We all have that one friend who knows every shortcut keys for their computer. They also know what to do every time the internet is down or their computer is slow. Trust us, they had some practice before becoming that good, and you should too. Here are some handy keyboard shortcuts and other tech tips that will definitely make your life easier.
Have you tried turning it off and on?
One of the biggest problem solvers we seem to overlook the most is turning our computers off and on. For some reason, computer systems can read information wrong and cause an error. Before having someone come out to look at it, try restarting your computer to see if that helps.
Updating your apps
Keep in mind that updating apps and other software packages are important. Software patches are created to patch any software weaknesses. An update might be forced before being able to use the software because of the vulnerabilities it may have been carrying. Just remember to always check your app store or set your applications to auto-update.
This command is great for Windows users. It allows you to have quick access to log out, switch users on your computer, and get into the Task Manager. We all have those annoying times where our computer applications do not respond and freeze. The Task Manager is a great way to stop running program if your computer is taking too long to respond. Caution: Force quitting your applications can cause them to run improperly.
Most of us are familiar with Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V for copying and pasting. Ctrl+A is a good way of highlighting all of the content on a page. We recommend you use this shortcut when you are copying from a text box or moving data as a whole.
Ctrl+Z will fix your mess
Have you ever been working on a project and mess up? Ctrl+Z will help undo almost any action unless it is saved.
Don’t worry, you can also redo and action by using the Ctrl+Y command and Ctrl+S+Shift on rare occasions.
Page not showing?
If you are trying to log in to one of your accounts but the content is not loading or seems to disappear, try switching browsers(Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Microsoft Edge). In most cases, you might be using an outdated browser or the browser doesn’t support the content you are wanting to view.
There is always a possibility that all you have to do is clear your cache. This will reset the page settings which may fix your problem.
The best way to remember these tech tips is to look them up and practice. Don’t expect to memorize everything all at once. We all have those moments in which the simplest solutions are overlooked or forgotten.