Microsoft has begun rolling out a revamped version of Notepad for Windows 11 Insiders in the Dev Channel. Microsoft says that it is bringing changes within the app to offer users a more modern UI on the classic app.
The new Notepad app on the new operating system has completely been revamped as it now features Mica material, rounded corners, and other tweaks that align nicely with the new design of Windows 11.
The main highlighting feature of this new Notepad is the Dark Mode. The feature was added after the company observed rising demand from the community. In the current update, the dark mode appears by default and adapts to system theme preference. However, it may possible that in another updated feature Microsoft will include a toggle button to enable and disable the dark mode on the settings page.
Dave Grochocki, Microsoft’s Principal Program Manager Lead for Windows Inbox Apps talking about the new Notepad update said that users can observe a completely redesigned UI that blends well with the new visual design of Windows 11 comprising of rounded corners, Mica, etc.
According to various reports, Microsoft is also working on enhancing the performance while opening huge files on the new Notepad app.
Some other changes in the notepad for Windows 11 incorporate the multi-level undo feature, find and replace option has also been redesigned for a more enhanced workflow and lastly, font options have also been moved to the settings page.
Grochocki said that the preview version has some bugs which will be fixed in the forthcoming updates. The bugs include being unable to use the keyboard while switching among different input languages or while using Japanese IME.
Meanwhile, users can offer their valuable feedback on the new revamped Notepad experience via the Feedback Hub (under Apps > Notepad).
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