Yesterday I was working on several documents on my computer and so there were several windows open as I shifted my attention from one to another. The overlapping open windows were scattered across the screen so that I could make any one of them ‘live’ by just clicking on it. I noticed at one point that if the document I was going to work on was at the right end of the screen, I would first move it to the left end before working on it.
So I was constantly moving the working window to the left and others to the right, rather than working on them while they were in in whatever location they were in.
It should not make much difference because my computer is a laptop with a small 13″ screen, so shifting the open document from the right to the left of the screen was physically an almost trivial change. But psychologically, it seems to matter to me, at least unconsciously. I must have been doing this for a long time before I became explicitly aware of it and am at a loss for a explanation. Does anyone else do this? What might be the reason? (I am right-handed, in case anyone thinks that may be relevant.)