t happens all the time: Someone walks up to my desk and asks me to look something up, type something, email something, when I’m right in the middle of something else.
Rather than close what I’m doing I hit Command+n (+n) and get a new browser window, an empty document, a blank email.
I can do the same thing on my PC; use Control+n (CTRL+n). It works in most applications
- In a web browser (Firefox or Internet Explorer) it opens a new one
- In Microsoft Outlook or Mac Mail it opens a new email, calendar item or task (depending on what’s on your screen)
- In Microsoft Word, Excel or Powerpoint it creates a new document, spreadsheet or presentation
Command / Control n is a simple way to start something else without interrupting your work.