Customizing Devices and PCs is the most thrilling thing any computer user wants to do. Do you fancy to customize your Windows 10 with another font? In this tutorial, you will be able to understand how to change the default Windows 10 font by acting directly on the registry of the latest Microsoft operating system.
If you want to give a touch of originality to your PC and change the default Windows 10 font, continue reading this article; by modifying a Windows registry key, you can change the font currently in use and replace it with the one you like best, such as Tahoma, sans serif, Verdana and so on.
Let’s dive into it.
How to download fonts on Windows 10
If you haven’t found a suitable font for your purposes to apply on Windows 10, you can safely and download new fonts on Google Fonts.
The sidebar of Google Fonts, located on the right, allows you to filter different fonts. Check the boxes under Categories to select specific fonts. By clicking on Sorting, you can also decide how to sort the displayed fonts, while on Languages, you can view fonts of a specific language. To intensify the search, you have the options Number of Styles, Thickness, Slant, and Width, which translated means: Number of styles, Thickness, Inclination, and Width. By moving the relative sliders, you can get the font you are looking for.
To download a new font from Google Fonts, press the + button (red) located at the top right and press the black box at the bottom. Press the down arrow symbol and immediately after on Download to save the file in ZIP format, containing the files of the chosen font in the TFF format.
After downloading a new font the next thing is to install your new fonts on Windows 10, you have to double click on the zipped file to extract the files in .TTF format in a folder.
Then select the downloaded files in .TFF format and click with the right mouse button to select the Cut item from the pop-up menu.
Go to C:WindowsFonts
Right-click the mouse in a place without icons.
Select the Paste item from the pop-up menu to install the fonts downloaded from the web on Windows 10.
Go to Start> Personalization> Fonts
drag the downloaded font into this window.
Please restart your computer, and that’s it.
How to change Windows 10 default font
Now it is time to explore your new font on Windows 10 by choosing it from the stream of fonts on your PC.
Go to Start> Settings> Personalization> Fonts . Here you can analyze all the fonts available on your computer.
Then use the key combination Windows + R to open the Run window, and type Regedit, and
Press Enter to open the Registry Editor.
Go to File> Export and name the configuration file with .reg extension.
You will need it to make a backup of the current registry configuration, which will allow you to restore it if something goes wrong.
you can also create a restore point by typing the phrase: Create a restore point in the Windows 10 search bar.
After taking the appropriate precautions, close the Registry Editor and open Windows Notepad. Search for Notepad using the search bar and then click on Block notes.
Copy the following code into the open Notepad:
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" = " THE FONT YOU WANT TO SET"
In this last line of code, you have to enter the name of the font you want to apply in Windows 10.
Go to File> Save As.
In Save as type, select All files
Save the file with any name and extension .reg (for example, MyNewFont.reg or NewFont.reg).
All you have to do is double-click on the font file created to apply it and restart the operating system.