We have been using Notepad for decades now. As we know it is the most basic text editor and lacks many features to beat the leading, feature-rich text editors. Most of us (including me) are already using the faster and more advanced text editors such as Notepad++ which support tab editing and syntax highlighting for over 50 programming, scripting, and markup languages.
But, do you know that even the built-in Windows text editor Notepad has a few useful features which are not known to many?
Let’s unveil the untold secrets about Notepad which are worth knowing.
I. Use Notepad to create a log file
With this trick, each time you open the text file using Notepad, Notepad will automatically append the system date and time at the end of file.
- Open Notepad.
- Type .LOG on the first line.
- Hit Enter.
- Save the file.
II. Insert current timestamp
Open Notepad and just hit F5 to insert current system date and time.
I hope this will help you. Share your findings/experience in the comments.
Till then, happy thinking!