1. If you want to get back a tab you closed, just press "Control" (or "Command" on Mac), plus "Shift," plus &q...

19 Computer Tricks Everyone Should Know About

1. If you want to get back a tab you closed, just press "Control" (or "Command" on Mac), plus "Shift," plus "T," and it will magically reappear.

2. In Photoshop, when using the marquee tool, hold down the space bar to drag the marquee without losing the ability to size it.

3. When watching a movie on VLC player if the audio isn’t lined up simply press “k” to back up the audio accordingly.

4. If you only need to screenshot part of the screen, there's a simple way to do it for both Windows and Macs.

  • For Windows: Just go to "Start" and then "Snipping Tool."
  • For Mac: "Command," plus "Shift," plus "4" brings up the tool. Then you just drag the area you want.

5. Always choose custom installation to avoid programs to install annoying toolbars/adware.

6. If you press the F4 button in Excel, it repeats the last command.

7. All you have to do to make a copy of a file on a Mac is hold the "Alt" key ("Control" if you are using a PC) and then click and drag the file. This will make a copy that you can drop anywhere you want by un-clicking.

8. Windows button + L locks your screen.

9. When typing an address into your browsers, pressing CTRL + Enter will wrap whatever you typed with the http://www before it and .com after it.

10. In Google Chrome, if you press "S" while you right click on an image it will do a reverse Google search. That means you'll be able to see where that photo is and where it potentially originated.

11. Windows button + P lets you quickly set up projectors or second monitors.

12. When setting up a new PC, Ninite will save you lot of time.

13. Hitting the "J" key will cause you to go backward 10 seconds while hitting the "L" key will make you go forward 10 seconds.

14. You can hit CTRL + L or F6 as a shortcut to the address bar in your browser.

15. Quickly clear your cache by pressing "Control," plus "Shift," plus "R." This will also refresh your page.

16. CTRL + Shift + Esc will open task manager.

17. Pressing Tab while filling a form will move to the next input box, pressing Shift + Tab will back up to the previous box.

18. The Caps Lock key works at a hardware level. You can discern whether a computer is actually frozen (as opposed to merely running slow, graphics errors, etc.) by pressing the Caps Lock key and checking if the keyboard light turns on.

19. Here are three ways to deal with zooming in your web browser:

  • "Control" (or "Command" on Mac) plus "0" resets it to default
  • "Control" (or "Command" on Mac) plus "+" zooms in
  • "Control" (or "Command" on Mac) plus "-" zoom out



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