March 13, 2018 9:00 am

Windows 10 Tip: Clear your workspace in two simple steps

By / Editor, Windows Blog

Did you know you can easily clear your workspace in two simple steps?

Shaking a browser to close other windows

To close out all the windows besides the one you’re working on, select and hold any open window, then give your mouse a back-and-forth shake. All the other open apps will automatically minimize to clear your workspace.

Click "Show desktop icons"

You can also clear up a messy desktop quickly. Press and hold (or right-click) on the desktop, select View, and then clear Show desktop icons. To see them again, re-select Show desktop icons.

In case you missed it, check out three ways you can personalize your desktop with fun themes and colors!

Updated March 13, 2018 9:01 am