The taskbar sure is handy for quickly accessing your favourite programs and files, but did you know you could also use it to create a jump list of important information, such as phone numbers?
How-To Geek Shows us how. First you’ll create a folder somewhere on your computer called “Phone Numbers” or “RGB codes” or the like. Then right-click on the taskbar, go to Toolbars and select “New toolbar…” so you can pick that folder.
To create a new note, save an empty Notepad file with extension .lnk and the content of your note as the filename (e.g. “Mum 0414-789-456.lnk)” in the folder you created. How-To Geek also suggests yo can create a template for this or set up a batch file to make creating new notes easier.
Some things to keep in mind: You won’t be able to use any of the characters Windows doesn’t allow for filenames (such as double quotes or question mark), and your notes should be 38-71 characters long (depending on your display) if you don’t want them to be truncated.
Otherwise, this is a pretty cool trick to keep oft-needed but also oft-forgotten information at your fingertips. Check out the full post for more details and instructions.
How to Put Short Notes in the Windows Taskbar [How-To Geek]