The fix is actually quite simple (if you don't mind getting your fingers dirty). The settings might be baked into wordpad (silly thing to do), but the templates-system is still there.I tried that but somehow (off site link removed) the registry won't change with the .reg file... (myth)
1. Create a template file called "New Rich Text Document.rtf " (or whatever you want the default filename to be) in C:\Windows\ShellNew\ , edit this file to your desired settings. Don't forget to save.
2. Open regedit, browse to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.rtf\ShellNew and add a new string (New -> String Value) calledFileName . Choose Modify and set Value data to "New Rich Text Document.rtf ". (or whatever your template is called)
Or you can paste the following into a pure text-file named rtf.reg. Remember to create the template...
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
"FileName"="New Rich Text Document.rtf"
But anyway I think that only fixes a create new file with mouse right click.
I call out word pad 99% time from run command>>write, it it just annoying that it spaces out so much.
Such a retarded "new" feature