Top 6 Windows and PC Tips and Tricks

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As is the case with most things in life, the more you learn about it, the easier it is to see the value in the thing. Computers can be very complex, especially for people who know nothing about them. So in this article, we will be going through 6 tips that should be of use to you.

Have you ever wanted to be that individual that was able to do wondrous things on a computer? Not because you’d studied computers all your life, but because you were able to pick up a few tricks, hacks, and shortcuts, things that you can use to impress others. Computers are multifaceted machines, that, when properly studied can allow people to go on to earn money through them. The information contained in this article is not designed to make you an expert in anything, but it should, at the very least, open your mind to the possibilities. Here google tips and tricks are available. Like, fun facts and i m feeling curious.

Whether you’re new to computers or someone who has a fair amount of experience using systems, you should be able to find something that is of some use to you here. Hopefully, this article should inspire you to go away, and learn more about the various elements that make up computers today.


1. God Mode

God Mode, or Windows Master Control Panel is essentially a shortcut which you can create to access the OS control panel from within a folder. To create this shortcut, you will need to create a new folder, preferably on your desktop, but anywhere will be fine. Then rename it to the following:


Note: You can change GodMode to whatever suits your fancy.

Once you have successfully named it, you should notice the folder icon change. From here, you will be able to access every Windows feature.

2. Learn Microsoft Command Line

If you’ve watched any computer hacker movie, then you should be familiar with the command line. The reality is, that it isn’t nearly as exciting as it’s portrayed. However, that doesn’t mean there isn’t any real value in learning it, because in reality it can be very useful. The most advanced users, love to use the command line, because through it, they can carry out relatively complex tasks, just by typing a couple of commands.

The command line has many different commands, so it’d be impractical to list all of them here. For this reason, it’s recommended, if there’s any interest, for you to go away and learn the commands in your own time.

It will take some time, and a lot of memorisation, to truly master it.

3. Viruses

The word virus brings with it, a lot of taboo. Many people have ideas of hackers, living in their mother’s basement, reading the confidential files from the systems of their victims. However, the reality is a lot less dramatic, but that’s not to say it isn’t a real threat.

There are a wide variety of viruses, all with their own speciality. Not all of them are created equally, meaning, some are more severe than others, as they can literally hijack your entire system, while others, will make popups appear while surfing the internet. In truth, they’re all negative, but not all dangerous.

For this reason, you should always have an internet security program installed on your system. There are many solutions available in the market place. Some of which are free, like AVG Free, while others are paid. As is typically the case, you get what you pay for. So while, AVG Free offers protection it does not offer complete protection.

Any notable antivirus vendor like Norton or Kaspersky will set you up at around £25 per year, and will come complete with both an antivirus scanner and a firewall tool, designed to monitor both incoming and outgoing traffic. Something like AVG Free will only offer antivirus protection. If you want more, you’ll need to pay for more. I recommend you look into any one of the internet security suites out there.

4. Protect Your Data

It’s possible for you to hide text files, by setting them to hidden. This might be something you’d want to do with a confidential text file containing passwords.

You should also remember to empty the recycle bin, from time to time, as you don’t want it to pile up, with what potentially could be sensitive data. This way, you can be sure that no one stumbles upon your machine, opens up the Recycle Bin, and retrieves something that you would prefer they did not.

5. Memory Boost

If you have a fairly old or older system, maybe 3 years or more, and you would like to drastically improve its speed. Well, the most effective way that you can do that is by adding more RAM to it. To do that, you will need to open up the system, which can be quite scary, if you’ve never done it before, and remove or add more RAM to the system, via the memory slots. The installation method uses a clip in system, which is simple to get to grips with.

The more complicated aspect of the upgrade process is knowing what type of memory to acquire. There are a wide variety of memory speeds, with various features such as un-buffered and Non EEC. To figure out what your motherboard supports, you should be able to find a list in the manual. There should be a recommended memory support list, which is designed for this very purpose, to make life easier. This way you’ll avoid buying incompatible RAM that you’ll later have to return.

6. Toolbars

Toolbars are definitely not something that are looked upon favourably by web browsers. In many cases, they’ll install themselves onto your system, simply because you forget to untick a particular option during the installation of a program. They are intrusive, which means, more toolbars, less browsing space. It’s not uncommon for a browser to have multiple toolbars on it, slowing the browser down and slowing your internet connection down also, as it eats away at your systems bandwidth. In some of the more severe cases, it may go as far as to track your activity while online.

Every web browser that is around today, comes with a search bar that is typically situated in the top right hand corner of the screen. This search bar may be connected to Google or Bing. For most users, that is enough. In order to remove a toolbar, you will need to right-click on the browser bar, then untick the option for the particular toolbar that is visible on your browser window.

To stay ahead of the game, just be careful when installing anything, as you don’t want to fall into the trap of having tons of unneeded software clogging up your system.


Uchenna Ani-Okoye is a former IT Manager who now runs his own computer support website

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