How to Change Default Font on Windows 11

How to Change Default Font on Windows 11
How to Change Default Font on Windows 11

You might already be aware that Windows 11 comes with the Segoe UI Variable which is a new version of the classic Segoe font that Microsoft has used in Windows 10. This new Segoe UI Variable font has slight refinement/changes in the font style which as Microsoft, is much more legible and readable to human eyes.

However, personal taste is a really very subjective thing and hence there are Windows 11 users who might be willing to change the default Windows 11 font. And if you are also one of those, then bear with me in this guide and I’ll show you how you can change the default font on your Windows 11 PC.

How to change the default font on Windows 11

Windows 11 is not limited to just Segoe font but also provides a ton of other fonts that you can use. Hence if you want to switch from the Segoe font, you can refer to the following steps to do so:

1. Search for Notepad and open it. You can also right-click on the desktop and go to New > Text Document.

2. In the Notepad window, copy and paste the following 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]


3. Now, minimize the Notepad window and open Windows Settings. You can open Win + I on your keyboard to open settings directly.

4. Now go to Personalization > Fonts and from the list of fonts, note the name of the font that you can the current one to replace with. For instance, I want to change the default font to the Tw Cen MT font.

5. Now come to the Notepad and replace the FONT-STYLE from the code with the name of your desired font. In my case, I’ll replace it with Tw Cen MT.

6. Once done, click on File and go to Save As to save this notepad file.

7. On the Save As window, name this file and after the name, just add .reg as we will save it as a registry file and click on Save.

8. Now go to the saved file, right-click on it, and select Open. You can also simply double-click on it.

9. Click Yes on the User Account Control window to allow the file to run on the PC.

10. Again click on Yes to continue and finally click on OK.

Now, you can simply restart your PC and Windows will use the new Font from this time on the whole system.

How to Change the Font Size on Windows 11

We have successfully changed the default font of our Windows 11 PC. But what about the Font size? Well, here’s how you can change the Font sizer on Windows 11.

1. Open Windows Settings by pressing Win + I on the keyboard.

2. Go to Accessibility > Text Size.

3. In the Text size section, slide its pointer as per your personal preference.

4. Once set, click on the Apply button and wait for a couple of seconds to make the new text size put on work.

How to get back to the default font on Windows 11

If you want to get back to the default font then don’t worry this is very much possible with just some basic steps. Here’s how you can get your default font back on your Windows 11 PC.

1. Search and open Control Panel.

2. On the Control Panel window, set the View by option to Category and then go to Appearance and Personalization.

3. Click on the Change font settings option of the Fonts section.

4. Finally, click on the Restore default font settings option to make the default font in action on your Windows PC.

Ok, so this is how you can change the default font on your Windows 11 PC. This method basically includes the creation and execution of a registry editor file that replaces the default font with the one your desire.

This method only changes the font style and if you want to change the text size across the Windows 11 UI, you will have to do it separately by going into Settings > Accessibility > Text Size.

In case, if you want to switch back to the default font, then you can go to Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Change font settings > Restore default font settings.

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Bhanu Pratap

Hi! I am Bhanu Pratap, co-founder of Yorker Media Group. A die-heart fan of tech and keeps track of every little happening of the same. When not writing, I usually keep myself busy on YouTube making and exploring new and awesome tech content.

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