20+ Useful Computer Tricks That Every PC User Should Know

If you want to look smart and make show off with your friends so you can apply this trick to look like you have computer knowledge. In this article, I will tell you the tricks which you can apply in your daily use and look like genius. Use these tricks and hacks and note down for remembering in your mind. This computer tricks will makes your work easy and you can do the work shortly and time saving. These tricks and hacks are useful and some of them are hidden which might be most of us don’t know about it. So let’s start.

  1. Access any block sites.

If you want to access any block sites from your computer. Mostly in school or colleges some of the sites gets block like Facebook, Instagram, etc. So for that you have to open proxy site website.

You have to enter this website on your browser. And select any server and type the URL of that block website which you want to access and you will able to access the block website.

Website – https://www.proxysite.com


  1. Convert any file into PDF

This particular trick will help while converting your any file easily and by simple clicks. Most of the user don’t know about this feature and using it. So if you want to convert any excel, PPT or word file in pdf, most of people will download any application or done through website which can be dangerous and your important data or file can be leaked. So what you can do.

Steps – Simply you have to click on file–then click on save as–click that document—then as you can see in above image you have to change the type of the file—click on pdf. And the file will convert in pdf.


  1. PSR (problem step recording)

This trick and feature can be useful in daily use. If you forgot any step which you done or you want to see again the steps and clicks, so that you can do by using PSR means problem step recording, it’s in recording video format in which whatever you click on desktop step by step it records and you can see where and how you have open any file.

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Steps- press windows + R button – then type PSR – click on PSR- This screen will come on your desktop – click on start record – PSR will on.


  1. Creating new folder

Well normally when we try to learn computers in beginning we have created new folder by click on right on mouse – click on new – click on folder- new folder is created. But this steps is became old. So if you are creating new folder in front of your friends or anybody don’t use this method as you will look like fool. So it’s better to look smart and by using shortcut keys.

Steps- Press ctrl + shift + N and the new folder will be created on your desktop in just simple clicks.


  1. Windows Update settings

This next trick is very important because most of us don’t know about this feature. Most of us use our mobile hotspot to connect with our PC or desktop WiFi but we wondering about the data is finished in just minutes or in just hours. So for that there is setting which you have to off on your desktop. When you connect hotspot some background update downloading going on and your data gets finished. So for that you have to do this.

Steps – click on window – search and click for windows update settings – go in advanced option – Off the system update automatically option.


  1. Block websites

Most of us don’t know this trick that how to block any websites on your computer or PC. This trick is very useful to block any harmful website or any other websites.

Steps- press windows + R button and type %windir%\system32\drivers\etc and press ok –click on file hosts – open this file with notepad – at below type the IP address as and space and type the website which you want to block and save the file. refresh your browser and type that website, you will see the website would be block.


  1. Open Task manager using Shortcut key.

If I ask you to show me how to open a task manager you will simply search on window or you will press

windows + alt + direct button but this process look like lengthy but you can use simple tricks and use to impress to people

Steps—ctrl + shift + Esc and your task manager will be open.


  1. Windows dark mode settings

Dark mode settings is available in Windows 10 and this feature if you use on your desktop or PC it will helps to reduce stress on your eyes and face. And it will save your battery more than enough. Use dark mode settings in low light or low battery.

Steps—press windows + I button to open windows settings or search on menu – click on personalisation – click on colours – go below and on the dark mode.


  1. Multiple desktop

If you want to do many works at a time or you want to work very fast so you add many desktop on your PC.

Steps—open up the new Task View pane by clicking the Task View button (two overlapping rectangles) on the taskbar, or by pressing the Windows Key + Tab. In the Task View pane, click New desktop to add a virtual desktop.

If you press windows + Tab + right arrow key button so you can switch the desktop screen.


  1. Dynamic lock

Dynamic lock is one of my favourite features from security point of view. If you connect your pc Bluetooth with mobile Bluetooth and then if your pc is disconnected from your smartphone device it will automatically lock your pc.

Steps – search on menu windows settings and open and search dynamic lock and allow dynamic lock and connect with the device.


  1. Phone notifications to PC

This trick is very helpful in today’s world as if you didn’t carry your phone with you and you want to see notifications of your phone on your pc. So you can do that. Just you have to download cortana app on your PC and your smart phone and then signup and connect your PC and phone with same ID. And you can see all notifications from your phone to your pc.

It is really helpful and I would recommend to use it.


  1. Trick to know all details information of PC

There is command which you should use to find all your details of your computers like IP address, server details, software, hardware details, etc. And many more. You have to simply give a command in command prompt.

Steps – open command prompt – type ipconfig/all and press enter. And you will see all details.


  1. Hide your folder or files

If you want to hide any folder or any file from your friend or any body so that anybody shouldn’t see the files, so you can hide the file without using any software. For that you have to follow certain steps.

Steps— right click by mouse on that file which you want to hide – click on properties – on below click to hidden and press ok. If you refresh the desktop you will not see the hidden file.

If you transfer or copy through pen drive you still cannot see in other PC.

If you want to see hidden file again and show you have to follow these steps

Steps— click on view – click on options – click on view – click on show hidden files and folders.

And your file will be show again.


  1. Hide pen drive of your computer

If you want to hide your pen drive so that anyone can not see it. You have to do certain steps to enabled the hidden any drive option.

Steps – press windows + R (run) and type gpedit.msc and press ok. Then you will local group policy screen. On that click on administrative templates (user configuration) after that — click on windows component – click on file explorer – then search and click hide these specific drive in my computer – click on enabled and then click on all restrict drive. Then select the particular drive which you want to hide. If you want to see the file again you to do same method and click on disabled and press ok. And refresh.


  1. Watch video without media player.

If you do not have any media player to watch video like VLC media or any other and you still. Want to watch the video on your PC. So you simply need to do one thing.

Just have shortcut of that video and chrome on your desktop screen, then click that video and drag in and up to on the chrome. And the video will be start play.


  1. Change folder color

If you want to see your folder colourful and attractive. You can use this feature to give different colours to your folders.

Steps – first step is right click on the folder – click on color option – select the color for your folder – press ok.


  1. Shut down windows

If you want shut down your window PC. You will try to go with long process click on menu click on shut down. And then it will take times. It’s better to use shortcut key to make work easy.

Use shortcut key – alt key + F4 to shut down PC.


  1. Watch 3d movies by VLC media player

Now you can watch 3D movies on your computer just by adjusting your settings.

Steps—Run 3D movie on your computer through VLC media player – click on tools – click on effects and filters – click on visual effects – click on advanced – enabled anaglyph 3D. Press ok. Then use any 3D glasses and watch in 3D effect.


  1. Boot screen animation

If you want that boot screen should be dynamic and cool. You can use this trick on your computer.

Steps—1. Download Windows 7 boot updater

2. Run the application and load the files which you

Want as boot screen

3. download and Apply the boot screen.


  1. Backgrounds login changer

If you want your login background looks cool and attractive you should use this software.

Download link- http://www.julienmanici.com/windows_7_logon_background_changer/confirm/

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