Let your fingers do the walking: Quick keyboard shortcut keys

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 10 August, 2010 Let your fingers do the walking: Quick keyboard shortcut keys I am on vacation and on my home computer I do not have a mouse so rely on keyboard shortcut keys, which reminded me again how helpful they are and how they are a big timesaver rather than reaching for the mouse all the time. Let your fingers do the walking: Quick keyboard sh.

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How to Text a Cell Phone from your Computer

Dumb Little Man

There are a number of different ways to text someone if you don’t have access to your cell phone. Maybe you are in a location that has wifi but not cell signal, or you left your phone at home, or you just prefer the size of a full computer keyboard rather than a tiny facsimile on a smart phone, or worse, a nine-digit keypad. For example, if the phone number is 123-456-7890, and the person has an […].

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To Produce, Consume, or Just Leave My Phone in My Pocket

Productivityist

Then Kelly and Ferriss agreed on something I hadn’t thought of, their phones are poor input devices. It isn’t easy to produce something on our phones, so why focus on it when you can do better work someplace else? I connected a Bluetooth keyboard, downloaded some new apps, and it mostly worked for drafting blog posts, rough drafts, and replying to emails. Okay, so using my phone as an input device didn’t work – but that was only one side to the coin.

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7 Ways to Make a Good Impression on the Phone

45 Things

But so does the phone conversation with the women was yelling at her kids every few minutes without turning away from the phone ("I TOLD YOU I'M ON THE PHONE! As employers try to whittle down what can be hundreds of applicants vying for one job, they're turning more to phone interviews to screen candidates and streamline the process. People are answering the phone with a 'Hey, how ya doin'?' What other phone tips do you have?

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First Impressions Online: How PAs Virtually Greet Business 

Practically Perfect PA

I am a keyboard warrior. In recent years I’ve found myself in the online space where first impressions with clients happen over live chat, email or phone. Not necessarily by choice, but rather by circumstance. I’ve worked as a PA and Office Manager across the Pharmaceutical, Healthcare and now Foodservice industry since 2011. A heart-warming […].

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Macros: Shortcuts To Productivity With Microsoft Word

Professional Assistant Blog

You can also add this macro to your toolbar or assign a keyboard shortcut by clicking on the buttons below and following the instructions. Click on either the toolbar icon that you created, the keyboard shortcut or click Tools, Macro, and Macros…, then click run. Home About Me Advertise Macros: Shortcuts To Productivity With Microsoft Word By The Professional Assistant on Monday, October 13, 2008 Filed Under: MS-Word , Productivity D o you know what a macro is?

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Service Untitled» Blog Archive » Personal shoppers now part of.

Service Untitled

Keyboard shoppers can also supply their home phone numbers, and a personal shopper can call them direct. Land’s End boasts as being first in customer services dating back to the early 80′s and being the first retailer to offer toll-free phone ordering. How live chats can help customer service Customer service has traditionally been handled over the phone or. Service Untitled The blog about customer service and the customer service experience.

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How to Set Up Your Digital Productivity Space – Top 10 Tips

Dumb Little Man

If you use the same phone for both, try, for example, to use different messengers. The previously mentioned ad-hoc technology brings professional co-editing of documents to your phones as well. It’s definitely not that time when you spill soup on your keyboard.

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How To Increase Your Productivity By Harnessing Dead Time

Dumb Little Man

Get a text expansion app that enables you to use “snippets” or chunks of words that will unfold into a complex text like email, phone number, link, or whatever you want. Why not learn some keyboard shortcuts to increase your productivity? Over time, you’ll feel comfortable with using the keyboard. Harnessing technology (text expansion and keyboard shortcuts?well,

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6 Foolproof Tips for Creating Powerful Passwords

Dumb Little Man

When typing on a keyboard, do you frequently notice your fingers know how to reach the letters even if you don’t look down? If so, think about making an uncrackable password by using a muscle memory method that takes your fingers around a particular area of the keyboard in a pattern, similar to the one you might trace on a screen to unlock your smartphone. You can create it by letting the fingers of your left hand go over alternating rows of the keyboard.

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Motorola Droid and CLIQ

The Marq

TheMarq A Human Perspective on Business and Life Motorola Droid and CLIQ Technology Review I’m in the midst of changing my phone. I was considering one of the Android phones and the Motorola CLIQ has stood out given the tight integration with Google Apps and social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook. Ive waited YEARS for Verizon to get a decent Smart Phone. I am still giggly with excitement over how great this phone is!

