Here are some cool computer tricks that will make your computing experience more user friendly and fast. Check these out and you will be more efficient with your computer from now on.
1. With Internet
If you are a person who assess the internet on a regular basis, then you will have to clean your temporary files on a regular basis. You can clean your temporary files by going to control panel and choosing internet option and deleting all files in the temporary files category. You should also delete offline cookies and keep record of your browsing history only for a day or two. If you follow these practices you will have a computer that works in a faster and smooth manner.
2. Some of the Keyboard Tricks
Create the ® symbol Alt + 0174 = ®
0176 = ° [degrees for Temperature]
0174 = ® [Registered Trademark]
0153 = ™ [Trade Mark]
3. Notepad Secrets
To create a log in notepad all you have to do is type in “.log” without quotes in your notepad document. The next time you open the notepad document you will have the log entries of date and time every time you open the file.
4. Basic PC Shortcuts
Some basic PC shortcuts are
- Ctrl+ A= select all
- F1= Help
- Ctrl+ X= cut
- Ctrl+ C= copy
- Ctrl+ V= Paste
5. Turn Your PC Into a Karaoke Player
You can do so by downloading free software, this software is free for non – commercial uses. You can convert your desktop as well as your laptop to a karaoke machine and you can also get it connected to your home theater.
6. Disable The Auto Play Option of Your USB Drive or External Hard Disk
All you have to do is press shift key when you install the USB drive in your PC or laptop. This disables the auto play option and prevents the entry of virus.
7. To Add Water Mark for Your Word Document
Select the option format in the word document you want to add water mark. In option format you will find an option as Background, other there select the option of Printed water mark.
8. Burn CD Without Software in Windows XP
All you need for this is a empty compact disk, you have to copy the needed contents and then go to My Computer open the Compact Disk and paste the contents. The data will be copied into the compact disk within a matter of minutes.
9. Reset The password for Your Windows Login
In case you forgot your password and do not know what to do, then you can still recover all your data with the help of software. Download bootdisk, along with it you will also get a password recovery tool kit, using the password recovery tool kit; you can retrieve back all your data. The only thing you will have to be cautious about is that if you have EFS encrypted files then you will lose access to the EFS encrypted files.
10. Some Shortcut Keys for Internet Explorer
- You will select the word by double clicking on the MS Word
- When you triple click on the word you will select the entire line
- Ctrl+ mouse scroll backward will decrease the font size while Ctrl+ mouse scroll upward will increase the font size.
Fact to Remember
Always remember a simple fact about modern computing. Before you are venturing to learn more and more about shortcuts or tricks, always make your basics clear. Unless until you get the idea of what this machine can do for you, you will never be able to utilize all these knowledge efficiently.
So from now on… it’s Happy Computing.
This article was last updated on May 17th, 2011 in Computer Tricks