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How to Download Wikipedia Articles on your Computer and Phone

As we all know that Wikipedia is one of the most famous and the biggest online source to find, discover and explore information that you are looking for. If you are a Wikipedia user then at one point of time you might wonder, whether it is possible to download the Wikipedia articles for offline reading. The answer is Yes! you can. In this post, I will show you how to download Wikipedia articles to your Computer and Phone.

There are many ways to download Wikipedia articles for offline reading. Though you can access Wikipedia any time of the day you want, you need to be connected to the internet to do so. So, having access to the offline version of Wikipedia article will make things a bit easier. And that is where the idea of downloading Wikipedia articles to computer and Phone comes to the user’s mind.

Today in this guide you will learn how you can download Wikipedia articles directly to your computer or to your phone by following some of the simple methods.

Use Kiwix to Download Wikipedia Articles for Offline Reading

Kiwix is one of the most used and also of the easiest way to download Wikipedia contents directly to your phone or Computer. One of the interesting features of Kiwix is that it maintains its own collection of Wikipedia articles in a .zim file format and available in different languages.

The English version of Wikipedia is about 9GB. You just need to download it once and that’s it, you can browse the whole Wikipedia and you can read it without the internet connection. However, in Kiwix it is not possible to download individual Wikipedia articles.

You can download Kiwix software to your phone or computer from here.

You can download the .zim packages of Wikipedia articles of different languages from here.

Kiwix is good for those people who wants to download entire Wikipedia at once.

Use WikiTaxi to Download Wikipedia Articles for Offline Reading

WikiTaxi is also one of the most used methods to download and view Wikipedia articles offline. But this software is not same as the previous Kiwix. 

In this method, you first need to download the Wikipedia dumps from here. This Wikipedia dumps may weigh up to 10 – 20 GB in size. Once you have download this dumps, you need to download and install the WikiTaxi software from here. Now open those downloaded dumps in WikiTaxi, but it may take some time to view it because this software first decompresses the download Wikipedia dumps and converts those

Now open those downloaded dumps in WikiTaxi, however, it may take some time to view it because this software first decompresses the download Wikipedia dumps and converts those dumps to .Taxi file format. Now, this .Taxi file format can be viewed using WikiTaxi software.

So these were the different methods which you can use to download the Wikipedia articles for offline reading. Do you have anything to contribute to the post? Feel free to contact us.

How to Get Windows 7 Balloon Tips Notifications in Windows 10

Windows 10 displays newly received notification messages differently than what we have seen in the Windows 7 and Windows XP PCs. If you have used the Windows 7 PC, you would know that whenever the user receives a new message notification, a balloon tip would pop-up from the taskbar to show the notification.

That changed with Windows 10’s all new Modern UI. The Windows 10 with the Modern UI now shows the message notification in a sliding rectangle box known as Toast Notification. The Toast Notifications works just fine with Windows, and there are no complaints about the same.

However, if you prefer to have the old school balloon tips notifications in Windows 10, then you can have it too. That’s right! You can enable balloon tips notification in Windows 10 easily.

Today, I will show you how to enable balloon tips notifications in Windows 10. Follow these steps by step guide to know how to do it.

Before we begin, do note that there are two ways to enable balloon tips notification in Windows 10. Try the first method shown below and if that does not work, jump to the second method.

Option 1:  Use Group Policy Editor

The Group Policy Editor is only accessible in Windows 10 Pro or above version of Windows 10 OS. If you are running the Windows 10 Home, you may not be able to use this method.

  • Open Group Policy Editor on your PC. To do this, press Win Key + R, type gpedit.msc and hit enter.
  • Now navigate to the following path:
  • User Configuration > Administrative Template > Start Menu and Taskbar.
  • Here, search for “Disable showing balloon notification as toasts.” Option. Keep pressing “D” until you find this option.

  • Once found, double-click on “Disable showing balloon notification as toasts“, select “Enabled” and click Apply.

Once applied, you can see the change almost instantly. All you have to do is wait till a notification pops-up, and there you have your old school nostalgic balloon tips notification back in Windows 10.

Option 2: Use Registry Editor

Now if the first method did not work for you then you can use the second method that is to use the registry editor to enable balloon tips notification in Windows 10. Here is how to do it.

