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10 Useful Internet Hacks Everyone Should Know

10 Useful Internet Hacks Everyone Should Know

By: SMITH THOMPSON

If you think that you are good at using the internet, you would have a lot to rethink after reading this article. The technological world has a unique characteristic: it keeps on getting better and so many new and exciting prospects are presented every day. Likewise, you might think you are familiar with a good number of internet hacks and tricks, but there is always something that you can learn.

If you are a heavy internet user or someone who makes a living out of the internet, you should be careful about two things: your internet connection and your familiarity with the subject. Do not worry; we are going to help you with both in this article. The basic requirement is an affordable yet reliable internet connection; I would personally recommend you to check out Spectrum bundle deals for the amazing double play and triple play bundling opportunities of the internet, cable, and phone. With these bundle deals, you can get download speeds starting from 100 Mbps, more than 220 channels, and unlimited nationwide calls.

The latter requirement is to be an expert internet user. For this, we have put together a list of useful internet hacks and tricks that you should know if you want to have an improved internet experience.

View Hidden Passwords

We have all known that when we type passwords, stars or dots appear on the screen. This is reassuring when typing passwords in front of other people; however, you might be surprised to know that your passwords can be decoded. In order to uncover the passwords, all that is needed to do is change the field form to ‘text’. Furthermore, web developers or IT specialists can decode your passwords in seconds using this technique, and therefore, we urge you to keep strong passwords and to always log out of sites after using them. The ‘remember me’ option is not essentially good if you share your PC with your roommate.

Use Twitter with These Shortcuts

Window and Microsoft shortcuts have made our lives so much easier. If you think that your journey with shortcuts was till Google Chrome only, then you are mistaken. Various social sites have their own sets of shortcuts and we have brought Twitter’s for you, below. If you have trouble remembering all of them, you just need to log into your Twitter account, press ‘?’ on your screen, and view them.

Make A Notepad Out of Google Chrome

Have you ever had to experience the panic that comes when you need a notepad immediately to note something very important but do not have the time to find it on your PC? Next time, do not let panic get the best of you and use your Google Chrome as your Notepad.

All you need to do is put the following code in the address bar:

data:text/HTML, <html contenteditable>

Use Google Chrome As Your Media Player

Google Chrome is filled with millions of features that you are still unaware of. One of which is to use it as a media player. By dropping your media files in the address bar, you can easily watch anything on your Google Chrome.

Download Your Music Directly With Google

As a music buff, this is one of my favorite internet hacks. If you want to download any Mp3 song, you do not have to go through several sites to find a download link. You can get there directly with these simple hack. Put the following code in the address bar to get multiple direct links:

in title: index. of? mp3 song title

After the links are available, all you need to do is right-click on them and click on ‘save’ to download the file.

Find Complete Phrases with Google

We all have experienced forgetting half the lyrics of a song and then getting annoyed when we cannot remember them. Who knew that Google can help us with our poor memory as well!

Type a phrase the way you remember it, use quotation marks on both ends, and put an asterisk sign (*) in place of the words you have missed. Following these steps, Google will find you the best results. You will have everything that you had forgotten on the screen, in just a few seconds.

Make A Gif

Did you know that you can convert any YouTube video into a gif? No, well now you do! In order to make a gif out of a YouTube video, you need to do the following:

Step 1: Have a YouTube video you want to convert. For example: let us take this video of Friends’ bloopers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5o7guoSblKk

Step 2: Add gif in the URL before YouTube, like this:

https://www.gifyoutube.com/watch?v=5o7guoSblKk

Viola! You have got yourself a link to gifs.com that will convert whatever part of the video you want to make into a gif.

Search Sites Instantly

Now you do not need to go to a site, especially YouTube, to search its contents. All you need to do is type in YouTube.com in your browser, press the tab key, and search for anything you want to.

This useful hack works for Netflix and Amazon as well.

Have Fun with These YouTube Shortcuts

YouTube is one of the most used video-sharing platforms in the world. It is a house of billions of videos and so watching them can be more fun with these shortcuts:

  • Pressing J rewinds the video by 10 seconds
  • Pressing K plays or pauses a video. Spacebar can do the same, as well.
  • Pressing L fast-forwards the video by 10 seconds
  • Pressing F puts on the full-screen mode
  • Pressing Home starts the video from the beginning
  • Pressing M mutes the video

Study with Google Chrome

Did you know that Google can help you practice for your exams? Well, it can, if you want it to! This hack is specially designed for you to ace your exams.

Just type in site:edu [subject] exam in the address bar and find hundreds of links to sample exams with the solutions keys attached.

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