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Microsoft releases an updated Notepad app with native ARM64 support and improved performance

Microsoft Windows 11

Microsoft today announced the release of new updates for Notepad and Media Player to Windows Insiders on Windows 11. The Notepad app is getting a huge upgrade including native ARM support, improved performance and more.

What’s new in the updated Notepad app:

  • Native ARM64 support: We’ve improved the Notepad experience on ARM64 devices on versions 11.2204 and higher available in all channels. You’ll see faster and better performance when you use the app.
  • Improved performance: In addition to the improved performance on ARM64 devices, you’ll notice additional performance improvements—especially when scrolling very large files or replacing large amount of text—across all devices in version 11.2205 and higher available in the Dev channel.
  • Improved accessibility: Improved support for screen readers, text scaling, access keys, and other assistive technologies are available starting in version 11.2204 and higher in all channels, with additional improvements in version 11.2205 and higher available in the Dev channel.

The redesigned Media Player is updated to version 11.2205 with performance improvements for users with large media collections and the ability to sort songs and albums in collection by date added. Microsoft has also made improvements to better adapt to theme changes and to the media content drag and drop experience.

Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel can now download these updates from Microsoft Store to enjoy the above new features and improvements.

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