Changing the system font can give your computer a more personal flavor and style. You can also change it to a font that’s easier to read or fits in with your theme. This guide will show you how to change the default system font in Windows 11.
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Step 1: Choose your font
The first step is to get the font name you want to use. Windows 11 includes many nice fonts you can choose from.
- Open Settings.
- Go to Personalization > Fonts.
- You’ll see multiple font families that are automatically included in Windows 11.
- If you want more fonts, click the “Get more fonts in Microsoft Store“ link.
- In Microsoft Store, find the font you want.
- Once you find the one that fits your needs, click Get to install it.
- When the download finishes, your chosen font will be automatically added to your system fonts.
- Note the font’s name because you’ll need it in the next step.
Step 2: Set the new font as your system font
- Search for “notepad” in the Start Menu and open it.
- Paste the following code into the document:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionFonts]"Segoe UI (TrueType)"="" "Segoe UI Bold (TrueType)"="" "SegoeUI Bold Italic (TrueType)"="" "Segoe UI Italic (TrueType)"="" "Segoe UI Light (TrueType)"="" "Segoe UI Semibold (TrueType)"="" "Segoe UI Symbol (TrueType)"="" [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionFontSubstitutes] "Segoe UI"="FONT-NAME"
- Replace FONT-NAME in the code with the font name you want to use.
- Click File > Save as.
- In the Save as window, set the File name to “fonts.reg” and the Save as type field to “All files.”
- Click Save.
- Double-click the fonts.reg file that you just created. Click the Yes button when prompted.
- Restart your computer to see the new font in action.