Earlier this year I had a realization that I was spending unnecessary time and effort moving my mouse across the entire screen to switch windows or launch quick-launch shortcuts. The reason for this is basic – within most applications usable buttons are located toward the top: web browsers have tabs and bookmarks at the top of the screen, word and spreadsheet editors have formatting buttons and the file menu at the top, even explorer.exe has the file buttons at the top. So, I thought to myself, if all the usable functions are located toward the top – why am I moving my mouse across my entire screen to access the useful functions of the taskbar?
Let me visually demonstrate:
It may seem like a short distance – but if you’re like me and use the computer every day that distance quickly adds up. Make the switch now and improve your windows usability.