Tips Tuesday

Here are excerpts from the most recent tips on SlawTips, the site that each week offers up useful advice, short and to the point, on technology, research and practice.


Pin Programs to the Windows 7 Taskbar to Be More Efficient
Dan Pinnington

Any program on your computer can be “pinned” to the Taskbar. This makes it visible as an icon on the Taskbar and allows easy access without having to use the Start Menu. To pin a program to the Taskbar, right-click on the program or shortcut to the program and in the menu choose the Pin to Taskbar option. Alternatively you can also drag the icon to the Taskbar. . . .


Watch for Moving Targets
Shaunna Mireau

Building on last week’s tip about managing current awareness, today’s tip is about watching for source changes. A whine at my research blog shared a recent experience with the change of an RSS feed address. If you are monitoring information using automation to help, make sure you pay attention to when information should appear. . . .


Embrace Change
David Bilinsky & Garry Wise

“Change the firm but don’t change anything about how I work” Those were the instructions that I received from one managing partner after being called into a firm to help them with coming up to speed on a number of fronts. They knew they needed to change…in many fronts..such as in technology and other areas. The firm didn’t even use a consistent letterhead format. The challenges that they faced were manifest, deep and long-reaching. . . .

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