Wombat Preset

Matt sent me a Programmer’s Notepad preset for a colour scheme that he uses across all of his editors, known as Wombat:

Programmers Notepad

I like it a lot, perhaps even more than the Zenburn scheme that’s shipping with 0.9 right now. Wombat will be included with the next release, but if you need it now then you can get it here:

Download the Wombat Preset for Programmer’s Notepad

Simply expand the zip and drop the xml file in your PN\presets directory. Then select Wombat from Tools|Options|Styles and press the Load button. Thanks Matt!

Do you have some colours of your own that you think other people would like? Save your preset and send it to me or post it in the forums!


  1. Looks great until you try to edit PHP with it and it blinds you because it’s all on a white background.

    Disappointing but fixable.

  2. Once the scheme is imported, some language specific settings may be necessary, but I find it works well in most scenarios.

    This is a Vim color scheme and credits go to the original author: http://dengmao.wordpress.com/2007/01/22/vim-color-scheme-wombat/

    It has also been converted to Visual Studio: http://www.mohundro.com/blog/2008/01/11/MyAttemptAtConvertingTheVIMWombatThemeToSupportVisualStudio.aspx

  3. Hi Patrick,

    Yes, not all colour schemes are targetted for the HTML and PHP bits, but if you want to send me an updated version I’ll be sure to link it!