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How do I change the font type in Windows 10? It will only let me change the size. Used to be in the Personalization settings with the themes, but I can't find anywhere to change the type of font now.
 
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Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Display
change text size
 
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Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Display
change text size
That's not the solution. It will only change the size, not the font.
So the question remains: how do you change the overall Windows 10 font (like for the font on the desktop/icons etc...)?
 
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Found a solution to change the desktop, icon and other general fonts:
- Use the search icon next to the start button (or use the run command) and type regedit and press enter.
- Look for HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control_Panel\Desktop\WindowsMetrics

On the right you have various keys like "Caption font" & "Icon font" etc...
Select the font you want to change and rightclick, then choose "Modify"
A little windows will open with the name of the registry key and on the right the fonts name.
Replace this fontname with the fontname you want (watch spaces). Done.

Example: Replaced the original Segoe UI font with the Verdana font.

 
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Let me know, whether that works, as I have used another solution for Windows 7, which also worked, but which entailed more work.
 
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Hi Lange_666,

The font name is distributed among a few lines. Just wondering if the replacement font should also be distributed the same way, before I attempt the change.

Thanks!
 
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Just registered to send a HUGE Thank you to Lange_666. Since the first day when I started to use Windows 10 I was desperate to change system fonts from Segoe UI as I can't stand it. Now I have finaly set them to my favourite Arial so THANKS A LOT again.
 
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Hey, is there any way to completely reset fonts to the original, I think that I may have done it wrong, as it has not changed anything
 
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Hey, is there any way to completely reset fonts to the original, I think that I may have done it wrong, as it has not changed anything
Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Fonts\Font settings
Restore default font settings button

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Found a solution to change the desktop, icon and other general fonts:
- Use the search icon next to the start button (or use the run command) and type regedit and press enter.
- Look for HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control_Panel\Desktop\WindowsMetrics

On the right you have various keys like "Caption font" & "Icon font" etc...
Select the font you want to change and rightclick, then choose "Modify"
A little windows will open with the name of the registry key and on the right the fonts name.
Replace this fontname with the fontname you want (watch spaces). Done.

Example: Replaced the original Segoe UI font with the Verdana font.

This worked with computer 1, however computer 2
 
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Good info, however I have an issue with one of the machines in my home network. Three out of four have been converted from 7 to 10.
Two out of three converted to W10 loaded regedit as per your post. I was able to correct the fonts to my preferred (Arial) tho’ I note that on the other units, including the one remaining W7 they all show “Segoe” as the default font. The issue is on the box I am typing this on. When I drill down to “Desktop” The only option is “MuiCached”. See screen shot of the offending page. Before I hit the “return to seven button”-I imaged 7 before installing 10- are there any suggestions?
Regedit Kicks.jpg
 
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Why do i can't change the fonts? i already change the fonts Segoe UI became Agency FB but it's not work... Can you give me a solution?
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@ Ballpet: Sorry no suggestions on this one...:(

@ Fascal: Just a guess but...didn't you forget the space between Agency and FB? As it looks on your screenshot, that one isn't there...
 
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@Lange_666 thanks for posting this, as much as i love to customize my windows, i'm a total n00b when it comes to using regedit (partially due to being a bit phobic of messing around with it). anyway, after tinkering around quite a bit with it, several restarts and a couple of restores, i FINALLY got it to work... very nice to have my favourite font back :cool: thanks again!
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Hi! The regedit option doesn't seem to work for me? And when I try to restore the default font what happens is that the button greys out and the 'ok' button (Which should probably be clickable) is not. :/ when I go back to check on it again on regedit the same thing is there, so... idk.

I still want to be able to change my font. :( I've heard that using a font other than the default has been one of the reasons why the startup can take longer but I really don't mind. I wish they didn't remove that option. :<
 
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Hi there, I need to know how to change the font displayed here to something that I like please, the default fonts have been changed to sumthing I like in everything else on my system except the above picture. Can anybody help me out? If so, please be specific with your instructions on what to do!
 

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