Microsoft on Tuesday started rolling out the much-anticipated redesigned Notepad for Windows 11 to all Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel.
“We are very excited to introduce to all of you the redesigned Notepad for Windows 11, which includes a number of changes we think the community will enjoy!,” Microsoft wrote in a blog post.
“First, you will notice a completely updated UI that aligns with the new visual design of Windows 11, including rounded corners, Mica, and more. We know how important Notepad is to so many of your daily workflows, so we designed this modern spin on the classic app to feel fresh, but familiar.”
The most interesting feature that Microsoft has introduced in the redesigned Notepad for Windows 11 is the Dark Mode. By default, Notepad will adapt to users’ system theme preferences, but they can change this option themselves in the brand-new settings page, which also includes font options.
Dark mode feature will change the background of Notepad to dark and the font to light. This feature is useful for those looking to work in low-light conditions and reduce eye strain that comes with prolonged screen time.
Further, the company has also introduced a redesigned find and replace feature, as well as support for multi-level undo.
“Productivity, performance, and reliability are paramount in Notepad. Regardless of how you incorporate Notepad into your workflows, we will ensure that Notepad continues to excel in those areas,” Microsoft added.
However, the company pointed out there are a number of known issues in the preview version, which includes issues affecting keyboard access keys usage for when switching between different input languages or while using Japanese IME, and under certain circumstances, users may notice unexpected behavior when using shift-click to select text or when scrolling.
Microsoft said it will be addressing these issues in future updates. It will also continue to improve performance for when opening very large files.
The company has requested users to provide their feedback and suggestion about the redesigned Notepad experience in Feedback Hub (under Apps > Notepad).