Notepad becomes “independent” from Windows 10. Microsoft has released a new build within the Insider Program. A Build that bears the number 21337 and among whose features stands out the one that turns “Notepad” into an independent application that can be downloaded and updated from the Microsoft Store.
Starting with this update, all updates to “Notepad” will be made through the Microsoft Store, an operation that we have already seen in other applications.
Notepad will be downloadable from Microsoft Store
Notepad” is one of the iconic applications of Windows in all its versions. Present since Windows in its beginnings, its arrival as an option was something that had been rumored for a year when it was rumored that it could arrive as an option in the 20H1 branch.
The Windows 10 “Notepad” application has received quite a few improvements in recent times. We have seen it optimize its searches or integrate the ability to zoom in on text. It has also seen the arrival of support for full expanded line completion searches and an unsaved content indicator.
All these updates were until now available through a system update, something that will no longer be necessary with this improvement, since to access new features that are launched, it will be enough to access the Microsoft Store and download the latest version of “Notepad”.
With this measure, the “Notepad” becomes independent of Windows 10 and along with the standalone updates, the feedback with users is facilitated, who can now raise suggestions and problems directly in the app store.
For now, this is a test, but it is not clear whether the “Notepad” update will be limited only to the Fall Update or will also arrive as a standalone app to previous versions of the operating system, such as version 21H1 and 20H2.