showing recommendations just like nRelate related posts.
There are two different way to integrate disquss in any of the content management system(CMS). You can either do all the configuration from the disqus website or do it from your blog gadgets and templates.You just need to choose a platform and follow the instruction.

As our site is hosted in blogger. I did exlpore ways to integrate blogger and disqus. I wanted to integrate it so much because this medium of comment posting is similar to that of some of the great news sharing sites reddit and 4chan. Like these sites, disqus also maintains the threads within thread,  vote ups, as well as the recommendation of comments and sharing them. You can not only expect if your blogger read the blogs but with the help of disqus now you can also get their valuable feedback.

Configuration from blogger(Manual work):
  • In your blogger Dashboard , Click "Layout", and Click "Add a Gadget below the blog text area of your layout where your blog is posted.
  • Clicking the "Add a Gadget", you will see the collection of Gadgets made available by blogger as well as third parties. Search for "HTML/Javascript"
  • Enter the title of the gadget as "Disqus".
  • Save the gadget and also save the arrangements.
Now we will add a disqus code inside that gadget from our Template section. Before doing that make sure that you have created a disqus account. If not signup now it is too easy, Signup and get a username.
  • Now again go to the dashboard and Click "Template". Then click "Edit HTML".
  • After that click within the code area and find the text "Disqus". (Searching is done by CTRL+F key combination)
  • After you find the code block expand the code division.
  • Find the code snippets withing that division and remove them.
  • Instead of those codes you just deleted, copy the code mentioned below:
  • That's It. Now Save your template.
  • Don't forget to hard refresh your blog( Which is generally done by pressign CTRL+ F5)
You Should now see a  disqus comments area just below your website. Cheers1

3 Basic Things to do After Installing WordPress

Now that you’ve successfully installed WordPress site and its up and running, now you can login to your WordPress site’s dashboard. Read this post to know how to visit WordPress login page of your site. After you’re logged in, there are many options to play with. This is the main backend section of your site. Everything you see on the front-end, the menus, header, sidebar footer, widgets, design, etc everything can be manipulated from here.

Once you’re familiar with the WordPress dashboard, you can easily customize your WordPress site as per your requirements. You can either turn it into a blog, company or personal site, or even a social network.
But beginners might get to get started, so here are 3 basic things which a WP user can do after fresh installation of their WordPress site.


For starters, changing their WordPress site theme can be a confusing task. So, here a quick guide for WordPress beginners which shows how easy they can change WordPress theme on their website.
Installing Wordpress Theme on Your Website
  • Log in to your WordPress Dashboard
  • Visit Appearance Menu > Themes
  • Now click Add New Button
  • In WordPress repository themes are subdivided under three categories: Featured, Popular, Latest. You may search for the theme of your choice. Hover over any theme’s thumbnail to Preview the theme and once you come across a theme you like, click Install button.
  • If WordPress asks for your FTP credentials, Add your HostName, FTP username and Password and Click the Proceed button.
WordPress will now install the theme and you can click Activate to use the theme for your website.
Installing Themes Downloaded From outside WordPress Theme Repository
Some may want to install themes downloaded from outside the WordPress theme repository. To do so,
  • Make sure you’re logged into your WordPress Dashboard
  • Visit Appearance Menu > Themes
  • Click Add New to go to Add Themes page
  • Now click on Upload Theme Button
  • In the next page, you can upload the theme which you downloaded
  • If asked, Add your HostName, FTP username and Password and click the Proceed button
Now the theme will be listed in Themes section, now click Activate to use the particular theme for your website


WordPress provides you to add users with different kinds of roles: Super AdminAdministratorEditorAuthorContributor and Subscriber. Each roles have different actions which permits each users to perform various tasks.
Adding a User to Your WordPress Site
  • Login to  your WordPress Dashboard
  • Go to Users Add New
  • Enter Username (used for logging in), EmailName and other details. If you want to manually set a password for that user, click on generate password. WordPress will automatically generate a strong password, or you can enter the password manually in the password field.
  • Carefully select the role, which you’d want to assign to that user
  • Click on Add New Use
Now the new user can have access to your WordPress site with the role which you’ve assigned.
Note: If you do not generate password while adding the user, the user gets a link in their email, which lets them set their own password.


