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Tutorial 9 awesome Windows hacks and tricks that’ll make your life easier

Discussion in 'Windows Tools & Tips' started by Jeanh, Apr 16, 2016.

  1. 9 awesome Windows hacks and tricks that’ll make your life easier


    Windows is incredibly versatile if you know how to use it. We’ve put together 9 of our favourite shortcuts, tips and tricks to make you Windows experience as smooth and easy as possible.

    1. Shake window to minimise
    This is one of my personal favourites. If you click and drag a window, you can then give it a little shake – go on, try it! All the other windows you have open will instantly minimise, giving you a clutter free workspace.

    2. Deleting browser history made easy
    If you want to delete your browsing history, but don’t want to go fishing through the settings on your browser, try hitting CTRL+Shift+DEL. That’ll take you straight to the menu!

    3. Highlight address bar
    Speaking of browsers, every try to highlight a long URL from the browser address bar to copy or delete it? Why bother? Instead just hit F6 and the URL will automatically highlight. Magic.

    4. Forget CTRL+ALT+DEL
    Most people will press CTRL+ALT+DEL when their computer crashes, and then instantly open the task manager. Instead, try hitting CTRL+Shift+ESC to open the task manager directly. After all, if your computer’s crashing, the fewer steps in the process the better. You can of course open the task manager by right-clicking on the task bar, but this method has a bit more of a sleight of hand feeling to it.

    5. God mode
    The Windows Master Control Panel, or “God Mode”, is a shortcut to access all of the operating system’s control panels from within a single folder. To create a such a shortcut, create a new folder on your desktop (or anywhere else) and rename it to:


    You can change the “GodMode” bit, but make sure the full-stop and the rest is the same. Once you’ve renamed it, the icon will change, and you’ll have access to all Windows’ most powerful features.

    6. Entering file names into the command line
    Once you’ve opened up DOS and are trying to execute a file, the most annoying thing is typing out the whole file directory: C:LibrariesPictures etc.

    Instead, try dragging the file directly into the command prompt, and the program will enter it for you. Simple!

    7. Go straight to desktop
    This is probably the one I use most often. Remember when Windows used to have a show desktop icon on the taskbar? Well now it doesn’t need to, because you can just hit WIN+D. In case you don’t know, the WIN button is the one with the wavy Windows flag icon between Left CTRL and ALT.

    8. Rename many files at once
    If you want to give a whole load of files the same name, select them all at once and click F2. Windows will append a (1) or a (2) to the end of each file name too, so you don’t get confused.
  2. jjca

    jjca Journeyman Established

    ayos ito ma try sa kapatid ko salamat boss
  3. Good to know that! Thanks for sharing!
  4. Thanks for Sharing !
  5. galing :D

    pano po ba yung 1.?
  6. edcel77

    edcel77 Addict Established

  7. thank you po dito...
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