People watch YouTube videos for hours upon hours everyday. And if you're a regular YouTube watcher on you laptop, there's a handy way to speed things up a little… or slow them down.
Yep, there's a speed button on the bottom right hand corner of the video, which allows you to choose whether you want to make your YouTube videos go a little bit faster or slower.
The former is quite handy if you just want to speed through videos and get to the good parts without skipping over the entire video. And the latter is great if you need to look out for something and don't want to miss it.
On the settings button at the bottom right-hand corner of the player, you will see speed as its third option. Clicking it will give you the option to slow it down to 0.25x or 0.5x or increase the speed to 1.25x, 1.5x and 2x.
Slowing it down is also quite handy if you need to take a screen grab!
Cool it down
If every now and again your computer freezes and then shuts itself down, it could be overheating. There are ways to help this such as investing in a cooling pad. These little gadgets plug into your computer. just like a USB. and keep it cool.
Delete, delete, delete
Every time you go online, your computer stores data from each webpage you visited so that the next time you go there, it won’t take as long to load. This data takes up a lot of space though and slows your computer down, so it’s good to delete your temporary files every now and again.
Keep running programs to a minimum
If you have several programs running at the same time, it uses up a lot of memory. Close down any programs you’re not using instead of leaving them open in the background – your computer will thank you.
If you open your Task Manager, click on Performance and then look under Physical Memory, you’ll see if the available space is low or not. If it is, you could probably do with investing in more RAM – this will speed up your computer no end.
Free your hard drive
The easiest way to speed up your computer is to delete programs you no longer use from your hard drive. You should have at least 5% capacity on your hard drive – if you don't, it's time to to a clean out!