TechSpot posted an article compiling a variety of tips on making Windows and MacOS do what you want as well as numerous applications you can use for a variety of tasks. The recommendations run from the classic obfuscated Windows "God Mode" folder which contains links to the majority of the tools you can use on your system to basic keyboard shortcuts. If you are trying to figure out where all your storage space went, Space Sniffer for Windows or GrandPerspective for Macs will help you far more than random searches for large folders. You will probably already know a great number of these tips but it is nice to have a long list compiled in a single location.
"Many hardcore computer users might consider themselves above learning new tricks, but there are always new ways to sharpen your skills on the PC and we bet that you will find at least one useful thing here that you didn't know before."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- IT component shortages could worsen during holidays @ DigiTimes
- Google quietly ditches NFC device unlocking in Android because of 'low usage' @ The Inquirer
- Russian Defense Company Demos A One-Person Flying Car @ Slashdot
- Apple Mac fans told: Something smells EFI in your firmware @ The Register
- iPhone X release date, specs and price: Samsung to earn £80 from every handset sold @ The Inquirer
Nothing irks me more in
Nothing irks me more in tech-bloggery than the “Windows God Mode” folder. It’s literally just the unformatted list of all the Control Panel options. You’re better off just using Search to find the setting you’re looking for. And the “God Mode” moniker is just something someone made up and it stuck around the blogosphere, since the shortcut is called whatever you put before the folder code. It isn’t really “obfuscated” (like a proper Easter Egg) as much as it was never meant to be seen this way because it’s silly.
Check out Microsoft’s writeup on the subject: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh706157.aspx
Hence the double quotes; dumb
Hence the double quotes; dumb name but it is what people know it by.
I honestly like having everything available with a click to open the list and a click to launch the tool. Otherwise most of these require numerous clicks to access and often are not grouped together.