A fresh new year was just ushered in and if you’re like us, it got you thinking about how you can increase your efficiency both at home and at work in 2022. Technology is a HUGE part of our modern world and there are quite a few computer “hacks” you can use to improve your day-to-day life. Chances are you’re already aware of (and probably using) one or two of these great tips, but we compiled a list of the 7 best computer tricks and tips you should know to make your life and work easier in 2022.

Running a successful business isn’t just about the big things, it’s also about the little time savers that allow you to spend more time on the things that really matter—like dominating the competition! Save a little bit of time with some (or all!) of the simple computer hacks listed below and gain more time this year to continue taking your business to the next level.

7 Useful Computer Tips, Tricks, and Hacks:

  1. Re-open the internet browser tab you just (accidentally) closed. Hold down Shift + CTRL + T on most PC browsers, or For Mac use Shift + Command + T and like magic, Poof! Your tab will reappear.
  2. Open a link in a new tab with one click. By simply clicking the link with the middle button (scroll wheel) of your mouse you can open your link in a new tab. You can also hold Shift while you click the link to accomplish the same thing. You can use the middle button of your mouse to click an already-open tab and it will close it.
  3. Zoom in and out on your browser. Use “Ctrl” plus “+” to zoom in and “Ctrl” plus “-” to zoom out. To reset your screen use Ctrl + 0 and it will reset to the normal view. (use “command” instead of “Ctrl” on Mac). You can also hold Ctrl and scroll the wheel on your mouse to zoom in and out.
  4. Undo almost any action. Made a mistake? Use Ctrl + Z to fix a mistake. To redo an action type Ctrl + Y.
  5. Paste text as plain unformatted text. Don’t want to copy the formatting from the original source? use Ctrl + Shift + V instead of the basic Ctrl + V.
  6. Move your current window to a particular side of your screen (PC ONLY). 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. You can also split-screen by dragging any open window to the very far edge of the screen. You’re able to split up to 4 windows per screen if you drag windows to the corners instead of the sides. Voila!
  7. Minimize ALL open windows at once. If you have several windows open and you want it to all go away without having to press the minimize button on each window, press Windows key + D, and it will all go away in a single snap. (This may be useful for when the boss walks in, but you didn’t hear it from us!)

 

“There’s a way to do it better—Find it.”

—Thomas Jefferson

 

Whether you’re already using some (or all!) of these great computer tips or not, we have EVEN MORE tips to help you with your technology. We don’t just care about your computers, we care about the success of your business.

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Worried your organization’s IT network might not be functioning as efficiently and/or as safely as you need it to? If your business is in the Austin or San Antonio metro areas, and has at least 50 computers, then give us a call so we can help you figure out how to give your network the New Year’s upgrades it deserves. On this call, we’ll discuss your unique situation along with any concerns you have and answer any questions you have about us. To request a FREE, no-obligation IT Discovery Call to discuss how we can help your organization’s efficiency, call us at (210) 245-6900 or go online to www.juerntech.com/15-minute-discovery-call/