Are you feeling bored at home and want to try some amazing Windows PC tricks to impress your family members and friends? Well if yes, then you are at the right place. At Write Views, we are sharing some amazingly interesting Top 5 Windows Personal Computer or PC Tricks You Should Try at least once. So, here is the list.
Funny CD/DVD Eject Ghost Trick
Want to scare someone with an amazing VB script PC Trick that will keep on ejecting your Optical drives i.e. CD/DVD drives? If yes, then we have a good trick for you. Simply open new Notepad file and paste this code into it. Save the file with name “Ghost.vbs” or “*.vbs“. Now, double click to execute the file and you will see your CD/DVD drive will pop out. As soon as you close it, it will again eject automatically.
Set oWMP = CreateObject("WMPlayer.OCX.7") Set colCDROMs = oWMP.cdromCollection do if colCDROMs.Count >= 1 then For i = 0 to colCDROMs.Count - 1 colCDROMs.Item(i).Eject Next For i = 0 to colCDROMs.Count - 1 colCDROMs.Item(i).Eject Next End If wscript.sleep 5000 loop
How To End Process?
Now until you end the process or restart your PC, the script will keep running. So, to stop the script, you need to open the Task Manager and right click on “Name” header. Select “Process Name” from the available options. Now look for the process named “wscript.exe” under the process name column. Right click on it and select “End Task“.
Talking PC Trick
Ever thought that you Personal Computer (PC) can also talk? Well if you haven’t tried that yet, then this trick will help you do that. With this VB Script, you can make your PC speak whatever you write. Open Notepad to copy and paste the below code into it. Now save the file as “Talking PC.vbs” or “*.vbs“.
Dim Message, Speak
Once done, simply double click to execute the file. A dialog box will pop up with a text box. Write the text that you want your PC to speak out loudly and then hit the “Speak” button. The popup will close and your PC will speak up the sentence typed by you. To re-execute it, you need to double click and execute the scrip again.
Block USB Ports Trick
Want to protect your PC’s USB ports from unauthorized access? Well, this Windows PC trick can do that for you. You can disable/restrict the access to your PC’s USB ports with some minor changes in the registry. In order to do so, you need to press “Windows+R” keys to open the RUN search box. Then type regedit and hit Enter key. This will open up the Windows Registry Editor. Now navigate to below location:
After that, you need to double click on “Start” available in right hand side window. In the “Value Data box” you need to change the value to “4” and click on OK. Finally, close the registry editor and restart your PC. Now the USB ports will be disabled for any access. To enable them back you need to set the value in “Value Data box” back to 3 and restart the PC again.
Notepad Time Stamp Trick
Notepad Time Stamp Trick will be much of a use for those you like to keep track of their day to day activities or love writing personal diary. Now you need not to mention the time and date for any event. Simply create this log file in notepad and every time you write something in this file, the timestamp will be added automatically.
Open a new notepad file on your Windows PC and give it any name. Now write “.LOG” at the top of Notepad file, exactly as shown in above image. Write anything and save it. Now every time you open the file and write anything, the time and date will automatically be added to it.
PC Shut Down Timer Shortcut Trick
If you want to create an automatic shutdown timer shortcut for your PC then this trick was invented for you. What you need to do is to simply right click on your Desktop’s home screen. Now select “New” and then “Shortcut“. A popup will appear as shown in the above image where you need to paste the following code.
shutdown -s -t 120
You can change the numeric value i.e. 120 to any number of your choice. The “120” is in seconds and you can use any alternate value for Seconds. After this interval, the PC will shutdown. Once done, click on “OK“. Now to execute the shutdown timer, double click on the shortcut. After the set number of seconds, the PC will automatically shut down.
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