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How to change the default font in Windows 11

Windows 11 did not differ much from its predecessor, Windows 10, in terms of customization options available to the user where the desktop appearance can be modified to give a different appearance from the default such as setting a new background, changing the taskbar color or adding a new theme, and so on. But if you are tired of these traditional settings and want to try something new to distinguish the version of Windows on your device, then perhaps what you should consider is changing the font style. Unfortunately, Microsoft has not added an option in the settings through which you can easily change the default system font, but there are reliable alternative solutions to achieve the same purpose, let us review them for you below.


In Windows 11, the default font used to display system objects is "Segoe UI Variable" and is an improved version of the classic "Segoe" font designed by Microsoft. What distinguishes this font is that it is variable, meaning that it fits any display method to provide a high level of clarity dynamically and therefore better readability. But for whatever reason, if you want to use a new font of your choice, just apply the following steps.


The first step we take in this process is to know the name of the font that will be used on the computer, knowing that this font must be installed on Windows. To access all the installed steps in Windows 11, open the Settings app through the Start menu or by pressing the Win + I keys together, and then go to the “Personalization” section and scroll down to go to the “Fonts” page where all the fonts available on the computer are displayed To use for any purpose.

Note that the font shape is also displayed. So browse the list carefully and when you see the appropriate font to use instead of the default Windows font, click on it and copy the name of the font shown in front of "Full name".


After you know the name of the font you want to use, it's time to apply this font instead of the default. But due to the lack of a quick option that enables us to do so in the Windows settings, we will have to make some adjustments to the registry to force the use of the new font. However, some may have difficulty adding these modifications.

So, to make things easier, we have compiled all the required modifications into a single Reg file. You can use it to get these adjustments applied quickly because doing them manually is a bit cumbersome. Now all you have to do is click on this direct link and a file named "Change Font" will be downloaded. Right click on this file and select "Edit" from the menu.


A Notepad window will open showing the edits made to the registry, but before applying these changes we need to set the font to use. So scroll down to the line ["Segoe UI"="FontName"] and just replace the word "FontName" with the name of the font you chose earlier. In our case, for example, we will choose the "Segoe Print" font as shown in the image. Once you make this adjustment, click on File, then Save, and close the Notepad window.


Now double-click on the "Change Font" file or right-click and select "Merge" to merge the changes with the registry on your device. A confirmation window will appear, press "Yes" and then "OK" and the changes will be saved immediately. For the new font to appear you will need to restart your computer, but keep in mind that the previous default font "Segoe UI Variable" will still be used in some elements of the Windows 11 GUI and will not change. For example, you will find the same font in the Settings app and the Start menu, but in the options menus and the File Explorer tool it will change to the new font.


In the event that you do not like the idea of changing the Windows font and want to undo the new change, you can return the default font again by canceling all modifications made to the registry. Again, it will be cumbersome because there are many values that need to be modified, so you can download a ready-made file through this direct link, and then right-click on the “Restore Default Font” file and choose “Merge” and agree to make the modifications to return the old font again, But it will not appear until after restarting the computer.

Change the default font using an external program


The previous method changes the default font on the Windows 11 system level, while if you want to change the font used only in certain parts of the system interface, you will need the free Advanced System Font Changer tool that helps you select a different font for each of the windows title bar, options menus , pop-ups, subtitles of windows, and so on. You can set a new font for all elements or a different font for each element individually.

The tool does not need to be installed, run it and click on the item whose font you want to change, and in a new window you will open a drop-down list with all the fonts installed on the device, select the preferred font you want to use and then you can also change the font size or make it wide. After completion, click "OK" and then "Apply" to apply the new changes.


Now if you have changed the font via the Advanced System Font Changer tool and want to undo the old default font, all you have to do is click on “Advanced” from the top bar and then click on “Enable” to activate the advanced options and choose “Restore Fonts and Restart PC”. You will be prompted to restart your computer, do so and your Windows 11 baseline will be approved.
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