Put Notepad On Your Taskbar
Written by Jim from our Cloudeight
I'm new here to this
forum, but I have been using the internet for about 10 yrs now. I have
learned to put Notepad into my taskbar, so that when I want to make notes or
copy text, I can easily open a new notepad file and copy and paste text into
it, or simply type whatever text I want into it.
This a great idea when you want to remember web sites, such as links for
further research. When you come upon links, if you right-click them with
your mouse, you can then simply copy the internet shortcut, open a new
notepad file, and paste it directly into the new file. Then you can add more
as you find them. Just remember to save the file into "My Documents" with a
filename that you will remember later.
This is also a great idea if you surf the internet for recipes. Simply
highlight the text you want to save, right-click on the highlighted text and
"copy"; then once again open a new notepad file and "paste" that information
into the new file. Like I said, previously, just remember to "Save" the text
file with a filename you will remember.
You could do the same thing with either WordPad or WORD, if you so desired.
I just find it easy to use Notepad, as it is a simple text editor.
The way to put Notepad into your taskbar, is to do this: Go to
Start/Programs/Accessories (or click "Start" "Run" and type in "NOTEPAD.EXE"
without the quotes) and then right-click on Notepad, and click on
"Create a Shortcut". This will create a second shortcut for Notepad, which
you can then drag onto your desktop, or put into your taskbar (which is
located to the right of the "Start" button on versions of Windows from ME
on). I usually rename the file so that it simply says "Notepad" rather than
"Shortcut to Notepad", but that is entirely up to you. You can easily rename
any file name by also right-clicking on it. (Note
from TC & EB -You can also find NotePad on your All Programs/ Accessories
menu and right-click and choose "Send to" "Desktop - Create Shortcut" it
will place a shortcut to Notepad on your desktop which you can then drag to
your taskbar (Quick Launch toolbar).)
I hope this tip helps you and as always, have fun surfing the Web!
Note from EB & TC:
even better text editor (NotePad is so limited) try our favorite called
http://www.liquidninja.com/metapad/. MetaPad has a ton of features
you'll love - many, many than MS NotePad. Don't take our word for it though,
MetaPad is free. If you've been using NotePad, we're pretty sure once you
try MetaPad you'll never go back to NotePad.
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