|Component of Microsoft Windows|
|Type||Text editing program|
|Included in||Windows 1.0 and later|
History[edit | edit source]
Windows 10[edit | edit source]
The Windows 10 October 2018 Update included the first updates to Notepad, which added Bing search integration, zoom functionality, and the Ctrl+← Backspace keyboard shortcut (which deletes the previous word).
- When an asterisk is shown, the changes have not been saved yet.
- When it has been gone, the changes have been saved.
Windows 11[edit | edit source]
Around the time Windows 11 was officially released, Microsoft had teased a visual refresh for Notepad. It would later be released to Windows Insiders on the Dev Channel on 7 December 2021, followed by a public release on 16 February 2022. Notable change to new version of Notepad include:
- An XAML-based user interface, which aligns with the Fluent design language of Windows 11
- Support for dark mode
- Redesigned find and replace interface
- New Settings page for changing themes and fonts
- Support for files up to 1 GB in size.
On 19 January 2023, Microsoft began rolling out an update to Windows Insiders which added tab support to the application. It would officially be released on 28 February 2023, alongside the Moment 2 update of Windows 11 2022 Update.