5 More Notepad Tricks

Notepad Tricks

I had written an article on Notepad Tricks and many people requested me to write more of these tricks. So here are 5 more tricks for Notepad, and this time its only .bat files which means all tricks are done using command prompt.

I’ll start the numbering from 11 so that you may know exactly how many tricks I’ve put up on the overall…

11. Make Colorful Command Prompt

Type the following in notepad:

@ echo off
echo:
echo ……………………………
echo Press 1 for green, 2 for red or 3 for blue, or 4 for exit
echo ……………………………
set /p m=Type 1, 2, or 3, or 4, and press enter:
echo:
if %m%==1 goto 1
if %m%==2 goto 2
if %m%==3 goto 3
if %m%==4 goto 4
:1
color 0a
echo This is the green
goto 4
:2
color 04
echo This is the red
goto 4
:3
color 06
echo This is the blue
goto 4
:4
Pause
goto end
:end

Save it as color.bat
Open the .bat file and select your number 1,2 or 3 for the colors.. or 4 for exit.. It will print a specific text in a desired color…

You can change the bold text to your choice.

Here are the color combination’s in Command Prompt:
0 = Black
1 = Blue
2 = Green
3 = Aqua
4 = Red
5 = Purple
6 = Yellow
7 = White
8 = Gray
9 = Light Blue
A = Light Green
B = Light Aqua
C = Light Red
D = Light Purple
E = Light Yellow
F = Bright White

Type the background color followed by the text color. For example, if you want a black background and green text then type the color as 02 …..

12. Notepad Diagrams

Lets see this example:

@ echo off
echo:
echo ……………………………
echo Press 1 for windows, 2 for apple or 3 for exit
echo ……………………………
set /p m=Type 1, 2, or 3, and press enter:
echo:
if %m%==1 goto 1
if %m%==2 goto 2
if %m%==3 goto 3
:1
echo _______________*******________________________
echo _____________***********______________________
echo ___________**************_____________________
echo __________****************____________________
echo __________****************___**__________**___
echo _________****************___****************__
echo ________*****************___***************___
echo _______*****************___****************___
echo _______***___________**___****************____
echo __________________________***************_____
echo ________***********________*************______
echo _____****************_______**********________
echo _____****************___**_____________*______
echo ____****************___****************_______
echo ____****************___***************________
echo ___*****************__****************________
echo ___**___________**___****************_________
echo _____________________****************_________
echo ______________________**************__________
echo ________________________*********_____________
echo _________________________*******______________
echo:
echo:
goto 3
:2
echo ______________________________________________
echo ______________________________________________
echo _____________________________**_______________
echo ___________________________***________________
echo _________________________****_________________
echo _________________________***__________________
echo ______________________________________________
echo ________________****________*****_____________
echo ____________************************__________
echo __________*************************___________
echo _________*************************____________
echo _________*************************____________
echo _________************************_____________
echo _________*************************____________
echo __________************************____________
echo ___________************************___________
echo ___________***************************________
echo ____________*************************_________
echo _____________***********************__________
echo _______________*******************____________
echo _________________***_________****_____________
echo ______________________________________________
echo:
echo:
goto 3
:3
Pause
goto end
:end

This will print Windows logo if chosen as 1, Apple logo if chosen as 2, and exit if chosen as 3.

In this manner you can make any Diagram you want with notepad. If you want a transparent notepad to outline a picture then you may try Glass Notepad. I used this to quickly sketch on the logos and make this.

13. Start your programs faster

Normally when you try to start a program such as firefox, then it goes through some levels.. But you may be wanting to start some programs such as, check windows firewall or registry editor.. These files are located in System32 folder and opening them manually is a headache.

Here is a simple way to make your own portable program starter:

@ echo off
echo Use this to open your programs faster
echo:
echo Select 1 for notepad, 2 for firewall options, 3 for registry editor… Select 4 to exit…
set /p m=Type 1, 2, or 3, and press enter:
echo:
if %m%==1 goto 1
if %m%==2 goto 2
if %m%==3 goto 3
if %m%==4 goto exit
:1
start %windir%\System32\Notepad
goto exit
:2
start %windir%\System32\WF.msc
goto exit
:3
start %windir%\System32\regedt32.exe
goto exit
:exit

Try it and replace the values in bold to your choice…

14. Check your internet Details

Advanced users can check their ip configuration whenever they want. This is really helpful for people who try to mask their IP many times or people who have a dynamic IP.

Open notepad and type the following:

@echo off
ipconfig
PAUSE

Save this file as IPconfig.bat and run the file whenever you want to test your internet configuration…

15. Clear your DNS cache

Lets say that you have visited a web site and you don’t want anyone else to know what site you’ve visited. A few things are, clearing all your web browser temporary files, clearing thumbnails, etc. But did you know that this data is stored on your Internet Server as well ? This means if you’re using Airtel Broadband, then they’ll keep track of what you’ve seen and save it for future use.

Clean up all history

To check what files are stored, just check your dns using the following code in notepad:
@echo off
ipconfig/displaydns
PAUSE

Save the file in notepad as CheckDNS.bat and run the file.

You will get a very very huge list.

To clear this, just clear your dns using this simple code in notepad:
@echo off
ipconfig/flushdns
PAUSE

Save the file as clearDNS.bat and run the file.

This will clear your DNS cache completely.

Try them out and tell us how you liked it……

  • Wow! Never Knew We Could do Soo Much using just a Notepad!
    thanks Siddhu

  • Nice tricks!
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  • cool
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  • WOW cool and colorful , i have also written such kinda 10 notepad tweaks to freak out freaks , you can check that 😀
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  • Bharat

    Woow woow..really nice work keep it up.But can u help me plz i wanna also learn this I don no 4m where u learned this but plz help me to learn this too….If u don wanna belive me then belive me from my name i’ll not let ur trust go down.

  • muzaffar jamal

    nice work

  • Ashish

    wow…
    Hi,
    I am Ashish from Mauritius, I work for MCA The Mauritius college of the air,An organisation under the ministry of tertiary education of my country.
    We essentially produce Television programs for schools and colleges.
    We are actually in the process of making a Quiz contest for colleges.We have purchased a quiz kit from Buzzgold with wireless slammers.
    Production people want to have a lamp that lights in front of the team that answer first. The slammer produces a code in notepad.(eg /901)
    How can i possibly use the the code with the serial port or a usb to light up the lamp.surely i need an interface with relays.
    There will be two teams with three contestants each each having his slammer.
    Each slammer generates a different code.(/901,/902,/903…)
    Could you kindly give me some hints how to come up with a suitable code and circuit for it to work.
    Thank you in anticipation

    ashish

  • great informations… thanks

  • Nice thanks for the information. This should help me out quite a bit.

  • cat woman

    fuck