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How To Deal with Clueless People

Simple Productivity Blog

They may play with things on your desk while visiting, or (my personal pet peeve) reach over me to grab my mouse or keyboard. For the one who makes a grab for my keyboard and mouse, I point out it is a left-handed mouse and a non-standard keyboard layout and it would be much faster if they let me drive my own computer. The noise generator is the person who has decided for whatever reason that they do not want to use headphones or put their phone on vibrate.

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7 Tech Gifts For Old Age Parents

Dumb Little Man

This device can be used to send things from your small screen phone to your big screen. Say goodbye to cords by using Bluetooth mouse and keyboard. If your mom or dad is the type to hate clutter and too many wires around the house, a Bluetooth mouse and keyboard can be a good gift to get. A Bluetooth mouse and keyboard would eliminate two wires and can make their desk uncluttered.

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DeClutter Your Desk And Your Mind

Productivity Bits

Stacked up beside your keyboard is never the right answer. If it’s actually been a week since you needed to staple something, why is that stapler still next to your phone? The argument over whether a clear desk or a messy one is a truer sign of productivity has gone on for decades and it’s unlikely to ever be resolved objectively. Why not give the “clear desk = clear mind” side of the debate a try in your own workspace?

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12 Clever Ways You Can Earn Money From Your Computer Today

Dumb Little Man

You’ll listen to audio files and type out what you hear, and many job positions only require you to have a keyboard and computer to start. People who are good at talking on the phone, de-escalating situations, and have a lot of patience can excel as customer service representatives. In today’s digital world, working from home has never been more accessible.

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Staying Healthy At The Office – 5 Interesting Tips

Eco-Office Gals

You wouldn’t even imagine the type of bacteria that lies around on your keyboard, your mouse and your phone. With just a little bit of effort and little bit of interest, your health levels can seriously improve if only you consider some interesting ideas regarding your daily life at the office.

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7 Tips to Happy Coworking with Your Pets

Dumb Little Man

He has a very sweet personality but I’ll admit I’m finding it frustrating that he is absolutely determined to walk straight across my keyboard when I’m typing! It seems to me that he wants my attention because the computer and keyboard have all of my focus in that moment – and smart lil’ kitty has figured that out! Tip #4: Be proactive about phone time. The pet is either noisy or simply wants them to be with them instead of the phone.

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10 Apps for the Entrepreneur 2011

Eco-Office Gals

The software allows you to speak into the phone and then it writes the words into a text file of some type. From there, you can text, tweet or write memos without needing to find a computer or laboriously typing it out on the tiny keyboard of a mobile phone. Simply bump the iPhone with the contact’s phone and the mobile phone number and data are automatically added to the phone via wireless transmissions.

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3 Easy Ways to Improve Your Brain Power

Dumb Little Man

Are you calling your mother to get the phone number of your uncle? Try to look at the keyboard of your phone in order to create a mental picture of what the sequence of numbers looks like. Google "improve brain power" and you'll find all sorts of tips, techniques, books, and games explaining how you could improve your brain power. Most of them involve physical exercise, balanced nutrition and complex mental exercises.

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Must Have Gadgets for the Modern Entrepreneur

The Small Business Blog

If you’re leading the meeting you can take your notes in with you and if you need to make notes during the proceedings you won’t need to annoy your colleagues by tapping on a laptop keyboard. As useful as a smartphone and tablet are for day to day business productivity, nothing quite compares to the screen real estate, physical keyboard and power of a laptop. Some modern phones offer this functionality but often with less features and to the detriment of battery life.

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7 Things I Wish Someone Told Me About Slack

Productivityist

Keyboard Shortcuts. Keyboard shortcuts are a great way to increase productivity and quickly navigate and interact with any application. Slack has a great set of keyboard shortcuts for navigation, messages and more. Here are a list of shortcuts I use everyday: Cmd / – Display all of Slack’s keyboard shortcuts. You can also switch using keyboard shortcuts displayed between each of your team icons (ex: ⌘+1).

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10 Great Gift Ideas for Coworkers

45 Things

Anyone who has ever left a phone charger on their desk knows the frustration of having a phone die in the middle of a conversation while on the go. Keyboard stickers. If you know someone who is tired of a boring keyboard, try these Van Gogh Starry Night or comic book decals. While it seems like everyone should be in a jolly mood around the office because it's the holiday season, there is also a lot of stress. And here's some reasons why: Do you buy the boss a gift?

