Do you know how to get back to the tab you accidentally turned off? Do you know how to take a screenshot of a part of the screen without installing software? The 10 tricks below are great tips we should all know to make the desktop experience easier and more enjoyable than ever.
1. Reopen a tab that was accidentally closed
If you want to reopen an accidentally closed tab, press Control/Command (for Mac) + Shift + T, and the closed tab will magically reappear.
2. Take a screenshot of part of the screen
If you just want to take a screenshot of a portion of your screen, here's the easiest way to do it, whether you're on a Mac or a Windows PC:
On a Mac, press Command + Shift + 4 and the tool will appear. Just drag and drop to the right part of the screen you want to capture. Release your hand and the image will be saved to the desktop,
For Windows machines, go to Start and select Snipping Tool.
3. Redo the command just done on Excel
Too simple, just F4, that's it. For example, you set the order to black out a cell and highlight the whole yellow. Now, to highlight another cell in yellow, simply highlight that cell and press F4.
4. Open a link in a new browser tab with just one click
Click the middle button of the mouse, and you've opened a link in a new browser. And if you middle click on a tab, it will close. So fast, so simple!
5. Copy a file by drag and drop
To copy a file on a Mac, hold down Alt (or Control on Windows machines) then click and drag the file.
6. Pause the video playing on YouTube
Which button would you press to pause the video playing on YouTube? To pause a YouTube video, press the K key, to resume playback, press the K key again. To fast forward 10 seconds, press J, to rewind 10 seconds, press L.
7. Move the window to any side of the screen
If you click on the Windows key with an arrow key (right, left, top, bottom), your current window will be moved to the respective sides of the screen. Likewise, when you press Windows + Shift + arrow keys, you will move the Windows window to whatever screen is on the corresponding side. Unfortunately, this feature is only available on Windows machines.
8. Clear cache in seconds
To quickly clear the cache, just press Control + Shift + R. This will also refresh your page.
9. Quick Lock
You need to get up and go outside for a few minutes and don't want anyone to look at your unfinished work, so don't forget to press the Windows + L key combination.
On a Mac, click Command + Option + Eject (or the Power button if you don't have an optical drive).
10. Zoom in/out the screen
Press Control/Command (for Mac) + 0 to return to the default screen size
Control/Command (for Mac) + + to zoom in
Control/Command (for Mac) + – minimize