Windows 10 Build 17713: Microsoft Notepad app gets major update in years

    Notepad would be able to remember previously entered data, enabling users to “wrap around” the find/replace option to locate a dialogue.
    By HT CORRESPONDENT
    | Updated on Jul 16 2018, 01:46 PM IST
    The latest update makes it quick and easy to zoom text in Notepad
    The latest update makes it quick and easy to zoom text in Notepad (Microsoft)
    The latest update makes it quick and easy to zoom text in Notepad
    The latest update makes it quick and easy to zoom text in Notepad (Microsoft)

    Microsoft's Notepad app is getting an update after a very long time. The go-to writing pad for formatted text and HTML coding will be getting a bunch of new features in the coming months.

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    Microsoft said it has made significant changes to the find/replace feature in Notepad. "We've improved the performance when opening large files in Notepad. Arrow keys now correctly unselect text first and then move the cursor, on saving a file in Notepad, the line and column number no longer reset to 1 and Notepad now correctly displays lines that don't fit entirely on the screen," said Microsoft in a blog post.

    The update would give users an option to control autoplay permissions on websites, look for definitions for words with the newly added dictionary function or even listen to the exact pronounciation of the word.

    The update would come with several other updates including fasters ways to sign into a Windows PC and Windows 10 shared computers, improvements in the Windows Defender Application and the ability to enter text with a pen in modern applications with the embedded handwriting panel that was introduced in the April 2018 update.

    The new features are expected to appear in the update, which is currently codenamed "Redstone 5" and is expected to debut later this year.

    Microsoft has released a test version of Windows 10 update with added features to "Windows Insiders in the Fast ring", where preview updates are delivered to testers first.

    Windows Insider is an open software testing programme by the software giant that allows users with a valid license of Windows 10 or Windows Server 2016 to sign up for pre-release builds of the operating system previously only accessible to developers.

    (With inputs from IANS)

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    First Published Date: 16 Jul, 01:45 PM IST
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