Did you know that you could use your Firefox, Chrome or Opera browsers like a Notepad? In case you did not, then read on to find out how you can actually open a new tab in Firefox, Chrome, Edge or Opera and use it as a text editor to type just like you would do in a Notepad.
Use Chrome, Edge, Firefox browsers as a Notepad
Open a new tab in your web browser, type the following and hit Enter:
data:text/html, <html contenteditable>
Now move your cursor to the tab and try typing. You will be able to type!
You can type, compose, copy, cut and paste text here just as you would do in Notepad. If you wish to, you can bookmark this tab and use the bookmark to quickly open it.
This can be pretty useful if you are browsing and wish to take quick notes. You can instead open this bookmarked tab and start typing or pasting text in it.
You can even save it as an HTML file, just as you would save any other web page. Just press CTRL+S.
This code makes use of the Data URI scheme and creates a simple HTML page. Data URIs are supported on Gecko-based browsers, Opera, Web-kit-based browsers, and a few others. This will not work in Internet Explorer.
The Notepad in Windows is a basic text editor you can use for simple documents or for creating Web pages – but you can make use of these tricks to get more out of it!
How do I use my browser as Notepad?
In order to use your browser as Notepad on Windows 11/10 computer, you can use the aforementioned method. You need to open your favorite browser and enter this in the address bar: data:text/html, <html contenteditable>. Then, you can move your mouse cursor to the white part of your screen so that you can start typing.
How do I turn Chrome into Notepad?
To turn Chrome into Notepad on Windows 11/10 computer, you need to go through the above-mentioned guide. As said, you need to open the Google Chrome browser and enter this: data:text/html, <html contenteditable>. Next, click on the white space where you can start typing without any problem.
While you are using Chrome, you might want to enjoy the built-in T-Rex Dinosaur game when offline.