Fun with Emoticons in YNAB and Windows 10

I learned how to add emoticons to my category names in Windows 10 and it's a lot of fun so I thought I'd share. Just edit your category name, put the cursor where you want an emoticon, and hold down the Windows key + ; (semicolon). This will bring up a window of emoticon choices. There is also a handy search in the bottom left of this window that will allow you to start typing and related icons will appear.

Have fun!

If you come up with something you think is particularly creative, post it here.

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  • Thanks for that, those are fun 😍

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  • I  was curious about that. I had seen somebody else post a Sample of their budget categories with emoticons   and wondered how to. Never got past the wondering, so thanks for figuring it out and posting how to here. 

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  • Superbone Happy to see you're enjoying that feature! We love being able to have Fun with the budget! ;)

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      • Superbone
      • YNAB convert since 2008
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      • 6 mths ago
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      Faness You guys might want to update your documentation for Windows 10 users:

      https://docs.youneedabudget.com/article/196-using-emoji-in-your-budget

      "1. Click the keyboard icon on the system tray."

      There is no keyboard icon in the system tray in Windows 10. 🤔 That's why I had to research this to figure out how to do it.

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    • Superbone I'm sorry I didn't see this comment before! In that document, those instructions are for Windows 7 or earlier. The "Hold down the Windows Key + ; " is for later versions. Does that option work for you?

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  • Win 10: How to add the touch keyboard to your taskbar that will allow you to use emojis in YNAB:

    Right-click an empty area of the taskbar, check or uncheck the Show touch keyboard button option from the context menu, this will show or remove the keyboard icon from the taskbar.

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