Since its first release in 1985, when it was bundled in with Windows 1.0, very little has changed about Microsoft’s plain-text editor Notepad, but the software giant has recently announced the first tweaks to the utility in years.
While the spartan program has been the go-to for everyday users wanting to take down a quick note, it also often performs an important function for developers wanting to record logs or even code simpler programs.
The app update was revealed on the company’s blog as part of the announcement of the just-released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17713, which also includes several improvements to Microsoft’s Edge browser.
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Changes of note
When using the find and replace tool in the updated build of Notepad, a new checkbox gives you a new wrap around option, which will continue the search from the top of the document once it’s reached its end.
You’ll also be able to zoom your text in and out with the usual keyboard shortcuts (such as holding down Ctrl while scrolling or pressing the plus or minus keys), and via the View menu. When using the word-wrap feature (which allows long lines to flow …read more