Clutter. It comes in lots of shapes and sizes, and it can be both physical and virtual.
One place I often find myself building up clutter is in Visual Studio. It's easy sometimes, when you get in a groove, to work away at various parts of an app, making modifications here and there, checking up on a couple of other files, and before you know it you've got 10 or 15 tabs open. While newer versions of Visual Studio do a fairly good job handling tabs, once you get past a certain point, it becomes harder to find
what you're looking for, as illustrated in the picture above. To combat this, I'm trying to get in the habit of closing everything when I move from one feature or bug I'm working on to the next. Visual Studio makes this easy, just right-click any tab and select the Close All Documents command:
And if there's one document you're still working on, you can use the Close All But This command instead. Maybe this seems obvious, but for those of us who tend towards digital clutter, clearing the decks can be a nice way to create the mental...(Read whole news on source site)