How to Change Default System Font in Windows 10

How to Change Default System Font in Windows 10

How to Change Default System Font in Windows 10: It could be possible that seeing the same font on your device every day can be tiring, but the question here is that can you change the default system font? Yes, you can change it. Windows operating system updates aim to make your device more secure and productive. However, some new features added in your operating system does not always bring good things. As in the previous version of Operating System (Windows 7), you used to make the changes on icons, message box, text, etc but in Windows 10 you are stuck with the default system font. The default font of your system is Segoe UI. If you want to change it to give your device a new look and feel, you can do it by following the given methods in this guide.

How to Change Default System Font in Windows 10

How to Change Default System Font in Windows 10

To change the default system font you have to make changes in the Registry Editor. It is therefore advised to take a backup of your system before making any changes in the Registry Editor. Make sure you take a full backup of your System because if you make any bad moves while making changes in the Registry Editor, it is completely irreversible. Another way is to create a system restore point so that you can use it to revert the changes you make during the process.

1.Type control in Windows Search then click on “Control Panel” from the Search result.

Search for Control Panel using the Windows Search

2.Now from the Control Panel window click on “Fonts“.

Note: Make sure to select “Large icons” from the View by drop-down.

Now from the Control Panel window click on Fonts

3.Here you will notice a list of fonts available on your device. You need to note down the exact font name that you want to use on your device.

You need to note down the exact font name that you want to use on your device

4.Now you need to open Notepad (using Windows Search).

5.Just copy and paste the below-mentioned code in Notepad:

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"

6.While copying and pasting this code, you need to make sure that you write new font name in the place ENTER-NEW-FONT-NAME such as Courier New or the one you have selected.

Change Default System Font in Windows 10

7.Now you need to save the notepad file. Click on the File option then choose Save As.

From Notepad menu click on File then select Save As

8.Next, select “All Files” from the Save as type dropdown. Then give any name to this file but make sure you give the file .reg extension.

Select All Files from the Save as type dropdown then save the file with .reg extension

9.Then click on Save and navigate to where you saved the file.

10.Double-click on the saved registry file & click “Yes” to merge this new registry into Registry Editor files.

Double-click on the saved registry file & click Yes to merge | Change Default System Font Windows 10

11.Reboot your computer to save all the settings.

Once your system reboots, you will see the changes of the fronts on all elements of the system. Now you will get a new feel on your device.

How do I change System Default Back to Segoe UI?

If you want to revert the changes and get back the default font on your device you have two options: either you use the System Restore point and revert all the changes you made or follow the below-given method:

1.Type notepad in Windows Search then click on “Notepad” from the Search result.

Right click on Notepad and select ‘Run as administrator’ from the context menu

2.Copy and Paste the following code in the Notepad:

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"=-

How do I change System Default Back to Segoe UI

3.Now click on the File option and then select Save As.

From Notepad menu click on File then select Save As

4.Next, select “All Files” from the Save as type dropdown menu. Then give any name to this file but make sure you give the file .reg extension.

Select All Files then save this file with .reg extension

5.Then click on Save and navigate to where you saved the file.

6.Double-click on the saved registry file & click “Yes” to merge.

Double-click on the saved registry file & click Yes to merge

7.Reboot your PC to save changes.

Note: While changing fonts of your system, you need to ensure that you do not choose any crazy fonts such as Webdings and others. These fonts are symbols that will cause a problem for you. Therefore, you need to first make sure which font do you want to apply on your device.

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I hope this article was helpful and now you can easily Change Default System Font in Windows 10, but if you still have any questions regarding this guide then feel free to ask them in the comment’s section.

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2 Comments

  1. This is the stupidest advice ever given. Your title is “How to Change Default System Font in Windows 10.” By installing Segoe your are changing the system back to the MIcrosoft default font when a computer is new. Then you continue with the sub-heading “How do I change System Default Back to Segoe UI?” You go through the whole process of creating the same .reg file with the same font data again. What people want is the data of another font to put in a new .reg file.. You are an idiot!

  2. Ty, people like you are a shame, read carefully and you will notice that the idea is to cheat Windows that Segoe font is missing and in change is providing an exchange font.

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