Notepad++ gets Dark Mode on Windows 11

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Recently released Notepad++ has received Dark Mode support on Windows 10. The developer of Notepad++ has made the App dark modable on Windows 11 also with version 8.1.2. You must note you need to manually enable dark mode in Windows 10 and Windows 11 as it doesn’t sync with Windows theme/mode.

Notepad++ with Dark Mode enabled Windows 11

Notepad++ with Dark Mode support on Windows 11

Last month’s release of Notepad++ v8.0 has brought dark theme, Distraction-Free Mode, and removed Bing as the search engine for Search on Internet command due to Censorship.

We covered how to add Bing search to Notepad++ manually here, check it if you were interested.

Today, Notepad++ v8.1.2 is available with Dark Mode improvements and it doesn’t require a restart to enable Dark Mode.

Notepad++ Dark Mode colors are customizable: You can change the theme to any of the below tones from 6 available:

Black, Red, Green, Blue, Purple, Cyan, and Olive.

Finally, here is how to enable Dark Mode for Notepad++ in Windows 11

  1. Launch Notepad++
  2. Click on Settings and select Preferences
  3. Select Dark Mode
  4. Tick checkbox to Enable dark mode setting
    Enable Dark Mode Setting in Preferences

Select the tone and customize it for desired parts of Notepad++. You can find this version’s changelog here.

Windows 11 is still in the testing phase and is rumored to be available to the public in October.

More on Notepad++:

Notepad++ Finally allows to mute sound for Search

Notepad++ bids farewell to Windows XP w/ v7.9.3

Notepad++ 7.6 brings new Plugins Admin module to manage plugins

Notepad++ 7.5.6 release adds Space Invaders Easter Egg