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Windows 8 hotkeys or shortcut keys include:
- Windows Key + Tab - Opens up the left-hand "Switch List"
- Windows Key + C - Opens up the right-hand Charms Bar
- Windows Key + I - Opens up the Settings Menu
- Windows Key + T - Jumps you back to Desktop Mode and cycles through your open windows on the taskbar.
- Windows Key + Shift + . - Docks the app to the left, middle, or right side of the screen with each press.
- Windows Key + M - Jumps to the Desktop and minimizes all applications
- Windows Key + Q - Opens up Windows 8's global search utility within Metro
In Event records, a Duration is required in Time Matters 12 Service Pack 2. This post shows examples of time-saving shortcuts for entering times and durations.
You can use Time Matters to efficiently scan documents with any scanner that creates PDF files, including the Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500.
In Time Matters 12 Service Pack 1, each Event on the Calendar needs a Start Time and a Stop Time. Here are some shortcuts for dealing with that requirement.
Here are three solutions to issues that cause a MS SQL Server backup of Time Matters or other SQL databases to fail with the error message: "Executing SQL directly; no cursor."
Ziptr is closing its doors. This innovative service for securely sharing Email messages and files offered an excellent free service, but did not "go viral" as it needed to succeed.
The Time Matters Exchange Synchronization interval is set by default at 60 seconds. You can change the interval to, for example, 300 seconds (5 minutes), to spare your server from working so hard.
This Billing Matters post explains how to avoid printing or Emailing zero balance invoices that simply show a payment in full of the last invoice and a balance of $0.00.
This post explains how to disable the Protected View warning for Word documents you open or download from the Internet. That spares you from the annoyance of having to click an Edit button in a warning bar in order to edit a Word document.
Sad News - July 30 - Ross Kodner, legal technology trailblazer, died at age 52.
Ross was an early, engaging, prolific advocate for legal technology. When I started our consulting business in 1996, I reached out to the leading legal technologists of the time, Ross Kodner and Jim Eidelman. They both were most generous in offering extensive, invaluable advice, then and later. I am so grateful to both of them and saddened at the loss of Ross. Read Craig Ball's eloguent tribute to Ross.
Upgrading to a new Service Pack or version of Time Matters can cause the display settings for records that appear on the sublists of Matters to change. The result can be that too many records appear on the tabs (sublists) of Matter Forms. Here is how to fix the setting.