Here's our Microsoft Office Tip for.. April 7, 2003
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Creating a Printer Icon on your Desktop
One of the fastest and easiest ways to print all kinds of documents on your computer is to just keep an icon of your printer available on your desktop. With this icon visible, you can drag and drop all kinds of files to it and your printer will print them automatically, without having to launch the application separately.

To add a printer icon to your desktop, in Windows choose Start, Settings, Printers. Select the printer you have installed on your system and right-click it. Choose Create Shortcut from the context menu, and Windows will tell you that it can create a shortcut for this item on the desktop. Click Yes, and an image of your printer appears, ready for the dragging and dropping.