You heard me. 0. Nada. None.
I was tired of copying a FogBugz case url manually and pasting it as a link when emailing coworkers. So, I came up with a shortcut.
I knew that case links were formatted consistently like this: https://ourdomain.fogbugz.com/default.asp?casenumber
I created a snippet in TextExpander to pass all of the url except the case number and prompt me for it. I gave it a shortcut of 'casel' for 'case link'.
In Gmail, I know that the shortcut to insert a link is CMD (Mac) CTRL (Windows) + k.
So, when I've highlighted text to link, here are my keystrokes.
- [CMD] + [k]
- case #, eg: 3158
No clicks! Just typing and a few [enter]s. After a few times, I swear that my muscle memory kicks in and this process takes just about a second. Woo hoo!
- If I wanted to speed this up even more, I could change my shortcut for this snippet to something even shorter than 'casel'.
- I also avoid clicks by highlighting text with my keyboard (for Mac, [shift] + [option] + arrow keys to highlight words).
- You can use any text expansion software that prompts you with a prompt/fill-in field to accomplish this.
|Jenna Weiner is a rather geeky girl with average social skills and an affinity for: Google Apps, Salesforce.com, Pinterest, Firefly, dresses, indoor plants and life-hacking.
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