1.    05 Aug 2016 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10

    How to change the Desktop Icon Font


    I recently got a huge Windows 10 update and now I can't change my desktop icon font.

    The menu option was actually removed from Windows 8, 8.1 and 10, but there was a registry way to do it, that seems to no longer work

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\IconFont] - Change it's binary value from "Segui UI" to "Times New Roman"

    That used to work, until this newest update.

    I also tried this.
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Fonts\FontSubstitutes]
    Adding the string value "Segoe UI" = "Times New Roman".

    All to no avail. My Windows still keeps coming up with that default, ugly system font. Can someone help me change my default windows font? Thanks.
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  2.    05 Aug 2016 #2
    Join Date : May 2016
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    Windows 10 Pro

    You'll probably have to wait till someone rights a script or registry hack for the new update.
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  3.    05 Aug 2016 #3
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
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  4.    05 Aug 2016 #4
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Posts : 49
    Win7x64 Pro Win10x64 Pro Linux Mint

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobt1234 View Post
    I recently got a huge Windows 10 update and now I can't change my desktop icon font.

    The menu option was actually removed from Windows 8, 8.1 and 10, but there was a registry way to do it, that seems to no longer work

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\IconFont] - Change it's binary value from "Segui UI" to "Times New Roman"

    That used to work, until this newest update.

    I also tried this.
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Fonts\FontSubstitutes]
    Adding the string value "Segoe UI" = "Times New Roman".

    All to no avail. My Windows still keeps coming up with that default, ugly system font. Can someone help me change my default windows font? Thanks.
    To save bothering with the registry you could always try Winaero - it works fine with the AU - available here
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