The newest app to get a Home windows 11 redesign? The standard Notepad


Home windows 11 is out, however the means of updating the working system’s built-in apps continues. Over the weekend, screenshots leaked for an as-yet-unannounced redesign of the Notepad app, which at present seems and works kind of because it has since Home windows XP got here out twenty years in the past (although under-the-hood updates have added new capabilities, like assist for the line-ending model utilized in Linux and macOS textual content recordsdata).

The screenshots have been posted and deleted by a “Microsoft engineer” however have been preserved by FireCubeStudios on Twitter, and so they recommend that Microsoft is not reinventing Notepad within the model of extra superior apps like Notepad++ or Emacs. The screenshots present fewer menu choices and a bigger, extra touch-friendly quantity of padding between them, in addition to theming choices and the power to set a distinct default font. Additionally listed is a “Basic” mode for opening recordsdata, although precisely how that differs from the default expertise stays to be seen

The unfinished state of Home windows 11’s built-in apps was one grievance from our full evaluation, and it is one thing that retains the working system from feeling totally modernized and unified. The Paint app has been up to date, however with out the promised darkish mode assist. Updates for apps like Your Cellphone, Microsoft Whiteboard, some type of media participant, and (now) Notepad have been leaked or introduced however not launched. And different built-in apps like Wordpad nonetheless appear like they did in Home windows 7.

It is a minor grievance and much much less disruptive than Home windows 11’s new system necessities or among the regressions of the brand new Taskbar. But it surely’s good that Microsoft is continuous to work to get issues feeling and looking extra constant all through the OS. When accessible, the app updates will likely be downloadable from the Microsoft Retailer fairly than Home windows Replace.


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