Change Font for Registry Editor in Windows 10  

    Change Font for Registry Editor in Windows 10

    Change Font for Registry Editor in Windows 10

    How to Change the Registry Editor Font in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Customization
    07 May 2020
    Designer Media Ltd



    How to Change the Registry Editor Font in Windows 10


    System configuration information is stored centrally in a hierarchical database called the registry. You can use Registry Editor to add and edit registry keys and values, restore the registry from a backup or to default values, and to import or export keys for reference or backup.

    Starting with Windows 10 build 14942, you can manually change the font used by Registry Editor to any font you have installed in Windows.

    This tutorial will show you how to change the Registry Editor font for only your account or all users in Windows 10.


    Contents

    • Option One: To Change Font in Registry Editor for Only Current User
    • Option Two: To Change Font in Registry Editor for All Users
    • Option Three: To Restore Default Font in Registry Editor for All Users



    EXAMPLE: Registry Editor font
    Change Font for Registry Editor in Windows 10-registry_editor_default_font.png Change Font for Registry Editor in Windows 10-registry_editor_font_changed.png





    OPTION ONE

    To Change Font in Registry Editor for Only Current User


    1 Press the Win + R keys to open Run, type regedit into Run, and click/tap on OK to open Registry Editor.

    2 In Registry Editor, click/tap on View (menu bar), and click/tap on Font. (see screenshot below)

    Change Font for Registry Editor in Windows 10-current_user_registry_editor_font-1.png

    3 Select the Font, Font style, and Size you want, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

    The default font settings for Registry Editor is shown in the screenshot below.

    Change Font for Registry Editor in Windows 10-current_user_registry_editor_font-2.png






    OPTION TWO

    To Change Font in Registry Editor for All Users


    You must be signed in as an administrator to use this option.


    1 Press the Win + R keys to open Run, type regedit into Run, and click/tap on OK to open Registry Editor.

    2 If prompted by UAC, click/tap on Yes.

    3 Navigate to the registry key location below in Registry Editor. (see screenshot below)

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Regedit

    The Regedit key is not there by default unless you already added it.

    To add the Regedit key, right click or press and hold on the CurrentVersion key, click/tap on New, click/tap on Key, type Regedit, and press Enter.

    If you like, you can download and merge the .reg file below to have the Regedit key and FontFace string value added for you. This way you will only have to modify the FontFace string value afterwards for the font name you want.

    Change_Registry_Editor_font.reg

    Change Font for Registry Editor in Windows 10-registry_editor_font_-1.png

    4 In the right pane of the Regedit key, double click/tap on the FontFace string value to modify it. (see screenshot above)

    The FontFace string value is not there by default unless you already added it.

    To add the FontFace string value, right click or press and hold on an empty space in the right pane of the Regedit key, click/tap on New, click/tap on String Value, type FontFace, and press Enter.

    If you like, you can download and merge the .reg file below to have the Regedit key and FontFace string value added for you. This way you will only have to modify the FontFace string value afterwards for the font name you want.

    Change_Registry_Editor_font.reg



    5 Type the name of the font (ex: "Segoe UI Bold") you want to use, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

    Change Font for Registry Editor in Windows 10-registry_editor_font_-2.png

    To see your available fonts and their names:

    A) Open the C:\Windows\Font folder.

    B) You can click/tap on a font family (ex: "Segoe UI") to open it and see the individual font names (ex: "Segoe UI Bold") in the family.

    Change Font for Registry Editor in Windows 10-fonts.jpg


    6 Close and reopen Registry Editor to apply and see the change.






    OPTION THREE

    To Restore Default Font in Registry Editor for All Users


    You must be signed in as an administrator to use this option.


    1 Press the Win + R keys to open Run, type regedit into Run, and click/tap on OK to open Registry Editor.

    2 If prompted by UAC, click/tap on Yes.

    3 Navigate to the registry key location below in Registry Editor. (see screenshot below)

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Regedit

    Change Font for Registry Editor in Windows 10-registry_editor_font_-3.png

    4 Right click or press and hold on the Regedit key, and click/tap on Delete. (see screenshot above)

    5 Click/tap on Yes to confirm. (see screenshot below)

    Change Font for Registry Editor in Windows 10-registry_editor_font_-4.png

    6 Close and reopen Registry Editor to apply and see the change.


    That's it,
    Shawn






  1. Posts : 56,484
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #1

    @Brink

    Thanks, Shawn! That's a good one! Works as advertised.

