The free “Word” of Windows 11 receives a long-awaited function

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This new feature is in addition to the new updates that it has incorporated in recent years, such as dark mode, the possibility of undo and redo at various levels and the redesign of the interface in 2021. We will tell you what it is about this time.

Windows drags, version after version, different native applications which in some cases can go unnoticed. But, after updating them, they present us with interesting functions that may cause us to rethink the use we make of them. This is the case of Memo pad, one of the most underrated apps in the Microsoft operating system that has now added interesting, and long-awaited, functions so you can work with it without having to download any more advanced word processors.

Before going on to describe the changes in your last update, It is convenient to put ourselves in perspective. And in recent years the Notepad app has been incorporating all kinds of updates that have improved the operation of the application significantly: such as dark mode, the possibility of redoing and undoing at various levels and a redesign of its interface in 2021. Now, in addition, add character count and offers us the possibility of incorporating a shortcut to open text documents.

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Character count natively



Until now, when we were writing any text in text editor that Windows 11 incorporates, by default we had to, in order to count the characters, copy and paste the text into any other tool to check its length. Thanks to the latest update, we will no longer have to perform this intermediate step. Using the character count option we will have all the information we need at the bottom of the application.

Furthermore, this possibility adds an interesting functionality that not all word processors incorporate. In addition to having the overall count of the text in question, We will also be able to know the length of a text specifically that we have previously selected. In this way, we will be able to work better on the extension in the event that we are interested in having certain paragraphs with a certain length for any reason and we do not want to resort to third-party tools.

Edit documents quickly

In addition to the change already mentioned previously, this update has come with the incorporation of a new shortcut that will allow us to open text documents that we download directly to the notepad. By right-clicking on a file with a compatible extension, the “edit with notepad” function will automatically appear.

Although we previously had similar options, in this case we found a new functionality that is much faster and simpler than the classic one of pressing the right button, selecting “Open with” and then choosing the application. Now, once we right-click, we will be able to open the document with Notepad and start editing it immediately.

Currently, both improvements are still in beta, in version 11.2311.29.0 which is available to users who are part of the Canary Channel program. However, as the stability of both, These improvements are expected to be make extensible to the version that use more general programs.



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