13 Computer (PC) Tricks You Should Try Right Now

Computers have simplified our life to a great extent. Things that were impossible earlier can now be completed instantly thanks to computers. However, this does not mean that a PC is all work and no play.

Here are some of the best tricks you can try out on your Windows based computer.

Computer Tricks
  1. Have fun with Notepad
    If you think that the Windows Notepad is just a basic text editor, then, you will be amazed by its capabilities. You can use the Windows Notepad to create everything from personalized logs to harmless viruses that are incredibly annoying. Go see this post to know just how useful the Windows Notepad is.

  2. Command Prompt too has some tricks up its sleeves
    If you think that the Command Prompt is a boring old program that no one uses, you are making a huge mistake. It can be used for everything from watching ASCII Star Wars to making folders that you cannot delete. See this post to know about all the cool stuff you can do with the Windows Command Prompt.

  3. Use keyboard shortcuts to get work done in no time
    If you are tired of having to alternate between your mouse and keyboard to operate your Windows computer, you would love to know these really useful keyboard shortcuts which greatly increase your speed and efficiency. See this post for details.

  4. Make your computer speak what you type
    You can use your PC's built in features and some VBScript magic to create a simple program that will make your computer speak whatever you input to it. Enter the right words and you could imitate a real conversation. Head over to this post to talk with your PC.

  5. Find your computer's gender
    Want to know if your PC is a male or a female? Simple. Try the previous trick to know if your computer is a 'he' or a 'she'. On a serious note, this depends upon the voice you have selected in Microsoft Text to Speech options.

  6. Make your computer greet you every time you start Windows
    A simple modification in the making your computer talk trick will make your computer welcome you in its own computerized voice every time you log onto Windows. This is achieved by placing a VBScript code with the welcome message in the Start up folder. Read this post to have a computer said welcome.

  7. Lock Folders with password
    If you have important personal files that you do not want other people to see, you can hide them in a password protected folder to prevent unwanted users from seeing them. Go see this post to hide your personal files effectively.

  8. Change your Processor's name
    PC Tricks
    If you are bored of your old processor and want a new one with a staggering name, you will definitely want to see this trick which allows you to change yout processor's name to something extraordinary to make your PC special.

  9. Make a Keyboard Disco
    You can use some VBScript coding to create a live disco on your keyboard by making Caps Lock, Num Lock and Scroll Lock keys toggle On and Off in a timed manner. See this post to know how your keyboard can turn into a disco.

  10. Recover permanently deleted files in Windows
    If you have ever deleted a file unintentionally and wanted to recover it, you would definitely want to know about a free tool to recover your deleted files easily.

  11. Use your Keyboard as Mouse.
    You know you can use your mouse for key input using the On-screen keyboard utility. What if I tell you that it is also possible to do the reverse? Just read this post to see how.

  12. Disable USB ports to prevent others from taking your data
    Ever wanted to disable your USB ports to prevent others from using their flash drives on your PC? This post explains how to do just that with a simple registry trick. Do note that disabling USB ports will also disable your USB connected peripheral devices.

  13. Convert any video to ASCII art with the VLC Media Player
    Play any video of your choice as ASCII art automatically in just a few steps with the VLC Media Player.

These tricks work on Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP.

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Akhilesh Sharma maintains and writes Tweak And Trick. He is a technology enthusiast and a science student.
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