Restore old editor in R2021b?

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Jack Walsh
Jack Walsh on 24 Sep 2021
Commented: Yanhao Wei on 11 Dec 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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Yanhao Wei
Yanhao Wei on 11 Dec 2022
I agree. Even 2022b editor is sluggish, font not consistent. They need to bring the old editor back.

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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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