15 Mind Blowing Computer Tips and Tricks Everyone Should Know!
Hey whats up guys? I am Muhammad Arbi and today I am got a bunch of cool stuff for you 15 tips that really Everyone should know about using your computer some of these are windows specific some are just for any computer some have to do with browsers So we got a lot of variety you should find it pretty interesting so why dont we get started first up now hopefully everyone already knows how to click and drag a file you left-click drag it into Another folder and moves it there.
But did you know you can actually right click and drag files and windows? Thats rightI bet you never even tried it before what you do is you just click and hold with a right-click Just as you would with a left click and move it into another folder and instead of moving it right awayIt will actually bring up a context menu with a few options whether you want to copy move or create a shortcut.
So this could be a lot easier than having to right-click every file doing copy and paste or even using keyboard shortcuts this could be faster than all that and If you have other programs that do copy and paste those should show up in the context menu as well So pretty coolYou might down a note about that next up number two has to do with selecting text now obviously if you click and drag Regularly it selects text by the character.
But if you didnt already know you can actuallydouble click and on the second click you start dragging and it will select text by the word instead of just by the character andYou can actually triple click and it will select by the entire paragraphSo if you know that youre going to be selecting an entire paragraph of stufftriple clicking will make it a lot easier to select individual paragraph without having to get it exact with theCharacter level also on top of that if you hold down alt and start the select text it will allow you to select verticalSections of text it says having to do it.
Just line by line. So that could be useful too althoughI dont think that works in chrome unfortunately should work everywhere else all right now the next few are specific to Google Chrome But they might work in other browsers as well so number three is that if you want to search within a specific siteYou can actually go into the address bar type that name of the website like google.com or maybefacebook.com and instead of pressing enter
If you press tab it will allow you to enter a query that will only search within that site there are Advanced ways to type in commands into the google search bar to do this but this is way easierYou can do a write in chrome and its just as simple as typing in an address barJust type in the website tab and search and youre good to go Number four is one that you are going to love if you didnt know this one already So in google Chrome if you accidentally close out a browser tab you can bring it back with the most powerful command Ctrl+Shift+T and it will restore the tab that you just closed accidentally or Even close several tabs ago.
It will restore them one by one even if you close three in a row also Even if you close out chrome altogether if you close the program then open it up again and press Ctrl+Shift+T It will bring up the tab that you just closed last So this is a great way to restore tab if you I dont know your computer crashesOr you accidentally close the whole program or just the tab really useful although one important note is this will not work in Incognito mode.
For pretty obvious reasons the whole idea is with incognito mode. It doesnt save history at all so once you close the tabIts gone for good number five this one is a really quick one for YouTubeSo obviously you guys can all enjoy it if you ever want to watch a video loop like a song or something like that all you have to do is right-click on the video and hit loop and If it doesnt show up in the drop-down for example if youre not using HTML5 or something like that if you right-click Twice without moving the cursor it will bring up the normal context menu youre used toInstead of the custom YouTube one and there will also be anotherOption to loop it that way.
Number six this one can be pretty funIt will allow you to edit any web page to say whatever you want so you can mess with friends or create fakescreenshots or what ever you want and all you have to do is right-click in chrome and hit inspect orYou can press F12 to bring up the same menu and then go to the console in chrome and type in the following command Document.design Mode.
With on in quotes and like I said this will put the page intoDesigner mode which means you can highlight and type in new text and change itJust like you would a word document or something like that and theres also very similar to functionality in Firefoxall you have to do is right-click and hit inspect again Just like in chrome and in this way its a little bit differentI dont know if theres an actual design mode But you can still go into the page source and change text and it will show up on the pageSo its basically the same thing just a little bit more difficult possibly moving on number 7 another windows one now if you already know how to do Alt+Tab thats pretty useful it allows you to switch between Different windows quickly if you play a lot of video games that are full screenThis is especially usefulBut did you know that there is a better-looking version of Alt+Tab that is the Windows+Tab So this is going to look a little bit different depending on which version of windows you havebut for example in windows 10 if you press Windows+Tab it kind of brings up like a view and it could give you aBetter idea of whats actually?
In those windows as opposed to just alt tab which shows you a little tiny thumbnail it might look better depending on which systemYoure on number eight this ones going to be for people who are a little bit more advanced You know that if you ever have to run a command with a command prompt in a specific folderYou usually have to use the CD Change directory command and type in the hole location or you have to right-click in the folder [the] open command prompt hereIts pretty complicated but theres a much easier way in Windows ExplorerAll you have to do isGo to the address bar for that window and type in CMD.
And it will automatically open command prompt to that folder path without you having to do anything extraIts very simple very quick number nine this one is a [very] general tip for really any type of computer but if youre ever having problems with your computerIts not working and you have to go to your it department For help and you want to describe the problem you have to do it very specifically and say what you did You know what was the context of the problem what its showing?
