I'm following this example - link here
I've gone to Master pages and layouts
I've created a new page layout, when I hover over to click "Edit in Microsoft SharePoint Designer" the page opens in notepad
I've clicked on a few other aspx pages in this library and they open in Notepad.
But the master pages I clicked on do open in SP Designer.
Update with my answer
I did a Repair on SharePoint Designer and rebooted. Its working now.