Helper Apps


Al Salamu 3alykom Wa Ra7matULLAH Wa Barakato

here are some apps i frequently use which does help daily lowering the number of my clicks and buttons pressing

1. AutoKey

this App. lets u assign shortcuts to some text, as i always write “:SA” and it replaces it automatically with “Al Salamu 3alykom Wa Ra7matULLAH Wa Barakato”

and u can add shortcuts as much as u want, and it replaces text anywhere u r using the shortcut

note. this is a Linux App that already exist in the repository, for windows there was an App called Texter



Hidden Options [2]

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after  Hidden Options

here is the second post with the hidden options i’ve been collecting since then…

1-On Windows

    • Ctrl+C

    some times you need to copy the contents of a message box and the text is unselectable

    just press Ctrl+C when this message box is in focus and all it’s contents will be copied

    Thanx to Roaa “The Undocumented Feature”


    OUUUUUF….. At Last !!! (Hotmail & POP3)


    at last i can access my hotmail mail through any mail client that supports the POP3

    where i’m using Evolution

    just configure it as shown in those screenshots

    For sending:


    Troubleshooting in ACM-ICPC Contest


    i’ve participated in many contests as organizer, specifically in the technical stuff which is mainly two portions

    • The IDE which is mainly “eclipse
    • The contest communication tool which can’t be except “pc2”

    and in the last contest i’ve participated in it’s technical preparations i faced a number of troubles

    lets take them one by one

    1.Teams don’t connect to the Server which is a Linux Machine

    • Solution : before you open the server edit the “pc2server” file and edit this line
    • java $PC2CN $*
    • to be
    • java -Djava.rmi.server.hostname=”″ $PC2CN $*
    • of course change the ip according to your server ip

    and make this edit in all the executables you will run {team, board, judge…..}


    With Ubuntu


    bye bye MS !!

    i said those words one day that i started to install Linux

    i had a fear that i go back to windows a day or more after i install it, but now i dont think that i’m going back to windows 😀

    i can feel that my computer feels democracy 😀

    every time i look on the requirments for a software , game or windows i look on the minimum requirments section to see if my PC will handle it or not as i know that the recommended requirments will be not in my PC 😀

    with linux i saw the minimum , recommended and searched for any other requirments to see

    this is the recomended requirments published on Ubuntu official website

    • 700 MHz x86 processor
    • 384 MB of system memory (RAM)
    • 8 GB of disk space
    • Graphics card capable of 1024×768 resolution
    • Sound card

    • A network or Internet connection

    lol, i feel that i can run this OS on a gameboy and it will run smoothly