Notepad– one of the basic s/w of Microsoft windows and a simple text editor that is included since Windows 1.0 i.e. since 1985. Although it is included in every single windows we guys sometimes neglect its power as there are a lot of big and beautiful text editing tools are available in the market that also provides a lot of additional cool features. But it is famous for its tricks and hacks. Here is a collection of some of the best and coolest tricks that you can try using Notepad.
There is a list of all trick. Jump to the specific one-
1) A funny and a Harmless Virus that continuously eject CD/DVD drives – A VBS trick
This is an awesome and a great trick that I think might be used in some horror movies also in which some ghost got into a IT building and CD rom’s start ejecting automatically. Jokes apart this VBS trick is a code which will continuously eject all your connected Optical drives and if you put them back in, it will pop them out again after few seconds. Isn’t that awesome. Copy this code and paste it in Notepad as “CDVirus.vbs” or any other name but keep “.vbs” as the extension.
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
2) Continuously type a message at any writable place on screen-VBS Trick
You want to hack you friends computer in such a way that he is left helpless and and can’t stop the your program without shutting down the system . This virus will keep on writing the given message continuously without a pause wherever it get a space to write and since you will need to restart your computer to stop this, please try this after closing all important programs. Save this file also with the extension “.vbs” like “TypingVirus.vbs” You can play with any kind of messages you want to give to your friend. I know what you are thinking right now. 😛
Set wshShell = wscript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
wshshell.sendkeys "Hello Dear. Look I am a virus and right now I know I am messing up your head."
One of the most famous and widespread bat file trick and 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 any other name with extension “.bat”
echo %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random%
4) Open Notepad continuously – Bat file
Want to play with your friends head by continuously opening notepad that could lead to a hundreds or thousands of instances or even more and could even hang the system if the process is not stopped. Then copy the code below and save it with “.bat” extension.
5) Make a Personal Diary(Log) with Notepad (Easter Eggs)
Do you guys need to maintain a log file in which you have to enter date and time before every time you need to make an entry in that file than this could save you a lot of work and time and moreover will always work perfectly.
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.(But remember open this file only in Notepad given by windows not any other s/w or modified notepads like Notepad++ etc, otherwise it might not work).
Note :- All these tricks are very cool and don’t harm anybody’s computer in any way but keep in mind that you might need to restart your computer in some cases and just finish and save your work before testing any of these.
How to terminate VBS processes
Now you guys might face one problem while trying files with “.vbs” extension is that you might not find how to stop these processes you have just initiated and for that follow the steps below-
Open your Task Manager
Search for a process named “wscript.exe” or “cscript.exe”.
Right click that process and click “End Process” and again “End Process”
Voila !! You have ended the process, now no more drive ejection or other hacks will work until you start them again.
That’s all for now with a promise to return with some more amazing trick in future and If you guys have some other good trick of computer don’t forget to share with us we will publish it under your name.
Top 5 cool Notepad Tricks – How to Make Harmless Virus and Useful things was last modified: March 28th, 2015 by Hitesh Garg
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