Notepad on Windows 11 Will Soon Be Faster (Was It Slow?)


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Microsoft revamped the Notepad utility in Home windows 11 final yr, giving it a recent new look and some new options. Extra enhancements are on the way in which, in line with a brand new weblog publish.

Microsoft has began rolling out an replace to Notepad on varied Home windows Insider builds. Crucial change is that Notepad is definitely natively-compiled for ARM Home windows PCs (on variations 11.2204 and better), so it is going to be a lot sooner on ARM-powered laptops just like the Surface Pro X. It’s a bit ridiculous that Microsoft has waited over four years since Windows on ARM was released to replace a core utility like Notepad, however the textual content editor isn’t alone — the Microsoft Retailer can be present process the identical replace.

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Microsoft is testing different enhancements that may pace up Notepad on all PCs, not simply ARM laptops. The corporate stated in a weblog publish, “along with the improved efficiency on ARM64 gadgets, you’ll discover extra efficiency enhancements—particularly when scrolling very massive information or changing great amount of textual content—throughout all gadgets in model 11.2205 and better obtainable within the Dev channel.”

Lastly, Notepad will quickly have improved assist for display screen readers, textual content scaling, entry keys, and different accessibility options. These modifications can be found in model 11.2204 and better in all Preview channels.

Earlier than final yr, Notepad had modified little or no for the reason that first variations of Home windows. It was all the time meant as a plain textual content editor, with Microsoft providing Phrase (and beforehand WordPad) as extra highly effective options. The primary vital replace in a minimum of a decade started rolling out in February, with a brand new design (matching Home windows 11), rounded corners, a darkish theme, multi-level undo, drag-and-drop, and different modifications. Notepad remains to be strictly for plain textual content enhancing, but it surely’s rather a lot higher at that now.

Microsoft ought to roll out the brand new Notepad options to everybody as soon as any bugs are labored out. Notepad is at present up to date by means of the Microsoft Retailer, so the finalized replace may not require a particular Home windows system replace.

Supply: Windows Insider Blog

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