Some Cool Notepad Tricks for Windows PCs

NotepadWindows PCs have a text editor named Notepad. Everyone knows about it and I am not going to say anything new. The new things which I am going to say is about playing and have fun with Notepad applications. Notepad can be used as a fun Application too and it shows some weird behaviors too.. So I have brought in front of you some Notepad tricks which give weird results when executed.

Notepad tricks

Notepad Trick 1 : Use Notepad as a Log Book
Open notepad >> Write .LOG in the first line >> Save the File and close it.
When you open this file again, you will see the current date and time and you can enter your activities there to keep a Log of what you have done at what time. You can save this file as a Diary! You can press F5 to refresh and get the current time.

Notepad Trick 2 : World Trade Center Attack
Open notepad >> Write Q33N >> Increase Font size to 72 >> Change Font to Wingdings
This will show you how the World Trade Center episode happened. First the Plane hit two towers and then caused lots of damage.

Notepad Trick 3 : 4335 Trick
Open notepad >> Write this app can break in the first line >> Save the File and close it.
After opening the file again, you will see that it contains all encoded characters. It happens if we enter four words separated by spaces, wherein the first word has 4 letters, the next two have three letters each, and the last word has five letters. Then Notepad Automatically hides the text into unknown code.
It also works if you type AAAA BBB CCC DDDDD or any other 4-3-3-5 letter combination.

Notepad Trick 4 : Shut Down the Computer
Open notepad >> Write
@echo off
msg * I am tired.
shutdown -c “So, Bye Bye” -s

>> Save the File as AnyName.bat
When you will open this file, your Computer will Shut down on its own after showing the message in it.

Notepad Trick 5 : Open Notepad Continuously
Open notepad >> Write
@ECHO off
:top
START %SystemRoot%\system32\notepad.exe
GOTO top

>> Save the File as AnyName.bat
When you try to open this file, Multiple Notepad Windows will keep opening up.

Do let me know if you had fun with these tricks! I had written some more tricks some time back, you can check then out too..
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  • http://www.blogisblogging.com/ Lucifer | Blog Is Blogging

    5 out of 2 tricks i was knowing :D and i tried 2 more now :)

    Will try the trick 4 when i really need to shut down my computer :D

  • http://www.techfreakstuff.com Rohit Sane

    @Lucifer: I think you mean ‘2 out of 5′ and not 5 out of 2 lol.. Thats fine!!

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    The first one is really useful – I’ll be using that for a diary like you say!

    The only one I knew was the 2nd.

  • http://www.blogisblogging.com Lucifer | Blog Is Blogging

    @rohit Lol yes … by mistake i wrote 5 out of 2 instead of 2 out of 5 :)

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    awesome! :) I am using this shutdown for long time..

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    Cool tricks, I had forgot the shut down trick. I think the shutdown trick can be used in Command prompt too right?

  • http://www.worthytips.com/ Arafat Hossain Piyada

    The last trick is little bit annoying and can hang machine. Will try it in my friend PC :)

  • http://romantic18.blogspot.com Vipin @ Romantic SMS

    Excellent post Rohit, i wasn’t aware of those tricks. Thanks for sharing, i liked world trade center trick it’s amazing…..
    Keep sharing these good tips work bro

  • http://www.techvorm.com Paritosh

    I wrote a similar article but still somehow managed to NOT include some of the tricks given above :p

  • http://www.thurstytoad.com Steve

    I’ve always like notepad… great for working on html. But I’ve never known about these “tricks”. The world trade center one might be in questionable taste… but it is interesting. I like the comment about trying the “shut down your computer” on someone else’s computer. :) Steve

  • http://www.thurstytoad.com Steve

    Just a word of warning to your other readers…
    I tried the World Trade Center trick and changed my font to wingdings. What I just found out is that when I opened a notepad file I regularly use, it is in wingdings too! I tried changing back to what I thought the font used to be… but nothing looked right. Arghhhh…
    Anyway, I googled “notepad default font” and it is “Lucida Console, Regular, 10″ for anyone like me that doesn’t know or can’t remember.
    Now everything looks normal again! :)
    Steve

  • http://techiezlounge.com Shabnam Sultan

    Nice tips :) will try them .

  • http://www.nasirtech.blogspot.com Nasir

    I use the .LOG to write notes and the shut down also… but the other are also fun… great…

  • http://www.allwebsitelist.com nani

    Just a word of warning to your other readers…
    I tried the World Trade Center trick and changed my font to wingdings. What I just found out is that when I opened a notepad file I regularly use, it is in wingdings too! I tried changing back to what I thought the font used to be… but nothing looked right. Arghhhh…
    Anyway, I googled “notepad default font” and it is “Lucida Console, Regular, 10? for anyone like me that doesn’t know or can’t remember.
    Now everything looks normal again!

  • http://www.audiovisualgifts.co.uk Yongfan

    Good list, we always use notepad for logs and diagnostic testing, very useful tips, thanks.

  • http://www.techhamlet.com Pubudu @ TechHamlet

    Great! I never knew that we can do such tricks from the simple Notepad!

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    Ha ha… You just have to love the fact that someone took the time to find out how you can have fun with Notepad :D

    Kim

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    Thanks for sharing your tricks. I’ve been searching some tricks a few weeks ago. Then after i read it, i learned something new! Great! Thanks!

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    “Notepad Trick 2 : World Trade Center Attack” That is kind of freaky, but nevertheless what does Q33N have to do with anything?

  • http://tweakandtrick.blogspot.com/ Akhilesh

    Actually, none of the flights that attacked WTC had the flight number Q33N. Checked it on Wikipedia myself.

  • Prabhakaranmb

    Notepad Trick 3 : 4335 Trick is not working for me, is it anything to do with the OS, i am using windows 7.

  • http://www.techfreakstuff.com Rohit Sane

    @Prabhakaranmb : It works with most Windows.. I don’t know about win7

  • http://www.techfreakstuff.com Tanmay Sharma

    I m very thankful because the every notepad tricks is very importent & useful to everybudy so plz some tricks send my gmail id……Thanq.