28.11.14

How to Use Firefox, Chrome, and Opera Browser as a Notepad

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Notepad is the most simple text editor for Microsoft Windows. Generally people use notepad for viewing or editing text (.txt) files, but some of the users find Notepad a simple tool for creating Web pages.

But what you will do - If a computer is without notepad and you need to use Notepad?

You will think - how is it possible to use notepad without notepad?

But it is absolutely possible, because you can use firefox, chrome, and opera browser as a Notepad. All credit goes to Software developer Jose Jesus Perez Aguinaga who shared this simplest way to use notepad in any web browser. Here’s how:

How to Use Your Browser as a Notepad

First of all, open a new tab in your web browser and type the following text then press Enter:

data:text/html, <html contenteditable>

Now move your cursor to the blank tab and start typing. You will be freely able to type as you do in Notepad.


With the notepad opened in browser, you can type, edit, copy, cut and paste text according to your wish and similar to usual notepad. Even you can freely save it as an HTML file to view later or use in future. You can save it as you do other web page.

To quickly open this Notepad on your browser then bookmark this tab and open in single click whenever you need it. One thing you need to remember, this will not work in Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 8.1 operating system.

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