A quick way to minimise everything

By Patrick Stafford
Wednesday, 06 March 2013

tech-trick-2000This article first appeared on February 10th, 2012.


Occasionally you may need to minimise all your windows to find one you have lost.


Other times you’ll need to just clear everything. Windows has included a few nifty ways to do this, but one of the best is the ability to minimise everything except the window you’re working on.


To do this, just grab the top of the program with your mouse, and give it a shake. Then, all the other windows will be minimised.


To bring them back up, simply shake the window again.

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