Staying Productive with Lots of Windows

Staying Productive with Lots of Windows

Anthony Nguyen
Sep 15, 2010

We know. It's hard to feel like you're being productive these days with all of communication venues and potentially distracting YouTube clip at the tip of your fingers. While there's no argument that two screens help you feel like you're getting more stuff done, one too many windows open will eventually cause a decrease in productivity. Here's how to stay productive, even with all of that going on...

One of our favorite software tools to up our daily productivity is Divvy, a small program that runs in the background and allows us to allocate shortcuts to resize windows on command. You know, so we can do side-by-side comparisons of products, blog quicker, etc.

If we recall, Windows 7 now has that as a built-in feature, so cheers to Microsoft for implementing it!

Lifehacker editor Adam Dachis recommends splitting up monitor screens physically in order to encourage true separation of play and work. So if you're ever tempted to chat, but need an hour of super dedicated crunch time, you can simply drag the window over to the other monitor and finish up your work without blinking boxes begging for your attention.

Got a productivity tip when having a number of windows open? Share it in the comments!

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