How to Increase or Decrease the Font Size in Notepad++

Notepad++ is a text and source code editor designed for the Microsoft Windows system for providing the users with additional features that are generally unavailable in the standard Windows Notepad. However, unlike other text editors, Notepad++ does not have a font format in the menu bar or toolbars, and thus users find it hard to increase or decrease the font size.

Ways to Increase or Decrease the Font Size in Notepad++

Today in this article, we will explain easy and quick ways that will help users in increasing and decreasing the Font size in Notepad++. For more details, make sure you read the article till the end. Have a look:

How to Increase or Decrease the Font Size in Notepad++

Way 1: Change Font Size of Notepad++

Notepad ++ users do not find the font size menu available in the toolbars, unlike most of the other text editors. The Font option for Notepad++ is usually available in the settings window though there’s also one shortcut that allows the user to increase or decrease the font size in the editor.

Below we have explained both ways to change the font size in the editing area, have a look:

  • Double-click over the Notepad++ shortcut and launch it or you can find it through the Windows search feature.
  • Now click on File from the top-left corner of the screen and then click on Open from the list of options. You will further get a preview of the changes.
  • Further, for changing the text size by using the shortcut, press and hold the CTRL key and simultaneously scroll your mouse up and down, and it will increase and decrease the font size in the editor. Up scroll means the increased size, and down scroll means decreased size.
  • Or navigate to the Notepad++ Settings menu from the vertical options and then click on Style Configurator.
  • Now under the Font style section on the next screen, set different font styles and sizes for Notepad++. Further tick the checkbox for the options Enable global font size, and others for the changes you want to make.

Way 2: Changing Font Size for Tabs

In the previous versions of Notepad ++, the tab font is really small by default which gets difficult to read when the screen is big. However, for a clearer viewing experience, one can change the font size. For doing so, follow the steps given below:

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  • Double-click over the Notepad++ shortcut and launch it, otherwise, search it through the Windows search feature.
  • Now type some text or open a text file for viewing the changes through it live.
  • Then from the horizontal top menu, click on Settings and then select Preferences.
  • Further, under the Tab bar, tick the checkbox for the option Reduce (if your tab font is bigger)
  • Or untick the checkbox for option Reduce (If you want to make the tab font bigger).
  • Now click on the Close button, and you will be able to see a different tab font now.

Way 3: Making Sure the Editor is Not Zoomed In or Out

At times the fonts are visible small or large, due to some Zoom features. However, while the user sets the zoom feature to default, it will further show the correct size of the font for the editor. This method is applicable for those users only who are stuck with the zoom issue.

  • Double-click over the Notepad++ shortcut and launch it or simply search for Notepad++ through the Windows search feature.
  • Now click on File from the top-left corner of the screen and then click on Open from the list of options. You will further get a preview of the changes.
  • Now navigate to View from the horizontal top menu, select Zoom, and then click on the option Restore Default Zoom.
  • If the editor was zoomed in or zoomed out, it will reset the Zoom option.

Above in the article, we have included ways for Changing the Font Size of Notepad++, Changing Font Size for Tabs, and ways for ensuring the Editor is Not Zoomed In or Out.

We hope that all the information above will prove helpful and relevant for our users. After reading this article, if you have any doubts or queries, please write down the comment in the below comment box.

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