25 Useful Computer Tricks That Everyone Should Know

These days it is increasingly difficult to do anything without having at least some knowledge of how computers work. In almost every field, from medicine and education to hospitality and even sports, there isn’t a single area where IT or technical knowledge won’t help you. Whether it’s something as simple as knowing how to google things with the right keywords or using Microsoft Office to something more complicated like changing your DNS servers, all of these things are critical to making your life easier regardless of what your primary field of work is,

For this reason, today we are going to go over some of the most obvious and quickest short cuts and tips that you can use to speed up your work flow and get things done faster. Of course, if you are even a little tech savvy, many of these things will already be pretty obvious to you, but there are a lot of people out there that don’t know even one of these. And if you know anyone like that (your grandma?), then make sure that you send this list to them. It could help make their life significantly easier. These are 25 useful computer tricks that everyone should know!

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Ctrl + 0 resets the view in your browser.

Ctrl + 0 resets the view in your browserImage: orse via Flickr
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Don't just click through the installer by pressing next for everything. That's how you end up with all those toolbars.

Don't just click through the installer by pressing next for everything. That's how you end up with all those toolbars

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If you have to call IT, make sure you can tell them exactly what you did. If the error message has cryptic looking numbers in it, write them down!

If you have to call IT, make sure you can tell them exactly what you did. If the error message has cryptic looking numbers in it, write them down!Image: wikipedia
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Back up even if you think you don't need to.

Back up even if you think you don't need to.

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Don't run your computer 24 hours a day. At the very least, turn it off once a week. Memory leaks are painful (for non-nerds - your computer will run more slowly).

Don't run your computer 24 hours a day. At the very least turn it off once a week. Memory leaks are painful (for non-nerds - your computer will run more slowly)


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