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Microsoft Enhances Notepad in Windows 11 with Spellchecker Feature

Microsoft is adding spellcheck to Notepad in Windows 11 (version 11.2402.18.0) for better writing.


Microsoft has unveiled an update to Notepad for Windows 11, incorporating a spellchecker feature aimed at enhancing user writing experience. The update, version 11.2402.18.0, is currently being distributed to Windows Insiders in the Dev and Canary Channels. This new functionality automatically underlines misspelled words in red, offering users quick and easy corrections through right-clicking the underlined words or utilizing the Shift + F10 keyboard shortcut. Additionally, Notepad will autocorrect common errors, streamlining the proofreading process.

Customization and Language Support

The spellchecker in Notepad is designed with flexibility in mind, supporting multiple languages to cater to a diverse user base. Understanding the varied use cases of Notepad, such as editing code or log files, Microsoft has made this feature customizable. Users can toggle autocorrect on or off for specific file types, with spellchecker being disabled by default for file types commonly associated with coding to prevent unnecessary corrections. The settings section within Notepad allows users to adjust these preferences easily, ensuring that the tool can be tailored to fit the needs of any project.

Gradual Rollout and User Adaptation

The rollout of the spellchecker feature is gradual, ensuring a smooth adaptation for all users. While some Windows Insiders will receive the update sooner than others, Microsoft is committed to making the transition as seamless as possible. The update not only aims to reduce typos but also to save users time by autocorrecting frequent mistakes. For words that are not recognized or are specific to certain projects, users have the option to ignore the suggestion or add the word to the dictionary, preventing it from being flagged as an error in the future.

This enhancement to Notepad reflects Microsoft’s ongoing efforts to improve user experience and productivity tools within Windows 11. By integrating spellchecker into Notepad, Microsoft is addressing the needs of its diverse user base, from developers editing code to writers drafting documents. As the feature becomes available to more users, feedback from the Windows Insider community will likely shape its future development and refinement.

Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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