New Gmail Inbox- How to See All Mails in One View

Gmail recently changed its Inbox layout. Now all your mails are sorted out in different categories, Primary, Promotions & Social etc. If you still prefer to see all your emails in one view or one tab only here is a work around trick for you.

This is an inbuilt feature of Gmail. For this first you need to activate your Gmail’s keyboard shortcut. If you already have keyboard shortcut on, simply press “GA” while in Gmail inbox, it will show you all mails in chronological order without any other inbox tabs. For activating key-board shortcut here are the steps-

-          Log on to your Gmail account
-          Click on gear button (circular button) in top right and select “Settings”
-          In the top menu, select “Keyboard Shortcuts” section, scroll to select “Keyboard shortcuts on”
-          Click “Save Changes” at the bottom
-          And you are done!

Now when you log in to Gmail, simply use Keyboard shortcut “ga” (press g and a simultaneously without “”) and you will see “All Mails” view which has all your emails in single tab in order it was received.

The Amazing Google Search - I

This series of articles will enlist some of the lesser known features of Google search, which are very useful.

Do you know that Google can give you instant suggestions if you need to find out restaurants in the area you are. This trick works with compatible and new browsers like Firefox, Chrome etc. but you can try with your browsers as well.

-          Go to
-          Hover (DO NOT CLICK YET!) on button to the right of search button. Yes this is your own “I am Feeling Lucky” button.
-          If you keep your mouse curser on this button, the options begin to roll and change
-          Click on “I am Feeling Hungry”
-          Google will open a page with restaurant suggestions in your area

I know, Google is amazing. From an advent of simplicity to a ‘wow!’ of useful information, it keeps on giving something new every now and then.

How to resolve Unable to boot Error: 0xc00000e9 Windows 7 Boot Problem

Please be informed to use the tips below at your own risk, only if you are comfortable with resolving such issues on your own. Though I have made the work as simple and as less risky as possible- the content should be used with discretion.

This post caters to below conditions:
· Unable to boot Error: 0xc00000e9
· You are not able to install fresh operating system on your laptop/computer. It shows error "Setup was not able to update the boot configurations, any changes will not be applied."
· File: \Boot\Bcd error
· I tried installing Ubuntu/ Linux/ other OS is not able to detect my hard drive contents
· Not able to repair your computer with inbuilt options
· F8 not working during start-up
· Altogether not able to access inside windows/ desktop. Blue screen during start-up.

So all that means your laptop has problem with the entries which tell your computer while booting where to boot from. The problem is tough one, with everything at risk, your data, your hard drive etc.

Now this is a big one, if you are not comfortable playing with OS and HDs, please do not go ahead. Look for some expert help from either your friends or your technical support shop. If you have background with issues like this, you can go ahead.

Before doing things, lets understand few things:

· What has happened?
When your laptop boots, apart from IO system, some entry on your hard disk tells it about all the bootable operating systems (Remember multiple OS boot choice menu?) which are installed. This is called the boot configuration of the system. Everytime a shutdown is done, it needs to properly close. Now if due to a sudden event (hard boot, hibernation or who knows what..)  this boot configuration entry gets corrupted- the system can not load the startup options correctly.
You loose access to the booting options and your data.

· What is the risk?
- The laptop/ computer you always loved is gone now :(
- Your data is at risk. To me the data is like it never exists. You should always have your critical data as minimum as possible and at safer place. If your data is not at 3 places simultaneously it is at risk.
- Your laptop repair cost, a good amount for such cases- 1 to repair, then to recover data will be huge.

· What to do?
There is still hope :) The below steps might help depending on different cases:

- You still have some option of OEM recovery installed originally in your system. This is called as Ghost drive. (This is important, proceed if you have OEM, otherwise you should seek professional support)

Normally all the manufacturers have certain kind of inbuilt recovery systems these days. The cache is even after running it, it fails. You are able to access cmd but no GUI.
Through your command you can peek through your system drives. Once you are in the ghost drive containing OEM installation (Generally it is X drive) try the below steps:

In cmd type diskpart

"list disk" - it will populate a list of all the hard disks in the system, numbered 0, 1, 2 etc. Here you have to select disk which contains your Primary Boot OS. Type command:
"select disk" - to select the disk

"list partition" - to populate list of all the partitions numbered 0, 1, 2.. etc. Here you need to check for a small partition- which is the windows way of putting all the critical boot, mbr info at a safer place, so that in case of problems with partition this info remains safe. This is generally 100-200 mb small drive. Look for your partition number and select this by typing:
"select partition 2" - 

"detail partition" - see if this is set as active partition, if not type:

Once this is done, now is the time to attempt for mbr (master boot record recovery) type-
"bootrec /fixmbr"
"bootrec /fixboot"

Reboot the system now. This should resolve the problem and you will be able to access your desktop now. If this does not help you need to manually place bootmgr file in the windows root drive. Follow below steps:

Look for your windows drive, go to it by typing C: at command prompt
Check for windows installation folder by dir command
You should see a missing bootmgr file
This file is present at your Ghost drive/Recovery folder/ you will need to check manually for this file
Then copy it to your OS Drive by copy command

Reboot the system now and there you go. In my other article I will write on proper ways to manage windows for a safe and sustainable use.

Always remember to use the above tips at your own risk, only if you are comfortable with resolving such issues on your own. Though I have made the work as simple and as less risky as possible- the content should be used with discretion.
Appreciate your comments, mails if you want to get in touch or seek help on such topics.

How to Add Another User to Access Your Google Analytics Reports

This is the step by step method to add other google account users to see or administer your google analytics reports for your website analytics project. 
-          Login to your google analytics account
-          Click on “Admin” on right upper side bar
-          Select your project name for which you want to add user. If you have single website, this will be the only option
-          You will find second option as “Users”, click on this
-          Click on “+New User” in the bar

-          Input email address of the user you want to add. This should be the google account email of other user

-          Click the radio button for “Role” as User/ Administrator level
-          Check on “Notify this user by email”
-          Click on “Add User” Button. And you are done.
-          The user you want to add will be added and notified by email.
-          They can simply go to google analytics page ( ) and login with their account details to access your website’s analytics report settings