People, who are using computer, must have heard the term ‘Notepad.’ This Notepad is the default text editor in any Windows operated computer, provided by Microsoft and most probably you can do lots of notepad tricks. When we want to create a quick note, we use Notepad and save the document for future record.

The best thing about Notepad is, the documents we create in Notepad, saved as the .txt file which is supported by almost all the text editor, means you can open, modify and edit those documents anywhere you want. The thing which most of the people are unaware of is, there are many tricks which we can do with Notepad.

notepad tricks

So in this article, I am going to discuss about the Notepad tricks, and I am pretty sure that it will help you in many things. Because of the simple looks of Notepad, one can underestimate it, but most of the people don’t know that by using Notepad tricks one can wipe out everything on a PC.

On the other hand by using the Notepad tricks one can fix some serious PC issues too. Most of the people don’t know that most of the web designers, programmers and developers use Notepad for their coding only because only from Notepad various type of extensions are possible. We can use Notepad tricks to prank or to make fun of someone.


Here are top five impressive Notepad tricks which may help you.

  1. Creating a Diary

Many people don’t know that they can create a diary using Notepad. The best thing about the notepad diary is whenever you will open and edit the note; it will save your progress automatically with the time and date.  You can do it by following the below-mentioned steps.

notepad diary

  • Open a new text document.
  • Start the text document with.LOG and save the document.
  • After that, whatever you will do, will be saved automatically according to the date and time.



  1. Continuously pop up out of CD drive

If you want to play some trick on your friend, then this is the best prank. You can make the computers CD drive pops up again and again by applying this trick. All you need to do is to open the Notepad then copy and paste the below code and lastly save the document as a .vbs file. Once you open the .vbs file, you will see the magic. Here is the code.

notepad tricks for pc

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



End If

script.sleep 5000




  1. Force shut down

When we want to shut down our PC then usually we do it by clicking on the start button and after that by clicking on shutdown and lastly ok. With the help of notepad trick you can shut down your PC in a single click. All you need to do is to create a .vbs file. Whenever you want, you can shutdown your PC by clicking this .vbs file. While creating the .vbs extension you need to copy n paste the below code.

notepad tricks pc shut down

@echo off

msg * System will now shut down

shutdown -c “Bye!” –s

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  1. Matrix effect

Remember the Matrix movie? Or the hacking system that shows in any movie? You also can turn your command prompt like this with a notepad trick. You can do all these by copy pasting the below code.

notepad matrix

@echo off

color 02


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

goto start

Then save the file as a .bat file on your desktop. Once you click that file, you will see the matrix effect.


  1. Make your PC speak

You can make your PC speak with the help of this trick. This notepad trick works like the text to speech. When you apply this trick, whatever you will type in the text box, the PC will convert it into speech. To apply this trick, you need to open a text document first and then copy and paste the mentioned below command.

notepad tricks speak pc

Dim message, sapi

message=InputBox(“What do you want me to say?”,”Speak to Me”)

Set sapi=CreateObject(“sapi.spvoice”)

sapi.Speak message

After pasting it, save the file as speak.vbs on the desktop. Whenever you want to make, your PC speak just click this file and type whatever you want to make your PC speak.


Try out this interesting tricks that you can do in the notepad of your PC. This will certainly help you out of any PC health issue. I have been experiencing with all of this few new tricks that I have ever discovered. It helps me when I do need to solve the issue with my PC. It will also help you with the new shortcuts to shut down your PC. If you do have any related queries, please do comment in the box, we will assist you shortly.

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