Change Default Font Windows 10

Posted By admin On 12/01/22

For Windows 8/8.1, there was a program called Windows 8 Font Changer, which worked like a charm, but doesn't seem to on Windows 10 (though it was probably that program run that changed the fonts in. You can’t Change Default Text Font in Windows 10 from settings app or control panel so that you can change the fonts of icons, Context menu, properties or advanced dialog box. If you are deadly eager to change the fonts then you have to tweak your registry editor. I just upgraded to the new Windows 10 and want to know how to change the default font. Hello: I think most people misunderstand the question that is being asked regarding the Windows 10 Default Font problem.

By 17 Jul 2018. If you have Windows 7 or 8, it's simple to change the default font that's used everywhere from Windows Explorer to Control Panel, as it was one of the personalisation settings. In Windows 10, however, there's no such option so you're stuck with Segoe UI, like it or not.

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Mail app is the default email client in Windows 10. The Mail app has evolved over the past three years and offers all the features that you would find in a good email client.

Windows 10 Mail app uses Calibri as the default font. While there is nothing wrong with the font, there are users who like other fonts and would like to use a different font instead of the default font. For instance, I like the Palatino Linotype font and set it as the default font in Word, Evernote, and other frequently used applications.

Up until now, the Mail app allowed us to change the font and font size only while composing an email. This means that the new font and font size was applicable only to the email message that you were composing. The Mail app would not remember the new font and font size once you close the compose window. You had to change the font and font size again when you open the compose window.

Fortunately, with Windows 10 version 1903, you can set the default font, font size and color of your choice for the Mail app. Unlike in earlier versions, the Mail app will remember the new font and font size. The new font, font size, color and emphasis you have selected will be automatically used when you compose a new email or replay to an existing email.

Set the default font, font size and color in Mail app

Here is how to change the default font and font size in Windows 10 Mail app.

Change Default Font Windows 10

NOTE: You must be running version 1903 or later version of Windows 10 to be able to change the default font in the Mail app.

Change Default Font Windows 10

Change Default Font Windows 10 Mail

Step 1: Open the Mail app. Click on the gear/settings icon in the left pane to open Settings.

Step 2: Look for the Default font link and click on the same to open Default font dialog.

Step 3: If you have added two or more accounts to the Mail app, then please select an account from the drop-down box and then select the font, font size, and color you wish to set as the default for the Mail app in Windows 10.

If you would like to apply the new font and font size for all accounts (applicable only when there are two or more accounts), and then check the Apply to all accounts box.

Finally, click on the Save button to save the new font and font size.

At any point in time, to restore the default font and font size, click on the Reset button.

Our how to reinstall the Mail app in Windows 10 guide might also be of interest to you.

If you're not a fan of the default font in Windows 10, Segoe, you can change it to your preferred font with a simple registry tweak. This will change the fonts for Windows 10's icons, menus, title bar text, File Explorer, and more.

First we'll back up your registry settings, so you can reverse the changes in case you don't like them later. Then we'll simply update the registry with a .reg file.

1. Press Win+R.

2. Type in regedit and press Enter.

3. Go to File > Export… to save the registry file somewhere on your hard drive.

4. Open Notepad and copy and paste the following into it:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionFonts]
'Segoe UI (TrueType)'='
'Segoe UI (TrueType)'='
'Segoe UI Black (TrueType)'='
'Segoe UI Black Italic (TrueType)'='
'Segoe UI Bold (TrueType)'='
'Segoe UI Bold Italic (TrueType)'='
'Segoe UI Historic (TrueType)'='
'Segoe UI Italic (TrueType)'='
'Segoe UI Light (TrueType)'='
'Segoe UI Light Italic (TrueType)'='
'Segoe UI Semibold (TrueType)'='
'Segoe UI Semibold Italic (TrueType)'='
'Segoe UI Semilight (TrueType)'='
'Segoe UI Semilight Italic (TrueType)'='

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionFontSubstitutes]
'Segoe UI'='Verdana'

Replace Verdana in the last line with the name of the font you want to use as your system default. You might have to open your Fonts folder (search for 'fonts' in the Windows taskbar) to get the full, correct name of the font.

5. Click File > Save.

6. Change the 'Save as' type to 'All Files.'

7. In the File name field, give the file a .reg extension. You can name it anything, as long as it ends in .reg.

8. Click Save.

9. Double-click the registry file you just created to run it. You'll be prompted to allow the file to make changes to the computer and confirm you want to continue, then get confirmation the changes were successfully made.

10. Restart your computer to see the font change applied across Windows 10.

Just don't change the default font to something like Wingdings, lest you render your system completely unreadable.

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