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5 Third-Party App Tricks For Your PC

5 Third-Party App Tricks For Your PC

 As techies, we stumbled or used a third party app at some point in our life in order to have a good experience, below are 5 third-party tricks you could use in the future.

Steam: Move games to another drive or partition: Software such as Steam Mover used to be required for this process and although these third party solutions should still work, Steam now provides the ability to store games on multiple drives:

Go to Steam > Settings > Downloads > Steam Library Folders, make a new Steam library folder on the new drive, then right click on an already installed game in your Steam library > Properties > Local Files tab > Move install folder... > Choose the directory > Move folder.

Repeat last command in Excel: Pressing F4 in Excel repeats the last command. A great example we found on Reddit: if you select a cell and highlight it yellow, you can then highlight any other selected cells yellow by pressing F4.

Use Windows' Problem Steps Recorder: This handy tool automatically records any mouse clicks and takes screenshots for you. If you need tech assistance with your computer, go to Start and search for "steps recorder". Use the tool and by the time you are finished, you can send this information, neatly compiled automatically, to the person helping you with the issue. It will make the process of finding the problem much easier for them, which means you will be able to get your system up and running faster.

VLC: Fix unsynced audio and subtitles: In the popular media player VLC, if your audio loses sync with the video or subtitles, there is an easy way to fix this. Simply pressing J or K will move the audio forward or backwards. Similarly, to sync the subtitles you can press H or G.

Expand your text to full page width in Microsoft Word: We don't see this feature used quite enough and by default Word leaves a lot of unused space toward the margins. Head to View > Zoom > and choose Text Width > OK. Now whatever you're writing should fill out most of the Word page.

Here are the 5 tips that you should definitely use the next time you use any of these apps.

So, did you learn something that you didn't know before?