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Redesigned Notepad for Windows 11 released to Dev channel Insiders

Microsoft rolls out the redesigned Notepad for Windows 11 to all Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel. As you could already guess, the app has touches of Fluent Design and fits perfectly into the design of Windows 11. Currently, the new Notepad app is only available to members of the Windows Insider program on the Dev channel. It requires at least Windows 11 build 22468.

NotepadLightHero

The new Notepad design includes an updated title bar with rounder corners, the Fluent Design menus, and so on. Besides the cosmetic updates, it also comes with a completely new settings page. It houses settings for changing the font family, weight and size.

Notepad Settings

In addition, Notepad finally supports the system dark theme, which also applies to the document background.

Notepad Dark Theme

Another functional change is a new Find and Replace dialog box. It now appears as part of the top UI of Notepad, similar to what most modern editors have.

Notepad Find And Replace

But the real great thing about the new Notepad app is support for multi-level undo.

Microsoft notes that the new app still has a few known issues. This includes issues affecting keyboard access keys usage for when switching between different input languages or while using Japanese IME, and under certain circumstances, you may notice unexpected behavior when using shift-click to select text or when scrolling. Microsoft is also working on performance for when opening very large files.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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