WordPress provides its users an easy and user-friendly interface to quickly manage menus in their site. Menus are one of the must have elements for easy navigation. WordPress users can add various items like categories, tags, pages & custom links to their menu.
Adding Menus to Your WordPress Site
  • Login to WordPress Dashboard
  • Go to Appearance > Menus
  • Click on Create Menu
  • Add Name to your Menu and click on Create Menu
  • Select items (categories, tags, pages, custom links) you want to add in your Menu and Click Add to Menu
  • Select the theme location option where you want to place the Menu
  • Drag items to arrange their position (order them in the way you want them to appear)
  • Click Save Menu
WordPress automatically places the menu which you’ve just created to the location where you wanted it to appear.
How to Prevent Others From Embedding Your YouTube Video

How to Prevent Others From Embedding Your YouTube Video

When you upload a video on YouTube, the video will be by-default publicly published and also other can embed that video on their websites/blogs, until you manually play with the video settings. But some users might want their video to be public (able to be searched on YouTube), but do not want other people to embed their video on external sites.
Well, here’s a quick guide that shows how you can prevent others from embedding your YouTube video.


  • Login to your YouTube account
  • Visit Videos Manager after you’re logged in
  • Now find the video which you do not want others to embed, and click on edit option
  • Go to Advanced Settings
  • Uncheck Allow Embedding option, below Distribution options heading
  • Finally click on the blue Save Changes button
Now on other people won’t be able to embed your that specific video on their Websites and blogs.

How to Run Any Chrome App as a Desktop Apps in Windows 10

Previously on my Windows8.1 Machine, I installed Google Keep from Chrome Application Store. Chrome automatically set the app as my Desktop Application. After I installed Windows 10, it didn't happened automatically. I didn't  see Google Keep installed on my machine. So I did a small tweak from which I will now onward use my Chrome browser to run an instance of my desired chrome app from Desktop only. I wont need to open Chrome and type the url time and again.

Following are the steps to Create Shortcuts of the Chrome Apps, which lets us browse standalone apps as our new desktop Apps.

  • Right Click your Desktop
  • Add New Shortcut
    Add this path to the interface shown below:
    "C:\Program Files(x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --app=""
    What this does is, it uses the Chrome Application installed on your local machine and provides an instance to launch Google Keep.
  • Next name the application as Google Keep or simply Keep as your wish.
  • Save it.
  • You will now see a new shortcut icon of chrome on your desktop like shown below:
This icon is little confusing. It would be better if you could get the Google Keep Icon for Keep. Otherwise you will be confused when you will try to open chromium browser next time. So this is quite simple. All you need to do is:
  • Right Click your Shortcut that you recently made.
  • Click to the properties.
  • There you can see Change Icon
  • Download the Google Keep Icon and locate that icon.
  • Save it
And here we are with separate icon for separate app. This small tweak is valid for every chrome apps.All you need to do is change the url of the app in this particular section: "C:\Program Files(x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" Instead of you can replace it with or as you wish.

Here you can see I created five new Desktop Apps i.e. linked Chrome Apps as shortcuts which are now browsable as desktop apps on my Windows 10 Machine.
Regarding Memory usage:  I find out that all apps ran independently are threaded inside chrome app in Task Manager and consume memories which is managed by Chrome itself.

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How to Free up Google Photos Storage From Google Drive

How to Free up Google Photos Storage From Google Drive

Over a period of time your phone definitely takes tons of photos and if you’re using Google Photos to backup your photos then I’m sure the storage might have been used to some GBs. Google Drive allows you to store max 15 GB of data (Drive, Gmail & Google Photos). For high-quality photos, Google gives you unlimited storage. But if the images are stored in original size, the upload quota is limited.
So if your photos have been accumulated in your drive account in original size and the storage is about to bid you bye bye, well here’s a way-out to free up Google Photos storage from Google Drive.
You can download all of your Google Photos to your local machine using Google Takeout.
Visit Google Takeout page and select the app Google Photos and click the “next” button to grab all the photos from your Google Account.
After you’ve downloaded all your photos (make sure you have all of them), delete the online copy of photos from Google Photos app.
Now within Google Photos app, visit settings > backup and select the quality of photos to “high quality”. Selecting high quality gives you unlimited storage quota for backing up your photos in Google Photos.

