Microsoft is busy rolling out new features not only for Windows 11 but also for its stock apps. The next big change coming to one of Windows 11’s stock apps, Notepad, will likely support tabs, a leaked feature. A Microsoft employee shows
Tabs in Notepad will work just like they do in Files Explorer and web browsers: you won’t need to open multiple windows for multiple folders and directories. All of them can be grouped in a single window but in multiple tabs. If Tabs ever does launch for Notepad, it will probably be the most exciting announcement for app users in Windows 11 in a year. The last time we heard anything big about the app was when Microsoft redesigned the Notepad app for Windows 11 users.
A screenshot of the tabbed interface in Notepad shows a cryptic warning asking employees not to discuss the screenshots. Despite the warning, the screenshot was circulated on Twitter before the original author deleted it. But fortunately, We managed to catch him. It’s not on Twitter anymore though thanks @PhantomOfEarth On Twitter
However, the leaked screenshot doesn’t tell us anything about when it will be available to the general public. It’s possible that Microsoft will test the new interface in Notepad with Windows 11 Insiders before making it part of its upcoming “Moment” updates. The software giant may release it to Insiders as early as next year.
Microsoft’s attempt to introduce a tabbed interface into its operating system dates back to the days of Windows 95. However, it was never consolidated into something until Microsoft added tabs to File Explorer last October for all Windows 11, version 22H2 users. Still, it’s interesting to see that Microsoft is introducing tabs to select individual apps instead of a system-wide deployment.
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