Microsoft Begins Rolling Out Tabs in Notepad for Windows 11

NewsMicrosoft Begins Rolling Out Tabs in Notepad for Windows 11

Microsoft’s intent is to include tabs in the Notepad text editor in Windows 11. It was first made public in December when one of the company’s employees unintentionally shared the upcoming feature on Twitter. A few minutes after the tweet containing the screenshot of the programme found deleted. But it was already too late because the information had already traveled to profile websites.

Microsoft has formally begun experimenting with tabs in Notepad for Windows 11. And a Microsoft employee accidentally revealed the feature was on the way over the holidays. Currently, tabs are displaying an update to Notepad for Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel. Besides, the tabs support in Notepad enables you to use numerous files in a single window. There are also the latest keyboard shortcut keys to help manage tabs as well as some advancements to managing unsaved files.

Dave Grochocki has confirmed that Microsoft has released a new update to Notepad that introduces support for multiple tabs. With this update, you can create, manage and organize multiple files in a single Notepad window. And use new keyboard shortcuts to manage tabs. Additionally, the update also includes improvements to how unsaved files are managed.

Microsoft Begins Rolling Out Tabs in Notepad for Windows 11

More About the Updates

Notepad is the foremost built-in app to get a tabbed interface after Microsoft added tabs to File Explorer the previous year. Microsoft earlier began testing tabs across all Windows 10 apps about five years ago in a feature called Sets. But the project then eventually called canceled and never shipped to Windows 10 users. However, Notepad has now received tabs in Windows 11. It allows users to open multiple files in a single window. Moreover, It also provides various keyboard shortcut keys to manage tabs as well as enhanced management of unsaved files.

Further, with the update, users will get new keyboard shortcut keys to support managing tabs. As well as some upgrades to managing unsaved files. For instance, automatically generating the file name or tab label established on content and a refreshed unsaved modifications indicator. However, there are some issues that may impact users’ experience with this preview, such as certain keyboard shortcuts not working properly. We are working to optimize performance to ensure Notepad meets our high standards of performance, reliability, and compatibility.

Updates the graphics settings page

The recent Dev channel adds some Windows Spotlight improvements and updated the graphics settings page to match Windows 11’s visuals better. This includes a richer title and UI in Windows Spotlight content displayed on the devices’ desktops. Also, a redesigned graphics settings page in the settings app to assist you to get to the settings you like much quicker. In addition, it brings features from the ‘Default graphics’ settings to the update page. And as well as advanced graphics settings and custom settings for applications.

In addition to that, Microsoft has updated its graphics settings page in Windows 11 to improve user experience. This update includes a variety of settings, such as GPU preference, Auto HDR, and optimizations for windowed games. Furthermore, the settings page also has the Windows 11 UI design, making the settings easier to navigate and apply.

When you move your cursor over the Windows Spotlight symbol on your desktop, you could notice a new aesthetic treatment if you install the most recent Windows 11 Insider build 25281 right now. The visual improvements will only be visible to a limited group of Insiders operating Windows 11 in English, and you’ll need to have the Windows Spotlight theme activated in Windows Settings.


The majority of the changes in Windows 11 version 25281 for Dev Channel testers are summarised in that statement. Additionally, Microsoft released the Insider beta channels preview builds 22621.1180 and 22623.1180.  The option to utilize Windows 11 widgets without logging in with a Microsoft account is one of the two noticeable changes. The other is a consolidated storage quota bar. It is displayed on the Accounts page in Settings. These two improvements have previously been rolled out to the Dev channel.

Tarim Zia
Tarim Zia
Tarim Zia is a technical writer with a unique ability to express complex technological concepts in an engaging manner. Graduating with a degree in business studies and holding a diploma in computer science, Tarim brings a diverse set of skills to her writing. Her strong background in business allows her to provide valuable insights into the impact of technology on various industries, while her technical knowledge enables her to delve into the intricacies of emerging technologies.
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