Windows Talk: 5 Little Known Computer Tricks You Need to Know

By Bethany Ramos for Windows Talk

Most of us use a computer on a day-to-day basis, whether it’s for a 9-to-5 workday or to check Facebook into the wee hours of the night. As a regular computer user, you may think that you have mastered the basics of your PC, but it’s time to think again…

Here are five important tricks to remember to enhance your experience each and every time that you use your PC:

1. Lay off the double clicking. If you’re familiar with Windows, double-clicking is the best way to open an icon. But double-clicking should not be used to open links in a web browser or to complete almost any other task on your PC. If you have a diehard double-click reflex, you may accidentally submit an online form twice or miss some critical information when using software on your computer. The moral of the story? Train yourself to single click, unless absolutely necessary.

2. Watch out for viruses in Microsoft Office Documents. If you use Microsoft Office regularly at home or at work, you most likely take advantage of a number of built-in apps that help to automate more complicated tasks in the program. However, these very same apps may contain harmful viruses designed by savvy coders that will detrimentally affect any work you have completed and saved in Office.

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This excerpt is shared with permission from Windows Talk.

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