The fact that Microsoft plans to add tabs to the Notepad text editor in Windows 11 became known back in December – then an employee of the company accidentally announced the future functionality on his Twitter. The tweet with the screenshot of the program was deleted just a few minutes later, but it was already too late – the news had time to spread to profile websites.

And now everything is finally official: tabs appeared in Notepad in the new Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25281, which became available in the Developer Channel. Also, as noted by Microsoft Chief Program Officer Dave Grochocki, Notepad has new keyboard shortcuts for managing tabs, as well as some improvements to unsaved file management: automatic file/tab name generation based on content and updated unsaved changes indicator.

We will remind you that in the fall File Explorer received similar functionality, when Microsoft released the Moment 1 update.