Technology has advanced within the years and this has led to increase in the usage of computers.
If you are like most users, you have been using the computer for many years and it is possible that there are still some amazing computer tricks you don’t know.
Luckily for you, you’ve stumbled on a guide that will give you some cool tricks that will not only make you more productive and look more professional among your friends but help you to secure your files and computer as well.
look at the right-hand side and double-click Start.
A box will open, in the value data box, replace 3 with 4 and click ok.
You will notice that all USB ports on your computer are disabled.
To enable the USB ports back, put 3 in place of 4 in the value data box.
How to Run a Program on an Infected System
Do you have a software that you want to install on your computer and a malware is preventing you from doing so?
Just change the name or the program or the extension from .exe to .com.
This has been proven to work in many cases.
How to Adjust Your Current Window
Do you know that it is possible to adjust your current window to any part of the screen without using your mouse?
This simple trick is very handy when you view want to multiple windows at the same time.
Use the Windows key + any of the arrow keys to move your window to your desired part of the screen.
Note that the down arrow key will minimize the window while the up arrow key will maximize it.
How to Take an Image of Your Screen (Screenshot What Is Displayed)
Click Start and type snipping tool.
There you have it.
Click New and drag the cursor to where you want to capture.
This simple trick is very useful for everyone.
Maybe an error sign is displayed on your computer and you don’t know what to do about it.
You can just screenshot your screen and send it to the IT guys.
This is just one of the ways you can make use of this trick.
This trick is also available for Mac users using Command+Shit+4
The Unknown Way to Copy File
There are several ways you can copy a file.
This trick will save you the work of right clicking all the time.
Just hold the control key select the file and drag it to where you want it pasted.
For Mac users used the Alt key to replace the control key.
How To Shutdown Your Computer Using Command Prompt
Almost every computer user can shut down a computer from the start button or press and hold the power button.
Well, that’s good but if you want to be cool about this learn how to use the CMD interface to shut down your computer.
Open the CMD interface by pressing Windows Key and R, then type Cmd in the box and hit enter.
Now that the CMD interface is opened type shutdown -s.
Shutdown is the command we want to execute and -s is the switch that tells the machine to shutdown.
Hit Enter key if you have not done so and watch you computer shutdown.
How to Copy The Active Window Of Your Screen
A lot of you are familiar with the print screen key, but what if you want to copy an highlighted part of the screen or a dialog box and you don’t want the other parts of the screen to show.
Then you can use this simple twist.
Print Screen will copy the whole screen but Alt + Print Screen will copy the active window on the screen.
It is as simple as that.
The snipping tool can also do this but it is not the fastest for copying an active window.
How to Increase Your Internet Speed to More Than 30%
You know that they are a lot of factors to be considered when it comes to internet speed.
There are basically internal and external factors.
Apart from your connections like cable, modem etc, you don’t have access to external factors.
With this trick, you can boost the internet speed of your computer. Let get started.
Open Command Prompt as administrator.
Type in this code netsh int tcp show global press the Enter key.
Open notepad and paste the following codes then save the document anything you want but make sure it ends with .bat. Save it on the desktop.
cd\ netsh int tcp show global netsh int tcp set global chimney=enabled netsh int tcp set heuristics disabled netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=normal netsh int tcp set global congestionprovider=ctcp
The above code will just change the tcp settings you see in the command prompt output.
Remember to save with .bat extension.
Run the file as an administrator and instantly you will see an increase in internet speed.
If you want to change these TCP settings to their default, paste the code below into notepad and save it with .bat extension.
Maybe something like reset.bat
cd\ netsh int tcp show global netsh int tcp set global chimney=default netsh int tcp set heuristics enabled netsh int tcp set global congestionprovider=none
This will return the tcp settings on your computer back to default.
How To Move From An Open Windows To Another.
Save yourself the pain of dragging your mouse around when you need to switch from one open window to another with this trick.
Use Alt+Tab to show all the windows you have opened and continue to press Tab to switch from one window to another.
This trick is for you if you work on multiple windows at a time.
Try it now.
How To Restart Your Computer Using Command Prompt
Open the command prompt window.
There are many ways to do that if you don’t know, type cmd in the Run box or in the search window.
Type shutdown -r to restart your computer. Shutdown is the command and -r is the switch that tells the computer to restart.
How To Log Off The Current User Using CMD.
This is also as simple as typing shutdown -l in the CMD interface and hit Enter.
-l is the switch that makes the computer to log off.
How To Hibernate Your Computer Using Command Prompt
Copy and paste or type this code in CMD Rundll32.exe Powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState and press enter.
Your computer should hibernate and if it doesn’t, that means you haven’t enabled hibernation.
How to make Your Computer Welcome You Whenever You Put It On
Have you watched a movie and you hear a computer calling the name of someone during startup?
I bet you have.
You will learn how to make your computer call your name at startup.
In fact, you can make it say anything you want.
