The plain textual content editor Notepad has been changed into a Microsoft Store utility in the latest preview builds of the subsequent main characteristic replace for Windows 10, model 20H1.
Notepad is definitely not the first core Windows program that Microsoft changed into a Store utility and it definitely will not be the final. Microsoft introduced in 2017 that it will move Microsoft Paint to the store however that has not occurred but. Paint will be turned into an optional feature although in Windows 10 20H1.
Notepad stays put in on Windows 10 units going ahead and most customers might not even discover that one thing has modified.
Moving Notepad to the Store gives sure benefits; most notably, the possibility to replace the Notepad utility instantly. Microsoft has to embody Notepad updates in Windows Updates at the moment. The transfer to the Microsoft Store adjustments that as updates might be pushed with out counting on Windows Update.
Microsoft up to date Notepad a number of occasions in Windows 10. The firm added extended line endings support in 2018, and a number of new features similar to textual content zooming or discover & change enhancements later that yr.
Microsoft states in the announcement that the migration permits the firm to reply faster and with extra flexibility to points and suggestions.
Windows customers might discover adjustments as nicely. If you seek for the Notepad utility on a tool operating Windows 10 model 20H1 or right-click on Notepad’s entry in the Start Menu, you’ll discover that new choices similar to uninstallation or fee & evaluation can be found in that model.
Notepad seems and behaves identical to the basic model of the utility. If you dig deeper, you could discover that notepad.exe remains to be in the Windows folder. Problem is: it isn’t the basic model of the utility however a launcher utility (Notepad Launcher) that begins the app model on Windows 10 20H1.
Notepad is listed on the Microsoft Store already. Note that you just do want Windows 10 model 20H1 to set up the utility in your units.
Are there any downsides? The Store model remains to be in improvement and it’s too early to come to a conclusion. Windows customers who block Store updates or the Microsoft Store will not obtain updates till they improve Windows to a brand new model.
Users who do not use Notepad can uninstall the utility nevertheless it will not liberate a number of exhausting disk area. Check out our replacing Notepad with Notepad++ guide on how to change Notepad with a succesful textual content editor.
Now You: What is your tackle Notepad being changed into a Microsoft Store utility?