Humble Notepad From Microsoft May Feature Tabs In Windows 11: After the release of Windows 11, Microsoft introduced several significant enhancements to the Notepad application, which had not undergone significant revisions since the release of Windows 95.
Now, according to a leak from a top Microsoft product manager that was discovered by The Verge, it might be launching a feature that is even more significant. The user posted on Twitter that “Notepad in Windows 11 now includes tabs!” but then removed the tweet a few minutes later.
A screenshot of two tabs was attached to the tweet, along with the message “confidential, do not discuss features or take screenshots.” That warning was obviously ineffective in its intended purpose, but the screenshot shows that tabs are now being tested and may be made available to Windows Insiders at some point in the future.
It is difficult to think that tabbed browsing is not supported by a greater number of apps given how dependent we all are on tabs in web browsers.
This function was added to File Explorer on Windows 11 by Microsoft at the beginning of this year, and it helps limit the sprawl across screens when you are searching for files or copying them. A number of years ago, the business experimented with tabs for Windows 10 apps, but they ultimately decided to shelve the project.
To say that a Notepad is an old tool would be an understatement. It was first released in 1983 by Microsoft in an effort to encourage users of MS-DOS to make use of a mouse.
It’s amazing that it’s still used nearly as much as it is considering that it’s essentially the same simple text editor that it was twenty years ago. My hat goes off to you if you use Notepad so frequently that you need tabs, but until we see it pushed into the open, the functionality is only a rumor.
Facebook Groups Are Challenged By Microsoft Teams’ Community Hubs
Microsoft Teams may now be used for more than just scheduling business meetings. For more private usage, such as your softball team, a carpooling club, or the neighborhood PTA, Microsoft has developed a community function for Android and iOS.
This effectively provides an alternative to Facebook groups. It goes without saying that you can chat and make video calls, but you can also schedule events, send messages, and exchange documents.
Owners can regulate communities just like on Facebook by establishing rules and removing individuals or content. Both virtual and actual events are possible to build. You can invite people to join using email, phone numbers, or scannable QR codes.
Communities in Teams are currently only available on mobile devices, but Microsoft promises that they will “soon” be available on desktops as well. All you need is the free app. By assisting you in recruiting volunteers and organizing events, Microsoft will make SignUpGenius available in 2023 to assist you in organizing fundraisers and other charitable endeavors.
The community hub extension may sound strange, but it represents a steady change in Teams’ mission from being solely a tool for office collaboration to one that includes general conversation and socializing. It recently received informal games to aid in ice-breaking with coworkers and last year became free for personal use.
This most recent update goes even further; while Microsoft isn’t actually building a social network, it is attempting to assume some of those responsibilities.