Read These Tricky Computer Tips and Enhance Your Expertise

May 01, 2018
Tricks Every Computer Science Student Should Know

Computer science is one of the most popular subjects, in recent times. And certainly considered as the most fascinating discipline too. There are always certain things with which computer scientists might surprise you. And, no matter how much expertise CS students possess, many things yet remain unknown to them because of these continual advancements. Well, our assignment help experts are ready to amaze you with the same. This write-up comprises some of the most handy tricks that you must know. We aim to help you become more productive and sharpen your computer skills.

How to block websites?

You can block any website from opening on your computer using these easy steps:

  • Type “%windir%\system32\drivers\etc” in run
  • Open notepad from the start menu and run it as an administrator
  • Open the 'hosts' file by navigating to “C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc.”
  • Type the name of the site you have to block, for instance, Facebook or Google.

Then type:

  • 127.0.0.2 facebook.com
  • 127.0.0.3 www.facebook.com
  • 127.0.0.4 google.com
  • 127.0.0.5 www.google.com

After that, these sites will not open in your browser. To unblock them, remove these aforementioned lines from the notepad.

How to minimize all windows at once?

Sometimes you have many applications running, and want them to minimize so that you can go to the desktop. By pressing ‘Windows key + D’ you can easily do this, and can avoid minimizing each window separately. It is a time-saving technique and can prove to be very useful for you. Moreover, ‘Windows + M’ can also be used for this purpose, but you cannot undo the action using this combination. Therefore, ‘Windows + D’ is better and more favorable approach for the same.

How to change windows password without knowing the current one?

You can change the password of your PC without knowing the existing password. Follow these steps:

  • Right-click on ‘computer’ and select the manage option.
  • Go to ‘Local Users and Groups’ option, and then click on ‘users.’ You will see the list of users.
  • Right-click on the user whose password you want to change, and then select 'set password.'
  • Click ‘proceed’ option on the pop-up window.
  • Enter the new password, and then click 'Ok' option.

How to boost your broadband speed?

Well, it is true that the speed of your broadband connection depends on various external factors, but improving certain internal factors can also boost your internet speed. You just need to follow this steps: Open command prompt in administrator mode and type “netsh int TCP show global” and press enter.

  • Now to change the parameters, open notepad and then type these commands

cd\
netsh int tcp show global
netsh int tcp set global chimney=enabled
netsh int tcp set heuristics disabled
netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=normal
netsh int tcp set global congestionprovider=ctcp

  • Save the file as Speedbooster.bat
  • Run the saved file in administrator mode.

You can notice 30-35% increase in the speed. However, to reset these parameters to default values, type this in notepad

cd\
netsh int tcp show global
netsh int tcp set global chimney=default
netsh int tcp set heuristics enabled
netsh int tcp set global congestionprovider=none

Save this file, and on running it, the TCP global parameters will be reset to their respective default values.

How to scroll the full page in chunks?

Tapping the spacebar while browsing any website will make you scroll down in full page chunks and pressing ‘shift + space’ will take you up in the same manner.

How to boost internet speed by combining two different networks?

If you have two different network providers, for instance, an ethernet and a USB dongle, then you can avail additional benefit by combining both of the networks using a network bridge. Go through these steps to do so:

  • Press ‘WIN + R’ keys and type “ncpa.cpl”
  • Select the two network drivers from the window.
  • Right-click and select BRIDGE CONNECTIONS.

You can then avail additive speed of both the connections.

How to bring back a closed tab?

This is one of the most important browsing tricks that you should definitely know. On accidentally closing a tab, you don’t have to panic anymore and open the browsing history; Simply press ‘Ctrl + Shift + T’ and the most recently closed tab will be reopened.

How to make your computer talk?

Isn’t it exciting? You can make your computer talk all by yourself. Just type the following code in a Notepad document, save the file and your PC can speak the typed text. The code is

Dim Message, Speak
Message=InputBox("Enter text","Speak")
Set Speak=CreateObject("sapi.spvoice")
Speak.Speak Message

Save the file with a .vbs extension, such as ‘talk.vbs.’ Double-click the file icon and a pop-up window will be displayed. Enter the text in the box, and you can hear your system speaking.

How to add www. and .com to a URL automatically?

You can avoid typing the complete URL, and save some time by simply pressing ‘Ctrl+Enter’ after writing the name of the site on the address bar. Also, if you need .net instead of .com, then press ‘Ctrl+Shift+Enter.’

Aren’t these tricks amazing? Hope you enjoyed reading the write-up!

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