Whether you use a Windows or a Mac laptop, there will always be more things to learn. It is simply not possible to know every trick in the book. In this article, we’ll be sharing some interesting tips that might come in handy, especially when you’re working from home and there’s nobody around to help.

1. When You Want To Bring Back A Closed Tab

This happens to a lot of people. They close a browser tab only to regret doing it later. You would find yourself in a similar situation when you’re trying to minimize the RAM consumption on your Mac computer. If this happens, press CMD + shift + T on your system. This will bring back the recently closed browser tab, and you can resume working on your project again.

2. Retrieving Your Most Critical Passwords

This is a common issue that most of us have had to deal with. With so much on our minds, it can be difficult to keep a track of all your passwords and codes. When it comes to Mac OS, all your passwords will be available in the Keychain app. It is easy to locate your passwords once you find Keychain Access. You can use Spotlight for this purpose. Just open the app and find your Wi-Fi network name. It will be saved in the list of saved credentials. Double-click it and then choose the option to show your password. You will have to remember your OS-level password for this.

3. Making Your Individual Drives More Accessible

The only way to make your individual hard drive more accessible is to edit permissions on it. You should be able to change a read only hard drive to read and write for better accessibility and storage management. When you have the “read-only” status showing on your drive, you will be able to work with the files that are located on it but it is going to limit your ability to use the disc as storage or transfer files effectively from or to it. You also cannot modify anything on it. On an Apple device, you can go into the permission settings under sharing and permission and make the necessary changes to it as per your requirements.

4. Deleting An Old Folder That Just won’t Budge

If you are a Windows user, you may decide to leave the folder and wait for an update to come by. After the update, the folder will be deleted automatically. If you are using a Mac, it may be a little difficult to delete a folder that is locked or encrypted. You will first have to unlock the item before you delete it. To do this, choose the file and go to the get info option. Then select the locked checkbox, and you can delete it now.


Hopefully, these quick, actionable tips will make your life much easier the next time you work from home.