How to change the Windows 11 system font.

How to change the Windows 11 system font

By default, Windows 11, just like the previous version of the operating system, uses the built-in Segoe UI font for all system elements. If for any reason you are not happy with it, you can change it.

How to change the Windows 11 system font

This tutorial details how to change fonts in Windows 11: system-wide (with some restrictions) or for individual elements such as window headers, icon titles, window text, and more. You may also be interested in other articles on customizing the look of Windows 11.

  • Ways to change fonts in Windows 11

Change Windows 11 font manually in registry

The first method is to modify the Windows 11 registry and replace the Segoe UI standard font with a font of your choice installed on the system. This will change the font for all system items, but it will remain the same for UWP apps: built-in apps like Settings and those downloaded from the Microsoft Store.

How to change the Windows 11 system font

Warning: I highly recommend creating a system restore point in case you don’t like the result, so you can quickly undo any changes you’ve made.

The steps to change the font are as follows:

How to change the Windows 11 system font
  • In Preferences – Personalization – Fonts, select the font you want. Next you will need the name of this font (indicated by the arrow on the screenshot).
  • Create a .reg file with the following content. You can run Notepad and paste the following text to create it, substituting the font name for the desired one: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)”=””

    “Segoe UI”=”Имя Нужного Шрифта”

  • Save the file with a .reg extension. If you’re doing it in Notepad, select “All Files” in the “File Type” field and specify any filename with a .reg extension.
  • “Run” the created file and agree to the data being added to the registry.
  • Reboot the computer and you will see that the fonts have changed:

    How to change the Windows 11 system font

    As already said: The result of applying your own font doesn’t always look the best, and additionally, individual Windows 11 apps will retain the standard fonts.

    The following .reg file can be used to revert changes made in the same way:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    How to change the Windows 11 system font

    “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 Semibold 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”

    “Segoe UI”=-

    Change the font of Windows 11 elements in the Winaero Tweaker

    Winaero Tweaker is a handy utility for tweaking Windows 11 and Windows 10. Among other things, it allows you to change the fonts (outline, size, enable bold) of individual system elements:

    How to change the Windows 11 system font
  • Download Winaero Tweaker from the official developer page and install the program.
  • Once you have launched the utility, go to “Advanced Appearance Settings”. In this section you can change the fonts for individual elements: Icons, window title bars and others, or for the system as a whole (“System Font”).
  • Once you’re done changing the settings, all you have to do is apply them for the changes to take effect.
  • There’s also a handy option here to reset the changes you’ve made: “Reset Advanced Appearance,” in case you’re not impressed with the result. There are other Winaero Tweaker features that you can read about if you are interested.

    Advanced System Font Changer

    Another free program specifically designed to change the font of elements in Windows 11 is the Advanced System Font Changer, which can be downloaded from the developer’s website: -font-changer

    The utility has a Russian interface language, which can be activated in the “Languages” menu option. And after its inclusion there will not be any questions about how exactly to use the utility: we click on the current source of the element for which we want to make changes, we select the desired parameters.

    Once you have configured the fonts you want, just click “Apply” to see the result of the change. Among other things, the utility allows you to save your configured Windows font profiles, download them, and quickly switch between various sets of saved settings.

    How to change the Windows 11 system font

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