How to Customize Windows Taskbar

Windows Taskbar settings panel.

It’s easy to overlook the Windows taskbar, but it’s packed with features and settings that can make your life easier. The taskbar is a great feature that allows you to access your most used applications, search, notifications, and system settings. By making a few small changes, you’ll be able to take advantage of hidden features and customize your experience in no time.

Make Keyboard Symbols & Special Characters

Character Map with Cents Sign

I recently attended a meeting where an agenda item was to review a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation. One bullet point showed a daily cost of 37 cents. Several people wanted the bullet point to show 37¢. Others commented that there is no way to use these symbols as the cents sign since they weren’t on your computer keyboard. This got me thinking about the different methods you can insert special characters in Windows .

PRN Files Fill the Gaps

A friend sent me an email with an interesting problem. He had a report he needed to share with another team member, but they didn’t have the program that he used to create the report. There also wasn’t a common file format they used. I suggested he try sending a .PRN file or printer text file. This solution also works if you ever lose your printer at work and need to send files elsewhere to print.