Notepad ARM support

Notepad gets ARM native support on Windows 11

  • Notepad gains native support for ARM-based devices.
  • The new version is available for testers.
  • It’s not clear when the app will be available for everyone.

Microsoft makes available an updated version of the Notepad app for Windows 11 with native support for ARM processors. Although you have been able to use the note-taking app on ARM-based devices, the support was available through emulation, but now the app runs natively in this architecture.

The ARM64 support is available with version 11.2204 and higher releases. After installing the updated app through the Windows Insider Program on ARM-based devices (such as Surface Pro X), you will notice faster and better performance.

In addition, the company says that the app includes additional performance improvements when scrolling large files or replacing significant amounts of text.

As part of the accessibility changes, this new version of Notepad improves support for screen readers, text scaling, access keys, and other assistive technologies.

Alongside the change for Notepad, Microsoft has recently rolled out an updated version of the Media Player app that brings performance improvements and introduces a new option to sort songs and albums in your collection.

Also, the CD playback and improvements to better adapt theme changes to the media content drag and drop experience are available for all testers.

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