Microsoft Windows Notepad app gets first update in years

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There's good news for people who still use Windows Notepad: For the first time in years, big changes are coming to the app — and some of those changes are all thanks to you.

Windows announced yesterday that the next Windows 10 update will include some quality of life improvements for its iconically clunky app. Microsoft wrote in the announcement that it employed user feedback to determine its new features, which include the ability to delete a whole word by hitting Ctrl + Backspace.

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This update, which is right on the heels of Microsoft Office's revamp last month, will come with Redstone 5 (the codename for Microsoft's impending update) predicted to launch later this year. If it goes smoothly, the update would be a positive move for the tech giant after a spate of — shall we say — less-than-smooth rollouts these past few months. Read more...

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