Just like the title says, I'm trying to change the font size in Notepad++ to what it should be.

I don't know why it's so huge.

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You can check out the "Reduce" option in Settings > Preferences > General > Tab Bar (section).

In Notepad++ (6.5) the size setting for tab labels is in Settings > Preferences > Tab Settings, although this appears to be a setting for formatting within documents.

Hopefully one of those settings will help.

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    "Reduce" seems to be what the asker is looking for. – MBraedley Jun 30 '15 at 19:01
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    I actually had to uncheck reduce to make it look more normal. It's still larger than the other screenshots I've seen. Could be my display resolution or something maybe. – Pie Jun 30 '15 at 19:26
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    The nuclear approach would be to uninstall / reinstall Notepad++. Everything should go back to defaults after the re-install. – ABashore Jun 30 '15 at 19:27
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    Err... "Tab Settings" is for setting the number of spaces inserted when you hit the Tab key, not the size of document tabs. – helrich Jul 1 '15 at 11:21

You can also change the size of font in Notepad++ by holding Ctrl + scroll with mouse wheel.

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    +1 as this is very likely the original cause to OP's problem. – DLeh Jun 30 '15 at 19:53
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    CTRL + Scroll does not affect the size of the tab titles. It only affects the size of the editable regions. – ABashore Jun 30 '15 at 20:29
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    @DLeh Using Ctrl key and scroll wheel will not make the font size of the tab title explode in size! It only affects the display of the document text, not GUI elements. – Samir Jun 4 '16 at 11:38
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    I think the intent of the OP was to reduce the TAB font size, judging by the screenshots. Though your answer is correct, the question you are answering is different. Correct me if I'm wrong. – NoCatharsis Sep 28 '16 at 12:32

I'm trying to change the font size in Notepad++

This is done in the Style Configurator:

  1. Goto Menu > Settings > Style Configurator

  2. Set Font size

  3. Check Enable global font size

  4. Press Save & Close

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    But only works because you checked Enable global font size . An important step I missed first time around :-) – Carl Witthoft Jul 14 '16 at 13:40
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    As I stated above, I believe you also are answering the wrong question based on the OP's screenshots. This issue appears to be addressing tab font size, and not text display size within the document. – NoCatharsis Sep 28 '16 at 12:35
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    @NoCatharsis <shrug>. Look at the tile of the question. I doubt whether the OP will come back to clarify. It's a bad question and anyone looking to change the document font size will find this answer. – DavidPostill Sep 28 '16 at 12:39

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