Secret Internet Tricks, Tech Hacks That You Did Not Know!

Learn cool Internet tricks and tech hacks. These awesome unknown tech secrets will help you in increasing your productivity on computer and Internet.

It doesn’t matter how much we know about the Internet and computers, but still every now and then we come across tech tricks that we never knew! The world of technology is full of tech hacks that make us say wow awesome! In today’s article we will introduce you to some really cool Internet tricks and computer secretes that will not only be amusing but also be very useful. As we have a plethora of such tips to share with you, we take the plunge right away. Let’s go!

Internet Tricks and Tech Hacks

Internet Trick: View Hidden Password In Browser

When someone types a password in computer, all we get to see are big dots or stars. But did you know that it is possible to uncover the password that these stars shield from us. All we need to do is to change the type of the form field from password to text. We would recommend that all our readers refrain from keeping weak passwords for better security. (use our strong password generator)

Internet tricks. How to show password in browser.

How to show password in browser.

Any software or web developer would know how to reveal your password from a form field. So, you must not leave a typed-in password on your computer.

Internet Trick: Access Everything on Your Computer

Did you know that Microsoft has now built a new God Mode in Windows-based computers? God Mode is essentially a shortcut that gives you easy access to all the maintenance features of Windows. We believe that this mode was created to help computer support staff so that they can quickly sort out problems. To create the God Mode shortcut, create a new folder and name it as below:


Copy the whole code given above and use it as name of the newly created folder. Press enter and voila! Magic will happen!

Internet tricks. How to create God Mode folder shortcut.

How to create God Mode folder shortcut.

Internet Trick: Play Movies and Music in Google Chrome

Recently we published a list of best media players out there. But did you know that Google Chrome browser can also be used to play media files such as movies and music? And all you need to do is just drag the media file in Google Chrome! Here is how to pull this trick.

Internet hacks: See how to play movies and music in Google Chrome.

See how to play movies and music in Google Chrome.

Internet Hack: Use Google As Timer

We reported about this new Google Timer feature when it was introduced. It is a cool trick that allows you to use Google as a countdown clock or an alarm clock.

To use this Google Timer, type either of the following in Google search:

timer  for <time>


set timer for <time>

As you can seen, set is an optional part of the command. You can also give precise time in number of hours, minutes and seconds. For example:

timer for 1 hour 30 minutes 50 seconds

Google Timer Countdown Clock

Google Timer Countdown Clock

Internet Hack: Use Google Chrome as a Notepad

We all need to take quick notes and notepad applications come really handy for this. Most of the time Google Chrome remains open on our computer screen, wouldn’t it be great if we could use one of Chrome tabs as a notepad? Well it is possible and it’s pretty easy. Open Chrome and type the following code in address bar, hit enter and you will be able to type in Google Chrome.

1data:text/html, &lt;html contenteditable&gt;
Internet hacks: Using Google Chrome as notepad.

Using Google Chrome as notepad.

Use Google to Find the Complete Phrases

At times, we try to remember a phrase but can’t recall it completely. We miss a few words. The phrase could be a famous quote or a line from a song. It becomes very irritating if the phrase keep circling around in mind but we just can not get hold of the complete line. Google, as usual, can help you in this too. Not many people know that Google can easily complete a phrase for you. You just need to type the phrase as you remember it within quotation marks and type asterisk (*) sign instead of forgotten words. Google will look for the best match and you will find the phrase within first few results. Let’s take a look at this trick.

Internet hack: Google search can find a full phrase for you.

Google search can find a full phrase for you.

Just for your information, for finding lyrics, there are dedicated music discovery services out there.

Mute a Gmail Thread

Have you ever been part of a Gmail conversation where you have no active role to play?! It happens sometimes. You are in cc and keep on receiving email after email despite the fact that you have no role to play in it. In such circumstances, you can simply mute that particular Gmail thread and be in peace. You will get all the emails but you will not receive any new email notifications as and when a new reply is made on that thread.

To do this, go to your Gmail inbox and select the thread that you want to mute. Then go to More button and select the option Mute.

You can mute a Gmail thread.

You can mute a Gmail thread.

Find Downloadable MP3 Songs with Direct Links

This is really a very clever Internet trick that all music lovers should know. If you want to download an MP3 songs and don’t want to go through tedious routes of music hosting websites, Google can serve you with direct links. Just take right click on these links and select Save as to download the song file.

To get the direct MP3 links, go to Google and type the following in search:

1intitle:index.of?mp3 song title

Replace the song title with the song name that you’re looking for. Google will show you websites that are hosting song with direct links. Very clean and clever trick this is!

Internet tricks: Find direct MP3 song links in Google.

Find direct MP3 song links in Google.


Check if a Website is Safe for Browsing

It is extremely important to be safety conscious on Internet. We have found that most of the malware, viruses and other nuisance creep in your computer when you unintentionally click on a rouge link or visit a harmful website. Link safety is something that every Internet user should learn. There is an easy way to tell whether a website is considered safe for browsing. Google Transparency Report can give you the opinion of Google about the goodness of a website. Type the following address in your browser:


You should replace the with the domain name of website that you want to check. Here is the safety report of

Internet hack: Google Transparency Report of 

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