How to Change the Default Font in Windows 10

When you first got your Windows 10 computer, the last thing you probably wanted to change was the font. There were more exciting things to deal with at the beginning and the fonts weren’t one of them. With time, the default font became too dull to look at and it was time for a change.

To change the default font, you’ll be dealing with the registry, and if you make a mistake, you can cause damage to your computer. To be on the safe side it’s best that you create a backup of your registry. Creating one always comes in handy anyway.

To change the default font on your Windows 10 computer, open “Control Panel -> Appearance and Personalization” and select the “Fonts” option. You can open the Control Panel by right-clicking on the Windows Start menu.

font-control-panel

Look through the available options and take note of the font you want to use. Open a new page in Notepad and copy and paste the following registry code.

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"="ENTER-NEW-FONT-NAME"

In the last part of the code where it says to enter the name of the new font, that’s where you type in the name of the font you saved earlier. Click “File -> Save As.” You can set your own file name, but make sure it ends with a “.reg” extension. Under the “Save as type” field, select “All Files.”

font-reg

When you’ve created your new file, double-click on it and click on “Yes” when the new window appears. Click on OK, and to finish it off, you’ll need to reboot your computer. When your computer starts jp again, you should see the new font you added earlier.

If you regret changing the default font and want to go back, rest assured that you can. Open notepad and copy and paste the following code:

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"=-

Once you’ve pasted the code, click “File -> Save As” and select “All Files” where it asks you where you want to save the file. It doesn’t matter what name you give the file, but make sure it has a “.reg” extension.

Don’t forget to click “Save” and double-click on the newly created file. Click Yes, followed by OK. You’ll need to reboot your computer to make the changes final.

You no longer have to put up with that boring font anymore. You can now add your favorite font and change it whenever you get bored of it. What font do you think you’re going to modify the default font to? Leave a comment and let us know.

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