Useful Tech Tips You Need to Know
Technology has been ingrained in our daily lives. We are all surrounded by high-tech gadgets and equipment. Because of the coronavirus outbreak, many staff is working from home. While doing so may present some technological problems.
Some people struggle a lot and waste a lot of time doing things that could be done quickly and easily. Numerous shortcuts make it easier to complete tasks quickly and efficiently with technology. It makes no difference how well you know or utilizes the software or system. There are always certain shortcuts or tricks that we never learn or become acquainted with.
Share a YouTube video at a precise point
You can acquire a link that brings people directly to that instant if you see something in a YouTube video that you want to share at a certain point. Below the video, press the Share button. Underneath the link, look for a checkbox. It will automatically show the time when the video is currently halted.
You have the option of continuing at this time or changing it. Copy the link and send it to a friend. When someone clicks on the link, the YouTube video will automatically begin at the point you specify.
Put your USB drive in the right way the first time
It seems obvious how to connect a USB cord properly. So, why do we frequently do things wrong on the first try?
Here’s how it works: Take any USB cable lying around the home. On one side, see that symbol? It’s not just about branding or aesthetics. If you plug in horizontally, the USB symbol will face you, and if you plug in vertically, the USB symbol will face you. You now know.
Search using “Site:” to find content like a ninja
A Google search can yield hundreds of thousands of results. Reduce this time by using Google’s Site: to search just one website. Then, in your browser, type “site:” followed by the website you want to search.
Reopen a closed browser tab
It occurs frequently. You have a couple of tabs open in your browser and close the wrong one by accident. You may do it with a few keystrokes or by opening your browser’s history and reopening the tab. To reopen the tab you just closed, use Ctrl+Shift+T on your PC or Command+Shift+T on your Mac.
Report junk texts and stick them to the scammers
Junk texts are quite irritating. Of course, you can block them, but acting also feels fantastic. You can submit an SMS to the GSMA’s Reporting Service with just a few clicks. Send the message to 7726 (can you guess what that means?) or use your messaging app’s “Report Junk” feature.
Crop a screenshot
Screenshots are ubiquitous, but you frequently capture more than you require. In addition, exposing too much of your screen to a single image can put your security at risk. Instead, snap a screenshot with exact cropping to ensure that only what you want is included.
Press Command + Shift + 5 on a Mac to bring up a rectangle that you can alter as much as you want. Go to Start, type Snipping Tool in the Search Bar then hit Enter. This will give you a comparable box that you may move about your screen in any shape.
Unsend an email
Did you accidentally send an email to everyone that was only intended for one person? On the other hand, Gmail has the ability to unsend an email by changing one setting before writing it. This message recall also allows you to rectify spelling problems, erroneous recipients, the subject line, and even add attachments that were forgotten.
Make sure the timer is set to anything other than the default of five seconds. Let’s face it, and five seconds isn’t long enough to recognize you’ve made a mistake, much less undo it. Fortunately, Gmail settings allow you to pause email delivery for 30 seconds.
Search WhatsApp chats
Messages accrue over time, regardless of platform. We’re looking for that one humorous comment or a crucial street address, but it’s lost in the shuffle. Although WhatsApp is the most downloaded software of the decade, many users are uninformed that you can search your messages in the same way you can search Google.
A search bar is available on iOS, whereas a search icon is available on Android. In either case, seek words distinctive to a particular conversation to narrow down the message you’re looking for.
Use your voice in Google Docs
I’m sure you already use speech-to-text on your phone to narrate text messages or emails, but did you know you can do the same in Google Docs? It’s free and surprisingly effective. First, open a new Google Docs document and select Voice Typing from the Tools menu. Then begin to dictate. Commands like “comma,” “period,” and “new paragraph” are also recognized by Voice Typing.
Everyone enjoys a good prank. There’s nearly always some shortcut we never learned, no matter how well we know an app or program. The same is true with hardware: we may use gadgets daily without realizing their useful features. You may spend a lot of time in quarantine using the technology you already own, especially if you work from home. You may be doing things “the hard way” when you could be saving money by cutting corners.