Insider Redesigned Notepad for Windows 11 begins rolling out to Windows Insiders

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UPDATE 1/5/2022: We have begun rolling out the redesigned Notepad for Windows 11 to all Windows Insiders in the Beta Channel.


Hello Windows Insiders, today we are beginning to roll out the redesigned Notepad for Windows 11 to all Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel.

The Notepad app logo.

We are very excited to introduce to all of you the redesigned Notepad for Windows 11, which includes a number of changes we think the community will enjoy! First, you will notice a completely updated UI that aligns with the new visual design of Windows 11, including rounded corners, Mica, and more. We know how important Notepad is to so many of your daily workflows, so we designed this modern spin on the classic app to feel fresh, but familiar.

The redesigned Notepad for Windows 11 in light theme.
The redesigned Notepad for Windows 11 in light theme.

Our favorite new feature is dark mode. This has been a top community ask, and we hope you love this gorgeous new theme as much as we do. By default, Notepad will adapt to your system theme preferences, but you can change this option yourself in the brand-new settings page which is the new home for font options as well.

The redesigned Notepad for Windows 11 in the all-new dark theme.
The redesigned Notepad for Windows 11 in the all-new dark theme.

To help you be more productive, we are introducing a redesigned find and replace experience and are also adding support for multi-level undo – another top community feature request.

The redesigned find and replace experience for Notepad on Windows 11.
The redesigned find and replace experience for Notepad on Windows 11.

Productivity, performance, and reliability are paramount in Notepad. Regardless of how you incorporate Notepad into your workflows, we will ensure that Notepad continues to excel in those areas. In the preview version we are releasing today, there are a number of known issues that we will be addressing in future updates. 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. We are also continuing to improve performance for when opening very large files.

We would love to get your feedback about the redesigned Notepad experience, so please share your suggestions in Feedback Hub (under Apps > Notepad).

Thanks,
Dave Grochocki, Principal Program Manager Lead – Windows Inbox Apps


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Notepad is still as lame as the day it was perceived, so many programs out there with many more options.
'Redesigned' seriously it's a joke. 🙄
 

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Notepad is still as lame as the day it was perceived, so many programs out there with many more options.
'Redesigned' seriously it's a joke. 🙄
Currently, I run Text Edit Plus from Vovsoft as default..., lots of options.
 

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Hi folks
Am I the only person on this planet who isn't obsessed with "Dark Mode". Sometimes trying to read some shades of Blue / purple / light reds on a black background (beloved it seems by an increasing number of websites) it's almost impossible and I have good eyesight and excellent monitors. - And I am checked regularly for colour blindness as I have a PPL (Private Pilots License) which requires annual tests to keep the license.

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No. I find dark mode irritating also.
 

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Dark theme is good, it's about time but rounded corners are so yesterday....
 

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Notepad is still as lame as the day it was perceived, so many programs out there with many more options.
'Redesigned' seriously it's a joke. 🙄
It's not lame. It does exactly what it's designed to do. It shows ASCII characters and has a simple search function. Does not need anything else. Adding more stuff will only make it worse.

For other text related tasks there exist other tools. If Notepad disappear from Windows, I disappear from there too. It's light, it's fast and it's very useful.
 

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It's not lame. It does exactly what it's designed to do. It shows ASCII characters and has a simple search function. Does not need anything else. Adding more stuff will only make it worse.

For other text related tasks there exist other tools. If Notepad disappear from Windows, I disappear from there too. It's light, it's fast and it's very useful.

Appreciate your feedback and fully understand that to some it is suitable for most simple tasks, however it could and should have many more options
in my humble opinion, that way I wouldn't have to use a third party program to achieve what I want.
They are forceful when it comes to using their browser but Notepad gets pretty much a cosmetic makeover.
To me I'm afraid it will always be a lame duck.
 

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I like Notepad too. If you need more features, there is Wordpad. Then MS Word for the full featured app. It's a matter of using the right tool for the task at hand, IMHO.
 

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in my humble opinion, that way I wouldn't have to use a third party program to achieve what I want.
So what is that you want? As mentioned, maybe there are better/more correct tools that will help you get your job done.
 

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