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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Nine Tips on dealing with the clutter on your Mac's Desktop.rtf

If you feel overwhelmed by all the stuff on your Mac’s desktop, here’s 9 tips to cut through the clutter. These come courtesy of OSX Daily. They are:

  1. 1.Focus in Full Screen (10.7-10.8 only)
  2. 2.Stuff all those icons into a Sort folder for later (All versions)
  3. 3.Turn off the Desktop Display (All versions, uses a Terminal command)
  4. 4.Hide everything with a keystroke (All versions)
  5. 5.Wrangle Browser Windows and Tabs (Best with Chrome; similar option for Safari)
  6. 6.Use the iTunes microPlayer (itunes 11 on up)
  7. 7.Make a New Virtual Workspace with Mission Control (Works best with plenty of CPU cycles and RAM left)
  8. 8.Quit Unneeded Apps and Trust in Auto-Save & Window Restore (10.7 & 10.8)
  9. 9.Go Extreme with Single Applications Mode (All versions)

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