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Having kids is great and showing them how to use a computer can be a great experience as well. The problem is that if you are struggling to use your computer or if you are having a hard time trying to sort out whatever your child has done then you may find yourself in trouble. For that reason, here are the top things you need to know how to do on a computer when you have kids.

Backup Systems

You probably know by now that you need to backup your computer or technology from time to time. You’ll probably be thinking that you’ll do it “one day” and that eventually it will get done. The truth is that setting a backup only takes a couple of minutes. You can even download a program to take care of this for you as well, so you really don’t have to be too tech-savvy in order to get this done. Of course, by backing up you can avoid losing your favourite files as well. This could include photographs from a family BBQ or it could be photos from a christening. It also helps to know how to recover deleted files on Mac as well, because if your child happens to delete your university work then it is a good idea to know how to get it all back.

Learn Shortcuts

If you are studying at university and you have kids then you’ll understand how important it is for you to learn everything you can in the shortest amount of time. You may only have an hour a day to study and this can make it very difficult for you to keep on top of everything. If you want to make things faster and easier for yourself then instead of scanning a website for the information you need, press CTRL + F. You can then find the word that you are trying to find. If you want to save a file, press CTRL + S. To print, try and go for CTRL + P. It’s little things like this that can save you a ton of time and it also gives you the chance to make your entire computer usage way more efficient as well.

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Viruses

Windows users have known about the pain of having a virus for quite some time, but it is very easy for you to avoid this. if you have kids then it’s easy for them to go onto a website that they shouldn’t be and it is also easy for them to come across downloadable games as well. This can wreak havoc on your computer and it can make it really hard for you to get things back to how they were. If you have a good antivirus system however then you can prevent all of this from happening and you can even be notified when an attack does try to happen on your system as well so you know that you won’t have any problems now or in the future.

What other computer tech do you think is essential to learn?

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