|Component of Microsoft Windows|
|Introduced in||Windows 1.0|
|Last included in|
Notepad is the default text editor of Microsoft Windows.
Since the app's debut appearance in Windows 1.0, it became a part of the Windows Accessories.
Notepad hasn't got major changes for a long time. With Windows 10 October 2018 Update, you can search for text in the Microsoft-own Bing search engine within Notepad. Since Windows 10 May 2020 Update an asterisk (*) in the title bar of a Notepad window shows you whether the changes you made have been saved or not:
- When an asterisk is shown, the changes have not been saved yet.
- When it has been gone, the changes have been saved.
Windows 10 build 21337 and later come with the Store version of Notepad pre-installed.