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  • Stop the presses: Notepad will be available in the Store

    Posted on August 16th, 2019 at 17:22 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Now that’s an improvement at least one person will appreciate. Here’s the official word on the latest Windows  20H1 beta build (due in the first half of 2020, possibly called 2003, but I hope not):

    Making Notepad store-updatable

    Notepad has been a well-loved text editor in Windows for over 30 years. Over the last few releases, we’ve been making a number of small improvements to Notepad based on your feedback (including expanded line ending supportwrap around search, and indicating when there’s unsaved content.) Starting with this build, we’re making a change so that future Notepad updates will be automatically available via the store. This will allow us the flexibility to respond to issues and feedback outside the bounds of Windows releases. As always, if you have any feedback for Notepad, we welcome it in the Feedback Hub under Apps > Notepad.

    Let’s hear it for rapid deployment.

    Gad, you couldn’t make this stuff up.