Technology tips for beginners
Everyone enjoys a good prank. There’s nearly always some shortcut we’ve never learned, no matter how well we know an app or program. The same is valid with hardware: we may use gadgets daily without realizing their valuable features.
Zoom is an excellent example, which millions of Americans have only recently found. For 11 of the best Zoom tricks, you’ll wish you’d known sooner, tap or click here.
You may spend much time in quarantine using the Technology tips you already own, primarily if you work from home. You may be doing things “the hard way” when you could be saving money by cutting corners.
For a variety of popular programs and tools, here are some of my favorite popular tech Technology tips, tricks, and shortcuts:
1. Make sure your USB drive is inserted correctly the first time.
It is a no-brainer to connect a USB cord correctly. So, why do we frequently do things wrong on the first try?
Here’s how it works: Take any USB cable around the home. On one side, do you see that symbol? It’s not just about branding or aesthetics. If you plug in horizontally, the USB symbol will face you, and if you plug in vertically, the USB symbol will meet you. You now know.
2. Reopen a browser tab that has been closed.
It happens regularly. You’ve got a dozen tabs open in your browser and close the wrong one accidentally. You may do it with keystrokes or by opening your browser’s history and reopening the account.
To reopen the tab you just closed, use Ctrl+Shift+T on your PC or Command+Shift+T on your Mac.
3. At a specific point in a YouTube video, could you share it?
If you see something in a YouTube video you want to share at a specific point, you may create a link that brings others right to that place.
Below the video, click the Share button. Below the URL, look for a checkbox. It will automatically indicate the time at which the video is currently paused.
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You can choose to stay at this time or change it. Please copy the link and share it on your favorite social media platform or email it to a friend. When someone clicks on the link, the YouTube video will immediately begin playing at the place you specify.
4. Find material like a ninja by searching with “Site.”
A Google search can yield hundreds of thousands of results. You can significantly reduce this time by using Google’s Site: function to search just one website.
Additionally, Open Google in your browser and type “site:” followed by the URL you want to look up. “site:komando.com,” for example, but without quotation marks.
There’s no need to go to Google if you type “site:komando.com search keyword” into your browser’s address bar.
5. Report spam texts and let the crooks know about it.
Junk texts are irritating. You can block them, but it also feels suitable to act.
You can submit an SMS to the GSMA’s Reporting Service with just a few clicks. Send the message to 7726 (can you guess what that stands for?) or hit “Report Junk” in your messaging program.
6. In Google Docs, use your Voice.
I’m sure you already use speech-to-text on your phone to dictate text messages or emails, but did you know you can do the same in Google Docs? It’s free and surprisingly effective.
Open a new Google Docs document and select Voice Typing from the Tools menu. Then you can begin dictating. Commands like “comma,” “period,” and “new” are recognized by voice typing.
7. Use Disney Plus to download movies.
Each streaming service handles downloading video content and watching it offline differently. Until 2016, Netflix was a considerable holdout. However, Disney Plus immediately allowed this choice. At the bottom of the menu, there is a download icon. You can also download as many titles as your hard disc can store with the Disney Plus app.
8. Take a screenshot and crop it.
Screenshots are ubiquitous, but you frequently capture more than you require. Exposing too much of your screen in a single image can put your security at risk. Instead, snap a screenshot with exact cropping to ensure that only what you want is included.
Press Command + Shift + 5 on a Mac, and a rectangle will appear, which can then be manipulated.
On Windows 10, go to Start, type Snipping Tool into the Search Bar, then press Enter. It will give you a comparable box to move around your screen in any shape.
9. Look through your WhatsApp conversations.
Messages accrue over time, regardless of platform.
Although WhatsApp is the most downloaded software of the decade, many users are unaware that you can search your messages like you can with Google.
A search bar is available on iOS, whereas a search icon is available on Android. In either case, seek words distinctive to a particular conversation to narrow down the message you’re looking for.
10. Unsend an email
Did you accidentally send an email to everyone that was only intended for one person? Gmail, on the other hand, can un-send an email by changing one setting before writing it. For further instructions, tap or click here.
Let’s face it; five seconds isn’t long enough to recognize you’ve made a mistake, much less undo it.
Fortunately, Gmail settings allow you to pause email delivery for up to 30 seconds.