Whether you’re a computer whiz or a relative newbie to digital devices, getting to know those little tips and tricks can make a world of difference. We’ve collated a few of the handiest must-know computer tips online. If you want to get computer savvy in no time, why not try these out today?

With five different tips that are sure to get you moving that tiny bit faster, you’ll soon be the office computer person.

1. Printing as PDF

Ever wanted to save a document online or keep a website forever? Whether it’s your latest phone bill or a printable on how to make the perfect cake, we’ve got you covered. Saving just about any file online is easy with this little trick.

Once you’ve found a file you’d like to save as a PDF, click print. Then, instead of selecting your printer on the drop-down menu, pick print to PDF. You’ll be asked where you want to save your documents, and you’re done. Just like that, you have a PDF saved directly to any folder you fancy, ready to read offline.

2. Lock in seconds

Heading to the kitchen for a cuppa, and want to make sure no-one can access your computer in the meantime? You can lock your desktop with a simple WINDOWS+L, or CMD+OPTION+EJECT to require a password to access those files, leaving nosy passers-by looking at a locked screen while you enjoy your coffee or tea.

3. Quick close

Struggling with a slow-loading webpage, or need to close the browser quickly while shopping for your loved one’s birthday gifts? Then hit ALT+F4 to instantly close your current window, or ALT+TAB to switch to another window instantly.

On a Mac? Then hit CMD + Q to insta-close a page. Or to switch tabs, CMD + TAB is the best option to use. Your secret is safe with us. Phew, that was a close call!

4. Open multiple browser tabs

Not finished reading your current website, but have a handy link you want to keep for later browsing? Then this tip is for you. Instead of left-clicking on the link, click with the middle button or scroll wheel on your mouse. The link will open in a new tab, allowing you to browse at your leisure without ever leaving your current page.

5. Restore closed tabs

We’ve all accidentally closed a tab we wanted. This computer trick will restore once-lost tabs instantly by hitting CTRL+SHIFT+T to restore those web tabs directly from your history. On a Mac, you can hit CMD + SHIFT + T for the same effect.

What are your top tips for getting your computer whiz on? At Red Centre Technology Partners, we’re all about making computers easier for everyone. Get in touch today to find out more about our specialist IT support services or find out a few more exciting tips to keep your computer in top condition.


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