Restore old editor in R2021b?

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Jack Walsh
Jack Walsh on 24 Sep 2021
Commented: Alessandro D on 4 Aug 2022
R2021b has a new editor compared to R2021a. Is there any way to revert to the previous editor? The new version is much more graphically intensive and feels sluggish compared to the simple text editor in the previous version. Also, it renders the Monospaced font differently than the previous version, resulting in the editor font looking completely different to the command window font, which hasn't changed, despite them both using Monospaced.
For comparison, the editor from R2021a:
and the editor from R2021b:
If there is no way to revert the look of the editor, is there at least a way to have it use the same Monospaced font as the command window?
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Alessandro D
Alessandro D on 4 Aug 2022
I found exactly the same problem. The new editor (since 2021b) is sluggish, intrusive and the fonts look different.. I hope mathworks will fix this for new editions

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Sean de Wolski
Sean de Wolski on 24 Sep 2021
I changed these settings and it greatly improved the font for me:
s = settings;
s.matlab.fonts.custom.editor.FontToUse.PersonalValue = "CustomFont";
s.matlab.fonts.custom.editor.Name.PersonalValue = "Courier New";
s.matlab.fonts.custom.editor.Size.PersonalValue = 12; % in point
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William Jacobs
William Jacobs on 9 Dec 2021
This leads to a significantly improved font (in my opinion).

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