Autosave coming to Notepad

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MIcrosoft has recently made several improvements to the handy Notepad app, and now they’ve announced yet another big change.

The app will soon have autosave! According to a statement from Microsoft, “Notepad will start automatically saving your session state allowing you to close Notepad without any interrupting dialogs and then pick up where you left off when you return. Notepad will automatically restore previously open tabs as well as unsaved content and edits across those open tabs. Saved session state does not impact any of your files, though, and it is still your choice whether to save or discard unsaved changes to files anytime you close a tab.”

It’s nothing fancy, but for writing simple notes in plain text or copying and pasting text, there’s not much better. This upgrade comes on the heels of the introduction of tabs to the program, a feature users have requested for years. That means you can have multiple notes open in one window instead of starting a new instance of the program.

You’ll be able to switch back and forth between notes with a simple click.

To start a new note, just click the + sign next to the tab at the top.

Or click on File and choose New tab from the drop-down menu. The keyboard commands Ctrl+N will also open a new tab.

To switch back and forth between notes, just click the tabs at the top.

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