Some of the hacks here might come off to some people as obvious, but there are a number of people who still struggle with a lot of things when it comes to using their smartphones and laptops. We’ll share a few tech hacks that could make everything a whole lot easier for you and probably much more enjoyable.
Tech hacks that you need to try out
Search sites without going to them
Browsing made easier with this simple trick. If you are using the Google Chrome browser, you can just type in YouTube.com into your address bar and hit enter. You’ll be able to search YouTube directly from your address bar. This way you don’t have to actually go to YouTube to look for something.
This works for other sites as well and you can search for them in your address bar and get a direct route to the site.
Log out of Facebook remotely
If you happen to log in to your Facebook account on someone else’s phone or PC and forget to log out, no need to worry. This simple trick will help you log from that person’s device from anywhere else. This is how it works. Go to “Settings & Privacy” drop down menu on Facebook. Choose “Settings” and select “Security & Login” under Security. Go to ‘when you’re logged in’. You will be able to see all the active sessions of your Facebook account and close them immediately.
Use emoji on desktops
You can use emojis on desktop too with these easy tricks.
- For Mac: Press control+command+spacebar to get the emoji menu.
- For PC: The latest version of Chrome has an emoji menu. Right-click anywhere you can type and click “Emoji” in the menu to access emojis.
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A cord protector
If your cables tend to get loose after some time, this could be helpful to avoid replacing them with a new one over time. This DIY cord protector can be made with just a spring from your ballpoint pen. Grab the spring out of the pen, then stretch it and wrap it around the part of the charging cable that tends to bend, and it’ll keep it straight for a long time. This will stop it from fraying for a good amount of time.
Study better with Google
You can study better for an important exam or test with one of these tech hacks, just google “site:edu [subject] exam”. You will get links to a number of exams for you to test your knowledge out and even compare your answers with the solutions given.
Shortcuts when watching videos on YouTube
- Press K or spacebar to pause or play videos on YouTube.
- Press J to rewind 10 seconds
- Home takes you to the start of the video
- M mutes the sound
- Up and down arrows to switch the volume
- F puts you in full screen mode
- Press L to fast forward 10 seconds