Open the Registry Editor by pressing Win + R key, type regedit and hit enter.

In the Registry Editor you have to navigate to the following path:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows

Right-click on Windows, select New and click Key. Name the new key as Explorer.

Next, right-click “Explorer“, select New > click DWORD (32-bit) value. Name the value as “EnableLegacyBalloonNotificatons“.

Now, double-click on “EnableLegacyBalloonNotificaton“,  enter 1 in the value field and save the changes by clicking on OK.

Close the registry editor and restart your PC. After the restart, you should have enabled balloon tips notification instead of toast notification on your Windows 10 PC.

How to Unlock Bootloader and Get Root Access in Windows Phone

Unlocking the bootloader of an Android device doesn’t seem much difficult, but earlier unlocking the bootloader of a Windows phone was very difficult and quite confusing too. But now due to some of the developer tools, unlocking the bootloader in Windows phone is as easy as in the case of Android. If you want to unlock the bootloader of your Windows Phone device, then this guide will assist you with a step by step procedure.

Windows phone users want to unlock the bootloader of their device, to be able to customise their device as they prefer. Unlocking the bootloader of your device gives you full access on your device, making it possible flashing even an Android OS on your Windows phone. To unlock the bootloader of your Windows phone follow the below-given steps carefully and calmly.

Prerequisites

Stock Firmware of your device ( .ffu file)

Download WP Internal tool from here

Download HEX files & Engineering-SBL3s file from here

Unlock Bootloader of Windows Phone

Step 1: At first you need to flash stock firmware before unlocking. In order to flash just click on the Flash option under Platform.

Step 2: Now a message will pop-up saying Flash Original FFU, you just need to browse your device FFU and click on Flash FFU Image.

Step 3: Now you need to wait until the software flashes the original firmware.

Step 4: After the successful flash, your phone will reboot. You need to go to Unlock Header and select the option Unlock Bootloader.

Step 5: Now a prompt will appear, just click OK to enter into the Flash mode.

Step 6: Now look for Resource for Flashing option, and Select your FFU Image.

Step 7: Now browse the FFU and click OK.

Step 8: Now select “Select the folder with Lumia Emergency Driver “option.

Step 9: Now select MPRG_HEX folder and click OK.

Step 10: Now you need to choose Optionally Select an FFU image or raw image with an Engineering-SBL3 Partition option. Now you need to browse file for your device under Engineering-SBL3s folder.

Step 11: Once done with all the steps just hit on Continue. The process may take some time to get completed.

That’s all you need to do. Once the process gets completed, you have unlocked the bootloader of your Windows Phone device successfully.

Flush DNS and Reset Connections Completely (Mac/PC)

Today in this guide you will learn how to flush DNS completely and how to reset connections both in Mac OS and Windows OS. So if you are looking to flush the DNS and reset the connections completely, then you are at the right place. In this guide, there are various methods using which you can flush DNS and reset connections completely. So in order to perform this task follow the steps given below.

Now, why you may need to flush DNS records? There can be several reasons why you want to do it. You may have reloaded a website several times unsuccessfully, and now the web browser doesn’t even try to reload the fresh connection but same error message that it used to show earlier.

You have changed DNS server address of your website and now when trying to load the new address your browsers redirects to the same old server. It happens because of the cache data in your browser or network.

When you flush DNS, a fresh connection will be initiated, and the browser will load fresh pages of any website or blog.

Note: At times only flushing the DNS won’t resolve the error. In such situation, you may have to change the DNS server address to solve the problem.

How to Flush DNS and Reset Connections in Windows

Step 1: At first, open command prompt on your PC. In order to open the command prompt, press Windows + R on your keyboard, and type cmd and press Enter.

Step 2: Now in command prompt, type the following:

ipconfig /flushdns and press Enter.

Step 3: Now type command ipconfig /release and press Enter.

Step 4: After that, type command ipconfig /renew and press Enter.

Step 5: Finally, type command netsh winsock reset  and press Enter.

Step 6: Once done, Reboot/Restart your computer.

Note: In some cases, you may need to open the command prompt as administrator. To do so in Windows 7, Go to Programmes, under Programmes go to Accessories, select command prompt, right click and select Run as Administrator.