    Suggestion-- Add a .reg download to the tut to add the Regedit key and default blank FontFace. It will have no effect until a value is added.

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Regedit]
    "FontFace"=""
    Change Font for Registry Editor in Windows 10-2016-10-13_07h43_06.png


    Now, if I could only get the font size a bit larger, I wouldn't have to strain these old eyes!!

    Tip: Add the Regedit key to the Favorites (at top) to make it easy to get back to. Helpful if you experiment with different fonts.
    Last edited by f14tomcat; 13 Oct 2016 at 07:31.
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  2. Posts : 26,815
    Win11 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       #2

    A recommendation from a " Windows Themer":
    Users need to be very careful of their choice of fonts, as some font sets do not include all needed font characters, specially custom downloaded fonts, such as Zekton, Skull, and so on.
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  3. Posts : 64,493
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #3

    f14tomcat said:
    @Brink

    Thanks, Shawn! That's a good one! Works as advertised.

    Suggestion-- Add a .reg download to the tut to add the Regedit key and default blank FontFace. It will have no effect until a value is added.
    Good idea Dick @f14tomcat. I added a .reg file in OPTION ONE to make it easier.
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  4. Posts : 17,401
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #4

    @Cliff S,

    Cliff S said:
    A recommendation from a " Windows Themer":
    Users need to be very careful of their choice of fonts, as some font sets do not include all needed font characters, specially custom downloaded fonts, such as Zekton, Skull, and so on.

    Good information!

    My old eyes also dislikes the default font. I would much rather use something like Verdana or Tahoma.

    Do you happen to know which fonts should NOT be used please?

    Thanks in advance.



    @Brink,

    Brink said:
    Good idea Dick @f14tomcat. I added a .reg file in OPTION ONE to make it easier.

    Did you remove the .reg file?

    Thanks in advance.
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  5. Posts : 64,493
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Paul Black said:
    @Brink,

    Did you remove the .reg file?

    Thanks in advance.
    Hello Paul,

    The tutorial has been changed and updated since then.

    The default settings are shown in the screenshot in option 1 to help.

    Option 3 is the manual method to restore default for all users from option 2.
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  6. Posts : 17,401
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #6

    Brink said:
    The tutorial has been changed and updated since then.

    The default settings are shown in the screenshot in option 1 to help.

    Option 3 is the manual method to restore default for all users from option 2.
    Thanks for the clarification Brink, it is appreciated.
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  7. Posts : 26,815
    Win11 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       #7

    Paul Black said:
    @Cliff S,




    Good information!

    My old eyes also dislikes the default font. I would much rather use something like Verdana or Tahoma.

    Do you happen to know which fonts should NOT be used please?

    .
    You'll find out when something shows up wrong, but a good rule of thumb, don't use any fonts you downloaded and installed, or use any artsy-fartsy ones either.
    For best legibility I can recommend my favorite font, Segoe UI Bold at 10 points. I use it where I can.

    Change Font for Registry Editor in Windows 10-image.png

    Change Font for Registry Editor in Windows 10-image.png
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  8. Posts : 17,401
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #8

    Hello @Cliff S,

    Cliff S said:
    You'll find out when something shows up wrong, but a good rule of thumb, don't use any fonts you downloaded and installed, or use any artsy-fartsy ones either.
    For best legibility I can recommend my favorite font, Segoe UI Bold at 10 points. I use it where I can.

    Thanks for the reply, it is appreciated. I can see where you are coming from with that.

    I think I will try out Verdana for a while and see how I get on with it, because I pretty much use that font for most things, if possible.

    Thanks.

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  9. Posts : 17,839
    Windows 10
       #9

    Just for S&G's, I use 'Nina' font-BOLD-11pt,
    a sharp font, tall and condensed, highly visible in bold...

    Change Font for Registry Editor in Windows 10-000664.png
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