How to Change the Default System Font on Windows 11

How to Change the Default Font on Windows

Windows offers a plethora of ways to customise your experience. You can make Windows work and function the way you want, unlike macOS which has limited customisation. One of the basic customisations you can do which will make your desktop feel new is trying out new fonts. While Windows 11 lets you customize various UI elements right from the Settings app, changing the default system font requires you to modify registry settings. Therefore here is How to Change the Default System Font on Windows 11.

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How to Change the Default System Font on Windows 11

How to Change the Default System Font on Windows 11

Microsoft has bundled in a lot of fonts for its users with Windows 11. Therefore, you’ll need to know the name of the font that you wish to use.

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Go to the Personalization tab and click on Fonts.
  3. Under Available fonts, you’ll see a list of fonts installed on your PC. Or you can download third-party fonts from places such as Google Fonts.
  4. Note down the name of the font that you’d like to use.

After having the name of your font you will need to create a registry file to set it as your default font. But since the Windows registry carries important settings for the system and its app. Therefore it is recommended to back up the registry files beforehand.

How to Backup Registry Files

  1. In the Windows search tab, type in registry editor and click on Run as administrator to open Registry Editor with administrative privileges.
  2. Click on the File menu at the top and select Export.
  3. Type in a suitable name for the file and pick a location. Under Export range, select All and hit Save.

Change the Default System Font on Windows 11

  1. In the Search tab, Type in notepad, and press Enter.
  2. Paste the below code in the text editor window and replace the FONT-NAME with the name of your font.
    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"="FONT-NAME"
  3. Click on the File menu at the top and select Save as.
  4. In the Save as window, use the drop-down menu next to Save as type to select All files.
  5. Type a suitable name for the file followed by a .reg extension.
  6. Go to the newly created registry file on your PC, right-click on it and select Open.
  7. Click on Yes when the Registry Editor prompt appears.

Restart your PC and the new font will be applied.

How to Change Font Size on Windows 11

Changing the Font Size on Windows 11 is a simple process and does not involve tweaking the registry files.

  1. Open the Settings App.
  2. Switch to the Accessibility tab on your left and click on Text size.
  3. Use the slider next to Text size to increase or decrease the size. You can preview the changes in the Text size preview box.
  4. After changing the text size, click on Apply.

How to Restore the Default System Font on Windows 11

  1. Open Notepad on Windows 11.
  2. In the text editor window, paste the following command.
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Fonts]
    "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)"="seguihis.ttf"
    "Segoe UI Italic (TrueType)"="segoeuii.ttf"
    "Segoe UI Light (TrueType)"="segoeuil.ttf"
    "Segoe UI Light Italic (TrueType)"="seguili.ttf"
    "Segoe UI Semibold (TrueType)"="seguisb.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"
    "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"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\FontSubstitutes]
    
    "Segoe UI"=-
  3. Click on the File menu at the top and select Save as.
  4. Use the drop-down menu next to Save as type to select All files and give a suitable name for the file followed by a .reg extension.
  5. Open the newly created registry file. Click on Yes when the Registry Editor prompt appears.

Conclusion

Here is How to Change the Default System Font on Windows 11. Windows offers extensive features for its users to customise their experience the way they want it. Changing the font on your PC can give a fresh look without needing to do a lot of customisation

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