How to Use Firefox as a Notepad

May 6, 2008 - Get free updates of new posts here

I thought a few readers might appreciate this. Sometimes I get an account #, email or phone # that I want to remember and I am not sure where / when I may need it. Instead of opening a text file the solution that I use is this:

1- Ctrl+k into Firefox search bar. Make sure its using Google as the search.
2- Open a new tabbed window (Ctrl+t).
3- Type in the data you want to remember and hit enter.
4- Close window (short cut = Ctrl+w) and you are done.

Now a few weeks later you want the data? Go to and you have all the notes you’ve ever typed.

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5 responses to “How to Use Firefox as a Notepad

  1. (Stanley Bronstein) Reply

    In effect, doesn’t Google have a copy of your notes ??? While this sounds like a nifty idea, I personally prefer to keep confidential client info on my machine rather than using a public service.

    Stanley Bronstein
    Attorney, CPA, Author, Blogger & Professional Motivational Speaker

  2. Aniq Rahman Reply

    Thanks for the tip man

    Have you heard of these guys? – Haven’t used their app yet personally, but a buddy swears by it. Seems like they have some cool OCR tech in action from their video.

  3. Nicole Price Reply

    Wow really neat i had no idea you could do this. I alway confuse myself by opening and not remembering the name and location of text files or things written on scraps of paper. I have GOT to try this, thanks!