Changing the Default Font in Windows 10

changing the default font in windows 10.

Changing the Default Font in Windows 10

If you don't like the default font in Windows 10, namely Segoe, you can change it to another font of choice with a fairly easy registry tweak. This will change the font for Windows 10 icons, menus, title bar text, File Explorer, and more.

First, first backup your registry settings, so you can recover if something goes wrong or you don't like it.

1. Press the Windows keyboard shortcut + R.

2. Type “regedit” and press Enter.

3. Go to File > Export … to save the registry file somewhere on your hard drive.

4. Open Notepad then copy and paste as below:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Fonts]

“Segoe UI(TrueType)”=””

“Segoe UI(TrueType)”=””

“Segoe UI Black (TrueType)”=””

“Segoe UI Black Italic (TrueType)”=””

“Segoe UI Bold (TrueType)”=””

“Segoe UI Bold Italic (TrueType)”=””

“Segoe UI Historic (TrueType)”=””

“Segoe UI Italic (TrueType)”=””

“Segoe UI Light (TrueType)”=””

“Segoe UI Light Italic (TrueType)”=””

“Segoe UI Semibold (TrueType)”=””

“Segoe UI Semibold Italic (TrueType)”=””

“Segoe UI Semilight (TrueType)”=””

“Segoe UI Semilight Italic (TrueType)”=””

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\FontSubstitutes]

“Segoe UI”=”Verdana”

Replace Verdana in the last line with the name of the font you want to use as the system default. You can open the Fonts folder to get the correct and complete font name.

5. Click File>Save.

6. In the “Save as type” box, select “All Files.”

7. In the “File name” section, you must add the .reg extension behind the file name. You can name anything, as long as you add .reg. behind it

8. Click Save.

9. Double click the registry file you just created to run it. You will be asked to confirm to continue changing the settings.

10. Restart your computer to see the font changes in Windows 10.

Hopefully, this article about Changing the Default Font in Windows 10, gives you a little insight. Also, read an article about Clean and Format a Non-Working Storage Drive in WIndows 10 that you may need to know. Thank you.

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