12 helpful tech tips

If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed by technology – relax! We’ve found some general tech tips to simplify your digital space and make life easier!

November 10, 2023

Keyboard shortcuts

Learn common keyboard shortcuts like Ctrl+C (Copy), Ctrl+V (Paste), and Alt+Tab (Switch between open apps). They'll save you time and effort.

Strong passwords

Create strong and unique passwords for your accounts. Consider using a password manager to help you remember them.

Email filters

Organise your inbox by creating filters to automatically sort emails into folders, making it easier to find important messages.

Keyboard emojis

On your computer, use keyboard shortcuts to insert emojis. For example, :-) becomes a smiley face.

Update software

Keep your operating system and software up to date. Updates often include security improvements and new features.

Get to know the F keys

They can be really useful!

Clear your cache

If your computer starts to slow down, try clearing your browser cache. This can free up space and make things run faster.

Ctrl + F (Find)

When reading a long web page or document, use 'Ctrl + F' to quickly find a specific word or phrase. It's like a magic search button.

Use private browsing

When you don't want your browsing history saved, use private or incognito mode in your web browser. It won't save your history, cookies, or searches.

Laptop screen brightness

Blue light can interfere with sleep, so adjust the light on your computer to a warmer colour. Right-click on the 'start' button and look for 'night light'. Select when you want the warmer light to start and finish.

Re-open a closed tab

If you accidentally close an important tab in your browser, reopen it by pressing 'control + shift + t' on a Windows PC.

Use quotation marks

If you’re searching for something in Google but getting bogged down with irrelevant results, use quotation marks around certain words in your search. Google will only show results that exactly match whatever you have written in quotes.

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