How do I change font?
Chuck Moore last edited by
Is this the only help? I just want to change the font.
Alan Kilborn last edited by
Well, it should be pretty obvious to start with the Settings menu. After that it is less obvious but there’s not a whole bunch there so how about Style Configurator? That’s where you will find options for font…BTW things are quite configurable.
Meta Chuh last edited by
welcome to the notepad++ community, @Chuck-Moore
if you want to change your default font in notepad++:
please go to the menu
settings > style configurator > global styles > default styleand change the font and size to any font and size you prefer, as seen at the screenshot below.
Benny Brodda last edited by
Guess tha I have tried exactly this an many variants of what is here suggested. Now I followed the instructions I got above exactly. Nothing happens. I also tried to mark the complete file in the right window, then changed the font size, saved and closed. Nothing happens. Still ridiculously small characters. I also cleaned the NPP-program and reloaded the files, including moving one file to “the other” window. Same shit. Unreadable file. Checked the settings and they say font size i 10 (as I had defined it). Actual sise: 6 (or even 5?), unreadable. Character size in the left window: 12., as estimated. ( I loaded the files in NotePad. and there I set the font size to 12 pts, and then he text looked much the sane as the text in my NPP left window.).
As an experienced programmer I very seldom blame the program if something inunderstandable happens. In more than 99% of the cases I myself is to be blamed. But I give up. How do I get a new version of NPP?
Alan Kilborn last edited by
Maybe your current Zoom level is really small? Try things with the zoom options on the View menu, and/or hold Ctrl while scrolling the mouse wheel (if you have one) while pointed at your editing document.
Maybe Zoom doesn’t make a lot of sense because I don’t believe it is saved between runs of Notepad++, but…
guy038 last edited by
Normally, the default font size value is saved in the
stylers.xmlfile of your N++ configuration. Depending of your N++ first installation, this configuration file may be found in different locations and possibly duplicates of this file may exist !
So, first, could you give us some general info, clicking on the N++ option
? > Debug Info...? It should help us …to help you ;-))
I just verified that specific values of zoom, in each of the two views, independently, are kept from one N++ session to another ;-))
Benny Brodda last edited by
The zoom option fixes it all. Peculiar that adjusting the font size through the settings feature has no influence whatsoever it seems on the font size. Whatsoever it there for?/Benny
Terry R last edited by Terry R
settings feature has no influence
I too have had issues in the past, however I noticed that the image provided by @Meta-Chuh isn’t exactly what I have. My equivalent is:
which has the global options which ALSO need setting below the font selection area. Only then will the font in the tabs change.
I have 7.6.4 64bit, whether that makes a difference?
guy038 last edited by guy038
Just a reminder :
When you choose the N++ option
Settings > Style Configurator..., a dialog opens with, by default :
A drop-down Themes list, which refers to the
Default (stylers.xml)theme, on top of the dialog
A drop-down Language list which refers to the
Global Styleslanguage, on the leftmost part of the dialog
A drop-down Style list which refers to the
Global overridestyle, on the left of the dialog
Now, in the Language list :
Any item, different from the first
Global Stylesand the last
Search result, are specific built-in languages, different from
Normal Textand any
UDLlanguage. The different modifiable styles, of each language, are described in the corresponding drop-down Style list shown.
The Search result item describes some settings of the Find result panel, when clicking on :
Find All in All Opened Documentsor
Find All in Current Documentof the Find dialog
Find Allof the Find in Files dialog
The Global Styles language, which describes all the default settings, used when language is set to
Language > N > Normal Text
Let’s suppose, that you chose the options
Default (stylers.xml)theme and
Global Styleslanguage. Then :
All styles, different from
Global override, refer to settings specific to the
Normal Textlanguage only !
Global overriderepresents a pseudo-style, which overrides the default style of any language. This means, in concrete terms, that if you correctly modify the right part of the Style Configurator window, these new settings will apply, from now on, to ALL languages, included
Normal Textand on the
Search resultpanel too !
Now, I’ve said “if you correctly modify…” because, changing any of the
7possible settings, needs TWO actions in order to be active. Indeed, you may modify :
The Global foreground colour ( Yellow, by default )
The Global background colour ( Orange, by default )
The Global Font name ( Courier New, by default )
The Global font size ( 10, by default )
The Global Bold attribute ( not set, by default )
The Global Italic attribute ( not set, by default )
The Global Underline attribute ( not set, by default )
But, secondly, in order to set the changed settings, effectively, you need to check the appropriate square box(es), at the bottom of the dialog, all independently, which all begin with
For instance, using the default settings, if you check the two options
Enable global foreground colourand
Enable global foreground colour, you should see that, whatever the current language used, everything should appear with a yellow text over an orange background ;-)) The displaying would be identical for any other language, included the Search result panel !
For people using a built-in theme, among the
20ones, different than
Default (stylers.xml), most of them have the same settings for, either, the
Global overridestyle and the
Default Stylestyle. Only
4styles have different settings : these are the
Vim Dark Bluestyles !