For Windows 8/8.1/10, click Cortana/Search bar and type cmd and select Run as administrator.

That’s all you need to do. Just by following this steps you will be able to flush DNS and reset connections completely in your Windows PC.

Flush DNS and Reset Connections in Mac

Step 1: First of all, close down all the opened programs including web browsers.

Step 2: Now go to Applications.

Step 3: In Applications, Go to Utilities.

Step 4: In Utilities, Go to Terminals.

Step 5: Now under Terminal window, type

  • sudo discoveryutil mdnsflushcache for OS X 10.10 (Yosemite).
  • sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder for OS X 10.7 – 10.9
  • sudo dscacheutil -flushcache for OS X 10.6 and older

Step 6: Now your DNS will be flushed, and connections will completely reset.

I hope by using any of these methods you will be able to flush DNS and reset connections completely and successfully. If you have any doubts or suggestions to let us know in the comments.

How to Fix ”Microsoft Outlook Stuck on Loading Profile” Problem

 Today in this guide you will learn how to fix the error ”Microsoft Outlook Stuck on Loading Profile”. Microsoft Outlook is one of the most useful apps in the Windows OS. It helps you in many ways like managing your email systematically, managing calendar and so on.

People like using Microsoft Outlook due to its friendly user interface. But sometimes you may face various problems using Microsoft Outlook. Some of the users are facing a common error that results in ‘Microsoft Outlook Stuck on Loading Profile” and users have been complaining about it.

If you are an Outlook user and facing the similar kind of error as mentioned above, then this guide may assist you to overcome this problem. There are different methods to solve this error, so follow the below given methods to solve this error. Also read, enable hibernation option in Windows 10.

Method 1: Outlook Inbox Repair Tool

Firstly you can try this method to solve this error. This repair tool is very useful and may help you to overcome this problem.

Step 1: Go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\root\Office16. It may be different due to the office version. You can use Office16 if you are using Office 2016.

Step 2: Look for SCANPST.EXE file and open it.

Step 3: Now you can select nst / pst file from here  C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook.

Step 5: Now press the Start button.

Step 6: Now if you see a Repair button, click on it.

That’s all you need to do. I think you should have solved the error of Microsoft Outlook Stuck on Loading Profile successfully.

Method 2: Disable Outlook Add-ins in Safe Mode

If the above method didn’t work for you, then no need to worry, you can try this method to solve this error.

Step 1: Press Win+R, and it should open Run dialogue box.

Step 2: Now type command outlook /safe and press Enter.

Step 3: Now you will enter into the Microsoft Outlook desktop app under safe mode.

Step 4: Now at the bottom left of the Outlook window, click the three dots and select Navigate option.

Step 5: In Navigate option, go to Control

Step 6: In Control go to Add-ins.

Step 7: Now you will see a Manage option at the bottom of the page, beside that choose COM-Addins and beside that click on the option Go.

Microsoft Outlook 2013 Users do this instead: Click File > Options > Add-ins (left pane) > select COM Add-in in Manage section at the bottom and click Go.

Once you are done, you will see all the Add-ins in a new window. Now you can disable any of the Add-ins, which you think may be the reason for the error you are facing. Or else you can just disable one by one Add-ins and find out the real culprit.

Uncheck one by one all the add-ins until the error is resolved. You should able to resolve the error and get the Outlook working without any errors. If that also did not work, try other given solutions.

Method 3: Delete Outlook Profile

If any of the methods didn’t work for you, then try deleting your Outlook profile. Deleting your Outlook profile may help you to solve this error. In order to delete your Outlook profile follow the below given easy steps.

Step 1: Go to Control Panel.

Step 2: In Control Panel, choose Users account.

Step 3: Now click on Mails.

Step 4: In Mails, select Show Profiles.

Step 5: Now you can delete your existing profile, and try relaunching Microsoft Outlook. Upon the relaunch, you should get the Microsoft Outlook running and the stuck on profile logo error should be resolved by now.

If this doesn’t fix your problem, you can try deleting your Profile from Registry. If you are unaware of it, then follow these steps.

