Windows 10 notepad improvements

Notepad the oldest text editor of Windows which was included in all the versions since Windows 1.0 in 1985.

Windows 10 Version 1903 -Modified indicator-UTF-8 Encoding

Starting with Windows 10 October 2018 Update, Microsoft added options to make it quick and easy to zoom text in Notepad. There are of course with 19H1 updates to Notepad.

Notepad improvements for Windows 10 May 2019 Update

Modified indicator

Notepad will now show an asterisk (*) in the title bar before the title of a document to indicate that a document has unsaved changes.

Notepad improvements for Windows 10 May 2019 Update

New shortcuts are available

1- Ctrl + Shift + N — opens a new Notepad window.
2- Ctrl + Shift + S — opens the Save as… dialog.
3- Ctrl + W — closes the current Notepad window.

4- Notepad can also now save files with a path longer than 260 characters if you set a larger MAX_PATH on your system.

UTF-8 Encoding

Notepad can now save files in UTF-8 format without a Byte Order Mark, which is now the default. This makes Notepad more compatible with the web, where UTF-8 is the default, and it’s also backward compatible with traditional ASCII.

Notepad improvements for Windows 10 May 2019 Update

Send Feedback:

You can now send feedback directly from Notepad! Click Help > Send Feedback to open the Feedback Hub with the Notepad category selected and get your feedback directly to the product team.

Turn Your Browser Into A Notepad

Published on: May 5, 2019-edited date: 20-01-2021

2 thoughts on “Windows 10 notepad improvements”

  1. There is a BUG in notepad.exe of the 1903 windows version.
    Some applications of mine rely on an ANSI-textfile.
    Therefore I select Save as .. ANSI when saving text with the 1903 notepad.exe
    After some time the 1903 notepad.exe refuses to save the text in ANSI.
    All textfiles are saved in UTF-8 regardless the selected encoding format.
    This is very annoying.


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