Microsoft is particularly committed to improving Notepad with extra features, and after rolling out a substantial update in Windows 10 version 1809, the software giant becomes working on quite a few other refinements that's included in the OS update currently codenamed 19H1.
In Windows 10 version 1809 (October 2018 Update), Notepad received support for Unix/Linux line endings (LF) and Macintosh line endings (CR) additionally Windows line endings (CRLF), and even options to investigate text with Bing, focus capabilities, and find/replace refinements with wrap-around into your find dialog.
While Notepad is a tool that people loved, each improvements permit it to be even more useful, so Microsoft doesn't intend to give up on this trend in the near future.
As a result, Windows 10 19H1 will introduce several more updates for Notepad, along with a bunch already tested in the most recent Windows Insider Preview build.
Initially, Notepad receives improvements for a UTF-8 encoding, with Microsoft explaining the up coming:
"We are adding the option to save files in UTF-8 with not a Byte Order Mark and which makes this the default for brand new files. UTF-8 without having Byte Order Mark is backwards-compatible with ASCII all of which will provide better interoperability from the web, where UTF-8 is just about the default encoding. Additionally, we added a column towards status bar that displays the encoding among the document."
The encoding is becoming displayed within the lower right corner when you use a Notepad document.
This new update also introduces the latest indicator that enables you to know whenever usually there are unsaved changes in your document. Basically, whenever you are working on a text document so you didn't save your changes, you'll see an asterisk from the title bar until the file name.
The asterisk is shown as once you press the main key after saving and should stay there prior to you save the document as soon as. This way, Microsoft aids you make sure you're not losing any work.
Additionally, Notepad also gets support for three new keyboard shortcuts, and power users certainly know exactly what a big deal this is often. Beginning with Windows 10 19H1, just press CTRL + Shift + N to open a new Notepad window and CTRL + Shift + S to open up the Save as dialog. Also, CTRL + W now enables quickly close the Notepad window that you are working in.
Microsoft is furthermore updating Notepad providing the opening and saving of files that incorporate a path above 260 characters. Also known as MAX_PATH, this has until recently been a tortuous limitation, particularly developers.
Since Microsoft concerns feedback currently, the updated Notepad version could also include a Send Feedback option under Help that allows tell the corporation what you think with this new update as well as to report bugs you simply discovered by using the app. Click this feature fires within the Feedback Hub around the Notepad section, in order to quickly send a replacement post.
Also, there are a bunch of fixes that refine the typical experience with Notepad, and as expected, more are typically added in the coming months ahead of the public launch inside the new Windows 10 feature update. However, it's unfamiliar if Notepad would have any other new features.
Windows 10 19H1 is projected to get finalized early in the year, and per Microsoft's own release schedule, it ready in March. The RTM build will be first pushed to Windows insiders, while the bunch would get involved April as the global rollout begins.