Give Your Tired Fingers the Gift of Speed Keys

Charles Burnett | March 26, 2020

If you’re reading this, chances are good that you spend a lot of your workday at the computer. Chances are also pretty good that you prefer to do as much work in as little effort and time as possible. After all, that kind of thinking is why humans invented computers in the first place.

Every keyboard jockey has a handful of small tasks that they do multiple times a day, every day. You know what I’m talking about, right? The quick little processes you could do in your sleep that eat up a surprising amount of your working hours? Maybe you’re a collector in charge of contacting past-due borrowers. Maybe you’re a loan officer who regularly calculates amortization schedules for potential clients. No matter who you are, we can all agree that life is best when these tasks take as few keystrokes as possible.

That’s where CIM GOLD’s speed keys come in. Using this feature, you can assign eight of your function keys (F2-F9, with F1 reserved for help documentation) to a CIM screen. Once speed keys are set up, simply press the proper key to instantly open the assigned screen in CIM. This feature saves you precious seconds that would otherwise be spent searching through the CIM tree view for the desired screen, and those seconds add up as the day goes on.

To set up speed keys for a given PC, follow these three easy steps. Remember that each individual PC will need to be set up with its own speed keys:

1. Select Speed Key Setup from the Options menu on the main CIM menu bar (see below).

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2. This opens the Speed Key Setup dialog (see below). Use the tree view on the left side of this dialog to locate the desired CIM screen(s). Then, simply click and drag the screen name into the colored box representing the desired key on the right (F2-F9).

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3. Click <OK>. The selected function keys will now open the indicated CIM screens when pressed.


I hope this helps!

Tags: How-To, Speed Keys

Charles Burnett | March 26, 2020

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