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Hi I'm Jess Stratton and welcome to Monday Productivity Pointers. Now that we're on the PC, I want to show you how to do those same things.
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Monday Productivity Pointers
9h 14m Appropriate for all Mar 25, 2013 Updated Apr 14, 2014

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In this series on productivity, author Jess Stratton takes you through the latest tools that will help you run your business and life more efficiently. Each installment covers a particular feature or technique in a different online tool, such as Google Apps, Skype, YouTube, Mint.com, Etsy, and more. Check back every Monday for tips on topics from recording and publishing video chats to managing your finances online.

Subjects:
Business Collaboration Productivity Home + Small Office Computer Skills (Mac) Computer Skills (Windows) Teacher Tools Education Student Tools
Software:
iOS
Author:
Jess Stratton

Hiding taskbars

Hi I'm Jess Stratton and welcome to Monday Productivity Pointers. In the last video, I showed you how to disable access to certain social networks for a designated amount of time, so that you can get your work done. I also showed you how you can simply disconnect from the network if you feel like you really need to buckle down and work. Now, if you don't feel like you have to be that disciplined about it, there's some more things you can do to that can help you stay focused on the task at hand. So in this video, I'm going to be talking about how you can shut off notifications, hide Task bars, hide Menu items and stay focused on exactly what you're doing by running certain tasks in Full screen mode.

Now that we're on the PC, I want to show you how to do those same things. The first thing we'll do, is we'll hide the Taskbar at the bottom so that it doesn't distract us. Right-click the Taskbar and choose Properties. Now Select Auto Hide the Taskbar. Click OK. And the Taskbar is going to disappear. To make it appear, drag your mouse down to the bottom of the screen. So let's bring up a web browser. And we'll run that in full screen also. I'm going to open up a web browser in Internet Explorer.

And this is what it probably looks like right when it comes up. But just like on the Mac, you can also get the browser to run in full screen. This way you can maximize what you're looking at and not have any distractions from anything else. To do that, click the Gear in the right hand side. Select File and choose Full screen. You can also hit the F11 key on your keyboard. It's going to pop you into Full screen mode, so now you can start clicking links, just like you would on any other website.

It looks gorgeous, cause it's using up the whole screen. And if you need access to other things, you can move your mouse up to the top of the screen. Again, here's that URL bar where you can put in a website. And you can also open up a browser and go somewhere else. When you move your mouse away, the window disappears again. So to get out of Full screen mode, you can bring your mouse up to the top of the screen. Click the Gear, choose File and uncheck Full screen.

So those are some tips and techniques to hide Taskbars and browse your Windows and have them run in full screen to help you stay focused on the task that you're supposed to be doing.

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