Computer Tips and Tricks

By Stephanie Smith  |  Created April 27, 2018  |  PC |  Other | 

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Windows comes with a large number of features that can be hard for a new computer user. But some tips everyone should know and everyone can use, no matter if you are an advanced user or basic one. There are tons of different Windows tricks that we can use, but with these trips and tricks you can learn more about your Windows and most important thing is that you can save yourself some time buy using these shortcuts. So what are those tricks that we should start using?

1. Use Keyboard Shortcuts to get work done in no time

If you are tired of having to alternate between your mouse and keyboard to operate your Windows computer, you would love to know these really useful keyboard shortcuts which greatly increase your speed and efficiency

2. Make your computer speak what you type

You can use your PC's built in features and some VBScript magic to create a simple program that will make your computer speak whatever you input to it. Enter the right words and you could imitate a real conversation.

3. Make your computer greet you every time you start Windows

A simple modification in the previous trick will make your computer welcome you in its own mechanical voice every time you log onto Windows. This is achieved by placing the VBS script responsible for making your computer talk in the Startup folder.

4. Find your computer's gender

Want to know if your PC is a male or a female? Simple. Try the previous trick to know if your computer is a 'he' or a 'she'. On a serious note, this depends upon the voice you have selected in Microsoft Text to Speech options.

5. Lock Folders with password

If you have important personal files that you do not want other people to see, you can hide them in a password protected folder to prevent unwanted users from seeing them.

6. Recover permanently deleted files in Windows

If you have ever deleted a file in Windows that you did not want to and now want to recover it, you would definitely want to download some free tools to recover your deleted files easily

There are many others that you can use, but these are somewhat basic ones and they will work on any Windows version such as Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP.