How to Reset Notepad in Windows 11 (and More)

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Here, I’m using Windows 11. Let’s get started.

How to Reset Notepad in Windows 11

Below you’ll find the steps for resetting Notepad in Windows 11.

Note that when resetting Notepad, all settings such as font, window size, and position will be reset. Let’s go through the steps.

Steps

Open the Registry Editor. The steps to perform this task are: Press Windows + R. Then type regedit into the Run box and hit Enter. Hit Yes in the pop-up window.

I suggest you make a backup of the Registry before proceeding.

Extend HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft.

Find the “Notepad” key.

Right-click on it and select “Delete”.

Tap “Yes” in the confirmation pop-up.

That’s it. Open the Notepad and you’ll see the change.

How to Change Default Font in Notepad and Notepad++

First, you’ll see Notepad and then Notepad++.

How to Change the Windows 11 Notepad Default Font, Size, Style, and Script

The default font in Notepad is “Consolas.” The default style is “Regular,” the default font size is “11,” and the default script is “Western.”

Here’s how to change them.

Open Notepad. The following steps will help you do this: Press Windows + R, then type notepad and hit Enter.

Click on “Format.”

Press “Font.”

In the pop-up window, you’ll find a list of fonts under “Font.”

Choose the one you prefer.

From here, you can also change the default font size, script, and style.

Press the “OK” button.

That’s it.

How to Change Default Notepad++ Font and its Size

The following steps explain how to change the default font and font size in Notepad++.

Steps

Open Notepad++.

Hit Settings at the top.

Hit Style Configurator.

Make sure you select Global Styles in Language in the pop-up.

Make sure you selected Global override in “Style.”

Choose the font you prefer from the drop-down list beside the Font name in the Font Style section.

If you want the font bold, italic, or underlined, select the appropriate options.

Choose the font size you prefer from the drop-down list beside Font size.

Choose Enable global font if you changed the font and Enable global font size if you changed the font size.

You need to select the appropriate options for bold, italic, and underline:

  • Enable global bold font style
  • Enable global italic font style
  • Enable global underline font style

Hit Save & Close button.

That’s all.

How to Enable Notepad Word Wrap and Status Bar

Notepad has the status bar enabled by default, but Word Wrap is not.

The latter displays file content within the window size, so you do not have to scroll horizontally to view the contents.

Additionally, it places the cursor on the new line when you reach the end of a line as you type.

Let’s look at how to enable or disable them in the Windows 11 Notepad app.

Enter notepad in the Run box and press the Enter key.

Now you can see Notepad.

For the status bar, follow these steps:

Click on “View” at the top.

You will find the “Status Bar” option.

Click on it to display or hide the status bar.

For Word Wrap, follow these steps:

Click “Format” at the top.

You will find the “Word Wrap” option.

To enable or disable Word Wrap, click on it.

How to Enable Notepad++ Word Wrap

The Word wrap feature allows you to see the contents of the file within the window width so that you don’t have to scroll horizontally.

Notepad++ has the word wrap feature disabled by default. Here’s how to enable it:

Launch Notepad++.

Hit View at the top.

Click on the Word wrap option. Keep in mind that a tick next to this option means it is turned on.

That’s all.

To disable word wrap, follow the steps above.

Here’s another way to disable or enable word wrap:

Click on the “Word wrap” icon, which you’ll find under the Plugins menu at the top.

Keep in mind that the “Blue” color over the icon means it’s enabled.

To create a shortcut for the word wrap, follow these steps:

Hit Settings at the top of the Notepad++.

Click on Shortcut Mapper.

Using the Filter at the bottom, you can quickly find the Word wrap in the Name column.

You can see that the Shortcut column is blank for Word wrap.

Double-click the “Word wrap.”

Click OK after setting the shortcut in the pop-up window.

That’s it. From now on, you can use the shortcut to enable or disable word wrap.