How to put the editor appearance back to the previous version?

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Hi,

 With the latest IDEA update the font and general appearance of the editor has changed from the default it was before.

 How can I put it back so it looks like it did before today's update?

 Thanks,

 Gordon

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Default fonts used before 2020.1 version depending on the OS:

public final static String FALLBACK_FONT_FAMILY         = "Monospaced";
public final static String MAC_OS_DEFAULT_FONT_FAMILY = "Menlo";
public final static String LINUX_DEFAULT_FONT_FAMILY = "DejaVu Sans Mono";
public final static String WINDOWS_DEFAULT_FONT_FAMILY = "Consolas";

You can change the font at File | Settings (Preferences on macOS) | Editor | Font.

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Yes! What lunatic decided that it would be a good idea to unilaterally f#$k up the look of the interface.  Give me your address; I'll come and rearrange your cupboards and furniture and see how you like it!

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It was quite upsetting to have the font changed when I upgraded IntelliJ. I'm glad you posted what the fonts were set to previously so I could change it back.

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This was a really quite massive change, at least on macOS - it would have been really good if it had been offered as a choice on startup rather than silently switching.

I think there's really something wrong with the new font too, the line spacing in the console window had got a lot bigger so I was seeing far fewer lines of output, and I think something similar happened for the editor window too.

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I don't understand the line spacing change... is that because people are using JetBrains editors on Windows tablets? Why would you do that?

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