How to change default font in Windows 10 or Windows 11

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How to change default font in Windows 10 or Windows 11

You can easily change the default font on your Windows 10 or Windows 11 machine. Here's how:

  1. Go to the Start menu, type in 'notepad', and select the Best match.
  2. Paste the code mentioned below in the article onto the Notepad.
  3. Replace the "NEW-FONT-NAME" with the name of the font you'd like to use now.
  4. Save the Notepad file with a .reg extension.
  5. Launch the file to finalize the changes.

Feeling bored by the familiar font of your Windows operating system? 

Even though the default fonts provided by Microsoft—Segoe UI for Windows 10, and Segoe UI variable for Windows 11—looks pretty neat on the screen, you don’t have to settle if you have grown bored with them; especially when you can easily alter them with the Windows Registry. 

Let’s learn how.

How to change default font in Windows 10 or Windows 11

Before you begin editing your Registry, we’d advise you to first make sure that you've backed it up. Alternatively, you can create a backup for your whole system—which you should be doing regardless at regular intervals. 

After you’ve backed up your Registry, follow the steps below to tweak the font:

  1. Go to the Start menu search bar, type in ‘notepad,’ and select the Best match to open the Notepad.
  2. Copy and paste the below code into the Notepad editor:
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"="NEW-FONT-NAME"
  • In the code above, replace the “NEW-FONT-NAME” with the font that you’d like to use. To find the code, go to Settings > Personalization > Fonts. From there, select the font you want to use now. For example, we’ll use the Times New Roman font here. Click on the font you'd like to use and paste it's name in place of NEW-FONT-NAME, and you’re good.
  • Click on File > Save as and set the ‘Save as type’ drop down to All files.
  • Enter a desired file name but make sure it ends with the .reg extension.
  • Click on Save.

Choosing a font for windows 10

Saving the new font

When you’re done, open the .reg file you just saved. You’ll see a warning dialog box but don’t panic. Ignore it and continue with your changes by clicking on Yes. You'll be a met with a dialog box confirming your changes. 

Click on OK. To solidify your changes, simply restart your PC and you’ll be done.

Changing default font in Windows 10 or Windows 11

As we can see, changing the font in Windows 10 or Windows 11 computer is a simple process. Before you proceed with the changes, though, just make sure you keep the backup of your Registry, and you’ll do fine.

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