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How to change Notepad++ theme?

In this article, we will talk about the incredibly fast and functional Notepad++ code editor.


This editor weighs only 5 MB, but don't let that fool you, because the functionality of the editor is really huge, unlike the weight of the application. The editor is available on windows, linux and even MACos X. Available for both 64-bit and 32-bit systems.

Notepad itself is written in C++, and also uses a pure Win32 API with STL, which makes it more nimble and low-weight.


This editor has open source code, which gives users the ability to add their own plugins and themes.

Notepad++ supports more than 50 programming languages, which makes it quite versatile. It also has syntax highlighting and paired brackets, which makes the programming process more enjoyable and efficient.

Standard settings

After installation, you will have all the basic settings. For example, duplicating lines, creating a document, saving a document, closing all windows, pasting, copying, reducing the size of the code/increasing the size of the code, and so on.

Well, the most surprising thing is that you can work even with a flash drive - another proof of the universality of the program.

In NotePad++ you can fine-tune the interface to work with. In order to change the theme, you need to go to options > definition of styles. In this window, you can select one of many themes, but it applies only to the working field, and the settings and other drop-down menus will remain unchanged. You can also specify individual interface settings for specific languages. In addition, you can also customize the hotkeys for yourself.


By default, notepad does not have document navigation, but it is there, and it can be enabled. To do this, go to the options > settings > edit. In this section, find the item "multi-editing" and tick the box. After that, go to the "view" section on the top panel, and select "document map". The document navigation pane then appears on the right.

Additional Features

The functionality of the editor can be expanded, for this you need to go to the "plugins" section to select plugin manager > show plugin manager. It will give a whole list of stable plugins after opening.

But there is a big minus - there is no search. The plugins themselves are installed quite quickly and each has its own brief description. When the plugin is installed, you need to restart the program. Once installed, plugins can be found in the "Plugins" section.


NotePad++ is a powerful code editor that has a huge functionality. All this joy is complemented by the speed of the program, as well as the ability to use plugins.