20 Awesome Notepad Hidden Tricks

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Notepad is best and simple text software. One hidden feature of this awesome utility is that it can show code of any file. Suppose, you don’t have software to open a specific file then you can take the profit of notepad.

It is awesome utility/software. It is better if the file you want to open is text supported than instead of opening it by that software, you can use notepad. It will show its source code.

By the way, we will discuss about that later, now you should find the best notepad hidden tips and tricks.

1. Use Notepad As A Diary

Ever wanted to maintain a diary on your PC?
Now, you can do it without the use of any software!

USE NOTEPAD! Do the following:


Open Notepad
Type: .LOG
Save it with any name say ‘MyDiary’
Open Diary.txt again.


Wow you see today’s date and time, so start writing your Diary!

Wow Notepad Knew About 9/11/2001!

2. Amazing, Notepad knew about 9/11/2001!

The flight number which hit the WTC in New York was Q33N!

See it yourself:


Open Notepad
Type: Q33N
Now, go to Format Menu
Choose Font.
Change the size to ’72’
Change the font to ‘Wingdings’


See what is displayed!

3. Create Fake Windows Errors

This trick allows you to create Fake Error messages. To do this, follow these steps:


Open Notepad

Type X=Msgbox(“Message Here”,0+16,”Title Here”)


Replace “Message Here” and “Title Here” with your Error Message and Error-Window Title respectively.
Save the file with .vbs.
Now, click the file and you’ll get your custom-made Windows error message.

4. Force Shutdown Your Windows

This trick will let you force shutdown your Windows in a single-click. So, if you don’t want to waste three clicks (Start ,>>, Shut Down) and then waiting for programs to close. This trick will help you in that. To do this:


Open Notepad
Paste
@echo off
msg * Shutdown computer
shutdown -c “Sleep Tight” –s


Save the file with .bat extension. For example, shutdown.bat
Double Click on your file and it will automatically shutdown your Windows.

5. Open a file using notepad

Here is a simple trick to open any file or program with notepad.

Copy the path of the file which is to be opened.
As I want to open a video song and I copied its path “F:\Videos\Songs\English\Priyanka Chopra – Exotic ft. Pitbull.mp4”


Now open the Notepad

Write explorer.exe
Now paste the file path address which you copied.
For ex.:
explorer.exe F:\Videos\Songs\English\Priyanka Chopra – Exotic ft. Pitbull.mp4
Now save it as anyname.bat (it’s a batch file)


Double click and now you can open your favourite file at single click.

6. Make Questions

Make something interactive. Ask questions. Here is an example of a question made with notepad where the user got the correct answer.
To do this, just paste the given code in Notepad:-


@ECHO OFF
ECHO:
ECHO ………………………………………..
ECHO Press 1 or 2 to select your task, and 3 to EXIT.
ECHO ………………………………………..
ECHO.
ECHO 1 – You are a human!
ECHO 2 – You are not a human, you are something else!
ECHO 3 – EXIT
ECHO.
SET /P M=Type 1, 2, or 3 then press ENTER:
echo:
IF %M%==1 GOTO Right
IF %M%==2 GOTO Wrong
IF %M%==3 GOTO EXIT
:Right
echo You are right, you know about yourself very well, ha ha ha!!!
GOTO END
:Wrong
echo You are wrong. Still you are a human!!!
GOTO END
:END
PAUSE
goto EXIT
:EXIT


Now save it as anyname.bat file. Open the file and you are done.

7. Continuously eject CD/DVD drives

This VBS trick will create a code which will continuously eject all your connected Optical drives. If you put them back in, it will pop them out again. Copy this code and paste it in Notepad as Virus.vbs.


Set oWMP = CreateObject(“WMPlayer.OCX.7”)
Set colCDROMs = oWMP.cdromCollection
do
if colCDROMs.Count >= 1 then
For i = 0 to colCDROMs.Count – 1
colCDROMs.Item(i).Eject
Next
For i = 0 to colCDROMs.Count – 1
colCDROMs.Item(i).Eject
Next
End If
wscript.sleep 5000
loop


Double click to open this file and enjoy. Take revenge.

8. Make Your Keyboard Type (Any) Message Continuously

This VBS trick can make your keyboard to type any message continuously. Open Notepad, copy the code given below and save the file as Tricks.vbs. You will need to restart your computer to stop this. Try this after closing all important programs.


Set wshShell = wscript.CreateObject(“WScript.Shell”)
do
wscript.sleep 100
wshshell.sendkeys “This is a Virus. You have been infected. Your Anti-Virus is not working!!!
Loop


9. Make the Matrix

This falling code trick is extremely popular on social networking sites. Copy and paste the code given below in Notepad and save the file as “Matrix.bat” or *.bat.


@echo off
color 0a
:A
echo 7 y x 3 8 G M P q 1 F 0 U v c i j
ping localhost -n 1 > nul
echo o D s a E I j H 9 t 6 7 z C B 4 g 8
ping localhost -n 1 > nul
echo g F x 6 A e 9 1 b M W r T h k P 8 3
ping localhost -n 1 > nul
echo j G a e 3 5 B x Z Q p 0 o 2 h V u C
ping localhost -n 1 > nul
echo 7 f S E A q p 7 b d h U C V 1 4 8 3
ping localhost -n 1 > nul
goto A


Upon running the bat file, you will see the “Matrix Falling Code” effect.

10. Make a fake Virus POP UP

Make afraid your friends. Type the following code in notepad:


@echo off
msg * WARNING
msg * VIRUS ENTERED YOUR PC. Your Anti-Virus is not working.
Save the file as Virus.bat and run it. You should get two pop up messages. This may not work on few computers.
How To Create An Aggravating Pop-up
Open Notepad and paste the code:
msg * Hello
msg * How are you?
msg * Stop trying to make me go away. You can’t.
msg * I will never go away never.
msg * Still here.
msg * This is getting boring/
msg * “Yawn”
msg * I think I will go now.
msg * Yeah I may.
msg * Well bye
msg * “End of Message”


Now save your file as anyname.bat and open your file.
(You can make the message pop-up long just type: msg* Whatever you want)

11. Make A Fake Virus

Open Notepad and type this in:


@echo off
title WARNING
echo PROGRAM HAS INSTALLED MALICIOUS SOFTWARE
pause
echo CONTACTING ANTIVIRUS SOFTWARE…
pause
echo DO YOU WISH TO DELETE VIRUS?…(y/n)
pause
echo ACESS DENIED
pause >nul
echo ACESS DENIED
pause >nul
echo ACESS DENIED
pause >nul
echo RUNNING VIRUS…
pause
: i
dir /a
goto i


Save as anyname.bat click icon and watch. It will not hurt your computer.

This is not the end but we have to stop. Try all these and you will get surprised.

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