🎞 Personal Automation Challenge

http://www.asianefficiency.com/productivity/day-1-of-personal-automation-challenge/

This week I joined the ‘automation challenge’ by Asian Efficiency. For this challenge, they shared a very interesting video from their new upcoming course, with some very useful tips.

http://www.asianefficiency.com/productivity/day-1-of-personal-automation-challenge/

This week I joined the ‘Personal automation challenge’ by Asian Efficiency. For this challenge, they shared a very interesting video from their new upcoming course, with some very useful tips. The first part of the video contains tips for Mac users, and from 12:48 there are tips for Windows users.

After watching this video, I re-ordered my Finder’s navigation bar and added some new folders to it, I added the Split PDF quick task and I created a smart folder to find all ePub-files that I have on my Mac somewhere.

Today I also created a shortcut that opens Gmail in my browser. I already had a bookmark for it in my bookmarks bar, but then I always first had to open a new tab in my browser, and then click on the bookmark. I often forgot to create that new tab, so it loaded in the tab I was working in, which I actually didn’t want to leave at all. Each time this happened, I first had to go back to the page that I was on, then open a new tab and then click on the Gmail-bookmark. ☹️😤😫

By starting the Gmail-bookmark via a shortcut, I noticed that it automatically opens on a new tab in my Chrome browser. So that doesn’t make the process just one step shorter, but at least two steps (and the feeling of frustration about forgetting to open a new tab).

 

🎞 Personal Automation Challenge

This week I joined the ‘Personal automation challenge’ by Asian Efficiency. For this challenge, they shared a very interesting video from their new upcoming course, with some very useful tips. The first part of the video contains tips for Mac users, and from 12:48 there are tips for Windows users.

After watching this video, I re-ordered my Finder’s navigation bar and added some new folders to it, I added the Split PDF quick task and I created a smart folder to find all ePub-files that I have on my Mac somewhere.

Today I also created a shortcut that opens Gmail in my browser. I already had a bookmark for it in my bookmarks bar, but then I always first had to open a new tab in my browser, and then click on the bookmark. I often forgot to create that new tab, so it loaded in the tab I was working in, which I actually didn’t want to leave at all. Each time this happened, I first had to go back to the page that I was on, then open a new tab and then click on the Gmail-bookmark. ☹️😤😫

By starting the Gmail-bookmark via a shortcut, I noticed that it automatically opens on a new tab in my Chrome browser. So that doesn’t make the process just one step shorter, but at least two steps (and the feeling of frustration about forgetting to open a new tab).

 

Google Chrome

chrome

Sinds enige tijd gebruik ik Google Chrome als mijn browser. Ik heb een tijd lang problemen gehad met Internet Explorer nadat ik versie 8 had gedownload. Als ik een link aanklikte om naar een pagina te gaan, dan gebeurde er niets. Het enige dat werkte was rechter muisknop – openen in nieuw tabblad.

Ik ben toen overgestapt op Firefox, maar die werkte erg traag. Dus nu is het Chrome. Eigenlijk werkt het net zoals Firefox, maar dan sneller. Ook in Google Chrome kun je allerlei extensies installeren, waarschijnlijk net zoveel als in FireFox.

Google Chrome heeft nog wel een hele mooie extra feature. Dat is de Elements inspector. Deze krijg je te zien als je met de rechter muisknop op een pagina klikt en de optie ‘Element inspecteren’ selecteert. Dan wordt deze Element Inspector getoond. Je ziet dan de broncode van de pagina en als je een regel van die code aanklikt, wordt op de pagina het deel gearceerd waarop deze code betrekking heeft. Dit is erg handig met name voor het opmaken van de pagina met CSS-stijlen. Ik kan niet meer zonder!

chrome - element inspector