Microsoft notepad with tabs.
Microsoft introduced a revamped Notepad app with Windows 11, and now the company has revealed that it has started rolling out an update for Notepad (version 11.2212.33.0) to Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel that introduces tabs. This isn’t the first time we’ve heard of tabs in Notepad. A Microsoft employee previously leaked the information about the new Notepad feature on Twitter.
As revealed by Microsoft in a blog post, the update comes with support for multiple tabs – a highly requested feature from the community – where users can create, manage and organize multiple files in a single Notepad window. Users can also continue to work with files in multiple windows by dragging a tab into its own window, and a new app setting lets them customize whether files open in new tabs or in a new window by default.
There are also new keyboard shortcuts to support tab management, as well as some improvements for unsaved file management, such as automatic filename/tab title generation based on content and a revamped unsaved changes indicator .
“We are aware of a number of issues that may impact your experience with this preview. Some users may experience issues with certain keyboard shortcuts, and we will also continue to optimize performance to ensure that Notepad continues to meet our high standards of performance, reliability, and compatibility.” Microsoft said in a blog post.