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For Windows:

We know to go back in the browser we use Backspace but do you know the key to go forward? Use keys Alt + right arrow to go forwards. Alternatively you could use Alt + left arrow to go back. To minimize all windows we use windows key + M but to minimize a single window use Alt + Space bar, then press N. To close a window we use Alt + F4, but we can do the same thing by Alt + space bar, then pressing C. Pressing Ctrl + Alt +Del produces Task Manager, but we can also do this by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys. To delete the whole word while typing dont just use backspace, use Ctrl+Backspace. It will delete the whole word instantly. To travel backward try Ctrl + Arrow keys instead of only the arrow keys. To go back in a tab while filling details in a form, use Shift + Tab.

For Firefox:

Press Ctrl + 1 to switch to the first opened tab from several opened tabs. Similarly, pressing Ctrl + 2 will toggle the tab to the second opened tab. We can do this until 8, as pressing Ctrl + 9 will always switch to the last tab whether there are more than 9 tabs.

So if you also know useful shortcuts that are least known to us, share it here.

A user may also put a BIOS password preventing you to even enter the system but if you wish to access the system do not worry we you can still do it. However, I only recommend this trick for your own personal use. What is BIOS? Bios stands for Basic Input Output System and is a firmware code run by a PC when first powered on, which is a type of boot loader. The primary function of the BIOS is to identify and initialize system component hardware (such as the video display card, hard disk, and floppy). How to Break a BIOS Password? The following steps work absolutely fine for a Desktop and are the easiest of all. Steps: Shut down the computer and take out all the plugs connected to electricity. Open up the CPU cabinet and locate the CMOS battery on the motherboard (it will be a silver circular battery just like a button cell).

Remove the battery and keep it out for some 2-3 minutes as this will flush out the CMOS memory which stores the BIOS password and all other configurations. Now place the battery back and start the computer normally. Steps for Laptop: Open up the BIOS at the time of booting. There are some backdoor passwords which the manufacturing company had set that will be accepted by the BIOS. You will just need to know the make of your BIOS. Try out the passwords from these lists. List of Award BIOS backdoor passwords:

BIOSTAR, AWARD_SW, AWARD SW, AWARD PW, CONDO, LKWPETER, J262, 01322222 List of AMI BIOS backdoor passwords: AMI, AAAMMMIII, BIOS, PASSWORD, A.M.I., CONDO List of PHOENIX BIOS backdoor passwords: phoenix, PHOENIX, CMOS, BIOS You may also want to try this utility CmosPwd 4.8

Windows can delete files directly even without moving it to Recycle Bin first. Open Command Prompt (windows key + R), type gpedit.msc without quotes and then select User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, Windows Explorer to locate a setting of Do not move deleted files to the Recycle Bin. 2. Windows permits you to run an application on a different user even without logging out. Right click on the icon, select Run as and then type in the user name and its password. The application will start running in the background. 3. You can make Internet Explorer delete all temporary files automatically. Open the browser, select Advanced in Internet Options; now inside security area, tick the option of Empty Temporary Internet Files folder when browser is closed. 4. If you love to work on DOS, then also XP has some new commands for you. When you type typeperf it will monitor performance of various subsystems, schtasks will handle scheduled tasks, eventcreate and eventtriggers for creating and watching system events. 5. You can rename several files at once with same name but they will be distinguished by a number inside a square bracket. Select all files and right click to rename them together. 6. I know you must be knowing that pressing Windows key + Tab key toggles between opened applications, but do you know that Windows key + Break key opens up System Properties Dialogue Box? 7. If you dont like getting balloon tips from XP like auto updates etc then you can easily disable the tips. Open up Command Prompt, type regedit to open Registry Editor, go to

HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Windows/Current Version/Explorer/Advanced and then create a DWORD value called EnableBalloonTips with a value of 0.