15 Cool Internet and Computer Tricks You Might Not Have Known

Be an Internet wizard or a computer ninja with these 15 awesome tricks! Here’s a bunch of useful tips you can try out with your computer or the Internet. Some of these tricks are fun to do and are very helpful.

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1. A shortcut to www. and .com.

Anything you type on the URL bar of your browser can be surrounded by www. and .com by just pressing CRTL + Enter.

2. How to find music downloads easily?

In Google search bar, type the following strings:

-inurl:(htm|html|php) intitle:"index of" +"last modified" +"parent directory" +description +size +(wma|mp3) "metallica"

Replace “metallica” with whatever you are searching for. The search string can be used to find music downloads available on public FTP and HTTP sites.

Alternatively, you can also use the search string below.

intitle:index.of?mp3 metallica

3. How to skip intros of most videos on Youtube?

There is a feature on YouTube called that “Wadsworth constant” where you can skip the first 30% of any YouTube instructional video. To use it, just add &wadsworth=1 to the end of the Youtube url. It will skip the first 30% of videos which may include the boring introduction.

4. How to go directly to the Task Manager?

Instead of the usual CTRL + ALT + Delete for Windows, you can press CTRL + Shift + Esc to go directly to the Task Manager.

5. How to access StickyKeys in Windows?

StickyKeys can help users who have difficulty in holding down two or more keys at a time. It allows you to press just one key at a time instead of pressing them at the same time. To access it, press Shift key 5 times. Your computer will make a cute noise, then you can enable the Sticky Keys.

6. How to re-enable browser’s right click when web pages turn it off?

There are sites that disable the mouse right click commonly due for protection towards picture stealing. An easy way to re-enable the right click is by typing the command below on the URL bar of your browser.


7. A shortcut in opening a new tab.

You can click a link with the mouse scroll wheel button to open a new tab. You can also use CTRL + left click on the link.

8. How to open the last tab you closed?

You can press CTRL + Shift + T to open the last tab you closed. This works perfectly if you have accidentally closed a browser tab.

9. More uses of CTRL (Control) Key.

Holding CTRL makes your mouse cursor move by full words instead of by characters.

CTRL + Backspace will delete the previous word.

CTRL + arrow keys will jump to the start of the previous word.

CTRL + Home and CTRL + End will move your cursor to the beginning and end of the document, respectively.

In browsers, pressing CTRL + W closes the current tab and CTRL + number (e.g. 1, 2, 3, up to 8) will go the respective tab. CTRL + 9 will go to the last tab.

10. Fast way of clearing cache and refreshing page.

You can press CTRL + Shift + R to clear cache and then refresh web page.

11. How to access Google with no country redirect?

As you have noticed, when you enter google.com in your browser, you are directed to the local version of Google. To use Google without the redirect, you can type in www.google.com/ncr.

12. How to watch age restricted Youtube videos without logging in?

If you encounter an age restricted video on Youtube, it is possible to still watch it by just removing the “watch?” in the URL.

13. Are there any Google Easter eggs?

Go to Google then search for “do a barrel roll”, Google will then do a barrel roll.

Go to Google then search for “zerg rush”, a bunch of animated zergs will appear and attack the web page.

Go to Google then search for “tilt”, Google will tilt.

Go to Google, then type in “atari breakout”, then go to Images. You can play a hidden game in Google images.

14. You can watch an ASCII animation of Star Wars in a telnet session.

On Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8, go to Command Prompt (or type “cmd” in Run) then type telnet and press Enter. Type “o” without the quotes then press Enter. Now type in “towel.blinkenlights.nl” and press Enter.

For Linux, Mac OS X and Windows XP, just go to the terminal windows (command prompt for Windows XP) then type in “telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl” without quotes.

15. Easy and fast way of tracking your UPS package.

You can search Google for your UPS tracking number, and it will link you to the tracking page for your package.

Hope these Internet and computer tricks that we listed helped you in some way. Know any “amazing” or “cool” tricks you want to share? Comment it below. 🙂