The new Windows 11 Notepad has also been released to the Beta Channel

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Key notes

  • We have some great news for all the Windows 11 users out there.
  • Notepad has been revamped and the result will surely please you.
  • One of the oldest Windows apps, it was about time for this process.
  • By far, the best new addition is actually the Dark Mode feature.
notepad dark mode

We know that you really appreciate the Dark Mode feature, regardless of what app we are actually talking about.

Not only does it make the software look a lot better, some say, but it also acts as a major eye strain reliever, which is extremely useful especially if you spend a lot of hours in front of your PC.

We are happy to announce that the Redmond tech giant has already rolled out this feature for Notepad, but only Insiders get to enjoy it for the time being.

Insiders are already testing the new and improved Notepad

Notepad, one of the applications that have been part of Windows for as long as the OS existed, finally receives its very own Dark Mode feature.

Microsoft just released the first preview of a new Notepad app built specifically for Windows 11, featuring a new Fluent design interface that matches the rest of the Windows 11 UI, and the above-mentioned feature.

Although, until now, this feature was only available for Dev Channel Insiders, we’re pleased to inform you that it has now found its way to the Beta Channel as well.

But while the visual updates such as the addition of Dark Mode, updated right-click menu, and Windows’ new design language are nice, the new Notepad also brings some interesting new functionalities.

In the current version of the app that ships with Windows 11, the text search tool and the find and replace tool are two different pop-up windows, accessed by two different keyboard shortcuts.

This redesign combines them into one floating bar instead of the old way of doing things, which takes us back to the much older versions of the operating system.

Redmond officials also stated that multi-step undo will also be included, which replaces the old version’s undo system that only lets you go back one step.

You’d like to know that Word Wrap is still off by default, even though it has been moved to the View menu.

We’re not exactly sure how long it’s going to be until this will be rolled out to the general public, but it will most likely be really soon, considering the app seems to be pretty stable.

If you haven’t upgraded to Microsoft’s latest operating system yet, there is a way you can bring Dark Mode to the Notepad on Windows 10.

What do you think about this redesign? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.

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