Here is a shortlist of the computer tricks and tips that everyone should know. It will make your online life easier.

Undo an action

If you have made a mistake and wish to undo your last action then simply click on CTRL+Z (Windows) or Cmd +Z (mac). Such a practical computer trick. You will use it loads.

Bring back a closed Tab

If you have closed a navigator tab too quickly and regret it. Then click on Ctrl +shift+T (Windows) or Cmd +shift+T (Mac). This happens all the time. Such a great computer trick to know. It saves time having to navigate through your history.

Go straight to the desktop

Wonderful when you have many windows open and just need to go back to the desktop then simply click on WIN + D (Windows) or Fn+F11.

Screenshot only the part of the screen you want

You do not always want to have to edit the print screen into photoshop. This allows you to save plenty of time. For Windows go to “start” then “snipping tool”. For Mac, click on Command + Shift+4 bring up the tool which allows you to select the area you wish to copy. I love this computer trick. So very practical especially when you are writing a blog and what to show what you are doing.

A laptop charges faster when in airplane mode

When you are tight on time, this small trick will make a big difference

Find the Wifi password

In Windows right-click on the Wi-Fi network connection icon > properties. Click on Show Characters box to show your Wi-Fi password.

In macOS, all passwords are stored in the Keychain App. Use the spotlight (hit Cmd + spacebar) to open the app and find your Wi-Fi network name in the list of saved credentials. An other one of these computer tricks that will save time.

Switching through open windows

Alt + Tab in Windows allows you to cycle through currently open windows. This makes it easy to switch between different open programs. In macOS, the shortcut is Cmd+Tab.

Download images easily

You can download an image from google by pressing alt and clicking on it (in Windows). On a Mac, you can press control and then click on the image. Once again an other hand computer trick to save time.

Private mode

It is so useful to surf the web anonymously. Pressing Ctrl + Shift + N will launch a new private window in Chrome. Ctrl + Shift + P will do it in Firefox and Internet Explorer.

A shortlist of some of our favorite tricks. At Declix we use them daily. They will surely come in handy at some point. Not only will they help you save time but offer you a much better navigation experience. Enjoy!

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