Jul 19 2021 06:37 AM
Jul 19 2021 06:37 AM
Is there a board to post feature requests in win11? I'd vote to get back named group in start menu pinned apps. It helps when you have a lot of apps on your system.
Jul 19 2021 09:11 AM
Oct 03 2021 05:46 AM - edited Nov 15 2021 04:47 AM
I too would like to find a feature request page for windows 11. I have been really wanting a feature for a long time. Feel free to tell me if it sounds stupid.
I frequently take long notes & write things using Notepad & think Notepad is long overdue for some new features like highlighting text or changing fonts on specific lines only etc.
I realize rich text document kinda has some of these options but the dedicated margins etc suck.
Please microsoft give us some new features in Notepad
Oct 03 2021 11:29 AM
Nov 05 2021 08:50 PM
Nov 15 2021 04:49 AM
Nov 15 2021 05:03 AM - edited Nov 15 2021 05:09 AM
I generally don't use notepad;
I admit it is valuable if apps malfunction (One of those 'Microsoft Windows' things), but I use a bunch of other text/code editors, I would suggest giving one of them a try, and you are likely to find the feature(s) you want along with many others;
~ A nice lightweight app that provides text (txt) file modifications, as well as operating as a very useful code editor, in particular because of the light-weight nature of the application;
Visual Studio Code
~ This app is significantly heavier than notepad++, but provide a great deal of really valuable visual features, such as a directory tree and file review, as well as feature buttons and a tabbed interface (just like notepad++);
~These other, publicly available apps ( as well as the Microsoft provided one) are likely why notepad won't see additional features; If you need more features, you have apps available, if you need something simple that WILL ALWAYS WORK, notepad is your choice.
Nov 15 2021 06:29 AM
Nov 15 2021 03:37 PM - edited Nov 15 2021 03:39 PM
What I'm getting at is that there is no need;
Unless there are features necessary or some vulnerability necessary to patch, and the app is working as expected, then it is unnecessary to change;
This is why I mentioned what I did, that notepad is an app built on, or at-the-least used on the premise of responsibility & reliability; If it aint broke, don't fix it, and changing coding requires expensive validation testing, which is an investment of time/money and risk, none of which is necessary for an app that works as intended already.
Likewise, because notepad is built as the lowest common denominator that will always operate as expected for a limited use-case, then it is, quite honestly more productive & valuable to use the programming experience and time required to modify it, on a project which may require these, such as I mentioned.
Nov 16 2021 07:33 AM
Nov 16 2021 03:17 PM
Nov 18 2021 03:58 PM - edited Nov 18 2021 04:01 PM
Bruh Its great you got credentials and its great you are familiar with other versions of windows but I didnt ask microsoft to update "all kinds of other tools" by microsoft or other developers. I specifically suggested that it might be time to make "NOTEPAD" better.
If I was interested in using a different app despite how different or similar they are to NP I would have done like you & searched the appstore/interwebs. I thanked you for the links but that is not what this thread is about. Feel free to scroll to the top, Im sure being a sys admin requires the ability to read. Oh and to be clear I appreciate the "nil" resources as you put it, windows uses enough memory as is and has way too many processes running in the background but I dont believe adding a couple well over due features to Notepad is gonna hog another 2gb of system ram