Want to change the default font in your Windows 10, but don't know how to go about it? There's nothing wrong with that. We know how to do it. But we also have a way out for you! Windows 10 has definitely made life easier by improving the user experience, but at the same time, it has also limited the customization options of the operating system. While in previous versions of Windows 10 you could change the default font through the Control Panel or Personalization settings, now you have to do it manually through the Windows Registry. With a simple trick, you can use your favorite font in OS features like message box icons, title bars, etc. instead of using the default Segoe UI font! Follow the tutorial to change the registry and change the system font and spice up your boring and average-looking user 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 easy enough, wasn't it? Even though the chances were slim, you can fall back on the system restore point you created in the beginning if you're having trouble changing the font registry in Windows 10. However, if you managed to change the default font, you will love the new look of your system now. We really hope you were able to get the most out of this article. Let us know how it went for you in the comments section. In case you still use a 32bit Windows system, take a look here at how to get it updated to 64Bit.