Most used tips and shortcuts that every computer user should know

computer tips and tricks 2012

People like to be tech savvy and want to use computers more and more efficiently.
Number of people using computers is increasing everyday, but very less people use it to its full efficiency.
This tricks might help you become a tech savvy and impress your colleagues.

Here are some popular tips that every computer user must be aware of.

  • When a application freezes or hangs on your computer, use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Alt+Delete. This shortcut opens the Task Manager where you can then select the unresponsive application and quit it. 
  • Triple-click your mouse to select a URL in your browser’s address bar. This makes it easy to copy and paste the URL. You can also triple-click a paragraph or double-click a word for faster selecting.
  •  Need to find a word or phrase on a page with lots of text? Use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+F and a search box will appear on the page. You can then type the text you wish to find and it will become highlighted on the page. If it appears more then once, press Enter to move to the next instance. This tip is especially useful when trying to find something in a long list of data. 
  • Can’t find a file or application that you downloaded? Use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+D to open your Downloads folder. 
  • Use a password manager like LastPass to remember all your passwords. When you sign into this application (with your master password) it will automatically input usernames and passwords into the sign on pages for the accounts you use. It will even generate strong passwords when you sign up for new accounts.

  • Tweak Clear Type Settings —Windows 7 includes a built-in utility for configuring ClearType, which makes text easier to read on LCD monitors. ClearType is enabled by default, but the default settings may not be ideal for your monitor. To access the utility, click the Start button, type ClearType into the search box in the Start menu, and click the Adjust ClearType text application that appears.

Use the ClearType wizard to adjust the appearance of text on your monitor. These settings will affect the appearance of text in most Windows applications, including your web browser.

  • Make Text & Other Items Larger

If you feel the text on your screen is not readable ,is very small, or is very large. Then you can change the size of this text and other items appearing on your screen easier to read.

To change this setting, click the Start button, type Make text into the search box in the Start menu, and click the Make text and other items larger or smaller option that appears. Select a size in the Display window – after changing this size, you’ll have to log out and log back into Windows.

You can also use the Set custom text size (DPI) option in the sidebar here to set a custom text size instead of using one of the predefined ones.

There are more such tips but this is  my first article on being tech savvy. More  tips will come soon.

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