Windows systems are full of useful tips & tricks to help you perform various tasks seamlessly. These tips & tricks help you perform different tasks instantly to save your time and efforts. Many of these tricks help you with system security, file management, problem-solving and much more. Let’s discuss top 7 amazing computer tricks you should know.
Use Problem Steps Recorder: This useful tool helps you automatically record mouse clicks and takes screenshots for you when you try to find assistance for some issue on your system. It will store all data neatly and you can send this neatly compiled information to the person helping you with the issue. To use this tool, press Windows + R and run “psr”, press enter and use the tool.
Keyboard Shortcuts:You can follow these keyboard shortcut tricks for improved performance.
· Press Shift + Del key combination to permanently delete files and cleanyour PC.
· To close the current program press Alt + F4 key combination.
· To minimize all open windows, press Windows + D key combination. Windows + D also perform the same task but it doesn’t allow you to undo your task.
· To open Task Manage directly press Ctrl + Alt + Del key combination to jump directly to Task Manager. Else press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to launch it directly.
· To close all current windows/tab press Ctrl + W to instantly close them all.
Security Tricks:If your system is infected with malware then the first advice would be disconnecting it from the network and stop using it. Despite that, if you want to access some important file for instant use, you can do it with a little unknown trick. Often it happens, when a malware attacks your system it blocks access to certain programs. In this case, changing the name of .exe files can usually override the issue. If it doesn’t work, then you should consider changing the file extension to .com which is another useful alternative. Another security trick is using Windows + L key combination to lock your system and prevent snooping on it. Apart of it, you should also read installers while downloading any program to avoid downloading unnecessary toolbars.
File Management Tricks:To rename your files you usually right-click on the file and select rename option. An alternative to this is to press F2 while the file is selected will help you alter the file name. If you want to rename another file, simply press TAB without deselecting the current file. If you want to select multiple files on your system, you can do it using the keyboard. To select multiple files simply press Shift + Down arrow key to select a single file and to select large group of files press Shift + Page Down keys.
Web Browsing Tricks:If you have accidentally closed some useful tab then you can reopen it by pressing Ctrl + Shift + T key combination. It will reopen the most recently closed tab and will get back to what you were doing. If you want to use private browsing on your system where no cookies or history get saved, then you can do this by pressing Ctrl + Shift + N to launch a new private tab in Chrome and Ctrl + Shift + P for Firefox and Internet Explorer. To cycle through open tabs, you can press Ctrl + Tab where the browser will flip between each one. You can also press Ctrl + NUM (1, 2, 3, 4…) to head to certain tab in that numeric order.
Typing Tricks:Follow these typing tricks for instant work.
· Instead of deleting a single letter you can press Ctrl + Backspace key combination to delete the entire word behind the cursor.
· To move the cursor to the beginning of the next word, press Ctrl + Right arrow and for the beginning of previous word press Ctrl + Left arrow keys.
· To subscript or superscript text press Ctrl + = for subscript and Ctrl + Shift + = for superscript.
Move Window:You can click Windows + One of the arrows (right, left, up or down) to move current windows to that specific side of the screen. Similarly, you can press Windows + Shift + One of the arrows to move your window into whatever monitor is that way for example right with the right arrow key.
You can follow these simple tips & tricks to make your work easy on Windows system. Following these tricks, you can save a lot of your time and reduce manual efforts. It also helps you improve your system performance.
Summary: Windows tips & tricks help you perform different tasks seamlessly. It also helps you save time & efforts. Let’s discuss some of these useful tips & tricks in this article to improve your system performance.
Author Bio: Yogesh Sharma is working as an SEO personnel and technical content writer for Systweak. He likes to talk about various threats to cybersecurity and cybercrime awareness in his blogs.