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Tom’s Tuesday Tech Tip: Desktop Computer Recommendations for Legal Nurse Consultants

In a previous Tech Tip I mentioned that I would soon be purchasing a new laptop for myself. Rather than talk about me, let’s talk about you. Do you want to hear about my new laptop? I didn’t think so. I’ll save the story of my trials and trevails for another Tech Tip. Instead, let’s talk about some desktop hardware specifications for my CLNC amigos who don’t need a laptop computer.

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Tom’s Tuesday Tech Tip: How Do I Delete My Undeletable Legal Nurse Consulting Report?

The longer Certified Legal Nurse Consultants work in a Windows® world, the more problems they’ll run into. One of my least favorite Windows-related problems is trying to delete a file, only to have Windows tell you that it won’t because it’s in use by another program. Let’s say you finish a report for your legal nurse consulting business and decide to do a Save As and file it under a different name. Then you go back to delete the original draft report. You know you’ve closed that particular Word document and you’re darn sure ready to delete it. You select the file, hit the delete button or right-click on the file name and select delete from the pop-up menu. Windows thinks for a minute and suddenly this box appears.

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Tom’s Tuesday Tech Tip: Certified Legal Nurse Consultants Get a Grip on Your Duality with a Taskbar for Dual Monitors

All Certified Legal Nurse Consultants know I’m a fan of dual monitors. I can’t live without them and when I’m saddled with my laptop’s single monitor, say when I’m traveling or sitting in the back pew of church, I feel the pain. It’s funny. Once you go to dual monitors you never want a single monitor again. Just ask any of the staff members here at LegalNurse.com.

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Tom’s Tuesday Tech Tip: Put Your Programs on Speed Dial for Your CLNC® Business

As all Certified Legal Nurse Consultants know, I’ve written myriad tech tips that will save you valuable time for your legal nurse consulting business. Now I’m letting you in on more timesavers I regularly put to good use. For instance, if you want a little more screen depth when you’re researching medical literature for your legal nurse consulting business, you can get an extra 1/4” or so of visible screen (or just as much screen as you can get) with only a few clicks. Just right click the Windows XP Start button, then left click Properties. You’ll see a variety of options for the taskbar. Click in the box beside “Auto-hide the taskbar” to make the taskbar disappear until you mouse over it. Now you have the maximum amount of visible screen.

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Tom’s Tuesday Tech Tip: How Open Do You Keep Your Windows Wide Open?

Every Certified Legal Nurse Consultant running a variation of Windows probably has at least one program that, instead of opening up to a full-screen view, pops up in a smaller window, a portion of a window or is just a quarter of its normal size. You then click it to full-size, do your work and when you’re done, close the program. Next time you open it that same day, it comes up full-size, or not. The next time you open it after a restart of your computer, it opens full-size, or not. Therein lies the rub, it’s not consistent, at least not as consistent as your other Windows programs.

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Tom’s Tuesday Tech Tip: Is Somebody Pushing Your Legal Nurse Consulting (Windows®) Button – Or Not?

I’m a keyboard guy. Mice are great but every time you take your hands off your keyboard to reach for your mouse, you lose precious seconds (and those build up into billable hours over the course of a year). I’d much rather make use of keyboard shortcuts than roll that mouse to delete something. The less time I spend with my hand on the mouse, the more time I have to spend typing tech tips, if you know what I mean.

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Tom’s Tuesday Tech Tip: Legal Nurse Consultant BlackBerry® Users Can Now Have a Mac Attack!

Those of you who know me well know that my supposed antipathy to Apple computers is an act. I think they’re some of the best computers on the market and some of the easiest to use. In the old days of steam-driven hard drives, there wasn’t much interoperability between Mac OS and Windows operating systems. Well, as time has rolled on my CLNC amigos – things have changed.

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Tom’s Tuesday Tech Tip: A Time-Saving Tip for Certified Legal Nurse Consultants

I just stumbled over what I think has to be the handiest, free, desktop shortcut ever. It’s called “Close All Windows” and that’s exactly what it does! If, at the end of a long day of slaving over a hot keyboard, you hear your spouse shout, “Honey, wine’s open!” What do you need to do? That’s right, close every open window on your computer by shutting down every program one at a time. That can be a tedious task if you’re a busy, multitasking, CLNC consultant.

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Tom’s Tuesday Tech Tip: URGENT WARNING: iPhone® Gets Windows® Virus from Photo of Brangelina (NOT!)

Have you ever tried to figure out how to disprove or validate those rumors that go around the Internet? These are the ones about computer viruses in messages from political figures, whether the IRS really wants to share unclaimed income tax refunds with you or absolutely anything that comes in an email from your parents. If you’re like me, sometimes you need to find out what’s true and what’s not – especially if you’re a legal nurse consultant trying to construct security rules for your office network. Well, look no farther than Snopes.com. This is an advertising-supported site that researches and debunks just about every urban legend out there.

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Tom’s Tuesday Tech Tip: Legal Nurse Consultant Windows Users Find Remedy for Mac Envy!

Certified Legal Nurse Consultants using Windows XP have long envied that cool rotating menu the Mac OS X Dock has, that floats around the bottom or top of the Mac screen and fans out your icons. It’s a much better looking menu than that darn Windows menu that pops up when you click the Start Button It also beats stashing short-cuts all over your Windows Desktop.

*The opinions and statements made by Vickie Milazzo, the founder of Medical-Legal Consulting Institute, Inc. are based on her experiences and expertise, should not be applied beyond the specific context provided, and do not guaranty or project actual results. Vickie Milazzo is no longer involved in the operations or management of the business, but is involved as an independent education consultant.

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