Windows 11 is getting a new Notepad with dark mode support

Microsoft is rolling out a new version of the classic Notepad to Windows Insiders trying out Windows 11 in the Dev channel. As you might expect, the new app brings Notepad much more in line with the design language of Windows 11, including things like the Mica transparency effect and new iconography. Perhaps most importantly, the new app supports dark mode.
If you’re a fan of Notepad, this is pretty major news. Notepad hasn’t seen a major redesign in a very long time, though Microsoft did add a few features throughout the life of Windows 10. Now, it’s going to look radically different. You’ll see the Mica transparency in the header of the app, and the menu options have been made bigger. There’s also a new settings button in the top right corner.
Of course, the biggest news is probably support for dark mode in Notepad, which many of the built-in Windows apps never got in recent years. Paint is also supposed to be getting it in the near future, but that hasn’t happened yet. This will …

Written By: João Carrasqueira

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