Leak shows that the Windows 11 Notepad will also feature tabs

by Alexandru Poloboc
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  • It seems that more and more Windows 11 stock apps are getting redesigned.
  • After File Explorer received a tabbed interface, Microsoft looked to Notepad.
  • A recent leak shows that the Notepad app is also receiving tabs in the future.
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Microsoft is forever busy developing new features not only for Windows 11 but also for its stock apps, so there are a lot of features currently in development.

As you surely remember, the Windows 11 File Explorer already has incorporated tabs, making it easier for all of us to efficiently navigate it.

Now, there’s word that another pretty used Windows 11 stock app is about to receive the same treatment and receive tabs.

Tabs are coming to the Windows 11 Notepad as well

Note that the next major change coming to one of Windows 11’s stock apps, to Notepad more exactly, is likely to support tabs, as we can see from a recent leak.

The new tabs in Notepad will work exactly like how they function in Files Explorer and web browsers, meaning you will not have to open multiple windows for multiple folders and directories.

Of course, all of them can be clubbed into one single window but in numerous tabs, taking multitasking to a whole new level.

Needless to say, if tabs ever do launch for the Notepad app, it will surely be the most exciting announcement for those using the app in Windows 11 in a year.

The last time we heard something major related to the app was when Microsoft redesigned the Notepad app for Windows 11 users.

As you can see in the screenshot of the tabbed interface, Notepad displays a confidential warning asking employees not to discuss or take screenshots.

Well, despite the warning, the screenshot was circulated on Twitter before the original author deleted it, so everyone already knows about it.

However, luckily, there are always people on the lookout for such things, so rarely does such an important leak go unnoticed.

That being said, the leaked screenshot does not tell us anything about when it will be available for the general public, so we’re just going to have to wait.

There is a possibility that Microsoft will test the new interface in Notepad with Windows 11 Insiders before making it a part of its upcoming Moment updates.

It’s also possible that the software giant will push these Notepad tabs to Insiders early next year, so we might see it in the Dev Channel in January or February.

Microsoft’s effort to introduce a tabbed interface to its operating system dates back to Windows 95 days, so just imagine how happy some people actually are.

It was never solidified into something users could use until the Redmond tech giant added tabs in File Explorer for all Windows 11, version 22H2 users last October.

We will keep an eye out for this upcoming Notepad feature and inform you whenever something changes into good or bad.

What other Windows 11 app do you feel would greatly benefit from tabs? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.

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