How to change the default font in Windows 10

Are you looking to change the default font in your Windows 10 but seem to be stuck at how you can actually do it? That’s okay. We know how that feels. But we’ve also got a way out for you! Windows 10 has definitely made life easier by enhancing user experience but while doing this it has also limited the customizability of the OS. Where in earlier versions of Windows 10, you could change the default font using the Control Panel or Personalization settings, now you have to do it manually through the Windows registry. You can indeed use your favorite font in OS features like message boxes icons, title bars, etc. instead of using the default font Segoe UI, with a simple trick! Follow the guide to modify the registry to change the system font and spice up your dull and average-looking interface.

Steps to change the default font in Windows 10

So before you jump in and learn the art of spicing things up for your PC, just be cautious about messing things up when you’re modifying the registry. We suggest you create a system restore point that you can revert back to in case something goes wrong. Once you’ve done that, get started by following the steps below:

Step 1: Launch the Control Panel from the Start Menu.

Step 2: Click on the “Appearance and Personalization” option from the side menu.

Step 3: Click on “Fonts” to open fonts and select the name of the one you want to use as default.

Step 4: Now open the Notepad application and paste the following code into the empty text file:

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"="NewFont"

Step 5: Be sure to replace the font name you want to change Segoe UI within the last line of the registry code

Step 6: Click on File on the top menu options and then save your file as a .reg file by using the extension option “All files”

Step 7: From wherever your file is saved, double-click on it to merge it with the registry by clicking Yes and OK

Step 8: Simply restart your computer to let the changes take effect

Wrapping it up

That was pretty simple, wasn’t it? Even though the chances were slim, if you faced any issues while making changes in the font registry in Windows 10, you can revert back to the system restore point you created in the start. But if you were able to successfully change the default font you’ll now be loving the new look your system just got. We really hope you were able to make the most out of this article. Let us know how it went for you in the comment box.

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