Microsoft Notepad finally makes its spellchecking and autocorrecting capabilities available to all users

The capabilities are now live!

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Microsoft, which has kept its Notepad app unchanged for 41 years, has quietly added modern features like spellchecking and autocorrecting to the app in Windows 11. The Redmond-based tech giant says these features will improve users’ experience of maintaining error-free notes and scripts.

The features were teased in the Windows Insider Program a while ago. Now, all Windows 11 users can use them, too. It’s a significant change because Notepad has remained nearly identical for over four decades. Yes, there were some modifications, like adding dark mode, automatic saving, and tabs on the screen to manage various files, but nothing as big as checking spelling and autocorrection until now.

From now on, Notepad will underline in red words with wrong spelling, and when you click, tap, or use a keyboard shortcut, you can see suggestions for corrections. It is also possible to include new words in the dictionary so they no longer get marked as incorrect. There’s no need to worry if someone is concerned about having this feature interfere with coding files. Spellchecking is not enabled by default for log files and files related to coding. But you can turn it on or off in the app settings as desired.

Microsoft is bringing its leading apps into the 21st century. Notepad, a tool lots of people use for fast notes or to write code, is now getting more focus on it. With the new spellchecking, Microsoft Notepad is not just a simple text editor anymore; it’s turning into something powerful and easy to use, and it can be used as an easy and free way to proofread text.

The Redmond-based tech giant is making the native Windows apps valuable and practical. If Paint can generate images with AI, and Windows Photos can properly organize images using the same capabilities, then it’s no wonder Notepad is becoming so versatile.

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