This little trick is only for Mac users with El Capitan (the newest operating system update from Apple):
Writing can be distracting because your computer screen is distracting. Fortunately there’s a 100% free way to avoid distraction on your Mac computer:
This is a free text editor on every Mac.
Step 2.) Press [CONTROL] + [COMMAND] + [F].
This will make the text editor full screen.
Step 3.) Press [COMMAND] + [PLUS SIGN] to make the text larger.
Press [COMMAND + [MINUS SIGN] to make the text smaller.
This little hack will blank out your entire screen into one big writing space:
See it in action::
Screen before writing trick:
Screen after Distraction Free Writing Trick:
It’s pretty easy to see why a writer will have an easier time cranking out quality work in this zen-like environment.
No distracting icons.
No distracting menus.
No distracting programs.
Just pure white & black writing space.
As a copywriter who writes all day for a living, I find this trick incredibly helpful. The sheer nothingness on the screen except the text helps clear my thoughts and come up with ideas faster.
I personally like making the text ridiculously large, because every time I press a key it fills up a bunch of the screen which makes me feel more productive :)
If you have a Mac computer with newest operating system El Capitan installed, give this a try and write on that big white space.
Mmmmmm…..writing never felt so good :)
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