Windows 11, a new version of Notepad is coming, what’s new?

Microsoft releases a new version of Notepad. This update is coming through the Windows Insider program. It targets Windows 11 PCs registered on the DEV channel. We have one of improvements.

If you’re part of the Windows Insider Program and your PC has a Windows 11 Preview, a new version of Notepad can be tested. One of the highlights is the native support for the ARM64 environment. Microsoft explains that the app is supposed to be faster and more responsive.

We’ve improved the Notepad experience on ARM64 devices available on all channels. You will see a boost in performance and better responsiveness when using the app.

Windows 11 and Notepad.

In parallel, several improvements are announced to increase its performance on all devices. The team highlights better accessibility capabilities. The software is supposed to be more impactful on most screen readers. On this subject Redmond adds

In addition to improved performance on ARM64 devices, you’ll notice additional performance improvements, especially when scrolling through very large files or replacing a large amount of text, on all devices. Improved support for screen readers, text scaling, access keys, and other assistive technologies is available from version 11.2204 and above across all channels, with additional improvements in version 11.2205 and above available in the Dev channel.

As we pointed out these new features are not available to the general public. They land only through the Insister program. We don’t have a schedule yet. Note, however, that this is an update of Notepad and not Windows 11. As a result, large-scale deployment is possible as soon as the tests are completed.

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