How to Change Windows 10 Default System Font To Custom Fonts

How to Change Windows 10 Default System Font To Custom Fonts

In this article you will learn How to Change Windows 10 Default System Font To Custom Fonts.
The window 10 operating system is known for it's default system font, Segoe UI, which runs on almost all versions of windows 10. Although the look is pretty nice, some persons will prefer a different look for their PC.
Well, you will be glad to know that you can easily change the default system font on your Windows 10 PC. In this article we will go through the steps on how to accomplish this task Using Registry Editor.

How to Change Windows 10 Default System Font

The option to change the default system font is not included on the Settings or Control Panel as at the time of writing this article At the time of writing in March 2021. We will be using a registry hack to change your computer’s default font.
This might sound hard but it is an easy task. All you need to do is create a registry hack file, add your new font’s name in it, and execute the file to change the default Windows 10 font.
Follow these steps to change your default font.
Before we begin, you need to know the name of the particular font you will like to use as your default font. You can do this by following these steps:

Navigate to the “Start” menu, then proceed to search for “Settings,” or alternatively use Windows+i to quickly open the Settings window.



From the settings screen, locate “Personalization,” then select “Fonts” in the left sidebar. On the right panel, you can find the font you will like to use as the default and then click the font name.



You can see the official name of the font from the top screen. That is the name you will be needing for this tutorial.


Now that you have gotten the font name, proceed to create a registry hack that adds this font to the Windows Registry. Follow these steps below:

Once again, navigate to the “Start” menu, this time search for “Notepad,” then click the first result.
Next, you will need to copy the following code to a new Notepad document. Then, you will need to replace “NEW-FONT” in the code below to the name you noted earlier.
Note: Make sure that you keep double quotes around the font name as already shown in the 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"="NEW-FONT"

In Notepad, click File to “Save As”, then enter a name which is then followed by “.reg” in the “File name” field. For example, while saving as “mynewfont”, You will type “mynewfont.reg”, and then Choose “All Files” from the “Save as type” dropdown menu, select a location to save your file in, and the “Save”.
Next, locate the folder where you have saved your file. You will need to Right-click this file and select “Merge.” then proceed to click “Yes” in the prompt, then click “Yes” again to add your new values to the Windows Registry.
Finally restart your computer, and notice your new font being used as your system's default.
To use another font all you need to do is “Edit.” your Registry hack file and replace the font name, then follow the same process again and restart your computer.
Please note that you can easily switch back to the original default window font. To do this just follow these steps below:

Navigate to the “Start” menu, search for “Notepad,” and on the notepad screen paste the text below without making any changes.

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 again use Save as option to save the document with any name ending with “.reg”. Choose “All Files” from the “Save as type” dropdown, then click “Save.”
Find the save file from your saved location Right-click and select “Merge.”

Select “Yes” in both Screen prompts, and finally reboot your computer. Your font will now have the original default on your PC.
That's all.


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