Life Hacks: Top 5 Geek Hacks

Life hacks are pretty useful - but us geeks know quite a lot of them. Here are my top 5 awesome techy life hacks you just gotta memorize!

1. The Browser Notepad

Open a temporary notepad in your browser by typing “data:text/html, <html contenteditable>” into the address bar.

Type this in your browser: "data:text/html, <html contenteditable>"

Type this in your browser: "data:text/html, <html contenteditable>"

Jose Jesus Perez Aguinaga/coderwall

2. View Masked Passwords

OK, this is a bit of a cheeky one but by changing the password input type to text you can view the password often 'saved' in any website login page instead of the asterisk '*****'.

Right-click to Inspect Element and change the input from "password" to "text"

Right-click to Inspect Element and change the input from "password" to "text"

Harikrishnan Edayalil/Quora

3. Safe Browsing with Google.

Google “safebrowsing:(website)” to see a 90-day history of malware attempts on its visitors. How is this website doing?

Either type safebrowsing:(website here) or use www.google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?site=rocktscience.co.uk

Either type safebrowsing:(website here) or use www.google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?site=rocktscience.co.uk

Treregard/Reddit

4. You are a hacker! 

Anyone can be a hacker at HackerTyper.net. Press F11 to enter full screen and ALT to show “Access Granted” message.

Dad's can hack too.. HackerTyper will prove your in the Matrix.

Dad's can hack too.. HackerTyper will prove your in the Matrix.

Other awesome pranks: GeekTyper.comFakeUpdate.net

totally_professional/Reddit

5. Bypassing Expensive WiFi.

To bypass expensive Wi-Fi simply add “?.jpg” at the end of any URL.

use "?.jpg" after a website URL to bypass the WiFi login screen and gain access to the website.

use "?.jpg" after a website URL to bypass the WiFi login screen and gain access to the website.

Also use: Google.com/NCR to avoid country specific URL redirect. NCR stands for No Country Redirect.

Felix Geisendörfer/Debuggable

Check these extra hacks out!

  • Internet Down? Play the T-Rex game!

In Chrome’s error page, press space bar to start the T-Rex game.

Play this while your wife sorts the router out.

Play this while your wife sorts the router out.

  • Direct download link for movies? Yes.

To find a direct download link for movies, use search criteria: “[movie name] -inurl:(htm|html|php|pls|txt) intitle:index.of “last modified” (mkv|mp4|avi)”.

This could be useful for you Dad H4xorz.

This could be useful for you Dad H4xorz.