using the arduino as a direct controller

Hello Everyone, Im kinda new to arduinos and I was wondering if it is possible to directly control the digital pins from my computer over usb?

as in without having to write to the board.

-Maze

Look at the Firmata library. You have to upload some code to the board, but after that, the pins are controlled by the PC. Data can be read from or written to any pin.

I was wondering if it is possible to directly control the digital pins from my computer over usb

So the answer is no, but by using pre written code that runs on your arduino you can have the same effect.