15 Computer Tips and Tricks Everyone Should Know! August 30, 2018 – Posted in: Videos

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Hey, what’s up guys? I’m Thio Joe and today
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I’ve got a bunch of cool stuff for you 15 tips that really
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Everyone should know about using your computer some of these are windows specific some are just for any computer some have to do with browsers
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So we got a lot of variety you should find it pretty interesting
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so why don’t we get started first up now hopefully everyone already knows how to click and drag a file you left-click drag it into
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Another folder and moves it there, but did you know you can actually right click and drag files and windows? That’s right
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I bet you never even tried it before what you do is you just click and hold with a right-click
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Just as you would with a left click and move it into another folder and instead of moving it right away
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It will actually bring up a context menu with a few options whether you want to copy move or create a shortcut
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So this could be a lot easier than having to right-click every file doing copy and paste or even using keyboard shortcuts
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this could be faster than all that and
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If you have other programs that do copy and paste those should show up in the context menu as well
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So pretty cool
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You might down a note about that next up number two has to do with selecting text now obviously if you click and drag
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Regularly it selects text by the character
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but if you didn’t already know you can actually
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double click and on the second click you start dragging and it will select text by the word instead of just by the character and
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You can actually triple click, and it will select by the entire paragraph
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So if you know that you’re going to be selecting an entire paragraph of stuff
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triple clicking will make it a lot easier to select individual paragraph without having to get it exact with the
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Character level also on top of that if you hold down alt and start the select text it will allow you to select vertical
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Sections of text it says having to do it. Just line by line. So that could be useful too although
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I don’t think that works in chrome unfortunately should work everywhere else all right now the next few are specific to Google Chrome
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But they might work in other browsers as well, so number three is that if you want to search within a specific site
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You can actually go into the address bar type that name of the website like google.com, or maybe
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facebook.com and instead of pressing enter
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If you press tab it will allow you to enter a query that will only search within that site there are
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Advanced ways to type in commands into the google search bar to do this, but this is way easier
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You can do a write in chrome, and it’s just as simple as typing in an address bar
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Just type in the website tab and search and you’re good to go
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Number four is one that you are going to love if you didn’t know this one already
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So in google Chrome if you accidentally close out a browser tab you can bring it back with the most powerful command
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Ctrl+Shift+T and it will restore the tab that you just closed
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accidentally or
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Even close several tabs ago. It will restore them one by one even if you close three in a row also
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Even if you close out chrome altogether if you close the program then open it up again and press Ctrl+Shift+T
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It will bring up the tab that you just closed last
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So this is a great way to restore tab if you I don’t know your computer crashes
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Or you accidentally close the whole program or just the tab really useful although one important note is this will not work in Incognito mode
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For pretty obvious reasons the whole idea is with incognito mode. It doesn’t save history at all so once you close the tab
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It’s gone for good number five this one is a really quick one for YouTube
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So obviously you guys can all enjoy it if you ever want to watch a video loop like a song or something like that
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all you have to do is right-click on the video and hit loop and
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If it doesn’t show up in the drop-down for example if you’re not using HTML5 or something like that if you right-click
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Twice without moving the cursor it will bring up the normal context menu you’re used to
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Instead of the custom YouTube one and there will also be another
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Option to loop it that way. Number six this one can be pretty fun
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It will allow you to edit any web page to say whatever you want so you can mess with friends or create fake
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screenshots or whatever you want and all you have to do is right-click in chrome and hit inspect or
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You can press F12 to bring up the same menu and then go to the console in chrome and type in the following command
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Document.designMode
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= ‘on’
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with on in quotes and like I said this will put the page into
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Designer mode which means you can highlight and type in new text and change it
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Just like you would a word document or something like that, and there’s also very similar to functionality in Firefox
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all you have to do is right-click and hit inspect again
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Just like in chrome and in this way it’s a little bit different
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I don’t know if there’s an actual design mode
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But you can still go into the page source and change text and it will show up on the page
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So it’s basically the same thing just a little bit more difficult possibly moving on
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number 7 another windows one now if you already know how to do Alt+Tab that’s pretty useful it allows you to switch between
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Different windows quickly if you play a lot of video games that are full screen
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This is especially useful
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But did you know that there is a better-looking version of Alt+Tab that is the Windows+Tab
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So this is going to look a little bit different depending on which version of windows you have
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but for example in windows 10 if you press Windows+Tab it kind of brings up like a view and it could give you a
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Better idea of what’s actually?
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In those windows as opposed to just alt tab which shows you a little tiny thumbnail it might look better depending on which system
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You’re on number eight this one’s going to be for people who are a little bit more advanced
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You know that if you ever have to run a command with a command prompt in a specific folder
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You usually have to use the CD
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Change directory command and type in the hole location or you have to right-click in the folder [the] open command prompt here
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It’s pretty complicated, but there’s a much easier way in Windows Explorer
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All you have to do is
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Go to the address bar for that window and type in CMD
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And it will automatically open command prompt to that folder path without you having to do anything extra
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It’s very simple very quick number nine this one is a [very] general tip for really any type of computer
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but if you’re ever having problems with your computer
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It’s not working and you have to go to your it department
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For help, and you want to describe the problem you have to do it very specifically and say what you did
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You know what was the context of the problem what it’s showing?
