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Computer Tips and Tricks that You Should Know

Most people are tech-savvy, but they may not always know the best tricks to make the use of computer fast and easy. The following computer tips and tricks are handy for any user:

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General tricks:
• The ‘god mode’ folder (folder: God Mode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}) is like centralized Control Panel, allowing changes in settings.

• Problem Steps Recorder (type ‘psr’ under Run) is a tool that records mouse-clicks and takes screenshots to help compile steps and get information on them.

• WinDirStat comes in handy in finding and deleting large files wasting storage space.
• Unnecessary startup programs can be switched off (type msconfig under Run; select Startup tab), to make the PC boot faster.

• Cloud storage solutions like Dropbox. Google Drive, etc. can be used for back of important files.

Typing tricks:
• Delete entire word instead of going one letter at a time : Ctrl + Backspace

• Move cursor to start of previous/next word without manually moving mouse : Ctrl + Left/Right Key

• Make Subscript text : Ctrl + =

• Make Superscript text : Ctrl + Shift + =

• Remove original formatting while copying from source and paste plain text:
a) Users of Chrome, Firefox, etc. : Ctrl + Shift + V
b) Windows users : Ctrl + Alt + V; it will open a paste special dialog box
c) Remove formatting of selected text : Ctrl + Spacebar
d) Pure text can be downloaded for the same.

Keyword shortcuts:
• Copy active windows only to clipboard : Alt + Print Screen

• Undo typing mistakes: Ctrl Z

• Undo closing tabs (Chrome, Firefox) : Ctrl + Shift + Z

• Cycle through open windows and switch back and forth between running processes: Ctrl/Windows + Tab

• Halt all processes : Ctrl + Alt + Del

• Close current program : Alt + F4

• Minimize all windows : Windows + D

• Directly open task manager : Ctrl + Shift + Esc

• Close current window/tab : Ctrl + W

• Bring up system information window : Windows + Pause/Break

• Better control of multiple monitor :
a) Snap to different sides of monitor either : Windows + Arrow Keys
b) Jump to the other monitor : Shift + Windows + Arrow Keys
c) Set up 2nd display/projector : Windows + P

Web Browsing tricks:
• Add ‘www.’ And ‘.com’ automatically to a URL : Ctrl + Enter (Ctrl + Shift + Enter for ‘.net’)

• Jump to address : Ctrl + L, F6, Ctrl + D

• Reopen closed window : Ctrl + Shift + T

• Private browsing without having cookies or history saved : Ctrl + Shift + P ( Firefox, Internet Explorer), Ctrl + Shift + N (Chrome)

• Cycle through more than 1 open tabs : Ctrl + Tab for only 2 tabs, Ctrl + Numeric for a certain tab

File Management Tricks:
• To rename a file quickly, F2 can be used instead of right-clicking and selecting the Rename option. The name of another file can be altered by typing Tab without deselecting the file.

• A bunch of files can be selected using the keyboard by pressing Shift + down arrow (for a single file) or Shift + Page Down (for a large group of files simultaneously).

So, by following these tips and tricks one can surely be a computer master and consume less time in handling activities.

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Most people are tech-savvy, but they may not always know the best tricks to make the use of computer fast and easy. The following computer tips and tricks are handy for any user:

computer tricks

General tricks:
• The ‘god mode’ folder (folder: God Mode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}) is like centralized Control Panel, allowing changes in settings.

• Problem Steps Recorder (type ‘psr’ under Run) is a tool that records mouse-clicks and takes screenshots to help compile steps and get information on them.

• WinDirStat comes in handy in finding and deleting large files wasting storage space.
• Unnecessary startup programs can be switched off (type msconfig under Run; select Startup tab), to make the PC boot faster.

• Cloud storage solutions like Dropbox. Google Drive, etc. can be used for back of important files.

Typing tricks:
• Delete entire word instead of going one letter at a time : Ctrl + Backspace

• Move cursor to start of previous/next word without manually moving mouse : Ctrl + Left/Right Key

• Make Subscript text : Ctrl + =

• Make Superscript text : Ctrl + Shift + =

• Remove original formatting while copying from source and paste plain text:
a) Users of Chrome, Firefox, etc. : Ctrl + Shift + V
b) Windows users : Ctrl + Alt + V; it will open a paste special dialog box
c) Remove formatting of selected text : Ctrl + Spacebar
d) Pure text can be downloaded for the same.

Keyword shortcuts:
• Copy active windows only to clipboard : Alt + Print Screen

• Undo typing mistakes: Ctrl Z

• Undo closing tabs (Chrome, Firefox) : Ctrl + Shift + Z

• Cycle through open windows and switch back and forth between running processes: Ctrl/Windows + Tab

• Halt all processes : Ctrl + Alt + Del

• Close current program : Alt + F4

• Minimize all windows : Windows + D

• Directly open task manager : Ctrl + Shift + Esc

• Close current window/tab : Ctrl + W

• Bring up system information window : Windows + Pause/Break

• Better control of multiple monitor :
a) Snap to different sides of monitor either : Windows + Arrow Keys
b) Jump to the other monitor : Shift + Windows + Arrow Keys
c) Set up 2nd display/projector : Windows + P

Web Browsing tricks:
• Add ‘www.’ And ‘.com’ automatically to a URL : Ctrl + Enter (Ctrl + Shift + Enter for ‘.net’)

• Jump to address : Ctrl + L, F6, Ctrl + D

• Reopen closed window : Ctrl + Shift + T

• Private browsing without having cookies or history saved : Ctrl + Shift + P ( Firefox, Internet Explorer), Ctrl + Shift + N (Chrome)

• Cycle through more than 1 open tabs : Ctrl + Tab for only 2 tabs, Ctrl + Numeric for a certain tab

File Management Tricks:
• To rename a file quickly, F2 can be used instead of right-clicking and selecting the Rename option. The name of another file can be altered by typing Tab without deselecting the file.

• A bunch of files can be selected using the keyboard by pressing Shift + down arrow (for a single file) or Shift + Page Down (for a large group of files simultaneously).

So, by following these tips and tricks one can surely be a computer master and consume less time in handling activities.

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