Notepad Tricks

17 Awesome, Must Try Notepad Tricks

1. Bush Hid the Facts/This App Can Break

This is one of the most popular notepad tricks because of its mysterious nature. In order to get an idea as to what this trick does, just follow the steps given below:

  • Open Notepad.
  • Type “BUSH HID THE FACTS” or “this app can break” (without quotes).
  • Save that file with any name and close it.
  • Open It Again to see the magic.

Reason For This Behaviour: It is known as the 4335 Rule. It means that 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.

2. World Trade Center Attack Trick

As you might be knowing that the flight number of the plane that had hit World Trade Center on that dreadful day (9/11) was Q33NY. Now call this trick a coincidence  or something else but whatever it is, it does startle us.

  • Open Notepad.
  • Type “Q33N” (without quotes) in capital letters.
  • Increase the font size to 72.
  • Change the Font to Wingdings.

You will be amazed by the findings.

3. Make A Personal Log-Book or A Diary

Did you know that you can also use Notepad as a simple digital diary or a personal Log-Book ? Well, if you didn’t then follow the below mentioned steps to make one for yourself !

  • Open Notepad.
  • Type .LOG (in capital letters) and hit enter.
  • Save it with any name and close it.
  • Open it again.

When you open the file again you will see the current date and time being inserted automatically after the .LOG line. This will happen automatically every time you reopen the the notepad file.

4. Test Your Anti-Virus

You can also test your anti virus program for its effectiveness using a simple notepad trick. Follow the steps below to know more:

  • Open Notepad.
  • Copy the code give below in the notepad file:
    X5O!P%@AP[4\PZX54(P^)7CC)7}$EICAR-STANDARD-ANTIVIRUS-TEST-FILE!$H+H*
  • Save it with an .exe extension like testvirus.exe

As soon as you save this file, your anti virus program will detect the file (virus) immediately and will attempt to delete it. If this happens then your Antivirus is working properly. If not, then its time to look for some other reliable program.

NOTE: The EICAR test file (#3) is a 16-bit application and cannot be run on 64-bit versions of Windows.

5. Continually pop the CD Drive

  • Open Notepad.
  • Copy the code given below onto the notepad file:

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

  • Save it as “Anything.VBS”.

Now open the file and see the magic! The file will continuously force the CD rom to pop out! And If you have more than one then it pops out all of them!

6. Matrix Effect

Not much to explain, just follow the steps and see the amazing matrix effect happen in your DOS window:

  • Open Notepad.
  • Copy the below mentioned text in your notepad file:

@echo off

color 02

:start

echo %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random%

goto start

  • Save the file with .bat extension like Matrix.bat

Thats it. Just open the file to see the matrix effect right before your eyes!

7. Change The Header/Footer Of Your Notepad File

More often than not whenever you get a printout of your notepad file, it starts with “Untitled” or the filename at top, and “Page ” on bottom. Now if you want to get rid of it or want to change it, just follow the simple steps given below.

  • Open Notepad.
  • Click on File -> Page Setup.
  • Replace the text written in the “Header” and “Footer” box (as shown above) by any of the following codes:

&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

8. Constantly Repeat Messages

Using this notepad trick you can annoy anyone and can actually force them to log off or leave the computer (LOL….). This notepad trick will create an infinite cycle of a message in the computer. Follow the steps to know more:

  • Open Notepad.
  • Paste the following code in the notepad file:

@ECHO off

:Begin

msg * Hi

msg * Are you having fun?

msg * I am!

msg * Lets have fun together!

msg * Because you have been o-w-n-e-d

GOTO BEGIN

  • Save the file with any file name but with .bat as extension and close it. For eg. Freakymessage.bat

After saving the file just open it (by double clicking) and see what happens.

Pssstttt……. You can piss of your friends by sending it as an email attachment asking them to try it out !

9. Shut-down The Computer After Conveying Any Message

This one is kind of an annoying trick and if used unknowingly can certainly cause problems (am serious). What this trick does is, after conveying a (any) message it shuts down the computer without any confirmation. In order to create the Shutdown file, follow the below mentioned steps:

  • Open Notepad.
  • Paste the following code in it:

@echo off

msg * Its time to get some rest.

shutdown -c “Error! You have to take rest! Byeeeeee” -s

  • Save the file with any name but with .bat extension and close it. For eg. TakeRest.bat

NOTE : Use this carefully. If you are playing prank then keep in mind that this may lead to loss as it shuts down the computer forcefully.

10. Toggle Keyboard Button Simultaneously

Using Notepad (and VB) you can set different keys on your keyboard to toggle continuously. Following are the 3 tricks using which different keys can be set to toggle simultaneously. Follow the steps given under each head to try out the tricks.

