Microsoft comes up with the announcement sometime back that Windows 11 will be introducing some new features shortly. Microsoft says that the upgrade will include a revamp of two essential programs – Notepad and Groove Music (Media Player). After weeks of beta testing, the fresh Notepad and Media Player are finally going to roll out for all users.

Beginning on Wednesday, all Windows 11 users will now be able to download the updated Notepad and Media Player from the Store. These applications are adopting the Responsive Design overhaul with rounded corners for windows or buttons. These are similar upgrades for mobile applications.

Microsoft has decided to keep the classic version of Notepad or Groove Music default apps for now. The reason for the same is that revamped applications are entirely new.

Both Notepad and Windows Media Player may be a default program on PCs for thousands of machines soon.

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Taking a Closer Look at New Notepad

The significant redesign for Notepad includes a Responsive Design and WinUI overhaul. This brings the program in sync with the average of the Windows 11 interface. As per the previous report, Notepad will use WinUI controls, you can anticipate enhanced font access, and better dropdown menu transitions.

Microsoft is also softening the edges of Notepad’s panels, icons, and other locations.

Furthermore, Notepad has its own settings menu where users may change the style from the dropdown. The page allows you to choose between dark and bright themes. Notepad is still having its simplicity as users can access tools like “Find” and others.

Taking a Closer Look at Media Player

After trial and testing for three months, Windows Media Player is now accessible to all the users of Windows 11. Groove Music, the software that was initially present in Windows 10 will now be replaced with Media Player. Surprisingly, Microsoft is not going to refer to the new Media Player as a “sequel to the famous Windows Media Player. It is one of the famous applications at the time. Groove Music is now being replace by Media Player, which is being forced as a substitute. As a result, the Films & TV app (that can play media content) will remain for the time being.

You must have Build 22000.346 or newer to install Notepad and Media Player. If you are using the latest production release of the OS. Also, you can go to the Microsoft Store and search for upgrades to get both new apps.

While the Notepad UI is merely altering, data migration is necessary for Media Player,  it is set up immediately if you use Groove Music. After the installation of the software, you can see “Media Player” instead of Groove Music on the menu app list.

Final Note

The new application updates are accessible on some, Windows 11 devices while testing. It anticipates that the upgraded Notepad and Media Player will be there in Windows 11 Sun Valley. Many users have access to the upgrades by the end of the week.

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