Friday, November 27, 2009

LG Xenon: turn off the irritating "Call from (name)" and "Message from (name)"

How to turn off the irritating "Call from (name)" and "Message from (name)"

If you have the issue with the phone saying “message from (and the name)’ or “call from (and the name)” even on silent, here is the solution:
- Tap the “Settings” icon
- Tap the “More” icon
- Tap the “Application Settings” icon
- Tap the “Voice Command” icon
- Tap the “Call Alert” icon
- Select the “Ring Only” option
Hope this helps!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Gmail helps you unsubscribe from unwanted lists!

Since my email address is shared on many web sites I get a lot of emails. I am very careful to set a lot of filters and follow up every Spam that escapes these filters and catches my attention. One such email is as below. But this time when I clicked the “Report Spam” button Gmail offered to unsubscribe from the list. Wow! what a feature. Although, it does not work with all the mailing lists.

From the Gmail help pages:

We don't think you should be burdened with managing messages you don't want to receive. We do our best to put messages in Spam when we're pretty sure you won't want or need them. But everyone has different preferences about the mail they want to see. You may not want to read any messages sent by a certain company or mailing list, while another Gmail user finds these same messages to be valuable.

To help solve this problem, we're providing you with an unsubscribe tool for some messages. You'll see the unsubscribe tool when you mark a message from particular types of mailing lists as spam. If the particular message is a misuse of a mailing list you like to receive, you can Report spam as usual. But if you never want to receive another message or newsletter from that list again, click Unsubscribe instead. We'll send a request to the sender that your email address be removed from the list. It's that simple!

Gmail unsubscribe

Friday, November 20, 2009

input:focus for Internet Explorer

The :focus class can be used to apply styles to a page element that receives focus. So, for example, if you wanted the background color of input boxes to change when they are in use by the user, you can simply do:
input:focus { background: orange; }

But this does not work for IR and hence

select:focus, textarea:focus, input.sffocus {

border: 1px solid #b2d1ff;  background-color: yellow; color: blue;



Sunday, November 15, 2009

Find a mutually agreeable time

An easy way to find out when everyone is free for your next meeting or event. Click the grid for all the times that are good for you - you get a link to email to your invitees. They see your proposed times and click on when they are free. You visit your results page and see when everyone can do. No sign-up form. No password to choose. No fuss at all.
Quick preview video:-

Doodle does a pretty good job too!

Monday, November 09, 2009

Never Miss a Game or Birthday: Google Calendar Adds Sports & Birthday Schedules

Here’s a great new idea from Google: sports schedules for pro and college sports teams, integrated into Google Calendar.

The feature was rolled out yesterday, and allows users to browse for their favorite teams (including international soccer and rugby clubs) in a variety of sports and see their schedules alongside other meetings, tasks, and reminders.

If you’d like to activate a calendar, you should see a “New: Sports Calendars” link on the top right of Google Calendar that you’ll want to follow. From there, once you’ve found your team, click “subscribe” and that team’s games are automatically added as events in their respective date and time.

Along with the sports update, there’s now also a birthday calendar, which will “add all of your contacts’ birthdays to Google Calendar. Data is pulled from your Gmail contacts and your friends’ Google profiles.”

Redirect from Struts Action

request.sendRedirect does not work in Struts action. You can use it in jsp (view layer) but not in the Struts Action


request.setAttribute("url", "");

return mapping.findForward("redirect");



<forward name="redirect" path="/redirect.jsp" redirect="false" />



<% String url = (String)request.getAttribute("url");