Instead of just saying its not workingI dont know how many times Ive had friends who are saying all this program isnt working and Ill say well Whats wrong with it? And they all just say its an error message. Its like that does not help at allI cant help you with that so dont expect your it department to just have a Magic wandWhere they run one command and it fixes everything [they] usually have to figure out specifically what went wrong?
So you have to be specific in what you see and what you are Expecting and itll just be faster for everyone [all] right number 10 this one is really important when you go to install Program and that is to not always
click right through the installer and accept everything right away you want to actually read Which options youre selecting because a lot of times these programs?
Especially free installers will have extra bloatware that they install along with the program if you just click through withoutChecking the option to not do that youre going [to] get a lot of extra crap on your PC Because if you didnt know a lot of freeware free programs are supported by other Software that will pay to have [that] free program install their [toolbar] or whatever Along with itSo its kind of like advertising because they assume
a lot of people are just going to click next next nextWithout checking what theyre installing so they want their program on as many computersThey want no matter what so a lot of times these options will be under something like custom installation or advanced installation and itll say automatic installation Recommended yep?Because its going to install all the junk so anytime you can always click custom installation or advanced Installation and see what the options are and if it says accept or deny look at what youre actually accepting because it might say deny Installing the junk that you dont need to install along with itSo just be aware of all that number 11 this one is going to save a lot of you guys headaches And it is the gmail undo send option so if you didnt [know] yes [GmAil] has an option to undoSending within a certain time frame and to enable it all you do is go to the gear option in Gmail go to settings and then go to the general settings scroll down And you will see an option to enable undo send and you have to enable it and then you would have an option todelay it by 5 to 30 secondsAnd within that [timeframe]
[you] send an email you have the option to chose click undo and it wont send itSo its not like it takes the email back but rather it delays sending it by that number secondSo if you realize right after clicking it Oh my gosh [I] send it to the wrong person or I replied all or something crazy like that You can just undo it and fix it before it goes out to everybody number 12 This is another gmAIl oneAnd this is that you can actually create multiple email addresses Kind of with your one gmail account and what I mean by [that] is say you have your email address if I use [geojo] test at Gmail com you can actually add a plus and then anything after that first part of the email address and it will still workAnd this is really useful for example if you get a lot of spamLets say youre signing up for Facebook what you can do is type in your user name plus [Facebook] [@] gmail.comAnd then it will still go to your email address but nowFacebook thinks thats your email address so if they were to sell your email address toSpammers then its going to be still going to that custom email so that can be really [useful]But you should keep in mind that sometimes websites will beAware to this and they might not let you do this it might say enter a valid emailBut most of the time it should still work [number] 13This is going to fix one [of] the most annoying things in windowsWhich is if you have an update pending to install if you go to shut down your computer or restart itIt will make you install the updates before [you] do so and sometimes you dont want to do that you want to restart the computerQuickly and you dont have to wait for all the updates. Well. There is a way to bypassInstalling the updates and just shut it down [or] restart right away So what you do is you go to the desktop and make sure the desktop is in focus by just clicking somewhere on the desktop And then pressing alt F4 and that’s the reason you want the desktop open because all f4 normally closes programs But if you’re on the desktop it actually opens up a context menu With some options to shut down which in [addition] to the options of shutting down and restarting and installing updates you could Shut down or restart directly nowI don’t actually see this option because [I] don’t have any pending updates but it would be there another way to do This is if you press cTRL alt delete and it brings up the blue screen with the different options if you click on the bottom Right power button icon it will also allow you to [shutdown] or restart?Directly with the same option [alright] coming near the end number 14 This is going to work on any type of computer an operating system windows Mac What ever and hope fully you already know this one But if you didnt you can actually press tab when you’re entering different text fields[and] it will automatically move to the next text box So say you’re filling out a sign-up form or your address details or something instead of having to go and click Into the next box you just press tab and maybe some of you who knew that one didn’t know this if you press shift Tab it will automatically go to the previous box. So if you press tab to Earlier accidentally you can press shift tab it goes back and you can do it that way as well Okay number 15 this one is probably the most important oneIts going to work on any computer and nobody seems to know it. You’re going to thank me for this one So not a lot of people realize that every single computer sold has a special featureCalled an off button you see contrary [to] popular beliefIts actually possible to not be on the computer And youll be able to have access [to] a lot
features such as one called going outside Which not a lot of people do these days because they don’t even know about that feature and the most useful Situation for this is if you’re online and maybe you see something you don’t like Normally everyone would be forced to Type out a comment expressing their anger about it how ever now that you know about the new off button You can actually just turn off your computer completely and limit your exposure to those things you don’t like Instead of getting angry about them and then you could go to the outside area but anyway had jokes aside Hopefully you guys did still find these tips really useful maybe even the last one I think there’s a lot of people really don’t genuinely know about going outside It seems like it But anyway If you guys know any other tips you can let us know down comments-section