If your Mac desktop is getting a little messy, here’s a quick tip to clean it up fast. Let’s check out my messy Mac desktop. Yikes!

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To clean it up in a hurry, I’m going to right-click on a blank spot on the desktop. Then choose Use stacks from the menu that pops up.

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Boom! My desktop is instantly neat.

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All of my screenshots are sorted into one stack.

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Since I only had one type of file on my desktop, there’s only one stack. But if I had other types of files like documents or spreadsheets, they’d get their own stack as well. Just click on a stack to see all the files displayed on your desktop.

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You can sort your stacks by kind, dates, or tags.

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