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Technology to help with minute taking

Practically Perfect PA

This was before we had apps or smart phones or the rise in technology that we have seen over the years. The user can type their notes using the iPad keyboard, add photos, import and annotate PDFs, organise pages and tag each notebook. About 10 years ago I used to manage 12 Committees as part of my role at the time. I absolutely loved the job but it did mean that I had to write 48 sets of minutes each year.

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Creating Your Freedom Business - Expert Panel Shares Tips (Part 3)

Productive & Organized

My iPad has an awesome case and keyboard made by Zagg (in red of course to match my business brand!). I always synch all of my files from my main Mac computer in my home office to Dropbox so that I am sure to have all of them handy while on the road by using the app on my phone and tablet. I have a data package on my phone and tablet so I can work from anywhere regardless of Wifi. I dictate a lot while on the road using voice to text feature on my phone or tablet.

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Podcast 083: Paying attention

Clutter Coach

In the future, according to the Sci fi movies and shows I’ve seen, people type on a keyboard and instead of seeing things on a two dimensional screen, one screen at a time, they grab the information and throw it up in the air where it levitates in front of them, in 3d. You know, those times when you look at your phone and see that two hours have gone by and you have no idea how that happened except that Facebook is open in your browser. by Subscribe: iTunes ? Stitcher ?

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How to remember those random requests

Practically Perfect PA

Similarly I have a large A4 desk pad next to my keyboard for any quick notes I need to make, things to remember (like phone numbers for instance), and tasks people give me at my desk. If I need to, for example, print my boss’s boarding pass before they leave the office for a flight the next day I will set an alarm on my phone to remind me to do it at say 4pm.

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Why Multitasking Makes You Less Productive

45 Things

I recently had to get rid of my computer keyboard because the Super Glue I spilled on it made it difficult to use. I destroyed the keyboard because I was multitasking. The keyboard before this one was also a mess. That can be a problem when it takes an average of 15 minutes to get back on track after being pulled away by an email or phone call. So did the red fingernail polish that covered the letters “L” “I” and “9.” (OK, OK, I don’t use the 9 very much, but still.)

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The New and Modern Way Companies Are Increasing Productivity

Dumb Little Man

A typical one used to be heaving ourselves out of bed after pressing snooze for the fifteenth time, eyes swollen shut with exhaustion, rushing to Starbucks to grab a coffee and chocolate pastry before reaching the office to tackle the mountain of emails which have accumulated between midnight (when we finally put our phone down) and 8am. Did you know that companies have a new way to increase productivity ? The working day used to be very different.

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Energy-Saving Software for Your Eco-Office

Eco-Office Gals

These options are certainly quicker and less costly than managing everything through phone calls and snail mail. According to the Faronics website, the software “analyzes CPU, disk, network, keyboard, mouse, and application status data before it takes any action, ensuring your users aren’t interrupted in the middle of something important.” You are likely familiar with all kinds of programs that help you to save in a variety of ways.

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Help Desk

Practically Perfect PA

The phone should be on the desk as near to your keyboard and computer screen as possible. I once made the mistake of having my phone at one end of my desk to my computer screen so I had plenty of room around me, but obviously I couldn’t look anything up while I was on the phone. A few days ago I was getting ready to go home after a long day in the office when it dawned on me that I had been at my desk all day.

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Payment Processing "On Location" Just Got a Whole Lot Easier (App How-To and Review)

Productive & Organized

The log-in can either be done using your email address or your phone number that is tied to your PayPal account. If you are fast using your keyboard, you could type the information into the screen, but I've found scanning the card works the fastest for me and is proof that you physically had the card present at the time of the transaction.   The receipt can be mailed to your customer's email or texted to their phone.

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Welcome to your first day on the job.

Laughing all the Way to Work

Keyboards Our hands are all over our keyboards. Previously used keyboards should be cleaned out and sanitized for the new person and in some cases replaced. Telephones We speak into our telephone receivers and punch in phone numbers on the keypad. There is a lot to remember when welcoming new employees. You want to make sure they get a tour of the office and proper introductions are made.

