7 Computer Tricks That Will Make Your Life Easier

Hold on to your hats, computer geeks because the following tips and tricks are so useful you’ll might want to keep them for yourself because they will make your life easier if you’re working with a computer for hours straight.

Hop on the Geek O Mobile and let’s get started!

 

1. Stop using CTRL+ALT+DEL

Don’t use CTRL+ALT+DEL anymore to open the Task Manager.

Use CTRL+SHIFT+ESC instead – it goes directly to Task Manager.

CTRL SHIFT ESC Opens Task Manager

2. Restore the Tab you accidentally closed

Don’t panic, there is a way to get back the browser tab you accidentally closed.

Just press CTRL + SHIFT + T for Windows or COMMAND + SHIFT + T for Mac and it will reappear.

Keep Calm and CTRL SHIFT T

3. Clear your cache in a matter of seconds

Clear your browser cache just by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+R.

This will also refresh your page.

CTRL SHIFT R Clear Browser History

4. Lock your computer instantly

Lock your computer instantly by pressing WINDOWS+L on a Windows machine and COMMAND+OPTION+EJECT on a Mac.

Lock Windows WIN+L

5. Bypass right-click on any websites

Some websites don’t allow its users to right- click on their content, in the most cases to prevent the stealing of information and images.

This simple trick will allow you to bypass the right-click blocker and copy/steal the information you want like you’re on the Pirate Bay.

To re-enable right-click when visiting a website that has right-click disabled, type the following code in the URL bar of your browser:

 6. Use Notepad within your Browser

If you don’t want to bother opening a text editor to just write something down when browsing your favorite websites, there is a simple solution.

If you’re using Firefox or Chrome, copy and paste the following code in your URL bar:

It will open a new tab and you can even save what you’ve just written.

7. Disable Facebook’s Auto-Play Video

We all know the struggle when you see a Facebook video on your wall and it suddenly starts playing all by itself.

You can easily get rid of this by turning OFF the Auto-Play Video option.

Click this link https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=videos and simply turn OFF the Auto-Play Videos.

Or

Go to Settings > Videos > Turn OFF Auto-Play Videos

Disable Facebook AutoPlay Video

You’re all set! Now you can scroll down the wall without a single video playing all by itself.

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Carol is a self-taught programmer and founder of Neutron Dev. He enjoys the challenge of programming and helping people understand computers. SpaceX and Tesla enthusiast.
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  • Douglas Skyler

    I didn’t know I could use Notepad within my browser, haha!

    New lessons everyday 😀

  • Carmen Stavrat

    Awesome tricks, thanks for sharing!
    Waiting for more posts like these in the future!

    • Hey Carmen,

      Thanks for your kind words. Obviously there are more to come 🙂

  • Mitrutz Barbu

    Also, in most browsers you can use Ctrl+Tab to switch between tabs, or Ctrl+W to close one of them – alternatively, press the mouse wheel while hovering over a tab to close it.

    • Hey Mitrutz,

      Those commands are indeed useful, thanks for pointing them out 🙂