@globalvillage
8 months ago

What are some computer tips that some of us may not know?

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UNLEASH FULL POTENTIAL OF PC


1. Open new blank txt file

2. Type "START" 5 time without quotes. Each in new line

3. Type "start.bat" without quotes in 6th line

4. Save file as - start.bat

5. Run the bat file and experience the unleashed potential of your computer.
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Recovering accidentally closed tab
Just press ‘Control’ or ‘Command’ (In case of Mac) then press ‘Shift’ and after that just press T.
Taking screenshot
For Mac users, you have to press ‘Command’ then you have to click ‘Shift’ and at last press the ‘4’ key.
Pause your YouTube and also make it go forward and backwards
click on ‘K’ to pause the video then and there and if you want your video to go backward for 10 seconds click on the ‘J’ button, to move it forward for 10 seconds click on the ‘L’ button.
Clear your caches
Pressing ‘control’, ‘shift’ and ‘R’ will clear your caches within a very few seconds. So, show it off to your known ones and enjoy their surprised looks.
Locking your computer is just a matter of seconds now
If you are a Mac user, you can lock your computer just by clicking on ‘command’ and after that just click on ‘option’, followed by the option of ‘eject’.
And if you are a windows user just click on ‘windows’ and ‘L’ at the same time to lock your system.
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Inspired from another answer.

If a page does not allow you to copy its content, disable the javascript for that page and try again xD.
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Minimize Everything  
Sometimes you have a lot of programs running and want it them all to go away (minimize), so that you can get to the desktop, pressing windows  + D will minimize everything.
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Here are few tips I know:
  1. Accidentally closed a tab while browsing? Press Ctrl + Shift + T to reopen the most recently closed tab (Cmd + Shift + T on Macs)
  2. Pressing the Windows Key + Arrow Keys will cause a window to quickly snap to each side of either monitor (you can have two windows open next to each other - great thing for copy&pasting)
  3. Did you know you can undo almost any action ? Ctrl + Z is the ultimate hot key, and for sure you knew about it already, however note that undo doesn't just apply to typing. If you accidentally delete or move a file, you can hit Ctrl + Z to bring it right back to where it was (Ctrl + Y will redo whatever you undid).
  4. Windows Power User Menu  You can open a quick list of common power user destinations in Windows by right clicking the bottom left of the start button on Windows 8 and 10 which opens a context menu with shortcuts to power options, the event viewer, device manager and so on. This menu is also accessible by pressing the Windows key + X.
  5. Easily extract images from a Word (.docx) file  Change the file name from .docx to .zip and open the file. The pictures will be in one of the directories.
  6. Paste the plain text of what was copied  When you copy text from any source, programs will usually include any formatting that comes with it. To paste this as plain text, press Ctrl + Shift + V instead of the standard Ctrl + V, and the system will paste unformatted text. This also works on Mac: Cmd + Shift + V.
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If you're reading an article on a pay news site and they let you read the article for a few seconds before they restrict it, reload the page and then hit stop button to stop loading the page and you can end up reading the whole article for free!
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Slow Mo!!!??

if your computer is slow in starting up or loading a program or slow while doing even simple work like copy paste.. that may mean that there are too many programs in the background..

All you need to do is Goto : Run : Type MSCONFIG and goto the startup tab and then deselect non-critical and unnecessary programs which run simultaneously when windows start and notice the huge difference in the working of your system.
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If you want to select a group of files to copy them you can hold down the shift button and click a starting point and an ending point and it will highlight all of them in between, If you want to select only certain files to copy you can hold down the control button and click on whichever files individually and it will only highlight those ones.

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Open your Calculator and select View. Calculate your mortgage payment, fuel economy, vehicle lease payment, and more.
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Many shortcut keys people usually don't know
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