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Windows 10 – NOTEPAD improved for Redstone 5 in Fall 2018

Windows 10 will see some improved features in it’s text based NOTEPAD editor. These new functions are targeted for the Redstone 5 release in Fall 2018

https://gizmodo.com/microsoft-notepad-is-finally-getting-an-update-1827543753

Notepad is getting a refresher.  It’s coming more into line, aesthetically, with Metro and should no longer look so outdated. But the changes aren’t just cosmetic. You’ll be able to zoom in on text much as you can with Word or on your browser.

Even better: Find & Replace now works with word wrapping. Which means, when you hit Ctrl+F and punch in the word you’re looking for, you won’t have to scroll horizontally to find each instance of the word. Instead, you can scroll vertically!

Notepad will also support line numbers with word wrapping. That’s useful if you’re looking at a big chunk of text and don’t want to lose your place, or are doing some quick edits to the text of some code.

The updates to Notepad were announced yesterday by Microsoft and will appear in Redstone 5 (R5), the next major update to Windows that is expected in October of this year. If you simply can’t wait, you can enter the Windows beta program, known as Windows Insiders. The changes are available now to insiders in the Fast ring.

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