Why are more lawyers than ever using two (or more) monitors at their desks? Others use surprisingly simple tricks to make their days more productive and their lives a little easier. Once you’ve learned some of these techniques, you often think that they are “obvious” and something you should have implemented a long time ago. In this episode, we discuss a few simple productivity techniques like using multiple monitors that have made a big difference for us, how those tips might benefit you, and steps you can take to make yourself much more productive than you were before you listened to this podcast.
Link to the episode: Easy Productivity Improvements
Segment 1: Non-Obvious “Obvious” Productivity Tips
- Using Dual Monitors
- Dual Monitor Setup: Two Monitors are Better than One
- If you only have one monitor, it’s easy to use ALT+TAB to cycle through all of your open windows
- Use the iPad as a second monitor with the Air Display
- A Quick Way to Turn Two Monitors into Four – from Jim Calloway
- To Control which programs start up when you turn on your computer, go to the Command Prompt and type MSCONFIG. Go to the Startup tab, and uncheck all programs that you don’t want to open on startup.
- Helpful Keyboard Shortcuts
- WIN+D immediately cleans your desktop, reducing all windows to the taskbar
- Dennis’s article Quick Cuts: Save Time with a Few Strokes at the Keyboard
- MS Office
- Using Search in Windows 7
- Use the Windows 7 taskbar as a launchpad for your most-used programs
Segment 3: Parting Shots