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Tips & Tricks For Computer Users

Tips and tricks each computer owner should know

Computer use goes way beyond merely typing and clicking the mouse. Optimizing your productivity when using computers will require that you learn some of the essential tips and tricks that make the whole experience of using a computer enjoyable. We have some of the handy and presumably cool tips and tricks that you probably didn’t know about.

The ‘god mode’ folder

A centralized control panel where all the settings for the operating system are located. This allows for easy tweaking of most of the computer setting such as desktop background and even setting up of a virtual private network. To use this mode, simply create a new folder and name it God Mode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}. The folder automatically changes to an icon similar to that of the control panel. Here you can go and tweak all kinds of settings to  your own personal preferences. Of critical note, however, is that in Windows Vista with 64-bit architecture, this creates a reboot loop and thus it should not be tried.

A recorder of problem steps

This is especially useful when you are seeking help from a computer specialist who is not on site. The tool will automatically record all the mouse clicks that you make and take screenshots. When you finally consult a computer technician, the tool compiles and sends this information to the technician. This makes it easier to get  help with your problem since the specialist is able to see exactly  what the problem really is. You can run this tool in our computer by pressing Windows + R after which you type ‘psr.’

Increasing Start-up Speed

If you have PC that takes unusually long time to  boot, you could reduce the number of programs at startup to reduce the time it takes to boot. Once the startup programs are reduced, the PC launch is noticeably faster and appears lighter for your machine. The startup applications can be modified using the hotkey Windows key +R and then typing ‘msconfig.’ A small window appears from which you then select the tab for Startup. It is from here that a user can turn off most of the startup programs that he or she deems not very useful. Take note that for  users of Windows 8.0 and 8.1, this functionality has been moved to the Task Manager. It is additionally  important that you are keen on which programs you switch off since some of them may be required by third party applications and drivers in your computer.

Creating more space

When you find that you are running out of hard drive space, you should look for a  means to create more space.  This can be expressly effective if you can find and delete the large files that consume unnecessarily large volume of your hard drive space. Luckily WinDirStat is just the tool for that. This tool displays the folders and files that are taking up the most space on your hard disk. From here you can then decide on which files and folders to delete so as to free up extra space.