How to Change the System Font in Windows 11

Changing the system font can give your computer a more personal flavor and style. You can also change it to a font that’s easier to read or fits in with your theme. This guide will show you how to change the default system font in Windows 11.

Step 1: Choose your font

The first step is to get the font name you want to use. Windows 11 includes many nice fonts you can choose from.

  1. Open Settings.

    Open the Settings app.
    Open the Settings app.
  2. Go to Personalization Fonts.

    Go to Personalization > Fonts.
    Go to Personalization > Fonts.
  3. You’ll see multiple font families that are automatically included in Windows 11.

    Multiple font families.
    Multiple font families.
  4. If you want more fonts, click the “Get more fonts in Microsoft Store link.

    click the "Get more fonts in Microsoft Store" link.
    Click the “Get more fonts in Microsoft Store” link.
  5. In Microsoft Store, find the font you want.

    Find the font you prefer.
    Find the font you prefer.
  6. Once you find the one that fits your needs, click Get to install it.

    Click Get.
    Click Get.
  7. When the download finishes, your chosen font will be automatically added to your system fonts.

    Your chosen font will be automatically added to your system Fonts.
    Your chosen font will be added to your system fonts.
  8. Note the font’s name because you’ll need it in the next step.

    Note down the font's name.
    Note down the font’s name.

Step 2: Set the new font as your system font

    1. Search for “notepad” in the Start Menu and open it.

      Open the Notepad.
      Open the Notepad.
    2. Paste the following code into the document:
      Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
      [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows 
      NT\CurrentVersion\Fonts]"Segoe UI (TrueType)"=""
      "Segoe UI Bold (TrueType)"=""
      "SegoeUI 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"
      
    3. Replace FONT-NAME in the code with the font name you want to use.

      Paste the following code into the document.
      Paste the following code into the document.
    4. Click File > Save as.

      Click the File button and select Save as.
      Click the File button and select Save as.
    5. In the Save as window, set the File name to “fonts.reg” and the Save as type field to “All files.”

      Set the File name field to fonts.reg and the Save as type field to All files.
      Set the File name field to fonts.reg and the Save as type field to All files.
    6. Click Save.

      Click the Save button.
      Click the Save button.
    7. Double-click the fonts.reg file that you just created. Click the Yes button when prompted.

      Click the Yes button when prompted. 
      Click the Yes button when prompted.
    8. Restart your computer to see the new font in action.

      The new font in action.
      The new font is in action.

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