How To Turn Any Browser Tab Into An Instant Notepad

Browser Tab Notebook


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If you’re the kind of person that always has a bunch of tabs open then you you’ll love this quick little tip.

Multiple tabs open

This tip comes from Reddit user: thisisned

Simply Copy and Paste this secret string of text into the address bar of any browser tab.

I’ve made it easy on you…

Just click the notepad icon below to get the text…



Then simply copy the text – open a new tab and paste it in the address bar and you’re good to go!


Here’s the visual play by play:

1. Copy the text by highlighting it.


  • Then either right click and choose “Copy”
  • or use the keyboard shortcut “Command + C” on a Mac
  • or “Control + C” on a PC.

2. Open A New Tab & Paste It Into The Address Bar


  • Open a new tab in your internet browser and past in the text to the address bar and hit enter.
  • Paste by clicking inside the address bar and then right clicking and choose “paste”
  • or use the keyboard shortcut “Command + V” on a Mac
  • or “Control + V” on a PC.

Now you have a nice clean slate in which to type any notes:

Browser Tab Notebook

If you want to increase the font size simply increase the number size:


You can also change the font family if you like:



And last but not least – don’t forget to bookmark it!



  • I love this tip because I get annoyed when I have to click out of my browser to open a Notepad app. This seems much faster and efficient. Thanks!

  • Shella M.

    Reply Reply

    Love it! Thanks.

  • It’s much easier than that. Just open and you have a notepad in your browser. I use it all the time.

  • Bill

    Reply Reply

    Not sure how realistic it is to work on this but it is definitely a very nice trick. Something like the Easter eggs in Microsoft Office in the older days. Great web site!

  • Brilliant! Simply brilliant. Signed up for the newsletter simply because of this tip. Looking forward to the others. BTW This was written in the browser notepad to copy into your comments.

  • OMG!!!I literally typed “whaaaaaat!!!!???” in the text editor after i bookmarked it. This is the best. Thanks for sharing.

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