In previous article, I mentioned How To Add Search Bar To Taskbar In Windows 11 but in this article, I have mentioned how to change default windows 11 fonts or you can say step by step procedure to change fonts in Windows 11.

One of the exciting things Windows 11 brings is that it allows users to customize and personalize several of its features. Among the customization options on Windows 11 is changing the default font, which is not as straightforward as others settings.

There are numerous fonts available for Windows 11 that you may like. In this article, you will learn how to find these fonts and change from your default font to a new one.

Windows 11 Default Font

Of course, Windows 11 comes with a default font, and you may consider it before deciding to change it. Segoe UI Variable is the default Windows 11 font and is a new variant of the classic Segoe from previous versions of Windows.

It uses variable font technology to enhance legibility, which works even when you reduce the font size. Segoe UI Variable also helps you read better on display devices with more Pixels Per Inch (PPI) due to its better scaling capabilities.

How To Change Default Font In Windows 11

To change the default font on Windows 11, you have three options. You must start by choosing a font style from your computer's default font styles or downloading new ones from the Microsoft Store or a third-party app. After choosing the desired font style from the computer or downloading it, copy the name in a safe place and proceed to install it.

Before showing you the installation steps, I will first discuss the three ways of choosing a preferred font style.

Choose a Font Style from Your Computer's Default Fonts

There are several font styles on your computer, and you can choose one of them to replace the default Windows 11 font style via the Control Panel or the computer Settings. Check out both options below:

Choosing a Font from the Control Panel

  • Click the search button and type "Control Panel" in the search field.
  • Click on the Control Panel app that the search suggests.


  • In the Control Panel, choose "Appearance and Personalization."


  • Click on the "Preview, delete, show, and hide fonts" option under "Fonts." It will show you a list of available fonts from which you can choose.


  • Next, choose a font family and select the font you want. Some fonts consist of multiple items, so you may need to open them before selecting one of the items.


  • Note the font's name below its icon and at the bottom of the page, just above the taskbar.

Choosing a Font from the Windows Settings

  • Press the Windows button + I to open Settings.
  • Click the Personalization tab on the sidebar.


  • Scroll down on the right pane of the settings page and select Fonts.


  • In the next window, you will see a list of available fonts. Choose whichever one you prefer and note its name. You will need the name to install the font style later.


Download New Font Styles From the Microsoft Store

You can download new fonts from the Microsoft Store if you do not like the fonts available by default on your computer. Here are the steps below:

  • Press the Windows button + I to open Settings.
  • Click the Personalization tab on the sidebar.


  • Scroll down on the right pane of the settings page and select Fonts.


  • Click on "Get more fonts in Microsoft Store." It will take you to the Microsoft Store, where you can download new fonts.


  • Choose a font you want and click "Get."


  • Wait for the font to download.
  • Open the font, and it will be added automatically to the fonts section in computer Settings.
  • Copy and paste the name in a safe place. Again, you will need it to install the font later.

Download Fonts from Third-party Apps

You can find free and paid fonts on different websites and Google Fonts is one you can trust to get several free fonts.

However, ensure they are in one of these formats before you download them:

  • TrueType (.ttf)
  • TrueType Collection (.ttc)
  • OpenType (.otf)
  • PostScript Type 1 (.pfb + .pfm)

When you have successfully downloaded a font, open it to add it to the fonts section in the computer Settings. Copy the font name in a safe place before starting the installation process.

How to Install a New Font Using Registry Editor

You can install the font you have chosen or downloaded with the Registry Editor as follows:

  • Type "Notepad" in the search bar and open the Notepad app from the search results.


  • Copy and paste the code below into the 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" = "FONT-STYLE"



  • Replace 'FONT STYLE' in the last line with the name of the font you chose initially.


  • Next, navigate to file> Save as.


  • Choose a folder to save the file. The destination folder is Documents in this example.


  • Enter the name of the selected font followed by .reg. For example, if you choose a font named "Phantom," enter "Phantom.reg" as the font name, then click save.


  • Go to the folder containing the new file and launch the file by double-clicking it.


  • Click "Yes" in the prompt that follows.
  • Click "Ok" to proceed.
  • Restart your computer to effect the change.


Windows 11 has a nice default font, but you may not like it, or you probably need a change over time. The steps in this guide are sufficient to spice things up and select a new font you desire.

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