Windows Tip: Easily show your Computer Name in the Taskbar
For those of you (and me) who manage more than one computer or remote into many computers or virtual machines, it can be very hard to remember which machine you're on.
There are many solutions out there for stamping your computer name. Most often I see people creating custom wallpaper using a tool like BgInfo. However, you can't always see your desktop, I like a more persistent solution.
The only thing that is always on my screen is the taskbar. Here's how to add your Computer Name to the Taskbar.
- First, go to your Documents folder, or any folder, really. Make a new folder and name that folder the same name as your computer. So, now I have c:\users\scottha\documents\HANSELMAN-W500.
- Next, Right-Click on an empty area in the taskbar and click Toolbars, then new Toolbar.
- Now, select the new folder you named the same as your Toolbar and click "Select Folder."
Doesn't that look nice?Thanks to Brad Wilson for the tip. I'll be doing this to all my machines.