Windows 10: Asterisk in Title of Untitled Notepad File

Discus and support Asterisk in Title of Untitled Notepad File in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Recently I opened a new Notepad file. While working in that unsaved file I noticed something odd I hadn't ever noticed before in the more than 20... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by SamW.2, Aug 31, 2019.

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    Asterisk in Title of Untitled Notepad File


    Recently I opened a new Notepad file. While working in that unsaved file I noticed something odd I hadn't ever noticed before in the more than 20 years of my experience with personal and professional computing, an asterisk was showing in the Title bar of the window in front of the word, Untitled. When I saved the document, the asterisk did not carry over into the new document name.

    When I opened a new Notepad file, there was no asterisk in the Title bar until I added text to the document. My obvious question is why is this showing up? And, if this is a function of Microsoft, how long has this been something of a Microsoft feature and why? Or, could this at all be an indication of the presence of malware?

    :)
     
    SamW.2, Aug 31, 2019
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    When I use Notepad to compose a letter, how do I prevent the title from printing?
     
    Trinity1969, Aug 31, 2019
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    Hi GreenGreen2,

    This statement of an issue is quite unclear and incomplete to be understood by our readers. It is too broad for us to distinguish the main reason why you are having challenges/concerns with
    Notepad. To have a better understanding of your concerns, we'd like to ask you some questions:

    • What is this file? Is it a Notepad
      file with ASCII characters inside it? or is file with ASCII characters named on it?
    • What is the file extension of this file? Is this a .txt file or not?
    • Where is this file came from?
    • Can you give us a step by step walkthrough on what you’re doing?
    • Can you create a new user profile and test if the issue will still happen in the new user profile?
    • What were the recent changes made on your part before you experienced this issue?
    • Can we have a screenshot of this file? This is to give us at least an idea what type of file is this.

    In addition, you can read our forum guidelines here:
    How to ask an effective question
    to help you phrase and compose your concerns in complete detail here in our community. In this way, the readers will get enough information that will lead them to provide you accurate resolutions instead of
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    Johann Eva, Aug 31, 2019
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  4. Asterisk in Title of Untitled Notepad File

    Notepad

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community. Appreciate your interest in using Windows 10.

    I suggest you to follow the steps provided below:

    • Open Task Manager. Here’s a tip: press CTRL+SHIFT+ESC.
    • Click on Startup tab.
    • Select Notepad from the list and click on Disable.

    Hope the information is helpful. Feel free to write to us
    for any other assistance with Windows, we’ll be glad to assist you.
     
    Eeshwar Kumar, Aug 31, 2019
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