How to Change Desktop Font in Windows 10

On Windows 10, yes, you can change the default system font. But to perform this task, you have to modify the Registry, which is a sensitive case. In the previous versions like Windows 7, users were able to access the personalization settings. As a result, they could change the system font for various desktop elements like the font for File Explorer, icons, title bars, menus, message boxes, etc.

But in the case of Windows 10, the option has been removed currently. People are now stuck with the default family font. Now, if you’re looking for a change in the default “Segoe UI” font, then you can still complete this task. But you have to make some modifications to the Registry.

In the case of Windows 10, you must go through the specific steps to change the default system for most of the desktop elements. We would like to give you a reminder. Editing the Registry is highly risky. It causes irreversible damage to your installation, and your personal computer may misbehave if the process has not been followed correctly.

How to Change Desktop Font in Windows 10

So it is highly recommended to you to make a temporary full backup of your PC before proceeding. Else you can also create a system restore point. That will help you to revert the changes you have made. This article is focused on this whole methodology step by step.

Read it minutely and follow the below-mentioned steps.

Procedure to Change Desktop Font in Windows 10

  • At first, open the Settings.
  • Now click on Personalization.
  • Then click on Fonts.
  • After that, click on the font family that you want to use. For example, Arial, Courier New, etc.
  • Now open Start.
  • Then please search for the Notepad and click on the top result to open the application.
  • Now copy and paste the following registry code into the text file:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


"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)"=""



You have to replace the ENTER-NEW-FONT-NAME placeholder with the name of the font family.

Just like it appears in the title of the settings page. For example, Courier New.

  • Now click on the File option.
  • Then click on the Save As option.
  • Now under the “Save as type” option, select the ‘All Files’ option. Please name your file as you want with the .reg extension. For example, change-windows-10-font.reg.
  • Now click on the Save button.
  • After that, make a right-click on the “.reg” file. Then select the Merge option.
  • Click on the Yes option.
  • Next, click on the ‘OK’ option.
  • After making all of the above changes, just restart your device.

When the steps are completed, you will now be seeing the new font family throughout all the desktop elements. File Explorer, message box, taskbar, and apps that you use should be changed from the default font to the new font.