Change Font on Windows 11

Windows 11 provides more customization options than its predecessor – Windows 10. If you are using the preview builds of Windows 11, you might know that the operating system ships with a redesigned user interface, Start menu, and new icons. Also, the operating system introduced a few new themes with wallpapers.

If you have already used all customization options and looking for ways to have more, you can change the default system fonts. You can change your default system font to freshen up your Windows 11 PC’s look. And in this article, we will learn how to change the default system font on Windows 11.

Steps to Change Default System Font on Windows 11

To change the font on Windows 11, you need to modify the registry settings. Hence, it’s recommended to safely backup the Registry file before following the steps. So, let’s check out how to change the default system font on the latest Windows 11 operating system.

1. Pick the Font from the Font Menu on Windows 11

First, you need to know the font’s name that you want to use as a default system font. You can only set pre-installed fonts as a default system font on Windows 11. Here are some of the simple steps you need to follow.

1. First, click on the Windows 11 Search and type in Font Settings. Next, open the Font Settings option from the search results.

Font Settings

2. On the Fonts Page, scroll down and find the font you want to use as default. Next, note down the font name.

find the font you want to use

3. You can also add your own fonts on Windows 11 by following this method.

2. Change Default System Font on Windows 11

Once you know the font name, you can set it as a default system font. However, you need to create a registry file to change the system font. Here’s what you need to do.

1. First of all, open Notepad on your Windows 11 computer.

open Notepad

2. On the Notepad, paste the following code:

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-NAME"

Important: Replace the FONT-NAME with the actual name of the font you want to set as default. For example, if you want to use Adobe Arabic as the default system font, the code would look like:

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"="Adobe Arabic"

3. Once done, click on the File menu and select Save as.

select the Save as option

4. On the Save as window, select ‘All files’ on the Save as type. Next, type in a name for the file followed by the .reg extension. For example – New System font.reg

New System font

5. Once done, click on the Save button on the Save As window. Next, right-click on the Registry file you have created and select Open.

select Open

6. Now, you will see a confirmation dialog box. Click on the Yes button to apply the new font.

Click on the Yes button

That’s it! This will switch your default system font on Windows 11 PC.

3. How to Restore Default System Font on Windows 11

If you want to revert the font change, you need to create another registry file. Follow some of the simple steps we have shared below.

1. First of all, open Notepad on your Windows 11 PC and paste the following code into it

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Fonts]
"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 Semilight 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"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\FontSubstitutes]

"Segoe UI"=-

paste the following code

2. Once done, click on the File menu and select Save as.

select the Save as option

3. On the Save as window, select ‘All files’ on the Save as type. Next, type in a name for the file followed by the .reg extension. For example – Default font.reg

followed by the .reg extension

4. Next, click on the Save button to save the registry file. Once saved, right-click on the Registry file and select Open.

Open

5. On the confirmation prompt, click on the Yes button.

Click on the Yes button

That’s it! This will restore the default font on your Windows 11 PC.

So, that’s all about changing the default system font on Windows 11 PC. If you want more customization options, you can use third-party apps to customize Windows 11. Third-party customization apps will enable live wallpapers, Start menu & Taskbar customization on your Windows 11 PC.