It’s been a month since Microsoft announced the new Notepad for Windows 11. It quickly reached insiders registered on the Dev Channel, but little has happened since then. Well see, we have a version available on the beta channel and from what we’ve tried it no longer has any obvious flaws. In fact, all Notepad users expected it.
Windows 11: New Notepad Now Available And It Looks Awesome!
Microsoft has listened to what users want over the years. However, the new notepad adapts to the preferences of the theme chosen for the system from the start. That said, it now supports both normal light mode and dark mode. By default, our settings are respected, but for those who want to customize app by app we have a section where we can change the theme and style of the fonts.
In addition, the new Notepad has many visual changes to integrate it into the design of Windows 11. These include rounded corners, support for mica and more. We’ve also improved search and replace and backtrack support, but on several levels. That is, not just for the last thing we changed, but for what came before. That said, it’s very convenient even for programmers and we don’t have to resort to others.
This isn’t the only news when it comes to Microsoft apps, however.
Microsoft recently announced a new media player for Windows 11 that will replace Groove Music and will be the successor to the well-known Windows Media Player. For insiders who are registered in the Windows 11 Dev Channel, the new media player has started, but new information on the Internet shows that the new application has already reached everyone.
A new update shows that Windows Media Player requires Windows 11 Build 22000 and can now install the application via the Microsoft Store. However, if you don’t see the update in the Store, you should be able to manually install the application as long as your operating system is on build 2200.346 or higher.
The new media player for Windows 11 integrates perfectly into the new operating system, especially in terms of design. It shows our collection of local music from the start.
However, the new media player has a full music library that allows you to quickly browse the songs as well as create and manage playlists. One interesting detail is that the music collection you have in the Groove Music app is automatically migrated to this new app. Another detail is a special playback view that shows the album art. We also have a full screen reader and a mini reader.
In addition to music, Media Player offers full support for browsing, managing and viewing our local video collection. However, Microsoft has optimized this app for accessibility, with improved keyboard shortcuts and other assistive technologies.
Microsoft will also add new ways to browse music and video collections in future updates.