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2/06/2013

Best Notepad tricks and hacks


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 Behavior: 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

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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

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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[4PZX54(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.

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

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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.
notepad tricks
  • 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.

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