Top 14 Computer Tips and Tricks [2020]

Computers are the most advanced device in the tech industries. Nowadays computers or laptops are widely used in the world. Almost every computer science students have a computer or a laptop and they use it normally. But the sad reality is, they use computers only for normal purpose such as Internet browsing, Song play, Gameplay, etc.

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Top 14 Computer tips and tricks are as follows:

There are lots of hidden tricks present on the computer/laptop that are unknown to most of the users. Here I have written the top 14 computer tips and tricks [2020] to let you know all the hidden tricks that are present on your computer.

Contents:

  • Clear useless temporary data
  • Play media into chrome browser
  • Lock Windows instantly
  • Increase system sound more than limited
  • Open chrome in-built task manager
  • View Administrator password
  • use the snipping tool
  • Stop Automatic Windows Update
  • Use the middle button of the mouse
  • Open task manager in a new way
  • On-screen keyboard
  • Use Tab to select
  • Use the Keyboard as a mouse
  • Use emojis on computer

1. Clear Useless Temporary Data

There are lots of temporary data present in your laptop/computer machine which should be cleared in some certain time.

To clear the temporary data from your windows, click on the windows logo search ‘run’ and open it. Now type %temp% and hit enter, there will be lots of useless folders and files you have to select and delete all the files and folders. Clearing temporary data will boost your Computer(PC) performance and free the hard drive space.

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2. Play media into chrome browser

Sometimes you don’t have any media player to play audios and videos. In this case, you can use your Chrome browser as a media player. To play audio or video simply drag your file into the Chrome browser tab, it will automatically start playing.

3. Lock Windows instantly

Sometimes we are doing private works on our laptop/computer and suddenly your friend or parent enters your room. Click Windows+L key to instantly lock your Computer/Laptop.

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4. Increase system sound more than limited

You can increase your volume level more than currently present on your Computer/Laptop.

To increase volume- Open control panel -> Sound -> Speakers -> Right-click -> Properties -> Custom -> untick the Limited Output click apply and save. That’s it.

Increase laptop sound trick

5. Open Chrome built-in Task Manager

To manage all the open tabs and processes running on chrome browser, use Chrome in-built task manager.

To access Chrome in-built task manager press Shift+Esc on Chrome browser. Using this task manager, you can close the tabs & processes instantly.

chrome task manager trick

6. View Administrator Password

To view the login password, you have to access the computer in administrator mode for once. Once you got accessed the computer as an administrator follow these steps:- Search command prompt -> Run as administrator -> Type in command prompt

Net user username*User name replace with your computer

Now you will be able to view the administrator password.

7. Use the Snipping Tool

Take a screenshot of the part you need, use the Snipping Tool. To use this tool click on windows and search Snipping Tool. Now open this tool to take a screenshot of the part you need.

snipping tool for computers

8. Stop Automatic Windows Update

Windows OS provides updates almost every second day and your Computer/PC automatically starts downloading the new latest update that consumes a lot of internet data. 

To stop automatic update in your computer, open Windows Setting -> update & security -> click on pause updates for 7 days.

stop auto update in Windows

9. Use the Middle Button Of the Mouse

You will have seen a middle button in the mouse and it seems useless but there are lots of things you can do with it. Let’s start it from first

  • Open New Tab in Chrome: You can use it to open a new Chrome tab directly from the home window by clicking the middle button on Chrome from the taskbar.
  • To change the DPI: If you have a mouse that has a middle button, you can use it to increase and decrease the DPI level of the mouse by clicking on it.
  • Open a link in a new Tab: To open a link in a new tab move your mouse cursor to the link and click the middle button of the mouse.

Note: Not every mouse has this middle button.

10. On-Screen Keyboard

Sometimes your keyboard stop working. In that case you can use the on-screen keyboard. There is two way to bring on-screen keyboard:

  • #1 way: Press Windows+U -> search keyboard fromsidebar -> Enable on-screen Keyboard.
  • #2 way: Open control panel -> Ease of Access center -> Start on-screen keyboard
on-screen keyboard

11. Use TAB to Select

In some cases, we don’t want to use the mouse to select a file, folder or a link, for it you should use Tab key to select it. Press tab key to go through each option & use enter key to select the option. Just try it yourself.

12. Use Keyboard as Mouse

Sometimes your computer mouse damages or it stop working then You can use your keyboard as a mouse.

To enable it, click on start and open control panel -> Click ease of access center -> make the mouse easier to use -> Under control the mouse with keyboard then turn on mouse key.

use keyboard as mouse

13. Open Task Manager in a new way

There is an old tradition to open task manager by clicking Ctrl+Alt+Del but it takes more time to reach fingers on these keys. Ctrl+Shift+Esc is a new and quicker way to open task manager. This computer keyboard trick is my favorite. I use it every time when my computer hangs.

open task manager with Ctrl+shift+esc

14. Use Emojis on Computer

There are two ways to use emojis on the laptop/desktop/Computer but the simplest way is the press Windows+ . (dot) on the text area to bring emojis.

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Conclusion

Thank you so much for scrolling down. I’ve written the top 14 best computer tips and tricks [2020] just for you. Let me know which is your favorite computer trick. Comment down.

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