Microsoft begins rolling out redesigned Notepad for Windows 11

Microsoft begins rolling out redesigned Notepad for Windows 11

Microsoft has started rolling out the new, completely redesigned Notepad for Windows 11 to all Windows Insiders in the development channel.

Redmond first showcased the new app design in June via screenshots shared before the official launch to show the changes Windows 11 made to the native app interface.

The company also uploaded a short teaser video with a closer look at upcoming improvements, including user experience updates.

“First off, you’ll notice a fully updated user interface that aligns with Windows 11’s new visual design, including rounded corners, Mica, and more,” Senior Manager Dave Grochocki said today. of the Microsoft program for Windows Inbox applications.

“Productivity, performance and reliability are paramount in Notepad. However you integrate Notepad into your workflows, we’ll make sure Notepad continues to excel in these areas. “

The Find-and-Replace UI has also received a complete overhaul in the new version of Notepad and additional support for multi-level undo, one of the main features requested by insiders.

The updated Notepad now also comes with a dark theme. Although Notepad matches the current OS-wide theme preferences, you can manually switch to the new dark mode from the Settings page in the app.

New Notepad Find and Replace UI
New Notepad Find and Replace UI (Microsoft)

Bugs to expect

However, Microsoft is still in the process of resolving all issues and fixing bugs affecting scrolling and switching input languages.

“In the preview version we’re releasing today, there are a number of known issues that we’ll be addressing in future updates,” Grochocki said. added.

“This includes issues affecting the use of the keyboard access keys when switching between different input languages ​​or when using the Japanese IME, and in some circumstances you may notice unexpected behavior when switching between different input languages ​​or when using the Japanese IME. use the Shift key to select text or while scrolling. “

Microsoft also continues to improve performance when opening very large files with the new Notepad app.

Those wishing to provide feedback on the revamped Notepad experience can share their opinions through the Feedback Hub (under Apps> Notepad).

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