For every carriage return on a monospaced line, the following line resets to the default Body format. I used this post as a reference but everything's outdated and I don't find anything else recent out there.

Can notes be configured to change this default behavior?

  • Are you using the web app for notes? iPadOS iOS macOS?
    – bmike
    Commented Jul 6 at 22:34

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It’s currently not possible to set new notes to default to monospaced.

I’m not able to reproduce your issue though; if I choose monospaced from the format dropdown then return will keep the monospaced formatting until I manually choose Body formatting again. Check your OS is up to date (I’m on Big Sur 11.3 and iOS 14.5 and don’t have a non-beta install to test).

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