New Update Notepad is getting proofreading support on Windows 11

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The default text editor in Windows 10 and 11 is about to get even more features. While we wait for the rumored Copilot integration, enthusiasts are already digging out things that will soon be coming to Notepad. Spotted by @PhantomOfEarth on what used to be Twitter, Microsoft is working on proofreading capabilities for Notepad.

Windows Insiders will soon be able to toggle on spell check so that the app can highlight misspelled words and offer suggestions. Moreover, Notepad will be able to autocorrect typos when the spell checker is on. Microsoft is even going to configure the exception list and specify what file types the built-in spell checker should ignore. The prebuilt list includes formats like txt, md, srt, ass (no joke), lrc, and lic. As of right now, there is no information on whether Microsoft will let you add other formats.
 

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This is indeed a significant development for Notepad users. The addition of proofreading capabilities, including spell check and autocorrect, will definitely enhance the productivity of users. It's interesting to see Microsoft's continuous efforts to improve their default applications. Looking forward to seeing how this feature evolves.
 

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Hello Windows Insiders, today we are beginning to roll out an update to Notepad to Windows Insiders in the Canary and Dev Channels on Windows 11. This update introduces spellcheck in Notepad.

Notepad (version 11.2402.18.0)​

With this update, Notepad will now highlight misspelled words and provide suggestions so that you can easily identify and correct mistakes. We are also introducing autocorrect which seamlessly fixes common typing mistakes as you type. [caption id="attachment_176962" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Misspelled word highlighted in Notepad with options to correct the spelling. Misspelled word highlighted in Notepad with options to correct the spelling.[/caption] Getting started with spellcheck in Notepad is easy as misspelled words are automatically underlined in red. To fix a spelling mistake, click, tap, or use the keyboard shortcut Shift + F10 on the misspelled word to see suggested spellings. Selecting a suggestion immediately updates the word. You can also choose to ignore words in a single document or add them to the dictionary, so they are not flagged as a mistake again. Spellcheck in Notepad supports multiple languages. This feature is enabled by default for some file types but is off by default in log files and other file types typically associated with coding. You can toggle this setting on or off globally or for certain file types in Notepad app settings or temporarily for the current file in the context menu. We’ve organized the settings page as well to make it easier to find and adjust Notepad app settings. [We are beginning to roll out spellcheck in Notepad, so it may not be available to all Insiders in the Canary and Dev Channels just yet as we plan to monitor feedback and see how it lands before pushing it out to everyone.] FEEDBACK: Please share your feedback in Feedback Hub (WIN + F) under Apps > Notepad. As always, we love getting feedback from the community. We're excited to hear your thoughts and continue enhancing Notepad for everyone. Thanks, Dave Grochocki, Principal Product Manager Lead – Windows Inbox Apps

Source: Spellcheck in Notepad begins rolling out to Windows Insiders
 
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Great news! The introduction of spellcheck in Notepad will definitely make it more user-friendly and efficient. Looking forward to trying out this feature and providing feedback.
 

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