How to Visit Your WordPress Login Page

WordPress beginners might find it difficult to find and visit their WordPress login page. WordPress login page is the admin section of WordPress site which lets authentic users to login into their site’s dashboard, so they can manage their WordPress site from the back-end. Once you’re logged in to your WordPress dashboard you can publish posts & pages, change appearance, add or delete themes & plugins, add or remove users, and manipulate various site elements.
Once you’re familiar with WordPress, everything becomes quite easy. You can have a better site running under 5-10 minutes. But to edit your WordPress site app per your needs, you’ll first need to login to admin dashboard vi WordPress login page.


You can simply access the login page of your WordPress site by entering /login/ or /admin/ slug after your WordPress site’s URL.
These URL automatically redirect to the main login page of your WordPress site. If they do not properly redirect, you can make use of following URLs.
The above example URLs are for the WordPress site running on the root domain. If you’re running your WordPress site on a subdomain, then you can access your site’s login page by adding /login/ or /admin/ slug to the subdomain URL. But if that does not redirect properly to the login page, use following URL structure.
Once you’re familiar with these URL, you can easily access WordPress login page of your site or blog.

Windows 10 : How to Disable Login Screen Background Image

Windows 10 included Hero wallpaper that comes as a default wallpaper in final build of Windows 10. It also popped in the same image for the login background.
It might have pleased a few people but most of the people out there don’t seem to have liked it.


  • Go to Start > type regedit
  • On the folder tree (left side of regedit window), open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Policies > Microsoft > Windows > System
  • By clicking System, you can see (Default) file on the right pane of the window.
  • Right-click on the empty area > New > DWORD (32 bit) Value
  • Name the file DisableLogonBackgroundImage (Remember: Name the file exactly mentioned here)
  • Double-click the file:
    • To remove the Windows Hero background, set the Value data to 1.
    • To restore the Windows Hero background, set the Value data to 0.
This method sets the accent color to the background image in login screen. In the internet, you may find 3rd party software that commits to set user defined image but after the KB3081424 Windows Update, it seems to cause screen flickering issue between Lock Screen and Login Screen.


Today's blog is about a simple issue you sometimes encounter after you rename your machine's hostname. 
[email protected]:~$ sudo cat /etc/hostnameUnable to resolve hostname xenialPlease enter your password:
This issue occurred to me just recently when I renamed my machine name from whoareyou to xenail.
Everytime I encountered this "Unable to resolve hostname xenial" issue

Earlier while I checked my hostname with command sudo cat /etc/hostname the result was xenial.
[email protected]:~$ sudo cat /etc/hostnamexenial

But the hostname was not listed inside /etc/hosts. I checked with command sudo cat /etc/hosts

[email protected]:~$ sudo cat /etc/hosts localhost whoareyou
The exact reason for why the host xenail wasn't listed in hosts is yet unknown. But in order to resolve the issue I did this simple tweak.
I renamed the hostname xenial from /etc/hostname to whoareyou.  and restarted the machine. Then after the issue was no more encountered. As simple as it is.

Earn Money Online With These Legitimate Ways

Internet is not always about chatting, watching and listening! It’s a lot more than that. One can easily make a living out of it. And that’s true. You can just head to Google and search for this thing. You’ll come across a lot of true stories about people who’re actually generating revenues online.

You don’t need to be a kind of internet geek to earn money online. This is year 2015 and there are some easy and legitimate ways which can help you to earn money online straight away. You don’t need to think out of the box, you can easily earn with the things you’re already doing.
So here are top 8 easy, safe and legitimate ways to earn money online.

Yeah, I’m placing this in the top position.  Blogging is the best way to generate revenue online. Just start a new blog today, publish some really good and useful articles, and apply for advertising partners like Google Adsense,, Chitika, Infolinks, etc. Once your blog gets accepted in their program, your blog is going to generate quite a good amount.

If you hate writing but have a really good way of presenting things, then you might straight away create a YouTube channel and start uploading videos. Videos can be anything related to: fun & entertainment, educational, how-to guides, tutorials, etc. Post videos about those things which you like and think that it might be helpful for others.
What next? After publishing about 5-10 informative and quality videos, monetize your videos. The more views your video gets, the more you’re likely to earn.

