# Notepad++ highlight transparency

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I use dark themes and when I select a word, Notepad++ highlights all the occurences of that word in the current document. But the highlight color for matches other than the current word is somehow blended with the background and the highlighted text is not as clearly visible as it could be. The same thing happens when using "Find all" option in the Find dialog to mark the occurences. Is there a way to change this behavior such that the matched text has the same (full) opacity as the selected text?

#### Best Answer

1. Go to Settings
2. Click Style Configurator
3. Under Language, select the appropriate language or Global Styles for all languages.
4. Under Style, select Smart Highlighting.
5. On Colour Style change the Background colour as you wish.