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Jenkins Law Library Video Tip (Episode 201303): More On Disabling Java In Your Browser

02/8
2013

Jenkins Law Library Video Tip (Episode 201303): More on disabling Java in your browser, including what happens when you visit a site that requires Java, problems with Internet Explorer and Java, and more.

Jenkins Law Library Video Tip (Episode 201302): Disabling Java In Your Browser

02/4
2013

Jenkins Law Library Video Tip (Episode 201302): Java is a big security problem. Its installer will also copy unwanted software onto your PC if you're not paying attention. This video shows you how to disable Java in the Firefox and Google Chrome browsers so that you can plug at least one big security hole.

Jenkins Law Library Video Tip (Episode 201301): Google Docs Conversions

01/14
2013

Jenkins Law Library Video Tip (Episode 201301): If you've uploaded a file to Google Drive in a proprietary format, such as Microsoft PowerPoint (.pptx), you won't be able to edit it online. However you don't have to re-upload it and convert it to Google Docs format. Simply right-click on the file, select "Open With", and choose the Google format. For Adobe PDFs, the process will even create an OCR'd text file!

Tip of the Week (Episode 201253): 2012's Most Popular Tip

01/2
2013

Jenkins Tip of the Week (Episode 201253): Encore performance of 2012's most-viewed tip: Hybrid Search Engines.

Tip of the Week (Episode 201252): Fastcase Search Engine Changes

12/26
2012

Jenkins Tip of the Week (Episode 201252): In late 2012 Fastcase implemented some useful changes to its search engine on the Boolean search page including an internal wildcard and unlimited maximum results (which clears up an issue with incorrect citation counts). Booleans, proximity and nesting also now play better together.

Tip of the Week (Episode 201251): Shortening Gmail Message Threads

12/18
2012

Jenkins Tip of the Week (Episode 201251): If you want to shorten your Gmail message thread, simply highlight the portion of the email you want to include in your response. The rest of the text of the original email will be dropped.

Tip of the Week (Episode 201250): Time Is On Your Side

12/11
2012

Jenkins Tip of the Week (Episode 201250): This video covers limiting your searches by date in Google, Gmail, and Jenkins members-only database NewsBank.

Tip of the Week (Episode 201249): Chrome Browser and Website Permissions

12/4
2012

Jenkins Tip of the Week (Episode 201249): Have you ever wished that you could block images, popups or even scripts on just one particular Website? Web browsers generally let you block these things globally -- for all Websites -- but not on a site-by-site basis. Google Chrome version 23, released during the first full week of November, now lets you set permissions for individual Websites by clicking on the address bar (called the Omni Box). While you're at it, you can see if your connection to the Website is encrypted or not, too.

Tip of the Week (Episode 201248): Spinelli's Law Library Reference Shelf

11/27
2012

Jenkins Tip of the Week (Episode 201248): HeinOnline has added a new library, Spinelli's Law Library Reference Shelf, compiled by Dick Spinelli, a legend in legal information. It has something for everyone -- practicing attorneys, legal researchers, legal historians, law school professors, and law librarians.

Tip of the Week (Episode 201247): Searching Gmail Attachments

11/19
2012

Jenkins Tip of the Week (Episode 201247): In October 2012 Google introduced searching within the full text of files attached to Gmail messages. In this video we'll search within 2 attachments: an Adobe Acrobat PDF and a Microsoft PowerPoint.