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Is it a Bug or Easter Egg?





Ravi
One more bug or easter egg in Microsoft Windows!

This is quiet interesting....

1) Create a folder on the desktop and name it as "Notepad"
2) Open a webpage (any) in IE and see its view source.

It’s just AMAZING!!
Commando_Sondre
Huh, there was no different as I could se.
Could you maybe post a screenshot,
and show us whats happened.
n0obie4life
LAWL.

Nice find.

Basically, when you click on view source, the notepad folder opens up instead of notepad.exe.

I guess it's another bug Smile
gonzo
microsoft? bugs? no, those are either undiscovered features or updates waiting to happen
Helios
Gonzo, that's what Bill says Laughing
koolbluez
yup.. Laughing very funny bug though...
bananaphone
ruff_ryder
gonzo wrote:
microsoft? bugs? no, those are either undiscovered features or updates waiting to happen


In other words..."It's not a bug, it's a feature!" Laughing
bluffmango
i cudnt se naything happening over there ... may b sm 1 upthere is right there should be a sequence of screenshots perhaps to let ppl see wats the actual bug or easter egg watever
seanooi
Very nice! Laughing
Another instant shortcut for the lazy ones. Razz
Xcelerate
That's weird! It also works with a plain file named "notepad".
eliasr
lol, what do bill gates then really spend the money on? candy to the men as make the bugs, lol


well this is a new security tip... for a big laugh

in the scource of your page: write

<--To read this scource, make a folder on your deskop named "notepad" . any other try to reach the scource file will make you infected with a trojan ,as not is knowen by antiviruses... yet-->


then 100 lines of enter

also warn about it on the site, lol
Daniel15
It appears that Internet Explorer is running (ShellExecute API) 'notepad' instead of 'notepad.exe'. This means that it looks in your path for a file OR FOLDER called 'Notepad'. It would probably also work if you had a folder in c:\windows called 'Notepad'.

Anyway, here's some screenshots if you can't get it working:

1) Create a folder and name it 'Notepad' (your desktop would be much cleaner than mine)


2) Open any web page in Internet Explorer, and click 'View Source'


3) The Notepad folder opens up, instead of Notepad opening!
TheSun
Good one daniel15.

nice find.
izcool
I don't know if you would really call this a bug, but it's something that I had on my mind for awhile now. Razz

One arrow in my taskbar, but two arrows in the properties window...



- Mike.
KHO
lmao, thats great!
ocalhoun
Awsome!
Now, perhaps you can put the text editor of your choice on the desktop, and name it notepad. Then when you do view source it will open in a different editor!
n0obie4life
ocalhoun wrote:
Awsome!
Now, perhaps you can put the text editor of your choice on the desktop, and name it notepad. Then when you do view source it will open in a different editor!


Just go to internet explorer --> tools --> options --> programs Rolling Eyes

It isn't so difficult.
Daniel15
n0obie4life wrote:
ocalhoun wrote:
Awsome!
Now, perhaps you can put the text editor of your choice on the desktop, and name it notepad. Then when you do view source it will open in a different editor!


Just go to internet explorer --> tools --> options --> programs Rolling Eyes

It isn't so difficult.


Sure, you can do it that way, but what about the people that want to do it differently...

Hopefully, virus authors don't find out about this. What if someone puts a 'notepad.exe' file that's a virus on the desktop? Or in the system folder (the normal notepad is in the main Windows folder, I think)?

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Good one daniel15.

nice find.

Actually, Ravi found it. I just made some screenshots.

Quote:
I don't know if you would really call this a bug, but it's something that I had on my mind for awhile now.

One arrow in my taskbar, but two arrows in the properties window...

That's an interesting find. Maybe the two arrows was from a beta or something? I find it interesting that on the 'Start Menu' tab, in the screenshot, the user's name is blurred out! And if you click 'Classic Start Menu', every menu item is blurred, as well as the My Computer, My Documents and My Network Places icons on the Desktop... Confused

I remember looking through the Windows XP files using Resource Hacker... There are still some screenshots from the betas in some of the Windows XP files... shell32.dll, I think.
n0obie4life
It actually has two.

Depends if you use the Windows Classic theme or soemthing else..

I use Windows Classic.
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