Notepad, the most modest yet unappreciated utility program in Windows Operating Systems. Notepad is usually amongst the first few applications that one uses while entering into the world of Computers. With every new Windows, notepad also gets revised and the latest avatar launched in Windows 10 has literally raised the appreciation standards of notepad midst the Windows crowd. Now here is something for all those who feel notepad is just a .txt file creator or note saver. Notepad has the potential to open multiple unknown extensions and unlock executive commands or tricks in the system. You can also use Notepad to create a virus! However in the listicle below, find 10 cool notepad tricks you need to know since long…

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1. The Matrix Effect

Heard of the “Matrix” movie? Let’s create something similar on your system! Copy the below mentioned code onto your Notepad and save it as “.bat” file.

@echo off
color 02
echo %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random%
goto start

Now you just need to open this file and watch your system shower random green digits strings all over the screen.random green digits

You’ll experience your routine command prompt just got the Matrix movie effect in it.

2. Text to Audio Conversion

Yet another quirky notepad trick is here. Instead of downloading bug full software to convert written text to audio, just use this cool notepad trick. With this amazing trick your system is going to speak your language, whatever you type in it is going to utter it out. Simply grab the code below and save it as a “.vbs” file via your notepad.

Dim message, sapi message=InputBox(“Enter text for conversion”,”Hover pc Hacks Text-To-Audio Converter”) Set sapi=CreateObject(“sapi.spvoice”) sapi.Speak message

Now after you open this file you’ll get a pop-up that has a small writing area. Type anything there and enjoy.

3. Make the keyboard LED’s dance

Some extensions are just marvelous for computer tricks and hacks. So, here is another awesome “.vbs” file trick. Just try and use the following code in your notepad and save it as a .vbs file.

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


wscript.sleep 100

wshshell.sendkeys “{CAPSLOCK}”

wshshell.sendkeys “{NUMLOCK}”

wshshell.sendkeys “{SCROLLLOCK}”



Quickly open this file and enjoy watching your keyboard’s LED lights dance continuously.

4. Format HD

Okay, so now let’s get to some more useful notepad hacks. If your hard drive is spoilt and you can’t access it directly for formatting, try using this notepad trick. Copy the below code which is actually sort of command to enable your hard drive to format itself. Hence save this code as .exe file.

01100110011011110111001001101101011000010111010000 100000011000110011101001011100 0010000000101111010100010010111101011000

5. Force Windows to Shut

If you are not in a mood to 3 clicks, this trick will help you shutdown your Windows in one click. You just have to do:

  • Open notepad and paste @echo off.
  • In the next line you have to write msg * shutdown computer
  • Now write shutdown -c “Sleep Tight” –s in the next line
  • Save this file with .BAT extension
  • Now you just have to click this file to shutdown you system

6. Let your CD Driver go High

This notepad trick will make you CD Drive crazy and it will open and close repeatedly. In the notepad just write the below script

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
wscript.sleep 5000

  • Save the file as vbs
  • Sit back and witness the craziness.

7. Test Anti-Virus

Want to verify if your anti-virus is working fine? This trick was originated from the Computer Antivirus Research (EICAR) institute in Europe for your help.

  • In the notepad, copy and paste this: X5O!P%@AP[4PZX54(P^)7CC)7}$EICAR-STANDARD-ANTIVIRUS-TEST-FILE!$H+H*
  • Save it as .COM extension
  • If your anti-virus is working fine, an alert will be on your screen and quarantine this notepad file by considering it as malware.

8. Fake error messages

With the help of this trick, you can create any message for a fake error. The simple steps are

  • In the notepad, type X=Msgbox(“Message Here”,0+16,”Title Here”)
  • With your error message amd error window, replace Message Here and Title Here.
  • Save it as error.vbs
  • By clicking the file, you’ll get the error message set by you.

9. Create an Adult Folder

For this trick, just paste the below script in notepad and save it as bat. Double clicking this file will give you a private folder.

title Folder Private
if EXIST “Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}” goto UNLOCK
if NOT EXIST Private goto MDLOCKER
echo Are you sure you want to lock the folder(Y/N)
set/p “cho=>”
if %cho%==Y goto LOCK
if %cho%==y goto LOCK
if %cho%==n goto END
if %cho%==N goto END
echo Invalid choice.
ren Private “Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}”
attrib +h +s “Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}”
echo Folder locked
goto End
echo Enter password to unlock folder
set/p “pass=>”
if NOT %pass%==password goto FAIL
attrib -h -s “Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}”
ren “Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}” Private
echo Folder Unlocked successfully
goto End
echo Invalid password
goto end
md Private
echo Private created successfully
goto End

10. Knock out Mouse controls

Save the following code as nomouse.bat and your mouse is out of the league.

rem Disable Mouse

set key=”HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\system\CurrentControlSet\Services\Mouclass”

reg delete %key%

reg add %key% /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4

Have fun playing tricks with Notepad!!!

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