Microsoft To Update Windows ‘Notepad App’ After Years, Teases New Features


Every week or the other, Microsoft releases a new build for the fast ring insiders. The latest Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17713 bring a pack of surprises for Windows users.

Redmond always listens to users, and this time, they have heard to Notepad users who were fed up with the uninteresting interface. Microsoft is giving its text editor Notepad new features after a very long time. Yes, the very same app that people use to write random text, create batch files and HTML pages, etc.

Among the new Notepad features being added to Windows, you would be able to zoom into text by using the mouse wheel while holding down the Ctrl key. A long requested feature is coming for users; Microsoft is adding ctrl+backspace support to delete a previous word.

Other than these, you will now have the ability to wrap around find and replace. Also, the status bar is now enabled by default in Notepad. There are few performance improvements for large files.

These changes will arrive on people’s machines later this year with the release of the Redstone 5 feature update.

Apart from Notepad updates, the Build 17713 also packs various other improvements including:

  • Added biometrics in the Remote desktop for more security
  • Media Autoplay controls in Internet Edge
  • Dictionary function in Edge PDF reader
  • Faster Sign in option in Windows Shared PC
  • Updates to Windows defender Application
Also Read: Microsoft Pulls Windows Feature That Makes It A Web Browser — For Now
Charanjeet Singh

Charanjeet Singh

Charanjeet owns an iPhone but his love for Android customization lives on. If you ever ask him to choose between an iPhone, Pixel or Xiaomi; better if you don't.
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