1. Caps Lock Key

    • Open Notepad.
    • Paste the following code in the notepad file:

Set wshShell =wscript.CreateObject(“WScript.Shell”)

do

wscript.sleep 100

wshshell.sendkeys “{CAPSLOCK}”

loop

    • Save the file with anyname and .vbs extension. and close it.
    • Now open the newly created file and see how the caps lock key behaves on your keyboard!

2. Hit Enter Key Continuously

    • Open Notepad.
    • Paste the following code in the notepad file:

Set wshShell = wscript.CreateObject(“WScript.Shell”)

do

wscript.sleep 100

wshshell.sendkeys “~(enter)”

loop

    • Save the file with any name and .vbs extension and close it.
    • Now open the newly created file and see how the enter key behaves!

3. Hit Backspace Key Continuously

    • Open Notepad.
    • Paste the following code in the notepad file:

MsgBox “Lets Rumble”

Set wshShell =wscript.CreateObject(“WScript.Shell”)

do

wscript.sleep 100

wshshell.sendkeys “{bs}”

loop

    • Save the file with any name and with .vbs extension and close it.
    • Now open the newly created file and see how the key behaves!

In order to end the vbs script (stop continuous key presses), open task manager and end thewscript.exe process as shown in image below.

11. Slowly Type Messages

This one is my favorite. Completely harmless trick and perfect for playing pranks on one’s friends. This trick can really freak out anyone! Follow the below mentioned steps to perform this trick:

  • Open Notepad.
  • Paste the following code in the notepad file:

WScript.Sleep 180000

WScript.Sleep 10000

Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject(“WScript.Shell”)

WshShell.Run “notepad”

WScript.Sleep 100

WshShell.AppActivate “Notepad”

WScript.Sleep 500

WshShell.SendKeys “Hel”

WScript.Sleep 500

WshShell.SendKeys “lo ”

WScript.Sleep 500

WshShell.SendKeys “, ho”

WScript.Sleep 500

WshShell.SendKeys “w a”

WScript.Sleep 500

WshShell.SendKeys “re ”

WScript.Sleep 500

WshShell.SendKeys “you”

WScript.Sleep 500

WshShell.SendKeys “? ”

WScript.Sleep 500

WshShell.SendKeys “I a”

WScript.Sleep 500

WshShell.SendKeys “m g”

WScript.Sleep 500

WshShell.SendKeys “ood”

WScript.Sleep 500

WshShell.SendKeys ” th”

WScript.Sleep 500

WshShell.SendKeys “ank”

WScript.Sleep 500

WshShell.SendKeys “s! “

  • Save the file with any name and with .vbs extension and close it.

Now open the file and see how freakishly slow the messages appear!

NOTE: In order to stop it. Follow the “Note” given in 10th Trick.

12. Type “You are a fool” Continuously

Not much to explain, the title says it all! Follow the steps to make this trick work:

  • Open Notepad.
  • Paste the following code in the notepad file:

Set wshShell = wscript.CreateObject(“WScript.Shell”)

do

wscript.sleep 100

wshshell.sendkeys “You are a fool.”

loop

  • Save the file with any name but with .vbs extension and close it.

Ope the file and see how it makes you type!

NOTE: In order to stop it. Follow the “Note” given in 10th Trick.

13. Open Notepad continuously

  • Open Notepad.
  • Paste the following code in your notepad file:

@ECHO off

:top

START %SystemRoot%\system32\notepad.exe

GOTO top

  • Save the file with any name nut with .bat extension and close it.

Now open the file and see how it annoys you by opening notepad again and again.

14. Pick Your Option Batch File

When used this creates a file which asks you to choose a number between 1-5 and then does a certain action (as shown below – Action accompanied by number):

1 – Shut’s down the computer

2 – Restart’s the computer

3 – Wipes out the hard drive

4 – Net send

5 – Shows a message & then shut’s down the computer

Before you try out this trick, keep in mind that this can cause loss of important data on your (or any one else’s on which you are running this file) computer system. So BEWARE! In order to create the file, follow the steps given below:

  • Open Notepad.
  • Paste the following code in the notepad file:

@echo off

title Get A Life

cd C:\

:menu

cls

echo I take no responsibility for your actions. Beyond this point it is you that has the power to kill yourself. If you press ‘x’ then your PC will be formatted. Do not cry if you loose your data or anything.

pause

echo Pick your option:

echo 1. Die Slowly

echo 2. Instant Death

echo 3. Stay Away From This One

echo 4. Die this way (For Wimps!)

echo 5. Easy way out

set input=nothing

set /p input=Choice:

if %input%==1 goto one

if %input%==2 goto two

  • Save the file with any name and with a .bat extension and close the file.

15. Convert Text Into Audio

Refer my previous post “Convert Text Into Audio Using Notepad

16. Format Hard Disk Using

Refer my previous post “Format Your Hard Disk Using Just Notepad !!

17. Lock File(s)

Refer my previous post “Lock File(s) on Windows Without Using Any Software

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