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Instead of just saying it’s not working
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I don’t know how many times I’ve had friends who are saying all this program isn’t working and I’ll say well
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What’s wrong with it? And they’ll just say it’s an error message. It’s like that does not help at all
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I can’t help you with that so don’t expect your it department to just have a Magic wand
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Where they run one command, and it fixes everything [they] usually have to figure out specifically what went wrong?
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So you have to be specific in what you see and what you are
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Expecting and it’ll just be faster for everyone [all] right number 10 this one is really important when you go to install
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Program and that is to not always [just] click right through the installer and accept everything right away you want to actually read
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Which options you’re selecting because a lot of times these programs?
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Especially free installers will have extra bloatware that they install along with the program if you just click through without
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Checking the option to not do that you’re going [to] get a lot of extra crap on your PC
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Because if you didn’t know a lot of freeware free programs are supported by other
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Software that will pay to have [that] free program install their [toolbar] or whatever
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Along with it
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So it’s kind of like advertising because they assume [that] a lot of people are just going to click next next next
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Without checking what they’re installing, so they want their program on as many computers
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They want no matter what so a lot of times these options will be under something like custom installation or advanced installation, and it’ll say
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automatic installation
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Recommended yep?
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Because it’s going to install all the junk so anytime you can always click custom installation or advanced
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Installation and see what the options are and if it says accept or deny look at what you’re actually accepting because it might say deny
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Installing the junk that you don’t need to install along with it
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So just be aware of all that number 11 this one is going to save a lot of you guys headaches
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And it is the gmail undo send option so if you didn’t [know] yes [GmAil] has an option to undo
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Sending within a certain time frame and to enable it all you do is go to the gear option in
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Gmail go to settings and then go to the general settings scroll down
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And you’ll see an option to enable undo send and you have to enable it and then you would have an option to
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delay it by 5 to 30 seconds
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And within that [timeframe] [after] [you] send an email you have the option to chose click undo and it won’t send it
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So it’s not like it takes the email back, but rather it delays sending it by that number second
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So if you realize right after clicking it
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Oh my gosh, [I] send it to the wrong person or I replied all or something crazy like that
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You can just undo it and fix it before it goes out to everybody number 12
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This is another gmAIl one
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And this is that you can actually create multiple email addresses
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Kind of with your one gmail account and what I mean by [that] is say you have your email address
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if I use [geojo] test at
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Gmail.com you can actually add a plus and then anything after that first part of the email address and it will still work
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And this is really useful for example if you get a lot of spam
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Let’s say you’re signing up for Facebook what you can do is type in your user name plus [Facebook] [@] gmail.com
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And then it will still go to your email address, but now
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Facebook thinks that’s your email address
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so if they were to sell your email address to
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Spammers, then it’s going to be still going to that custom email so that can be really [useful]
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But you should keep in mind that sometimes websites will be
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Aware to this and they might not let you do this it might say enter a valid email
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But most of the time it should still work [number] 13
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This is going to fix one [of] the most annoying things in windows
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Which is if you have an update pending to install if you go to shut down your computer or restart it
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It will make you install the updates before [you] do so and sometimes you don’t want to do that you want to restart the computer
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Quickly and you don’t have to wait for all the updates. Well. There is a way to bypass
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Installing the updates and just shut it down [or] restart right away
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So what you do is you go to the desktop and make sure the desktop is in focus by just clicking somewhere on the desktop
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And then pressing alt F4, and that’s the reason you want the desktop open because all f4 normally closes programs
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But if you’re on the desktop, it actually opens up a context menu
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With some options to shut down which in [addition] to the options of shutting down and restarting and installing updates you could
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Shut down or restart directly now
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I don’t actually see this option because [I] don’t have any pending updates, but it would be there another way to do
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This is if you press cTRL alt delete and it brings up the blue screen with the different options if you click on the bottom
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Right power button icon it will also allow you to [shutdown] or restart?
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Directly with the same option [alright] coming near the end number 14
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This is going to work on any type of computer an operating system, windows Mac
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Whatever and hopefully you already know this one
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But if you didn’t you can actually press tab when you’re entering different text fields
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[and] it will automatically move to the next text box
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So say you’re filling out a sign-up form or your address details or something instead of having to go and click
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Into the next box you just press tab and maybe some of you who knew that one didn’t know this if you press shift
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Tab it will automatically go to the previous box. So if you press tab to
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Earlier accidentally you can press shift tab it goes back, and you can do it that way as well
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Okay number 15 this one is probably the most important one
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It’s going to work on any computer and nobody seems to know it. You’re going to thank me for this one
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So not a lot of people realize that every single computer sold has a special feature
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Called an off button you see contrary [to] popular belief
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It’s actually possible to not be on the computer
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And you’ll be able to have access [to] a lot [more] features such as one called going outside
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Which not a lot of people do these days because they don’t even know about that feature and the most useful
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Situation for this is if you’re online, and maybe you see something you don’t like
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Normally everyone would be forced to
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Type out a comment expressing their anger about it however now that you know about the new off button
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You can actually just turn off your computer completely and limit your exposure to those things you don’t like
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Instead of getting angry about them and then you could go to the outside area, but anyway had jokes aside
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Hopefully you guys did still find these tips really useful maybe even the last one
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I think there’s a lot of people really don’t genuinely know about going outside
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It seems like it
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But anyway
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If you guys know any other tips you can let us know down comments-section
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Also, if you want to keep watching I’ve got some other [videos] right here. You can watch
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So I’m looking forward to hearing from you guys again and as usual. [thanks] for watching I’ll see you next time have a good one