Microsoft will remove the WordPad text editor from Windows

Microsoft has announced that it will no longer support the WordPad text editor. The application, first introduced almost 30 years ago as part of Windows 95, will be removed from the OS with a future update. The company recommends using Word or Notepad instead of the outdated editor:

Sep 4, 2023 - 16:28
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Microsoft will remove the WordPad text editor from Windows

"WordPad is no longer updated and will be removed in a future version of Windows. We recommend using Word to work with .doc and .rtf text documents and Notepad to work with plain .txt text documents."," the company's support team said in a statement.

Notepad received new features this year: a dark design interface and tabs with automatic recovery after closing a document.

Earlier Microsoft similarly discontinued support for the Paint graphic editor, but added it to the company's app store amid user dissatisfaction.

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