Lock the Screen while watching Videos in full screen mode

This is one cool trick in Windows Media Player in Vista, Locking the screen when watching the video in full screen mode.

When you watch DVD movies or other videos in Full screen mode, Windows media player goes to Window mode or you pressed the keyboard accidentally.  In my case, my kids pressing the keyboard or clicking the mouse while watch the video.

Worry no more. Here the solution.

1. Run the Windows Media Player in Full Screen mode. While media player is running a video, move the mouse to the bottom-right corner. You will see a lock icon, like below.


2. Click the Lock Button and type a simple four letter password (say 1234).


3. Now your screen is locked. You can watch your video in peace. When you ready to close your Windows Media Player, click on the lock button again, type the password as your typed earlier (1234) and click the "check" button.

Customizing “Send To” right-click menu

You all seen the "Send To" menu when you right click on almost anywhere in Vista and older Windows. Everyone seen it, but very few people utilize the feature completely.

For Example, all network mapped drives will show up "Send To" menu. You can right click on any file(s) and send it (them) to network mapped folder or "Documents" folders. You zip file(s).


Now I am going to show you how to add new folders or programs here in "Send To" menu. First let’s see how it done in Vista.

1. Copy and Paste the following folder in your Start (Orb) menu and press Enter to open the folder.



2. For example sake, I am going to add Notepad and "Downloads" folder here. Right click on empty space in this folder and select New and Shortcut.

Type Notepad.exe in "New Shortcut" Wizard window. For your own programs, click Browse and select the program.


Type "Notepad" and click Finish.


Now you can open any readable file in Notepad easily by right click, select "Send To" and select "Notepad".


To add your "Downloads" folder,  Follow the steps above to create a new shortcut in "Send To" location, but select your "Downloads" folders under "C:\Users\<Your User Name>\Downloads".