Great Time-Savers… but Don’t Try to Learn Them All

by Tony Rushin

I read a great article recently in the Legal Technology section of the ABA Journal.

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The article, “Quick Cuts: Save Time with a Few Strokes at the Keyboard”, shared some old favorites that I already knew (control-alt-delete for the Task Manager; cut-copy-paste: control-X, -C, -V; control-f for “find”).  More importantly, I learned some new shortcuts that I love.  My goal was to find 3 new shortcuts – and no more – and make them a habit.  Here’s the 3 that made my short list:

1)      Control-P to print

2)      Alt-Tab to quickly scroll through your open programs

3)      Windows-D to go directly to your desktop

There were several others I liked that didn’t make my short list (and I’m determined to stay disciplined) including control-Z, windows-L, and windows-T.

This is the 20th of 23 blogs I’m writing to celebrate the Atlanta Association of Legal Administrators’ 23rd annual Business Partner Expo.  This year the Business Partner Expo will be held from 3:00 – 6:30 pm on August 17th at the Cobb Galleria.  Over 150 legal administrators and their guests are expected to be on hand learning about the latest technologies, finding solutions to business issues, uncovering emerging trends and developing valuable partnerships to help their law firms.  Already an AALA member?  I’ll see you there!  Not an AALA member?  Give me a call at 404.943.0800 x133 to discuss how you might be able to attend as a guest!

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