Tips and Tricks
Some computer users think that they know all that they need to know and that there is nothing else that they need to know. However, at Broken Arrow Computer Services, we believe that there is always room to learn something new. While we do come across some who are very knowledgeable about computers, they don’t know the simple things that could make his or her life simpler. This is why we offer a few tips and tricks. Some are sure to appreciate having a cheat sheet that could help them with their computer needs. Our tips and tricks will make you look computer savvy.
Undo Any Action
You may already know that Ctrl + Z helps to undo the previous action. However, did you know that if you accidentally happen to delete a file that you can hit those same keys to take you back to the spot you were at? Ctrl + Y will undo what you just did.
Move Your Window Screen
When you move the Window button and one of your arrow keys – right, left, up, or down, your window will move to whichever side of the screen you direct. Window + Shift and hitting one of the arrow keys will move the window into the monitor on that side. This only applies to Windows operated machines.
Clear Your Cache
When your computer starts to act a little weird and you have certain pages that will not open then it may be time to clear your cache. This can be done rather quickly by hitting Control + Shift + R. This also refreshes the page.
Opening a link in a new browser
If you click on the middle button on your mouse this will open the link in a new browser. Clicking on an open tab will close it.
Make a copy of a file
If you are working on a Mac and you need to make a copy of a file just hold the ‘Alt’ key and then click and drag your file. This creates a copy that you can then drop anywhere.
Find your Wi-Fi password
If you are in Windows then go to your Network center. Right-click on the Wi-Fi network connection – Wireless Properties. Click the ‘Show Characters’ box to display your Wi-Fi password.
Repeat the last command in Excel
This is easy. Just press F4 in Excel to repeat the last command
Close all windows
If you want to quickly shut down all open windows, hit the Windows button + D, the windows will all close immediately.
Hit ALT + Print screen
Close current window
Hit CTRL + W and this will close the current window
Booting up problem
When you have a problem with your computer booting up, this often indicates that there are too many programs running at the same time. Hit the Windows key + R. Type “misconfig”, hit the Startup tab when the option comes up, then turn off programs that you are not using.