The digital space is enjoyable and makes our lives really easy until it doesn’t. There are so many things that can go wrong when you’re using a computer. But, there are also quick and easy fixes that allow us to move along like we didn’t just have a computer malfunction a second ago. Here are some of our favourites.
This is an ancient trick in the digital book. Basically, when all else fails, restart your device. This is a quick and easy fix that allows your device to get up and running again. It also lets your device’s operating system start anew, which helps it run faster and better. We all need a break from time to time- so does your device.
Your device might crash (we hope it never does), and we’d hate for you to lose all your documents, images or any data that you consider important to you. So that’s where using free cloud-based solutions like Google Drive and Dropbox to store your data externally comes in. If the worst happens, you might need to get a new device, but at least you’ll still be able to access your saved data from anywhere as long as you have access to the internet.
You don’t need to use your mouse for every single thing you do on your computer. Shortcuts exist for a reason, and that’s to make your life easier. Use your keyboard shortcuts when necessary, and although these may differ depending on the computer you’re using, remembering them will have you navigating through your computer like a pro and getting things done at a much faster pace.
Use a media player
We all know after our assignments are done and the studying is over, we like to kick back and binge watch series or sink ourselves into a really good movie. Nothing’s worse than wanting to enjoy a good series but having to deal with terrible picture or audio quality. Install a media player like VLC for the best quality.
We’d hate for you to feel like doing anything on your computer is dreadful, especially because that’s what varsity’s about- using computers right up until you graduate and get your qualification, and even after that, your life will rely on computers regardless of which career path you chose. If you know of more computer tricks to have us looking technologically savvy, share them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.