Working on computers is no big deal today. However, many of us don’t really know how to execute things faster while using this wonderful gadget.
With this article, we give you some basic tips to speed up your work. You don’t really have to have the technical knowledge to employ these tips. Just memorize these tips, and you’re good to go.
Quick Tips To Speed Up Your Computer
Use Keyboard Shortcuts
Instead of wasting your time on your mouse, you can simply use keyboard shortcuts. For instance, while typing on any app, you can simply copy any selected content by pressing ‘Ctrl’ and ‘C’ keys together. Then, for pasting, use the shortcut ‘Ctrl+V’.
Likewise, some other common shortcuts that can greatly save your time include,
- Ctrl+X: cut content
- Ctrl+Z: undo recent action
- Ctrl+Y: redo a recently undone action
- Shift+F3: changes letter case of a selected content
- Alt+tab: switches between two recent windows
- Alt+F4: closes the current window
- Windows key+E: opens up Windows File Explorer
- Ctrl+mouse scroll up: zooms in the current screen
- Ctrl+mouse scroll down: zooms out the current screen
Use ‘Sleep Mode’
Quite often, you have to halt your work for some time, for instance, to attend a meeting. In such situations, closing down all windows and shutting down your laptop is merely a headache. Instead, you can use the ‘Sleep Mode’. This maintains the power flow in RAM and saves your recent computer state. So that when you come back, you can resume your work right after your laptop comes out of Sleep. You even don’t have to worry about “why my VPN is not connecting”, or about tabs lost due to a broken internet connection.
For prolonged breaks, say, a few hours to a day, you can also use the ‘Hibernate’ option that turns off your laptop while restoring your work with minimal power flow in RAM. This does not drain your battery, and also saves your work.
This is particularly useful for people with slower typing speeds. Just enable voice recognition service on your system, and execute all your commands by simply saying them to your computer.