How to Change the Default Font on Windows 11? Read This Post

Sherry li
3 min readAug 12, 2021


Summary :

Have you upgraded your PC to Windows 11, the latest operating system provided by Microsoft? In this post, MiniTool Partition Wizard offers a tutorial on how to change the default font on Windows 11. You can have a try if you are using this operating system.

What Is the Windows 11 Default Font

A font is a particular size, weight, and style of a typeface. It is the visual representation of language. On Windows 11, an operating system announced by Microsoft a few months ago, the default system font is Segoe UI Variable. It is a new version of the classic Segoe and uses variable font technology.

Compared with previous versions of Segoe UI font, Windows 11 Segoe UI Variable is designed to scale better with monitors with a higher amount of dots per inch. It means that this new font provides higher legibility and readability in the UI (user interface).

If you don’t like the Windows 11 default font, don’t be upset. You can change the default font on Windows 11 easily. For more details, please keep reading.

How to Change the Default Font on Windows 11

Windows 11 provides many different fonts for users. If you don’t like the default one, you can follow the steps below to change the default font on Windows 11.

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”

Step 2: Minimize Notepad and press Win + I to open the Windows 11 Settings.

Step 4: Scroll down to find the font you want to use and copy its name.

Step 5: Go back to Notepad and replace FONT-STYLE with the desired font’s name.

Step 6: Click File > Save as. In the pop-up window, choose a location, name the file and add .reg at the end. Then click Save.

Step 7: Double-click the file you just saved to open it. In the pop-up window, click Yes to confirm the operation. This will change some Windows Registry entries.

Now, you can restart your computer and you should change the default font on Windows 11 successfully.

How to Change Windows 11 Font Size

If you just want to change the default font size on Windows 11, you can:

Step 1: Open Windows 11 Settings.

If you want to get the default font back after you change fonts in Windows 11, don’t worry. It is easy to restore to the default font on Windows 11. You just need to:

Step 1: Search for Control Panel and open it.


Position: Columnist

Sherry has been a staff editor of MiniTool for a year. She has received rigorous training about computer and digital data in company. Her articles focus on solutions to various problems that many Windows users might encounter and she is excellent at disk partitioning.

She has a wide range of hobbies, including listening to music, playing video games, roller skating, reading, and so on. By the way, she is patient and serious.

Originally published at on August 12, 2021.