How to change the operating system font (Windows 11)

Picking the perfect font on Windows 11 isn’t just about appearance. It’s about customizing your digital space to match your style and enhance your computing experience. Whether you aim for clearer reading, accessibility, or a more professional presentation, the font you choose is crucial. In this blog, we’ll explore how you can change your default font on Windows 11.

Steps to change the font on Windows 11

You need to follow several steps to change the font on Windows 11.

  • Firstly, you need to go to the Settings. So, press Windows+I to open the Settings.
  • As you are within the Settings window, you’ll notice that Personalization is situated on the left-hand side. Click Personalization.
  • When you click Personalization, you will see several options including Background, Colors, Themes, Dynamic Lighting, Lock Screen, Text Input, Start, Taskbar, Fonts, and Device Usage. Don’t worry about the other options. Simply click on the Fonts.
  • Now, you’re in the Font’s window. You will find that there are already many fonts available. Choose the one you prefer.
  • You have already chosen the font, right? Make sure to carefully note down the official name of the font you’ve selected. It will be needed later!
  • Okay, we are almost near to changing the font on Windows 11. Now we have to open an app called Notepad. To open Notepad, navigate to the Windows search bar, type ‘Notepad’, and then click on ‘Open’ when it appears in the search results.
  • In the Notepad window, paste the following code. Remember to replace “Font name” with the official name of the font you selected earlier.
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" 
  • While you’re in Notepad, press Ctrl + Shift + S. This action will prompt a new window to appear, prompting you to save the file. Enter a name for the file, ensuring to replace the .txt extension with .reg. For instance, it could be something like Arial.reg.
  • Open the saved document, and when the Registry Editor asks if you want to proceed, click “Yes.” Then, click “OK” to continue.
  • Restart your PC.

These steps outline the process of modifying your default font in Windows 11.

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