1.    24 Sep 2015 #1


    Hi there

    on previous releases of Windows you could select Fonts for Window titles, menus , toolbars etc.

    On two of my monitors the current fonts just look HIDEOUS and there's no way to change them -- worked fine on Windows 7.

    This is going to cause BIG problems for some people if we upgrade to W10. They are using laptops - then it's fine if not using an external monitor but when plugged into decent monitors via HDMI is when the problem starts. Applications are fine but the menus / titlebars etc are almost unreadable !!!!!

    For instance -- no problem typing this post on to the Forum but looking at the http address or the menu line of the browser is HIDEOUS.

    Using latest INTEL HD graphics drivers.

    At least on XP --->W8 you could st the individual fonts for system items such as titlebars etc.

    I'm running W10 x-64 pro build 10240 (RTM).

    This is a BIG showstopper.

    Note it's for the WINDOWS SYSTEM stuff I need to change the fonts for -- in things like Word you can change as desired in the APPLICATION area but not the Menu area etc.

    For example -- File explorer list --hideously unreadable !!!! However uploading to png you can't see how bad it is !!! but it IS unreadable on the monitor.

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  2.    24 Sep 2015 #2
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    Hey Jimbo,

    If you like, you could change the size of the fonts for those items in Windows 10. You have to use the default 96 DPI (100%) to be able to though.

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  3.    25 Sep 2015 #3

    Hi there

    Size isn't a problem --it's the default system fonts --on XP / w7 etc you could switch to different fonts e.g Tahoma, segui, etc etc for different things such as window titles, menus etc.

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  4.    25 Sep 2015 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there

    Size isn't a problem --it's the default system fonts --on XP / w7 etc you could switch to different fonts e.g Tahoma, segui, etc etc for different things such as window titles, menus etc.

    You can play around with these reg settings. Suggest you export them first so you can put them back! Google the Font Substitute stuff for Win 7, there are some decent articles out there.


    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

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

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Fonts]
    "Segoe UI (TrueType)"=""
    "Segoe UI Bold (TrueType)"=""
    "Segoe UI Italic (TrueType)"=""
    "Segoe UI Bold Italic (TrueType)"=""

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\FontSubstitutes]
    "Segoe UI"="Tahoma"
    "MS Shell Dlg"="tahoma"
    "MS Shell Dlg 2"="tahoma"
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  5.    25 Sep 2015 #5
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    If you wish, you can try this: Winaero Tweaker
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  6.    25 Sep 2015 #6

    Hi there

    Thanks for the suggestions will have a go with these (on a VM first !!)

    Seems stupid though you have to mess around with this when the feature used to exist in Windows already !!!! On laptops / tablets the standard W10 default fonts are fine but try plugging in a laptop to a large monitor via the HDMI cable --especially the older models. !!!

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