Windows 11: Notepad gains a feature that we have been waiting for for 40 years

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After tabs, restoring the previous session or even dark mode, the Notepad application (or Windows Notepad in the Microsoft Store) continues its improvement with an addition as concrete as it has been requested for a long time. After a few months in beta for Insiders, now all Windows 11 users can enjoy spell checking and correction in the note-taking application.

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A strong argument for returning to Notepad

As in any word processing application, Notepad is now able to underline misspelled words. This is the verification part. In its options, the application also offers to disable the feature, enabled by default, or to choose on a case-by-case basis for different types of file extensions: .txt, .md, .srt / .ass, .lrc and .lic. As illustrated in our screenshot at the top of this article, the detection is functional, but leaves something to be desired, far from the precision of specialized tools.

Still room for improvement

Next comes the correction part. This can also be disabled in the options, and is supposed to automatically correct typos. Unfortunately, in practice, despite our various attempts, it simply does not seem to work. Perhaps only English is currently supported and you will have to be patient for other languages. For the moment, you will have to click on an underlined word in order to be offered correction suggestions.

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