I am going to ask something that goes opposite to common understanding which is "more power to the user, the better it is".

I like the flexibility of increasing/decreasing the font size with Ctrl + Mousewheel. But as I use it more, I feel it becomes a nuisance (due to my own undoing).

Is there a way to disable this shortcut (Ctrl + Mousewheel)?


Is there a way to disable this shortcut (Ctrl+Mousewheel )?

You can install the zoom-disabler plugin:

You can Zoom-in or Zoom-out in Notepad++ using,

  1. Ctrl+Mousewheel Scroll-in or Scroll-out.

  2. Keyboard Ctrl +NumpadPlus to Zoom-in or Ctrl+Numpad Minus to Zoom-out.

But many a times we Zoom happens by accident. Ctrl+Mouse get pressed so Zoom takes place instead of Scroll. In order to disable this functionality you need to download a plugin called "Zoom Disabler"

Installing Zoom Disabler

  1. Goto Menu -> Plugins -> Plugin Manager

    Zoom Disable Plugin

  2. Look for Zoom Disabler and Select the Check-box and Install

  3. After Installing the Plugin Notepad++ will restart and "Zoom Disabler" will be available under Plugins Menu.

  4. Try Ctrl+MouseWheel in or out. Text will remain unaffected.

When you install this plugin, by default it Disables Mouse Zoom. If you want to enable it again you can do it by going to Menu -> Plugins -> Plugin Manager -> Zoom Disabler and de-select Disables Mouse Zoom

Zoom Disabler Settings

Source Disable Control Scroll Zoom-in and Zoom-out in Notepad++ - Code2Care


You can install Autohotkey (if you haven't yet). Then use this script:

SendMode Input 

#If winActive("ahk_exe notepad++.exe")



This will disable Ctrl+wheel for N++. If you want to disable the zoom on Ctrl+wheel feature in other programs too, you can simply add those to the #If line, e.g. to disable it in Firefox also change this line to:

#If winActive("ahk_exe notepad++.exe")
 or winActive("ahk_exe firefox.exe")

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