I recently upgraded Notepad++ from to

Now the content of the documents is anti-aliased. It wasn't the case before.

Note that the only the content of the document is now anti-aliased : the tabs are fine, they are still not anti-aliased.

AFAIK, this is NOT a Windows ClearType issue but purely a Notepadd++ issue, since this Windows setting is still and has always been off on my PC (Windows 7 Pro).

And the solution from How to turn on/off fonts anti-aliasing in Notepad++? does not work.

So what changed between Notepad regarding anti-aliasing ? And more importantly, how do I disable anti-aliasing for Notepad++ ?

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    There is nothing in the Notepad++ release notes that refers to a new anti-aliasing setting in recent versions. I checked the notes for each edition from to notepad-plus-plus.org Don't know what the cause is, but may not actually be Notepad++
    – Andi Mohr
    Jun 24, 2015 at 8:47

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It's a bug introduced in Notepad++ that already has a proposed fix, which hopefully will be included in the next release. In the meantime, there are workarounds using Python Script plugin or NppExec plugin.

  • I can confirm that the problem is fixed in Notepad++ 6.8. Aug 10, 2015 at 7:04

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