Microsoft Is Finally Showing Notepad A Little Love

first_imgStay on target Microsoft has been shipping Notepad as part of Windows for more than three decades. It hasn’t really changed much in all that time.This week, however, Microsoft announced a bevy of updates and refinements that are being introduced in the latest Insider Preview build of Windows 10. It’s a fairly long list and there a plenty of interesting mentions… like some long-overdue improvements to Notepad.Sure, most of the functionality that they’ve added has been available in third-party apps for years. It’s still nice to see Microsoft throwing power users a bone and tweaking the humble little text editor.So what’s new? For starters, you’ll be able to navigate your text creations more easily thanks to a column and row display on the status bar (you can also hide it if you find it unnecessary). Microsoft has also improved the find tool by teaching it to remember you previous settings and pre-entering any text you have highlighted when you invoke it via control + f or the edit menu.The new Notepad also lets you zoom in and out. You can do it either through the view menu or by pressing control + plus and control + minus just as you would in Chrome, Firefox, Photoshop and loads of other apps. Prefer to use by pressing control and rolling your mouse’s scroll wheel? You can do that, too.Here’s a change I find particularly exciting: Notepad finally knows what to do when you press control + backspace. Instead of doing this:…and making those annoying little rectangles, Notepad will delete the entire word to the left of your cursor like all good Windows apps should.No, these aren’t the type of thing that the average Windows user is going to care about. But for more technical folks who always find themselves pulling up Notepad to check out log files or do quick edits, they’ll be much appreciated.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Twitch Streams Porn on Ninja’s Old AccountMicrosoft Releases Retro Windows App as ‘Stranger Things’ Tie-In last_img

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