HubPages is also more or less like blogging. If you think getting a domain name and a webhost for your blog will be a difficult task, then I recommend you to join HubPages and start creating your first Hub right away.
Visit HubPages

You can earn money just by reviewing websites and apps. You get $10 for completed website test and $15 for mobile test.
How it works? You’ll have to download a screen recorder which records everything that’s happening on your screen. The mouse movements, clicks and keystrokes; everything will be recorded. And after you’re done with testing the website or mobile app, you’ll receive your amount in your PayPal account.
Visit usertesting

Getting commissions form Amazon is another best way to earn online. When a visitor clicks a link in your site and lands on Amazon’s site to buy the product, you’ll then receive commission from that particular sell.
For example, Just imaging if a visitor buys a cell phone or laptops; price ranging from $300-$700; you’re going to receive a good amount.

If you think you’re good at something like: Graphics & Design, Online Marketing, Writing, Videos, Music, Programming & Tech, then you might consider joining Fiverr where you can earn $5 or more per task.
Visit Fiverr

More effective if you’re a graphic designer or a professional photographer. You can easily make best use of ShutterStock to sell your digital images.
Visit: ShutterStock

If you’re a musician or artist, and have good understanding of creating music or videos then you may sell them in iTunes store. There are millions of users who visit iTunes store everyday, there’s a chance they’ll like your stuffs. You can actually make a healthy leaving out of it.

Oracle VM VirtualBox Manager: Add Network Drive / Shared Folder in Windows Server 2012 R2

Share a folder outside the VM in computer's drive and add a network location inside i.e. from Virtual Machine enabling the Guest Addition. This enables access to your shared folder.

In computing, this situation of inadequate softwares/tools/operating systems occurs quite often if you are a tech junkie who loves experimenting numerous tools or operating systems on your single machine. Harddisk partitioning for dual boot operating system is one popular solution to accommodate two

Today, I did Windows Server 2012 setup on my Oracle VM VirtualBox Manager which was an easy task. But right after I completed the setup, I find out that  I was unable to access my computer files and folders from the virtual machine I set up.

So this blog is about my findings on accessing your machine's drive (file and folders) while you are  using an operating system installed inside your virtual machine. This is actually a simple task and it took me less than five minute to configure but at least half an hour to find the solution.

I'm using Oracle VM Virtual Box Version 5.1.8 r111374(QT5.5.1). While I tried to add a network drive for using local partition as a shared drive on my newly installed Windows Server 2012 in my VM following error was encountered:
Oracle VM requires the VirtualBox Guest Addition be enabled in order to add shared folder. The error message also also tells how to use virtual machine inside the virtual machine. Our task now is to install guest addition. To do so:
  • Go to Devices menu
  • Select Insert Guest Additions CD image
Install the Guest Addition for Virtual Box. after installation of Guest Addition, we are now able to add the guest drives to access from virtual machine. Now this is how we add shared drives:
  • Right Click your Virtual Machine
  • Click Settings
  • Click Shared Folders

  • Add a Machine folder
  • Not that in order to access any folder from you virtual machine you first need to change the folder properties and share it. Only the shared folders are accessible.

After you've shared a folder outside the VM in your computer's drive and added a network location from the inside  i.e. from your Virtual Machine enabling the Guest Addition. you can now easily access the shared folder.

This was a simple yet useful tips that I've shared in this blog. On my Next blog I will share how to download files from your web browser (Internet Explorer which is the default browser available) in a Windows Server. 

Some Smart Google Tricks: You May Not Know

Let’s suppose your email address is [email protected], every email sent to any of the following email addresses will be forwarded to your primary email [email protected]:

Mail sent as 

Mail received by [email protected]

2. Let’s suppose your email address is the same, [email protected], every email sent to [email protected] will be forwarded to your primary email [email protected].

3. Let’s suppose your email address is [email protected], every email sent to any of the following email addresses will be forwarded to your primary email, [email protected]:

Mail sent as

Mail received by [email protected]

4. Once again, let’s suppose your email is the same, [email protected], every email sent to [email protected] (for instance) would be forwarded to the primary email, [email protected].

This would make easier to categorize your email. In this scenario, you can shortlist the emails with tag “techjhola”.

Mail sent as [email protected]

Mail received by [email protected]

Mail searched with keyword googletips
We will explore some more smart features of your gmail next time. Stay tuned!!
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Google offers its service under two different domains and

Just today, I came to know that Google offers its service under two different domains and And I thought of doing little digging on what actually is this?  As is most common among us and most users, for people from some countries was the only option to use Google's email service.

