Potential applications for Windows 11 are now the focus of the first major Windows update of the year. A revamped Notepad application, Windows Media Player, and the Photos app’s photo editor experience will be accessible to more users. However, for the time being, the new Notepad is only available to Beta Channel customers. The Photos app and Media Player are available to all users. As you’re already aware, Windows 11 is largely about design optimization, and Microsoft is already working hard to ensure that its native applications mirror the new look and feel. When Windows 11 was first released, some applications, including Notepad and Groove Music, seemed strange.
This week, Microsoft made the Notebook Beta Channel public, meaning suggests it can now be downloaded on Windows 11 Build 22000 and newer. Most people’s go-to application, Notepad, now includes with such a dark mode, new menus, and a separate settings page.
With a hint of Wainui and Fluent Design, the classic appearance of Windows Notepad has been revamped. Wow! Notepad has now rounded corners on right-click contextual menus, top-level windows, menu options, pop-up notifications, the search tool, and other features. New animations and icons are included. You may now change the fonts and themes.
Customers who are also not part of Windows Insider Program will have Groove Music replaced with Windows Media Player. The updated Media Player is powered by Groove Music and can play MKV and MP4 video files. It’s Groove Music’s most significant update in years, equivalent to the Notepad redesign in Windows 11. However, the performance level and video formats supported are unlikely to change considerably.