Use the code below.
Dim speaks, speech speaks=”Welcome to your PC, Username” Set speech=CreateObject(“sapi.spvoice”) speech.Speak speaks
After you have saved the script, copy and paste it in your startup folder.
You can locate the folder by typing shell:startup in the Run box (Windows Key + R)
Paste the script and you are done.
If you want the best output with this trick, you should change you Sounds Scheme to No Sounds by going to control panel, put it in classic view. Locate sounds or sounds and audio devices.
A sound box will open. Go to the Sounds tab and click on the drop-down arrow below Sound Scheme then select No Sounds Hit OK and that is it.
I can’t explain how good this trick is, just bookmark this site, try this trick and some other ones you like then see the outcomes yourself.
How To Shutdown Your Computer After A Specified Time In CMD
This is a computer trick that gives you control on how long you will wait before your computer shuts down.
Open you CMD and type shutdown -s -t 30
This command is very simple to understand if you ask me.
30 is the number of seconds you will wait before your computer shutdown and it is a variable ie you can put any number you want.
You will see a warning during this waiting time indicating that your computer will shutdown soon.
-t is the timer switch.
You can stop this computer from shutting down when the countdown hasn’t reached 0 by typing shutdown -a and hit enter.
How to shutdown a remote computer Using Command Prompt
The code is shutdown -s -m\\Computer Name.
You should know that Computer Name is the name of the computer you want to shutdown.
You view the names of the computers you are connected to by typing net view in the command prompt window.
Before you can shutdown a remote computer, you must have admin previlage on that computer.
If you are not sure about that then open Run box, type the computer name and hit enter.
Know that the login details username/password will be required if you can connect to the system.
If you can provide the login details then you will see the directories of the system which is the confirmation that you can shutdown the system remotely.
How to Know Your Internet Connection Details Using Command Prompt
The command prompt can be used for many things and one of them is that you can get your IP address and other connection details from this interface.
Type ipconfig/all and hit enter.
The details will be shown including your MAC address, DHCP enabled or not, DNS server(s), Hostname and others.
How to Know If Someone is Hacking Your Computer
Is someone hacking your computer?
With the use of command prompt, you can detect an unknown computer that is connected to your computer and stealing your private files.
Open the command prompt and type netstat -a.
Look at the result closely.
The column named proto indicates if the connection is TCP or UDP.
Local address column indicates the port of connection.
Foreign address column displays the external computer that is connected to you and its port.
State indicates whether the connection is at that moment or not.
How to Close A Program The Fast Way
Alt+F4 can be a quick way to close any program you want.
It saves you the time of dragging you mouse around just for hitting the X at the corner of your screen.
I like this shortcut because it is a fast way and I know you will like it as well.
The Coolest Way To Open Windows Task Manager
This shortcut will open the task manager without mousing around.
Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to open it.
It is quick and cool.
How to Add Checkbox to All Folders
This is very useful because it will save you the stress of holding the control key whenever you want to highlight a group of files or folders.
To make this available, just open a folder.
Look at the top of the folder, on the second line click on view.
Then check item check boxes and you are done.
Now you can just select as many files or folders as you want by clicking the check box beside it.
The check box will appear when you move the mouse cursor on the file or folder.
Do You Need To View Your System Information?
This shortcut will display your system information within the blink of an eye.
Press the Windows Key plus the Pause/Break Key and your system info will be shown.
This is faster than using the generally known way.
And here you will be using the Pause/Break key that is rarely used.
Hint: that’s what I use to remember this trick.
Computer Trick To Make Matrix Falling Code Using Notepad
The famous text editor that comes along with Windows Operating System, Notepad.
It has a lot of benefits aside from its primary function.
It can be used to perform many computer tricks which you will learn one of them here and now.
If you have watched the Matrix movie, you will be familiar with the falling code.
You can use this matrix trick to freak out your friends, keep someone waiting forever and many other things you can use this trick for.
If you can think, most of the tricks you see in this blog post can be used in many ways that will make you more productive, faster and freak people out more.
Without any more ado, code the codes below and paste them in Notepad the save the document with anything.bat.
@echo off color 02 :tricks echo %random%%random%%random%%random%%random%%random%%random%%random% goto tricks Note that anything can be any name just save it with .bat extension.
How to Make Subscript and Superscript quickly
Do you need to type something like an exponential 42 or something like this 42, well you now have the keys to do them in no time.
This trick you are about to see will make you do any of that within a blink of an eye.
Highlight the specific word you want to perform this operation on then do the magic below.
Hold Ctrl and = for subscript Hold Ctrl, Shift and = for superscript.
Copy the IP address and paste it into your browser and hit enter.
Auto Add www. And .com Or .net To any URL You Type In the Browser.
This is simple just like how it sounds.
You want to save yourself some few seconds when typing an URL in the browser, hit Ctrl and Enter Keys to add www. At the beginning of the URL and .com at the end of the URL.