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7 Best Grammar Checker Apps

Daily Writing Tips

There’s also a (free) Android keyboard that you can install on your phone: it’ll pop up as the keyboard whenever you’re typing anything, so you can instantly check your spelling and grammar. It works with Apple’s Pages word-processor, and it can be used as a replacement keyboard on Android phones – allow you to check the grammar and spelling of everything you write. Do you struggle with spelling and grammar?

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How I Almost Dumped the CLIQ: Review – Part 3

The Marq

Last weekend, the keyboard lights went out. The ALT works the same way as the ALT key on your computer keyboard. It makes the alternate numbers and characters on the keyboard available. As you can imagine, I couldn’t use the keyboard at night. I’d heard about the new Nexus One (Android phone that Google will sell directly starting on January 5). In any case, I researched the issue online and found that some of the new CLIQs had defective keyboards.

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Does WordPress have a BUB?

Eco-Office Gals

Years ago a computer teacher told the class “You will not find a BUB on your keyboard!” Find a host with 24/7 phone support as well as one recommended by friends and fellow site owners. ” Huh?? Blow Up Button – Ohhhhh! I’m not saying wordpress has a blow up button but if you don’t take simple measures – it might as well!

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Administrative/Clerical: 5 Ways to Make Your Workspace an Oasis

Office Dynamics

Dust furniture, remove sticky residue and stains from spilled food and drinks, and wipe down phones and keyboards. Extra cushions for your chair and a therapeutic eye pillow may help ease the strain of long hours answering phones, organizing files, and staring at computer screens. If you have ever felt topsy-turvy working at your desk, it may be time to reevaluate your office setup.

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How To Handle Hundreds Of Emails In Just One Hour

Productivityist

A major part of my processing speed is in keyboard shortcuts in my e-mail program. You should look into keyboard shortcuts too. For each step of my process, I have a keyboard shortcut such as CTRL-1, CTRL-2 , CTRL-3, etc. I use my phone for this. The only email I receive on my phone is from those on my VIP list. Today’s guest post is by David Moore. David is an engineer, blogger, Apple-centric enthusiast, and consultant.

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The Cookie Method of Productivity

Productivityist

Maybe you need to engage the do not disturb feature of your phone. The big tips about food aren’t about keeping your keyboard clear of crumbs, but finding the underlying principles that are most powerful. Finding out what not to do can be as helpful as knowing what to do. It can be hard to determine which diet might be best for your health, but the diet of strictly fast food it is not. This goes for productivity too.

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Memory Makeover: Tips to Spruce Up an Absent Mind

Ian's Messy Desk

Think you can successfully study the details of a report while talking on the phone and reading your horoscope? So hang up the phone, find a quiet place and focus. Put pen to paper (or finger tips to keyboard) and record important dates in a calendar, notebook or on your mobile device. Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day.

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Reduce the Use of “Of”

Daily Writing Tips

Fortunately, they’re (usually) easily revised: For example, with a few strokes of the pen (or a few taps on the keyboard), “a stroke of luck” becomes “a lucky stroke.”. How long can you go on writing without using of ? You’ll quickly find that it’s an invaluable word, but writers often take it for granted, and its repeated use is a sure sign of prolixity. Of is a preposition, a word positioned before its object: In “a stroke of luck,” for example, of is the preposition of luck.

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12 Ideas for the Best To Do Lists and How to Get Things Done

Productive & Organized

List these three on a large colorful post it note where you will see it, perhaps on your planner, on your phone or in your car. I have a clipboard that sits to the left of my keyboard.   One of the questions that I frequently get when I work with clients is "What is the best way to ensure that I get things done? What type of to do list should I use?" "   And I often answer: "It depends!" " You see, managing your tasks is a personal thing. 

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Business Networking - How to Grow Your Online #Networking Into Real Relationships #smmanners

Productive & Organized

When you chat, they can't hear your voice, when you are on the phone, they can't see you, etc. Phone (providing value) 4. What do you do to build relationships beyond the keyboard?  You have got to be on social media sites!!! Isn't that what you hear all of the time? Maybe you have created the Facebook page and the Twitter profile.    You post consistently, but you're really not seeing the benefit.

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Redefining Email Processing

Simple Productivity Blog

This was more of a problem on the iPad, where I use controls to click instead of keyboard actions. I missed deadlines, got second inquiries on email I hadn’t answered, and even got a concerned phone call from a friend because she hadn’t heard from me in so long. Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. I believe that it is human nature to complicate things unconsciously.

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