Microsoft Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17713: Here are the new changes

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After 33 years, Microsoft finally made a decision to fix one of Notepad's longest running problems: garbled text files from other operating systems.

While the spartan program has been the go-to for everyday users wanting to take down a quick note, it also often performs an important function for developers wanting to record logs or even code simpler programs.

Microsoft has finally launched its Whiteboard app for Windows 10 devices. Starting with this build, the company is introducing a feature called "Fast Sign-in" to enable users to sign in to a shared Windows 10 PC in a flash. When working with word-wrap enabled, line and column numbers display correctly. Along with various cumulative updates for Windows 10, older versions got patched as well.


You may also like the text selection is automatically added to the text field in the prompt so that you may start the find or replace operation right away. And while it won't be enough to woo users away from MS Word (msft) or Google Docs (googl), it will make things easier for users who use the app for software development or basic text. Shortcuts for Ctrl + Plus, Ctrl + Minus, and Ctrl + MouseWheel will all work to change the zoom setting.

Also, wrap around is a new option in both prompts. This means that twice a year, the company will approve the consumer release of Windows 10, in this case, 1803, as ready-for-business for all machines in your environment.

You can enable a status bar under View Status Bar in Notepad.


Performance improvements have been added when opening large files in Notepad. For those with small screens and lower resolutions, long lines that do not fit onto the screen will now be properly displayed. After installing the updates, you can use winver command to check the OS build number.

The stylus-based tool is now available for download by Windows 10 and is soon coming to iOS users as well, Microsoft said Thursday.


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