If you want .net instead of .com, then use Ctrl, Shift and Enter keys and voila you are on the site.
This is indeed a very cool trick.
You know I do this for people and before they finish telling me the site, the site is already showing on the screen and they will be like “hmm cool”.
How to Open a Link In New Tab
Do you know that as simple as this trick is some people don’t know it?
So let’s share it because it is useful.
In some cases, when you reading the content of a page and you want to visit a link shared on that page without leaving the page.
Just right-click on the link and select open in new tab
How to Redirect a Website to Another Website on Your Computer
Get the Ip address of the site you want people to be redirected to when they visit a website on your computer.
To get the Ip address of any website, make sure you are connected to the internet.
Open Command Prompt on your computer.
Type tracert Followed by the URL of the site you want to get its IP address and press Enter key on your keyboard.
For example, Tracert google.com
Copy the IP address and open the Host file with admin privilege.
At the bottom of the page paste the IP address you copied from CMD then type the URL you want to redirect to that IP address.
It is as simple as that.
You can undo all of these by simply deleting the IP and the URL.
How to Move From One Tab To Another In Web Browser.
This can make surfing the internet a bit more fun if you know how to do it.
I am the type of person that usually open a lot of tabs when I am using the internet.
To save myself the stress of mousing around when I want to view an open tab, I use this.
Ctrl + Tab will take you from tab to the next one.
Ctrl + “Any number” will then open the tab of that number.
How To Use Private Browsing.
The simple meaning of private browsing is that your browsing history and cookies of the sites you visit will not be saved.
All browsers usually have this cool function.
Google Chrome calls it Incognito and you can use Ctrl+Shit+N to open it.
Another way to open incognito is to right click on the chrome icon on your taskbar and choose New Incognito Window.
You can open this private browsing feature in Firefox by pressing Ctrl, Shift and P.
Internet Explorer uses the same keys as Firefox.
How to Jump To The Address Bar In A Browser.
There are a lot of ways to do this.
F6 is one of them
Alt Key + D will do the same.
And Ctrl Key + L.
You can use Ctrl+Shift+T to bring back a closed tab.
How to Reopen a Closed Tab On Browser
At times you might mistakenly close tab on your browser
This happens to every one of us.
You can get this closed tab back by simply holding the Ctrl and Shit key then press T (Ctrl+Shit+T)
This is very easy to do and can save you a lot of stress.
How to Control YouTube Video with Your Keyboard
We all know that shortcuts make everything easier.
This is also true in the case of YouTube.
You can forward the video for 10 seconds using the L key.
Rewind it for 10 seconds using J key.
And pause the video using K key.
You can also pause the video using space bar but this will only work if you click on the video.
FILE MANAGEMENT TRICKS
How To Get The List Of The Largest Files On Your Computer
Do you need to free some space on your computer and you don’t know where to start from?
Use WinDirStat to get the list of the files on your computer.
From there you can select and delete anyone you wish to delete.
How to Make a Folder That Cannot Be Deleted
This is one of the tricks that can be used to fool someone.
You will learn about that later.
To create a folder that you can’t delete except using Command Line Interface, first open the command line interface.
Go to the directory in which you want to create the folder.
For example, drive D. Type d: and press enter key.
The code md is use to create a folder in the command line interface and it stands for make directory.
So now that you have gotten to where you want to create your folder just type md followed by any of these names aux, lpt1, lpt2 to lpt9 and con then end with \ e.g md aux\
A folder will be created in the drive and no one will be able to delete it unless you come back to the command line interface and use the below code.
Rd followed by the name of the folder then \. Just like the above example we use, for us to delete that folder you just have go into the directory from your command line interface and type rd aux\ then hit enter period.
Change a user password in windows.
Maybe you forgot the password of one of your user accounts.
This is one of the most amazing computer tricks you can change the password without the old password.
You can change the password with this little trick.
You must be an admin on that computer to do this.
Right click on This Pc or my computer.
Go to Manage
Click on Local Users and Groups. Select Users.
You will see all the User accounts on that PC
Right Click on the account you want to change its password and select Set password.
Hit proceed to change the password.
How to Encrypt a Folder or File
This computer trick will encrypt your file or folder from other users.
Select Advance after you right click on the file or folder you want to encrypt.
Check the box beside Encrypt Content To Secure Data.
Now click Ok.
The only thing that will prevent this tick from working is if the file or folder is opened somewhere in which case you have to close it and do it again.
How to Detect If Someone is Using Your Wi-Fi Connection
You will learn two awesome computer tricks in the section.
First, how do you get your internet details, your IP address, MAC address and so on?
Open the command line interface or CMD and type ipconfig/all.
This will show you every detail of your internet connection.
It that simple.
So how do you detect someone that is using your wi-fi connection?
Simply any of these IP address in your browser.
Go to the attached devices tab and compare either your MAC address, IP address or even your computer name with the one you see.