It was at the end of March 2021 when “Notepad” became independent from Windows. The popular tool became a standalone application with Windows 10 build 21337 and is now receiving an upgrade for favor the one that is always up-to-date.
The “Notepad” has stopped depending on Windows and major updates from Microsoft to receive improvements and news. From the aforementioned Build, the “Notepad” can be updated via Microsoft Store And to help us not miss one, Microsoft has introduced an alert system.
This is a new feature that was echoed in Twitter Alex Ionescu, Internal Windows Researcher and Vice President of Endpoint Engineering at CrowdStrike. A type of alert that alerts users when a new version is available.
From now on and in all those that are part of the Dev Channel, when accessing the Windows 10 Notepad, an alert may appear that notifies that there is an update in the Microsoft Store.
What fresh hell is this? pic.twitter.com/jTbsauhI19
– Alex Ionescu (@aionescu) May 3, 2021
This is attested by Ionescu, although from Bleeping Computer they warn of another process. And it is that by having the “Notepad” open and detecting a new version, this has been automatically closed and restarted to use the latest version. A process that will also restore the content of the previous windows.
Leaving aside the way in which the “Notepad” now receives updates from the Microsoft Store, the truth is that the arrival of new features and enhancements must be accelerated by not relying on a major update from Windows.
You can download the “Notepad” from this link in the Microsoft Store.
- Download it at: Microsoft Store
- Price: Free
- Category: Productivity
Via | Bleeping Computer