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.

Step 1: Click the Search button on the Windows 11 taskbar and search for Notepad. Then open Notepad and paste the following content:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionFonts]

“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_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionFontSubstitutes]



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

Step 3: In the left pane, select the Personalization tab. In the right pane, select Fonts. Then you can view the available fonts on Windows 11.

Visit Windows 11 Fonts

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.

By the way, it seems to be more difficult to change desktop icon spacing on Windows 11. But don’t worry. You can click here to get the tutorial.

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.

Step 2: In the left pane, click Accessibility. Then select Text size in the right pane.

select Text size

Step 3: In the following window, drag the toggle next to the Text size to change the font size. Then click the Apply button to save the changes.

change text size

Tip: After changing the default font size, the text size of most of the built-in apps in Windows 11 will be changed as well, such as File Explorer, Control Panel, Settings, Paint, etc. the text size of third-party programs might not be changed.

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.

Step 2: Select View by Category at the top right corner of Control Panel. Then click Appearance and Personalization.

Control Panel

Step 3: In the following window, click Change Fonts settings > Restore default font settings.

Restore default font settings

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