This neat trick came across on an internal alias. I hadn’t seen this before, but I’m guessing it isn’t new. Pretty handy for notetaking (if you’re a plain text sort of guy/gal).
- Open a blank Notepad file
- Write .LOG (in uppercase) in the first line of the file, followed by Enter. Save the file and close it.
- Double-click the file to open it and notice that Notepad appends the current date and time to the end of the file and places the cursor on the line after.
- Type your notes and then save and close the file.
- Each time you open the file, Notepad repeats the process, appending the time and date to the end of the file and placing the cursor below it.
[Update: Evidentally this is explained in KB260563 which makes it look like this feature has been around since Windows 98. Still pretty cool in my book.
I was in a presentation today with Jeff Sanquist and as he was scrolling through his blog on screen saw he picked up on this too.]