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Notepad gets some love in Windows 10 Build 17713

Notepad gets some love in Windows 10 Build 17713

Microsoft today rolled out a new cumulative update for Windows 10 1803 and all other now supported versions of Windows for July's Patch Tuesday.

If you've in the Fast ring of the Windows Insider program, you can download the latest build and begin playing with the new Notepad now.

Redmond always listens to users, and this time, they have heard to Notepad users who were fed up with the uninteresting interface.




After improving the Registry Editor in the last build, Microsoft updated the plain text editor Notepad with a surprising number of new features. "There's a new option to do wrap-around find/replace to the find dialog, and Notepad also will remember previously entered values and the state of checkboxes so as to automatically populate them next time users open the "Find" dialog".

Earlier this year, Microsoft pushed out updates to support different styles of line endings so that text files created on Mac, Linux, and Windows are all equally supported. Notepad also is getting the ability to display line and column numbers when word-wrap is enabled. There are few performance improvements for large files. This means that twice a year, the company will approve the consumer release of Windows 10, in this case, 1803, as ready-for-business for all machines in your environment.

Lines that don't fit the entire screen are displayed correctly. The security patches are now available for Windows 10 version 1803, Windows 10 Fall Creators Update version 1709, the original Creators Update version 1703, and the Anniversary Update. You can draw, add sticky notes, import images, paste text, and pull in pictures from the web using the built-in Bing search tool. The same month Microsoft's Joe Belfiore confirmed that Windows 10 S Mode would land in 2019. It seems unlikely that Microsoft will port the features back to previous versions of Windows 10 or even older versions of Windows that the company still supports.