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10 Cool Tricks & Hacks That You Can Learn From Computer Geeks

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Have you ever wondered why so many people out there can do wonders with their computers? Not because they are nerds. They have learned several computer hacks, tricks and shortcuts to impress their friends, and guess what? They have managed not only to impress their friends, but also to find a good job or earn money online by showcasing their skills. By reading this article you won’t necessarily become an expert in using a computer, but you will certainly become much better at using your computer.

Whether you are just a basic user or you have plenty of experience in using computers, you will find the following 10 computer hacks and tricks extremely useful. After reading this article, you will be able to impress your friends with your newly acquired computer skills.

 

 

10 Computer Hacks & Tricks

 

1. Learn How to Use the Command Line

The truth is that using the command line is not as exciting or easy as it seems like in Hollywood movies. However, learning how to use the command line might prove to be extremely helpful. Power users adore using the command line, because they can perform complicated tasks by simply pressing a few keystrokes.

There are a wide variety of shortcuts, but it takes too much time to present them all here. However, if you want to learn more about using the command line like a pro, check the following link: Become a Command Line Ninja With These Time Saving Shortcuts

 

2. Find Additional Uses for Programs you Already Have

Computer nerds will always think out of the box, especially when it comes to finding new uses for the tools and programs they already use. Most programs can be used for more purposes, in addition to their original one. For instance, the file-syncing program, Dropbox, can be used to monitor your home computer, download torrents or even print files from afar. You can also use Gmail to find out if someone has stolen your phone.

 

3. Understand When Too Much is Too Much

When your computer starts to work a little too slow, you need to find out the real cause behind this problem. Usually, one app will slow your system down, so you need to find it and close it as fast as possible.

The following tools should help you find the real cause and terminate it: Rainmeter (for Windows) and MenuMeter (for Mac).

 

4. Know the OS’s Hidden Features

Every operating system (OS) has its own tricks and features hidden under the hood. System tweakers such as OnyX for Mac and Ultimate Windown Tweaker are simply great for finding secret features. If you are a Windows user, you can learn how to hide secret data inside a file, cascade specific windows or undo an accidental file move.

As a Mac user, discover how to create search tokens when searching for specific files, manage the privacy settings of an app or automatically restart your computer when it freezes.

 

5. Learn How to Crack Passwords

By learning how to break into a computer you will certainly increase your self-esteem. Everyone knows how to create secure passwords, but only a legit computer hacker knows to get the data they want. This is also a good exercise, because you will learn how to protect from cyber criminals in the future.

Some of the worlds most famous hackers have been hired for government operations and international projects to defend against other cyber attackers. We don’t condone hacking, it does help though to be one step ahead of a cyber bully heading your way though.

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6. Use the Scheduling Tasks

Sometimes it is better to stop performing all that system maintenance all by yourself. The built in task scheduler allows you to run any task you need, whether it is defragmentation, picture upload, reminders or even alarms.

 

7. Use the Keyboard More

A true computer geek knows all the basic keyboard shortcuts, such as “ctrl-C or ctrl-V”. Learn the most common shortcuts for Word, Gmail, Photoshop and other programs you use on a regular basis. After only a few months, you will be able to blow through text boxes and menus at unbelievable speeds with precision.

 

8. Discover New Operating Systems

If you really want to impress your friends, you should try to learn more about Windows, Mac and Linux.

Each OS has its own pros and cons that can be noticed with ease, so learning more about each system should not be such a daunting task. The cool thing is that there is a lot of software out there nowadays where it allows you to install another operating system on your computer so you can switch between each Operating System when you please.

 

9. Protect Your Data

Hide your precious info into a text file and hide it in a secret location on your computer.

Don’t forget to “Empty” your Recycle Bin or Trash on your computer once you have sent unwanted files or data there, that way it makes sure that nothing can be retrieved by any surprise guests you may have access your computer.

 

10. Tweak Your Hardware

With a bit of professional tweaking, you can now push your computer past its original limits. Installing Mac on non-Macs and over clocking your processors are not so hard to accomplish.

There are instructions out there to find out the details of your computers hardware, google search how to find your computer models information, note down the RAM and go down the road to your local computer hard ware store and buy bigger RAM sticks eg… 8GB, 16GB, 32GB etc… (Just make sure that each stick is the same make and model if you can for the best performance.

Jump on YouTube and learn how to Install RAM in your particular type of computer, this will increase your computers memory allowing your computer to run more efficiently.

 

 

All these cool simple tricks and hacks that can be learned from computer nerds are extremely useful, but require a little time and patience in the beginning.

Enjoy them and become a true computer geek.

 

If you have come across any cool hacks or tricks on your computer that have turned out to be pretty useful please share them with us in the comment section below.

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15 Comments

15 Comments

  1. Manoj

    Feb 12, 2019 at 2:27 am

    Great article. Thanks for the motivation.

  2. Mohd Faiz

    Jan 15, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    thx bro.. i believe finally this is a good place i have landed to learn and improve my skills.

    THANK YOU..

  3. Akshaya Beura

    Dec 27, 2018 at 7:28 pm

    Thank you so much, Really Very Good Tips for me

  4. Nola Schreuder

    Feb 4, 2018 at 3:02 am

    My husband is a master of command line, but my oh my, I cannot get most of what he does there, LOL!

  5. Yasar

    Jul 4, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    I love discovering New & Amazing Keyboard shortcuts & love them because they make my working process much faster~
    Thank you for this great post 🙂

  6. Shailesh Chaudhary

    Jul 3, 2017 at 7:16 am

    Thank so much, Really cool Tricks

  7. LubzChiz

    May 10, 2017 at 2:05 pm

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  8. sajid khatri

    Jan 15, 2015 at 4:30 am

    how to hack wifi passwords? give me a trick to hacking.

    • lord hackzer

      Jan 20, 2015 at 9:07 am

      2 words back track

  9. anamika

    Jun 12, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    really it’s work

  10. shahid

    Apr 30, 2014 at 11:03 am

    hey by mistake i have run disable mouse.bat how to solve this problem plz tell fast

  11. Sriram

    Apr 13, 2014 at 10:07 am

    hw to install ics android?

  12. edouble

    Jan 24, 2014 at 9:38 am

    thx bro.. i believe finally this is a good place i have landed to learn and improve my skills.

  13. Bashir Ahmed

    Sep 13, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    Wow, excellent computer tricks and hacks. I’ll share it with my friends!

    Thank you!

  14. Azizbek Azizov

    Sep 9, 2013 at 9:49 am

    Thank you)

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