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Microsoft Corporation’s Windows 10 operating system has gained ground with the astounding appearance and improved ease of accessibility compared to its predecessor Windows 7. While Windows 10 comes with newly introduced feature such as ‘Settings’ carried forth from version 8 & 8.1 it has removed the  default fonts customization for various elements such as the font for icons, browsers, title bars, menus, message box, etc.

Windows 10, uses Segoe UI which alike me can be a point of dislike. No worries, users can still alter the default system font to a desirable one with a quick registry trick.

Word of Caution: Be very sure to back up your registry or make a full backup of your system prior to moving ahead. Alternatively, you can create a system restore point, in case anything goes wrong.

Carrying out alterations to the system registry can be risky as it can bring about irrevocable harm to your system, if things aren’t done correctly.

The Actual Tweak

Firstly, download your favorite font from the internet to your pc and install it. You can choose from the free Google fonts here or from various other links available out there. On the other hand, choose from the available fonts provided by the system i.e., Windows 10.

  1.  Log in as Administrator in order to change the default font system-wide for all users.
  2.  Open the Control Panel and click Font feature.
  3.  It’ll open all the available and your installed fonts.

      4. Next, open Notepad and copy & paste in the below given registry 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]

"Segoe UI"="ENTER-NEW-FONT-NAME"

5. Save the code on your computer by clicking File > Save As > All Files > name the file with .reg extension and hit Save.

6. Now go to the location where you saved the file, and double-click it to open the following dialogue box.

7.  Click ‘Yes’ and then ‘OK’ in order to merge with the system registry.

 

8. If the system prompts, click on RunYes (UAC), Yes, and OK to permit the merge.

9. Now restart your computer to implement the change.

Once your computer restarts, it’ll display the new font for all system elements like taskbar, menus, message box along with all browsers etc.

The Reverse Tweak

In case you feel like going back to the default font, here’s how to.

1. Open Notepad on your computer, copy & paste the following code.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Fonts]
"Segoe UI (TrueType)"="segoeui.ttf"
"Segoe UI Black (TrueType)"="seguibl.ttf"
"Segoe UI Black Italic (TrueType)"="seguibli.ttf"
"Segoe UI Bold (TrueType)"="segoeuib.ttf"
"Segoe UI Bold Italic (TrueType)"="segoeuiz.ttf"
"Segoe UI Emoji (TrueType)"="seguiemj.ttf"
"Segoe UI Historic (TrueType)"="seguihis.ttf"
"Segoe UI Italic (TrueType)"="segoeuii.ttf"
"Segoe UI Light (TrueType)"="segoeuil.ttf"
"Segoe UI Light Italic (TrueType)"="seguili.ttf"
"Segoe UI Semibold (TrueType)"="seguisb.ttf"
"Segoe UI Semibold Italic (TrueType)"="seguisbi.ttf"
"Segoe UI Semilight (TrueType)"="segoeuisl.ttf"
"Segoe UI Semilight Italic (TrueType)"="seguisli.ttf"
"Segoe UI Symbol (TrueType)"="seguisym.ttf"
"Segoe MDL2 Assets (TrueType)"="segmdl2.ttf"
"Segoe Print (TrueType)"="segoepr.ttf"
"Segoe Print Bold (TrueType)"="segoeprb.ttf"
"Segoe Script (TrueType)"="segoesc.ttf"
"Segoe Script Bold (TrueType)"="segoescb.ttf"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\FontSubstitutes]

"Segoe UI"=-

2. Save the code on your computer by clicking File > Save As > All Files > name the file with .reg extension and hit  Save.

3. Now go to the location where you saved the file, and double-click it to open the following dialogue box.

4. Click ‘Yes’ and then ‘OK’ in order to merge with the system registry.

5. If the system prompts, click on RunYes (UAC), Yes, and OK to amend the merge.

6. Now restart your computer to implement the change.

That’s it!

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