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Notepad in Windows 10

I want Notepad window to CLOSE after I save a file. It does it in every other operating system before Windows 10. Is there a setting maybe that I am missing? I don't see a settings or preferences in the tabs listed in Notepad. Thanks for any help.

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Re: notepad

In reply to: Notepad in Windows 10

It doesn't with me in Windows 7. And it has never done with me.
I just close the program via File>Exit, as I have done in all earlier versions of Windows.

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Earlier Windows always closed Notepad after saving

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I meant to add the following in my original post but I really, really hoped I wouldn't have to....

"If you don't know what you are talking about PLEASE do no reply or make comment to anyone's post"

I have SEVEN(7) Windows computer running in my household and I have built HUNDREDS. Of the seven one is running Win10, two are running Win7 Home, one is running Win7 Professinal, one laptop is running WinVista Ultimate, one is running WinXP Professional and the seventh is running Win98SE.
DO NOT come on here and say that the Notepad windows does not shut down after saving in ALL of the Windows Operating Systems before Windows 10. Of course they do.

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I recall Notepad on these Windows.

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95, 98, ME, NT 3.5 to 4.0, XP, Vista, W7, W8.x and now W10. Not once did I see notepad do this.

This is why I think you'll have to find a replacement that does this or have an editor made just for you. There are open source editors so why not?

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In reply to: I recall Notepad on these Windows.

Of course they did. i wouldn't have posted what I posted if they didn't ALL close Notepad window after saving.

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Only for you.

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Now there is a feature that if you close with the top right it will ask if you want to save then it will close.

But don't get silly here and claim everyone else is crazy and doesn't know a thing.

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Here to help only you

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You have already stated in your previous comment that you know nothing about this issue. Please refrain from commenting unless you know of solution.

Again, after typing in Notepad I click on the X and a window pops up asking if i want to save changes to untitled, after clicking Yes, another window pops up where one would then type in the name they are giving this file and then click Save. The window STAYS open and you then need to navigate your mouse to top right corner and click X. This was not necessary in earlier versions of Windows. After clicking Save the Notepad window DISAPPEARED.

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If you had written that in the top post about the X close.

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The replies would have been in agreement and we could have moved on.

Being argumentative does not help us here.

-> What my guess here and it's because I've seen it is that some security apps are breaking the normal close after save. Windows sends messages to apps to do such things and the times I've seen this break is mostly around PRIVACY apps.

Finally leave the attitude at your door. I did.

Post was last edited on January 29, 2018 9:22 AM PST

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Of course it helps

In reply to: If you had written that in the top post about the X close.

I don't know about being argumentative, I do now about being fed up with uninformed comments on my post.
It doesn't matter if one clicks the X to open up the Save window or clicks File and then clicks Save. The result is the same.....the Notepad window with the text remains until you click the X to close window OR click File and then Exit.
Please, Please do not respond unless you know of a solution (if there is one...could be just another Windows10 goof).
Thank you.

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If you leave out a detail than come back

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With argumentive replies, we can't progress.

Something is different on this W10 machine. The work now is to find out what it is.

I've shared that something similar/same happened with a Privacy Protection app.

Remember I don't care if a detail was left out at top. Everyone forgets stuff now and then.

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In reply to: Here to help only you

Now you explained what you mean with "saving" I could test how it behaves with me in Windows 10.

- If I close a window (via the X in the top right corner) containing an instance of Notepad with a new file (that is, a file not saved earlier), the window (and the program) stay open after the file is given a name and saved.
- If I close a window (via that X) containing an instance of Notepad with an existing file (that is, a file saved earlier), the window (and the program) closes after the file is saved.

Apparently, the dialog window asking a filename influences the working of the X in the main window. Note: I didn't test what happens if I use File>Save As after pressing the X.
So the workaround for you seems to be to save it once yourself with File>Save (can be immediately after opening) to prevent this dialog window to appear. Works with me.

I didn't test how this works in Windows 7, but if you say it works differently, I'll surely believe you. And I'm afraid only Microsoft can tell what they changed (the behavior of a window or the behavior of Notepad) in Windows 10 and why.
An easy test, however, might be to run the WIndows 10 notepad.exe in WIndows 7, and the Windows 7 notepad.exe in Windows 10. Then you know.
Can you tell us, once you know?

Did you know the three buttons in the top right of a Window (minimize, (un)maximize, close) primarily work on the window, not on the program in the window. So it's as least as likely to be not a Notepad issue as it is to be a Notepad issue. You would have to compare with other programs, preferably a non-Microsoft program for which you can install the same version in different OS'es.

Post was last edited on January 29, 2018 2:55 PM PST

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