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Notepad Tricks and Tips

Notepad, the text editor that comes bundled in Windows is an excellent tool for text editing. But that is not the only thing for which notepad is famous. It is also famous for its tricks and hacks. Here is a roundup of some of the best and coolest tricks that you can try using Notepad.

Matrix Falling Code Effect - Notepad CMD (.BAT) Tricks

Inspired by the movie Matrix, this falling code trick is extremely popular on social networking websites. Copy and paste the code given below in Notepad and save the file as "Matrix.bat" or *.bat. 
@echo off
color 02
:tricks
echo %random%%random%%random%%random%%random%%random%%random%%random%
goto tricks

Notepad tricks
Matrix Falling Code Effect - Notepad Trick

Upon running the bat file, you will see the "Matrix falling code" effect.

Make Your Keyboard Type (Any) Message Continuously-VBS Trick

This VBS trick can make any of your friend's keyboard type any message continuously. Open Notepad, copy the code given below and save the file as Tricks.vbs or *.vbs.
Set wshShell = wscript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
do
wscript.sleep 100
wshshell.sendkeys "This is a Virus. You have been infected."
loop
Send this file to your friends as an email attachment to see the fun.

Notepad Virus

Create a Harmless Funny Virus with Notepad-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 or *.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 you will be impressed by this awesome trick.

Make a Personal Diary(Log) with Notepad (Easter Eggs)

Notepad Diary
Notepad Diary
You can use this trick to create a personal log with Notepad which will automatically include the current date and time before your note. To do so, open Notepad and type .LOG in capital letters and press Enter. Save the file. Now, every time you open this file, notepad will automatically insert the current time and date before the note. Just enter your note and save the file each time after making an entry.


With these tricks, you will be able to find out the tricking ability of Microsoft Notepad. But before that, do you know:- 
  1. The number of the flight that attacked World Trade Centre? 
  2. How much control the President of United States has over Microsoft?
  3. How worried Microsoft is about their reputation?
Well if you don't, you will know the answers to all these questions after trying these tricks. 

Trick/Answer 1

The number of flight that attacked the World Trade Centre was Q33N. You might ask what is the trick in that. We could have searched it on the net in an instant. But this is not the trick. The trick starts now:-
  1. Open Notepad.
  2. Type in Q33N.
  3. Change the font size to 72 by clicking on Format and selecting Font in the Menu Bar.
  4. Also select Wingdings as your Font.
  5. Click on OK to see the trick.
 Note: Change back to your default font.
notepad tricks


Trick/Answer 2 

Well the President of United States is undoubtedly one of the most powerful man. No one dares to test it. But now that Bush is no longer the President, .........we would. To test his authority over Microsoft, follow the steps given below:-
  1. Open Notepad.
  2. Type in "bush hid the facts" without quotes.
  3. Save the notepad file as test.txt or *.txt.
  4. Reopen the file to know the results.
Trick/Answer 3 

Well, most people think reputation is everything and the top brains at Microsoft are no different. To test their reputation building scheme, try the steps given below:-
  1. Open Notepad.
  2. Type in "this app can break" without quotes.
  3. Save the notepad file as test.txt or *.txt.
  4. Reopen the saved file to know the results.
All these Notepad tricks are totally harmless and would not harm your PC in any way.  To close any of the VBS trick given, open task manager and close the wscript.exe process. These tricks work onWindows 7Windows Vista and Windows XP.

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  1. I want to say "I love you" to my girlfriend, but I want to send her a notepad trick.

    Can you help?

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