If you have a ton of applications and files open but you want to focus on a single thing without the hassle of shutting the rest of the apps and files down, use a virtual desktop.
Lifehacker reader luckycharms shares a simple and clever way to cut through the pile of stuff in your on the screen to temporarily focus on a single application or file:
To get myself focused on a single task on my normally overcrowded desktop, I just drag the relevant windows to a virtual desktop (I use Virtuawin, but there are others), and I leave the clutter behind without the hassle of closing and re-opening it all.
If you’re interested in taking a closer look at virtual desktops and how they might benefit your workflow, make sure to check out our Hive Five on Best Virtual Desktop Managers.Have a great tip or trick of your own to share? Let’s hear all about it in the comments.