September 30, 2023

Microsoft introduced at the moment that new variations of Notepad and Snipping Software for Home windows 11 can be found within the Dev and Canary channels of the Home windows Insider Program, every with new options.

Notepad will lastly assist auto-saving textual content recordsdata, a characteristic I first added to my very own Notepad different, .NETpad, again in 2019.

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“Notepad will begin mechanically saving your session state permitting you to shut Notepad with none interrupting dialogs after which decide up the place you left off whenever you return,” Microsoft’s Dave Grochocki writes. “Notepad will mechanically restore beforehand open tabs in addition to unsaved content material and edits throughout these open tabs. Saved session state doesn’t impression any of your recordsdata, although, and it’s nonetheless your alternative whether or not to save lots of or discard unsaved adjustments to recordsdata anytime you shut a tab. You’ll be able to flip this characteristic off in app settings in case you would like to have a recent begin each time you open Notepad.”

As for the Snipping Software, Microsoft is updating the consumer expertise with a sleeker mixed seize bar that permits you to simply swap between capturing screenshots and display screen recordings with out first opening the app. To entry it, press the PRTSCRN (Print Display screen) or sort WINKEY + SHIFT + S for a display screen snip, or WINKEY + SHIFT + R for a display screen recording.

Presumably, these updates will land in Home windows 11 model 23H2 sooner or later.