Windows 10 Tip: Clear your workspace in two simple steps

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used with permission from Windows Blogs
by Elana Pidgeon

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

Windows 10 Clear Your Workspace 1

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.

Windows 10 Clear your Workspace 2

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.