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Thursday, July 5, 2007

Change your Gmail skin/theme !

Tired of using the same pale blue default skin in Gmail ? Not anymore.You can use a simple firefox plugin to change the color and basic layout of your GMail account. Here's the link to install it !

Some special features of Gmail skin :

-Change the colour/skin of your inbox.

- Integrate your google homepage alongside your inbox. This allows you to view weather reports, rss feeds, news headlines, flickr recently added, google calendar module etc from your inbox.

- Easily insert images from your Picasa web album in to your emails

- Insert smileys/emoticons and images in to your emails.

- Insert HTML tables and other complex HTML in to your emails.

- Make the navigation (Inbox, Starred, Sent Mail, etc) horizontal.

- Fix the navigation in place so that you don't have to scroll to the top of the page to see it.

- Zebra stripes on mailbox - pretty!

- Change the attachment paperclip (on inbox) to an icon indicating the type of attachment.

- Hide various page elements (invite panel, page footer, your email address from the top right of inbox).

Restrict Programs That Can Be Run in your Computer

The programs that a user can run can be restricted by setting the RestrictRun which will restrict the user to programs in the Explorer\Restrict subkey. Apply the following Windows NT registry hack:

Goto: Start . Run and then type 'regedit'


Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

Name: RestrictRun


Value: 1