Microsoft starts Notepad with dark mode
Microsoft starts Notepad with dark mode

Microsoft is testing a redesigned Notepad app that adds some newer features like dark mode, a better user interface for better search and replace, undo, and more.

While visual updates like the addition of dark mode, updated context menus, and a Windows theme are helpful, the feature update may be the most significant upgrade for anyone writing with Notepad.

In the current version of the app included with Windows 11, Find Text and Find and Replace are two different windows. It can be accessed using two different key combinations. But the new redesign brings them together in a floating bar instead of looking like something from the Windows XP era.

Microsoft has also said that it is adding a rolling undo feature that will replace the old version of the undo system that only allows you to undo.

The feature still works like modern apps would expect, and you can press Ctrl and Z to delete a word at a time. But he clearly has more memories than the old version of the idea.

By default, the line return function is always deactivated. This function has taken a new position in the View menu. However, because the Font button has been moved to the Edit dropdown, the old formatting menu is no longer in the editor.

Microsoft redesigned Notepad in Windows 11

Microsoft seems to be focusing on minor updates to Notepad rather than adding new features and turning them into a completely different app.

WordPad - perhaps not as popular as Notepad - is still around and looks more like Microsoft Word than a simple text editor.

WordPad also allows you to view docx files. And edit them unlike in the new version of Notepad.

Windows Insiders using the Dev channel should be able to use Notepad for the redesign. If you're running a beta version of the operating system but can't see it, you can check for updates in the Microsoft Store.

You may have to wait a while to receive it. But the company admits that there are still many bugs that need to be fixed.

Microsoft continues to update some of its built-in applications such as Notepad, Pictures, and Paint. It uses this with its larger products such as Windows and Office.

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