David Pogue, tech columnist for The New York Times,
is one of my favorite tech writers. He is funny and always interesting
and informative. I have his column emailed to me every week so I don’t
miss a thing.
Today’s column was so useful I want to share it with you. David Pogue writes about basic tech tips
that we have known and forgotten or never known at all. I was reminded
of several things that I used to do to be more efficient, but somehow
slipped out my consciousness.
You can hide all
windows, revealing only what’s on the computer desktop, with one
keystroke: hit the Windows key and “D” simultaneously in Windows, or
press F11 on Macs (on recent Mac laptops, Command F3; Command is the
key with the cloverleaf logo). That’s great when you want examine or
delete something you’ve just downloaded to the desktop, for example.
Press the keystroke again to return to what you were doing.
I learned this years ago from Tom Antion, and then forgot. It’s a heck of a lot faster than minimizing windows one by one.
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