If there’s one thing Reddit users are good at, it’s coming up with clever tricks — especially on computers.
And in one post, a Redditor asked fellow users what computer tricks everyone should know. People submitted a wealth of tricks for Macs, PCs, web browsers, specific sites like YouTube, programs like Excel, and more. What they all had in common was that using them makes your computer life a whole lot easier and more fun.
We looked through the tricks and found the best 8, which are a mixture of useful and mischievous.
Here they are:
If you press the F4 button in Excel, it repeats the last command.
Here's an example given on Reddit: 'If you select a cell and highlight it yellow, you can then highlight any other selected cell(s) yellow by pressing F4.'
All you have to do to make a copy of a file on a Mac is hold the 'Alt' key ('Control' if you are using a PC) and then click and drag the file. This will make a copy that you can drop anywhere you want by un-clicking.
Most people know you can hit the space bar to pause a YouTube video, but sometimes this causes it to scroll down the page if you haven't already clicked on the video. If you press 'K,' this will play (or pause) the video every time.
Hitting the 'J' key will cause you to go backward 10 seconds, while hitting the 'L' key will make you go forward 10 seconds.
If you click the 'Windows' key, plus one of the arrows (right, left, up, down), your current window will move to that side of the screen.
Similarly, 'Windows,' plus 'Shift,' plus one of the arrows will move your window into whatever monitor is that way (right, for example).
Unfortunately, this only works for Windows machines.
Here are three ways to deal with zooming in your web browser:
- 'Control' (or 'Command' on Mac) plus '0' resets it to default
- 'Control' (or 'Command' on Mac) plus '+' zooms in
- 'Control' (or 'Command' on Mac) plus '-' zooms out
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