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Do you tidy up your workspace when done coding?

khophi profile image Nkansah Rexford ・1 min read

Cleansing workspace

At the end of each coding session, I close all open files and collapse all sidebar menus.

When I open up my code editor for the next coding session, I easily get confused and distracted with all those open files etc.

'Cleansing' the workspace at the end of each coding session allows me to 'ramp' up to where I left off the previous time in style.

However, in the middle of implementing a feature/fixing a bug, I only put computer in sleep mode.

When done, with feature, pushes, CI builds, reflects on live, then the cleansing begins.

Anyway, do you clean your workspace after each coding session, or you just slam the laptop lid shut and you're done?

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Absolutely. I'm awful at leaving windows open like crazy while I'm working on things, but like you, I just use sleep mode.

Once I'm done I close everything up and start over on the next thing. (Or even do a restart if I've been ignoring that annoying update that requires a restart for about a month)

Now if I could approach cleaning up my desktop from the million files that get dumped there during the coding and testing process I'd be much better off!

 

Now if I could approach cleaning up my desktop from the million files that get dumped there during the coding and testing process I'd be much better off!

For years now, I only stick to no icons on the desktop.

Gnome also has the option to not display desktop icons when on desktop, so I get to see no icons.

I don't think I can use my computer with even a single icon on the desktop. The cognitive dissonance I'll go through, I can't handle.

Black wallpaper, empty desktop is what keeps me sane.

 

That is almost exactly what I say think as I finally clean it all up.

Maybe I should spend some time looking for organising tips instead of just hiding the problem by dining then all in a folder every few months! :)

 

I have a 15 minute meeting with myself at the end of every day to clean down not just my workspace on my laptop, but my whole desk, cups, notes.
File paper work put books back, and generally commit any work in progress.

So the desk is completely clean and tidy ready for the next day.

 

I leave my files opened in VS for the next day because I'm super forgetful D:

Also, I have to turn my computer off because making it sleep or anything else, causes it to go into "my dream is to be a drone" mode.