Microsoft is now rolling out the highly anticipated Tabbed Notepad to Windows 11 Insiders.


Colorful Windows 11 logo and dark background image

Microsoft today started shipping the tabbed version of Notepad to Windows 11 Dev Channel Insiders. The feature was inadvertently leaked by a company employee in December. In a new blog post announcing the new feature, the company detailed how the new tabbed notepad will work:

Hello Windows Insiders, Today we’re rolling out an update to Windows Insiders in the dev channel for Notepad for Windows 11 (version 11.2212.33.0) that introduces tabs.

Notepad app logo.

With this update, we’re introducing support for multiple tabs—a highly requested feature from the community—where you’re able to create, manage, and organize multiple files in a single Notepad window. will go! You can also continue working with files across multiple windows by dragging a tab to its own window, and a new app setting lets you customize whether files open in new tabs or the default new window. I.

Notepad app with two open files.
Notepad app with two open files.

There will also be new keyboard shortcut keys to support managing tabs, among others:

There are also new keyboard shortcut keys to support the management of tabs, as well as some improvements to the management of unsaved files, such as automatically generating file name/tab titles based on content and Refreshing the saved changes indicator.

Like any new feature, the new Notepad feature has some bugs or issues. Microsoft Note:

We are aware of some issues that may affect your experience with this platform. Some users may experience issues with certain keyboard shortcuts, and we’ll also continue to improve performance to ensure that Notepad meets our high standards of performance, reliability, and compatibility.

You can find the official announcement blog post here. Here.


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