- Go to Home > Preferences > Fonts
- Change the Desktop Code Font to "Courier New".
- Click Apply and OK.
The same font in Editor looks different in Command window. Why?
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Below is a screenshot of my editor and command window. Both are "Monospaced", but look completely different.
The one in Editor looks much simpler, while the one in CW looks more original and elegant.
As a big fan of the original monospaced fonts, I wonder if I can have the Monospaced in Editor look like the ones in Command window.
I am using MATLAB 2023a in Windows machine. But, this discrepancy has been for a long time as far as I remember.
My font settings are as shown below. They both are set for "Monospaced".
Thanks in advance.
Nitya Patel on 7 Jun 2023
It is my understanding that you want a typical monospace font in both the editor and the command window; however, the same settings for both result in different looking font. One reason why this might be occurring is that MATLAB is finding different fonts from the Monospace family for the editor and the command window.
One workaround for this could be to use a specific custom font for the Desktop Code Font. One example of such font is "Courier" (or one of its variant, Windows machines have "Courier New"). This would result in the Command Window and Editor show the same font.
Below are the steps change the font to "Courier New":
Note that both editor and command window use the Desktop Code Font. Desktop Text Font is used in the Current Folder, Workspace, Variables and Function Browser.