How to change Windows 10 default font

Select Font
Select Font

Want to customize Windows 10 with another font? In this guide, you will be able to understand how to change the default Windows 10 font by acting directly on the registry of the latest Microsoft operating system.

If you want to give a touch of originality to your PC and change the default Windows 10 font, continue reading this guide; by modifying a Windows registry key, you can change the font currently in use and replace it with the one you like best, such as Tahoma, sans serif, Verdana and so on.

Are you ready? Please make yourself comfortable and carefully follow what I am about to tell you.

How to change Windows 10 default font

The first thing to do to use a new font on Windows 10 is to choose it from those available on your PC.

Then go to Start> Settings> Personalization> Fonts . Here you can analyze all the fonts available on your computer. Then use the key combination Windows + R to open the Run window, and type Regedit, and press Enter to open the Registry Editor.

Go to File> Export and name the configuration file with .reg extension, and press Save. You will need it to make a backup of the current registry configuration, which will allow you to restore it if something goes wrong.

Fix Font Regedit Export
Fix Font Regedit Export

Alternatively, you can also create a restore point by typing the phrase- Create a restore point in the Windows 10 search bar.

After taking the appropriate precautions, close the Registry Editor and open Windows Notepad. Writing in the search bar Notepad and then clicking on Block notes.

Copy the following code into the open Notepad:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows NT \ CurrentVersion \ Fonts] "Segoe UI (TrueType)" = ""

"Segoe UI Bold (TrueType)" = ""

"Segoe UI Bold Italic (TrueType)" = ""

"Segoe UI Italic (TrueType) "=" "

" Segoe UI Light (TrueType) "=" "

" Segoe UI Semibold (TrueType) "=" "

" Segoe UI Symbol (TrueType) "=" "

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

"Segoe UI" = " THE FONT YOU WANT TO SET"
Custom Font Code
Custom Font Code

In this last line of code, you have to enter the font’s name you want to apply in Windows 10. Go to File> Save As. In Save as type, select All files and save the file with any name and extension .reg (for example, MyNewFont.reg or NewFont.reg).

New Font Reg
New Font Reg

All you have to do is double-click on the font file created to apply it and restart the operating system.

How to restore Windows 10 default font

If you don’t like the new font and want to go back to the previous font, start the registry editor again, always typing Regedit in Run ( Windows + R ) or directly in the Windows 10 search bar. Then click on File > Import and select the old Registry configuration file to restore it (by clicking on the Open button in the dialog box) or return the system to the restore point created previously.

Fix Font Regedit
Fix Font Regedit

Another way to restore the default font is to create another .reg file with Notepad (for example, RestoreFont.reg) to insert the following string.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

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

"Segoe MDL2 Assets (TrueType)" = "segmdl2.ttf"

"Segoe Print (TrueType)" = "segoepr.ttf"

"Segoe Print Bold (TrueType)" = "Segoeprb.ttf"

"Segoe Script (TrueType)" = "segoesc.ttf"

"Segoe Script Bold (TrueType)" = "segoescb.ttf"

"Segoe UI (TrueType)" = "segoeui.ttf"

"Segoe UI Black ( TrueType) "=" Seguibl.ttf "

" Segoe UI Black Italic (TrueType) "=" Seguibli.ttf "

" Segoe UI Bold (TrueType) "=" segoeuib.ttf "

" Segoe UI Bold Italic (TrueType) "=" segoeuiz .ttf "

" Segoe UI Emoji (TrueType) "=" Seguiemj.ttf "

" Segoe UI Historic (TrueType) "=" Seguhis.ttf "

" Segoe UI Italic (TrueType) "=" segoeuii.ttf "

"Segoe UI Light (TrueType)" = "segoeuil.ttf"

"Segoe UI Light Italic (TrueType)" = "follow them.ttf"

"Segoe UI Semibold (TrueType)" = "followisb.ttf"

"Segoe UI Semibold Italic (TrueType) ) "=" Seguisbi.ttf "

" Segoe UI Semilight (TrueType) "=" segoeuisl.ttf "

" Segoe UI Semilight Italic (TrueType) "=" Seguisli.ttf "

" Segoe UI Symbol (TrueType) "=" Seguisym.ttf "

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

"Segoe UI" = -

As before, double-click the font file created to apply it and restart the operating system.

How to download fonts on Windows 10

If you haven’t found a suitable font for your purposes to apply on Windows 10, you can safely install fonts and download new fonts. There are many free fonts on the Internet that you can download on Google Fonts.

Google Fonts
Google Fonts

The sidebar of Google Fonts, located on the right, allows you to filter different fonts. Check the boxes under Categories to select specific fonts. By clicking on Sorting, you can also decide how to sort the displayed fonts, while on Languages, you can view fonts of a specific language. To intensify the search, you have the options Number of Styles, Thickness, Slant, and Width, which translated means- Number of styles, Thickness, Inclination, and Width. By moving the relative sliders, you can get the font you are looking for.

To download a new font from Google Fonts, press the + button (red) located at the top right and press the black box at the bottom. Press the down arrow symbol and immediately after on Download to save the file in ZIP format, containing the files of the chosen font in the TFF format.

Alternatively, you can go to Start> Personalization> Fonts and click on the link- Get more fonts in the Microsoft Store.

How to install fonts on Windows 10

After downloading a new font, to install Windows 10 fonts, you have to double click on the zipped file to extract the files in .TTF format in a folder.

Then select the downloaded files in .TFF format and click with the right mouse button to select the Cut item from the pop-up menu. Then go to C:\Windows\Fonts and right-click the mouse in a place without icons. Select the Paste item from the pop-up menu to install the fonts downloaded from the web on Windows 10.

Fix Installed Fonts Not Showing
Fix Installed Fonts Not Showing

Another way to install fonts on Windows 10 is to go to Start> Personalization> Fonts and drag the downloaded font into this window.

Please restart your computer, and that’s it.

How to change the font size on Windows 10

After downloading and installing the font, you can change its size on Windows 10 by going to Start> Settings> Accessibility> Display. Press in the drop-down list under the link. Change the size of apps and text on the main screen.

If you want to change the font size, just select another value between 100%, 125% (default), 150%, and 175%.

Alternatively, you can change the size of the Windows 10 system font by installing the application- System Changer Size Changer.

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