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How to Change Windows 11’s Default System Font

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Windows 11 includes a variety of customization options that let you customise the look and feel of your computer. The default system font is one of the most important things you can modify on your Windows 11 PC.

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While the Settings programme in Windows 11 allows you to change several UI components, changing the default system font requires modifying registry settings. This article will show you how to alter the font type and size in Windows 11.

HOW TO CHANGE THE WINDOWS 11 DEFAULT FONT

Windows 11 comes with a large number of fonts pre-installed. That means you’ll need to know the font’s name before you can use it. Here’s how to see what fonts are available in Windows 11.

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Step 1: Right-click the Start menu and choose Settings from the menu that appears.

Step 2: Go to the Personalization tab and select Fonts from the drop-down menu.

Step 3: You’ll see a list of fonts installed on your PC under Available fonts.

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You may also download new fonts from the Microsoft Store or drag and drop TTF files into the Settings window to install them.

Step 4: Write the name of the typeface you want to use down.

Once you’ve determined the font’s name, follow these steps to generate a registry file that will make it the default system font on Windows 11.

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Because the Windows registry contains critical system and app settings, you should back up registry files or establish a restore point before proceeding with the methods below.

Step 1: To access the search menu, press Windows + S. Press Enter to type in notepad.

Step 2: In the text editor box, paste the following code.

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Replace FONT-NAME with the actual name of the font mentioned earlier in the code.

Step 3: Select Save as from the File option at the top.

Step 4: In the Save as window, select All files from the drop-down menu next to Save as type.

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Step 5: Type a suitable file name in the File name field, followed by the ‘.reg’ extension. In the File name box, put ‘Custom Font.reg’ if you want to name your file Custom Font. Then press Save.

Step 6: Go to your PC’s freshly created registry file, right-click it, and choose Open.

Step 7: When the Registry Editor prompt displays, select Yes.

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After you restart your computer, Windows will update the default system fonts.

CHANGING THE FONT SIZE IN WINDOWS 11

While changing the default system font is a bit of a pain, thankfully, Windows lets you change the font size directly from the Settings programme. This is how you do it.

Step 1: To access the Settings app, open the Start menu and select the gear-shaped icon.

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Step 2: On the left, go to the Accessibility menu and select Text size.

Step 3: To change the size of the text, use the slider next to Text size. In the Text size preview box, you can see how the changes will look.

Step 4: When you’ve finished modifying the text size, click Apply.

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That’s all there is to it. The font size will change very instantaneously in Windows.

ON WINDOWS 11, HOW DO I RESTORE THE DEFAULT SYSTEM FONT?

You can revert to the default system typeface, Segue UI Variable, at any time by generating a new registry file. This is how.

Step 1: To open the Run dialogue box, press Windows + R. In the Open area, type notepad and hit Enter.

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Step 2: Paste the command into the text editor window.

Step 3: Select Save as from the File option at the top.

Step 4: Select All files from the drop-down menu next to Save as type, then provide a suitable file name followed by the.REG extension. Then press Save.

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Step 5: On your PC, locate and double-click the newly created registry file. When the Registry Editor prompt displays, select Yes.

PERSONALIZE YOUR DOORS

Changing fonts is a simple method to update the appearance of your computer. It isn’t, however, the only way to customise your Windows 11 computer. You can also experiment with alternative themes, app icons, mouse cursors, and other options.

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