Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Quickly turn your browser into a notepad in one line

So many times while jotting down some text quickly (especially over a during call) we search for windows notepad. We forget that we have a full fledged browser always running which is a great software to do anything. In fact I have composed Gmail drafts and sometimes typed in Google to temporarily note down phone numbers and addresses. I found a trick to turn the browser quickly into a text editor/notepad

  1. Open a new browser tab

  2. Type the following in the address bar and hit Enter

    data:text/html, <html contenteditable>

  3. You should be able to type in the web page now.. You can also paste text here from your clipboard
    data:text/html,<html contenteditable>

  4. To make it easily accessible bookmark it on the bookmark toolbar

  5. Optionally you can save text like a web page from the browser with Ctrl + S key.

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