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ECPs Share the Cellphone and Computer Shortcuts They Couldn’t Live Without

How many of these do you use … or even know about?





What is a cellphone or computer shortcut or function that you found out about and made you think, why didn’t someone tell me earlier!
  • That I don’t have to unlock my phone to get to the camera and take photos or video! — Cynthia Sayers, OD, EyeShop Optical Center, Lewis Center, OH
  • Shopify. — Robert Hillman, Hillman9, Waltham, MA
  • Control + makes letters bigger. — Adam Ramsey, OD, Socialite Vision, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
  • Windows + L to lock your screen while you are on the floor … Where has this been all my life!? — Colby Spivey, Vision Center South, Dothan, AL
  • Keyboard shortcuts are a necessity! — Carissa Dunphy, OD, Monroe Vision Clinic, Monroe, WA
  • Control Z so I can undo what I just did! It saves my skin a lot! — Star Taylor, Richens Eye Center, St George, UT
  • The snipping tool. It makes printing certain pieces of text so much easier!! — Ann-Marie Weaver, Optimal Eye Care, Lewis Center, OH
  • Control C to copy and Control P to paste. — Amber Fritsch, OD, Precision Eye Care, Mt. Juliet, TN
  • Cellphone flashlight to mark fitting heights with sun lenses. — Travis LeFevre, Krystal Vision, Logan, UT
  • Different photography apps with music, videos, etc. — Texas L. Smith, OD, Dr. Texas L. Smith & Associates, Citrus Heights, CA
  • I like the function with iPhone texting that lets you hold your finger on the spacebar to scroll the cursor around. — Douglas Holle, OD, Sunset Eye Care, San Angelo, TX
  • Embarrassingly, the Google drive. It is so nice not having to search computers for the ideas, flow charts, etc. Sure I have been using it for a couple years now but it is still a serious time saver. — Zachary Dirks, OD, St. Peter and Belle Plaine Eyecare Centers, Saint Peter, MN
  • I have been using Talk to Text for many years but still wish I found it earlier! — Scott Mann, OD, INVISION, Christiansburg VA
  • Holding the space bar on my smartphone to move the cursor to a specific spot in the text! — Sarah Bureau, sbspecs, St. Catharines, ON
  • Control Shift Left Arrow to select more copy. — Janet Cole, Dr Pattison Family Eyecare, Roseville, CA
  • Control A for highlighting all junk email I am about to delete. — Laura Miller, OD, Northwest Hills Eye Care, Austin, TX

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