When we sign up for Gmail account we get the email address in the format [email protected] which we see most often around the web. Users in Germany and United Kingdom have got [email protected] by default unless they registered an account before June 2005 and October 2005 as they were allowed to keep the address in this case.
Later on,
Users from the United Kingdom have seen change as Google announced to phase out address. New registrations from the UK also got a email address while old users have the choice to convert their address to Only users from Germany were left with email address.
Google managed to obtain the rights to use Gmail in Germany in 2012. June 2012 onward, all new users from Germany also get's email address.

Is Google Mail and Gmail same thing?

Yes, it's same thing but you can only have one Google email address, but e-mail's sent to any of the address ( or will be delivered to you. You can also set up a custom from which address you want to send mail.

Are Gmail and Googlemail interchangable?

Yes, the two Google mail domains are interchangeable. Mails sent to [email protected] will reach [email protected] users and vice verse.

How to make to or vice versa?

Firstly you nee to have a Google account it may be [email protected] or [email protected] When you login to your Google account then follow the following steps.
  • On the left most corner of the screen click on setting menu (gear icon)
  • Under setting choose Account and Import section and in that section there is an option Send mail as [email protected] or

  • Click on add another email and when the new window appears enter the new domain you wish to [email protected] or [email protected] and click Next Step button. 
  • Finally, Set which email address you want to set as your default email address.

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How to Free up Google Photos Storage From Google Drive

Over a period of time your phone definitely takes tons of photos and if you’re using Google Photos to backup your photos then I’m sure the storage might have been used to some GBs. Google Drive allows you to store max 15 GB of data (Drive, Gmail & Google Photos). For high-quality photos, Google gives you unlimited storage. But if the images are stored in original size, the upload quota is limited.

So if your photos have been accumulated in your drive account in original size and the storage is about to bid you byebye, well here’s a way-out to free up Google Photos storage from Google Drive.

You can download all of your Google Photos to your local machine using Google Takeout.

Visit Google Takeout page and select the app Google Photos and click the “next” button to grab all the photos from your Google Account.

After you’ve downloaded all your photos (make sure you have all of them), delete the online copy of photos from Google Photos app.

Now within Google Photos app, visit settings > backup and select the quality of photos to “high quality”. Selecting high quality gives you unlimited storage quota for backing up your photos in Google Photos.

Blogger Tips:How To Add Dynamic Pages in Blogger?

Today in this blog we will be showing you following Customization on Blogger which helps in presenting and organizing your individual blogs in separate pages with the help of Labels.These tips are some of the basics HTML implementations which most of the bloggers implement during their blogger setup. I hope this basic tips will help you somehow.
  • Adding Labels in your Menubar
  • Removing the Status Message from your code which displays the Label Info 

One disadvantage of hosting your blog in blogger is that, you cannot submit your post in separate pages. You can add as many page as you want too. These pages are labeled as and are static. If you want to customize them, it will take a great effort and technical expertise. But instead of adding pages which are static, you can use Labels.
Labels are words that identifies as article falls under which category. So with the use of Labels you can have bunch of articles under a category. Then you can add your categories in the Menubar. Adding categories in the menubar acts like new pages in your blog.Below are the steps which will illustrate how to add search labels in menubar:

Adding Labels in your Menubar

  1. Load your Website in a web browser
  2. Inspect the Element of your menubar
    (Right Click + Inspect Element)
  3. You can see that menubar is wrapped inside the division with id menu-wrapper in the HTML. 
  4. Now go to your Blogger Dashboard
  5.  Click Template  and click Edit HTML
  6. Click inside the code and find the element menu-wrapper
    (CTRL + f)
  7. Below the menu-wrapper you can find the lists of items like Menu or Home listed. Below these sections add your lebel like shown below:
  8. This way you can add search label to your blog in the menubar.
Now that you have added the menubar, blogger still has one drawback that is it displays a message saying "Showing All posts with Lebellabelname. Show All Posts". A screenshot of the blog is shown beblow which displays same message for its labels:

Removing the Status Message from your code which displays the Label Info

We can remove this message as well by removing modification of your template. Find for the class "status-msg-wrap" in your template like you located menu-wrapper earlier. Now remove the class status-msg-wrap from the code.

That's all you need to take care about. You need not change the css propertied defined for that class because the css is inactive after it does not find any id or class.