Setting up Notepad++ to look like CodeAcademy

helloworld

I love a good looking IDE and recently came across a nice website called codeacademy.com. They have a beautiful colour scheme, so I tried to replicate it on my own notepad++ setup. Here’s how…

NotePad++ >> Settings >> Style Configurator >> Style >> Default Style

Now change the default style font (not the global override) to “Courier New”, and to size 12 (or size 14 if you use a 1080p screen). You should now see a nicely spaced font with quite big text.

Lastly we need to apply a new theme to Notepad++. The theme is called “tomorrow_night” and can be downloaded from here:

https://github.com/chriskempson/tomorrow-theme

Simply copy the notepad++ specific XML files into the file explorer url location:

%APPDATA%

/notepad++/themes

NOTE: This location will depend on your set-up, sometimes it can be in the program files/notepad++ location if you chose that option on install.

Since the theme is available for lots of editors, you can also do this for SublimeText 3.

Happy (beautiful) coding

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