Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Aero + Classic font?

26 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7 RTM x64, Windows XP, Ubuntu 9.04
Aero + Classic font?

Since I'm setting up Win7 right now, I also have another issue that annoys me:

I love the classic XP font!

In Win7, if I disable all visual effects (System Properties -> Performance -> Adjust for best performance), the font is perfect! However, Aero obviously gets disabled as well. If I switch Aero back on (via Start -> type "aero" -> "find and fix..."), many of the windows remain with the classic font, but others (like the control panel) go back to that "smooth" font.

Is there a way to have the classic font everywhere (with now edge "enhancements")?

I'd really appreciate any help on this - I'm actually considering keeping Aero disabled so I can have my good ol' fonts.

Edit: I just found the "Window Color and Appearance" window, which was hidden in the Control Panel under Personalization -> Window Color (why there???) -> Advanced appearance settings.

I could set some fonts there back to Tahoma (which is the classic Windows font), but that didn't really change that much:

There is definitely a conflict between the different Windows tool that deal with changing the appearance...I'll experiment more, but I'd love to get some input from you guys!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Aug 2009   #2

Windows 7 RTM x64, Windows XP, Ubuntu 9.04

I found this great tutorial.

Fonts - Change

However, I assume (I'm not sure since his screenshots of his desktop are very tiny, even after I open them) I have the same problem. Some font are changed, but others are not. I have attached an example: The top is how it is supposed to be (Tahoma in Explorer, title bar, Start menu, etc) and below the font from the taskbar (also in Control Panel and many other locations).

You can clearly see the difference, for example the J has an extra line in Tahoma, so these are definitely two different fonts.

Is there a way to change this? Should I just try to set all the substitutes to Tahoma?

I am still considering switching to the Basic Theme, just so I can have Tahoma (which is the default for EVERYTHING there, even Control Panel, etc.).

Any help on this would be very welcome! After all, I even managed to switch my Ubuntu to Tahoma, surely is must be possible for Windows as well???

Attached Images
Aero + Classic font?-fd.png 
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Sep 2009   #3

Windows 7


I'm looking to do the same thing.

Does someone at succeed to do so?

My System SpecsSystem Spec


 Aero + Classic font?

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Aero Theme changed to Classic
My mom restarted my computer and the taskbar has turned to classic. An error message popped up, but she closed it and I can't seem to find it. When I try to change it back to my Aero theme, all the Aero themes are grayed out, and the only themes I can choose are the classic themes. When I...
Themes and Styles
Aero + classic window background Is there a way to edit the default theme so it looks like with the Properties - Compatibility - Disable visual themes? Setting the option is a good solution but disabling visual themes for many applications...
Aero vs Windows 7 Classic
Hey, Ok so I'm running Windows 7 RC Build 7100 (32 bit) using a modified Aero theme. I was wondering if with the following system specs would I see a NOTICEABLE change in perfomance running the Windows 7 Classic theme or would it just make my desktop less pretty. Pretty basic question looking...
Performance & Maintenance
Taskbar font Win7 classic.theme
How do I change the "3d Objects" (taskbar, buttons, etc...) font in the Win7 classic.theme? thanks....
General Discussion
Windows 7 Classic Aero Theme
OK, I would like to use the classic theme, but keep the start button orb too ( OR use the aero theme, but keep the classic style and 2 color styles on the top of my windows...) Is any of this possible? :sarc: Just wondering... Thanks!
automatic switch from Aero to Classic
when i run 3dsmax which is incompatible with Aero windows automatically switches to Basic theme. i want Classic theme instead. is it any way to point windows to switch to Classic theme from Aero if unsupported aplication running?
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 18:48.

Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App