Step 1: Press Win+R simultaneously, it will open Run dialogue box.

Step 2: Now type the command regedit and press enter.

Step 3: Now under Windows Registry Editor, Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER.

Step 4: Go to Software.

Step 5: In Software Go to Microsoft.

Step 6: In Microsoft Go to Office.

Step 7: In Office Go to Profiles.

Step 8: Now you can find the Outlook folder and just Right click on it and Delete.

Alternatively, there is one more method to delete the Outlook profile in Windows PC. Here is how to do it.

Step 1: At first Open RUN by pressing Windows Key + R.

Step 2: Type this command  %LOCALAPPDATA%\MIcrosoft\Outlook and hit enter.

Step 3: Simply find out your Profile and Delete it.

Method 4: Clean Boot Check In

Nothing seems working? No need to get frustrated, there are still some methods available that can help you resolve this error. Using this method, you can try opening Outlook desktop app in clean boot state.

For example, If a third party app is involved in it, then you will not be able to troubleshoot this error. So you can try uninstalling or disabling recently downloaded apps or any other types of software. Yes, this method is a little annoying as no one likes to install and remove their software again and again. But this may lead to solving the error Microsoft Outlook stuck on loading profile issue.

Method 5: Try Disabling Hardware Graphic Acceleration

Step 1: At first open Microsoft Outlook in Safe mode as I shown you in the method 2.

Step 2: Now under Safe mode go to File.

Step 3: In File Go to Options.

Step 4: In Options Go to Advanced.

Step 5: Now look for Disable Hardware Graphics Acceleration under Display section and hit on OK.

Step 6: Now try launching Microsoft Outlook in general mode.

That’s it! This might fix your problem.

Method 6: Try Repairing Microsoft Office

I think till now you should have solved the error, however, if you are looking for an alternative method, then you can try this last method in this guide, which may help you to solve the error.

Step 1: A Right Click on Start Menu.

Step 2: In Start Menu click on Programmes and Features.

Step 3: Now look for Microsoft Office and a Right Click on it.

Step 4: Now select the Change option.

Step 5: You can choose any of the options among two, Quick Repair or  Online Repair

Step 6: I recommend you to choose the quick repair option first, in case it fails to repair, you can try the other option  that is Online Repair

Any of this two repair can successfully repair your Microsoft Office, thus if your Microsoft office is repaired, automatically Microsoft Outlook is also repaired.

That’s all for now. If you find this guide helpful fell free to share your experience with us, of if you have any doubts or suggestions do let us know in the comments.

 

Enable Hibernate Option in Windows 10

 Today in this guide you are going to learn how to enable Hibernate option on your PC running on Windows 10. Hibernate is a feature which is available in Windows 10.

Hibernate can be taken as a state which shuts down your PC automatically when it is not in use, in order to reduce power consumption. When the PC is turned on again, it restores all the files, programs and brings it to the same state as it was before hibernating. So, it keeps everything intact but avoids unnecessary power consumption during the idle state.

Hibernate is very similar to sleep. But it differs from the sleep by the advance feature it provides. When your PC is not in use, Hibernate moves all your open files and programs to Hard disk, instead of saving it in the RAM. Thus your PC will completely Shut down and will consume zero power.

Generally, people want to enable Hibernate in their PC because of its feature of restoring all the data when the PC is turned on again. If you don’t want to open all the apps and files all again after every restart, you can live your PC in Hibernate mode and you will find all your apps and files running as soon as you restart the PC.

If you are looking to enable Hibernate option in your Windows 10 PC, then follow the below-given method.

Enable Hibernate Option in Windows 10

Step 1: Open Control Panel, click Hardware and Sound and then click on Power Options.

Step 2: Now select Choose what the power buttons do option from the left side of the screen.

Step 3: Now select the option Change settings that are currently unavailable.

Step 4: Now in Shutdown Settings, blue tick the box Hibernate – Show in Power Menu. 

 

Step 5: Once all done, click on Save Changes.

Step 6: Now Hibernate option is available in the Power menu on Start or Win + X menu.

That’s all you need to do! By following the above given simple and easy steps you will be able to enable Hibernate option in Windows 10 PC. If you have any doubts or suggestions do let us know in the comments.