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Windows 7: Changing default font to Tahoma (or any other)

06 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Changing default font to Tahoma (or any other)

Hi everyone, I'm new, so apologies in advance if this doesn't belong in this section or if there's anything else wrong with this post. I've been searching this forum (and others, too) looking for a solution to my problem, but couldn't find one.

I don't like the Windows 7 default font - I think it's Calibri - because it's anti-aliased somehow and appears kind of fuzzy on my screen. (It's basically the same with ClearType turned on or off.) I have changed all fonts I could find how to change in Windows to Tahoma instead, which looks nice and crispy (i.e., not fuzzy). However, Calibri remains in place almost everywhere, including the Start menu, windows titles, and all Explorer windows except the menu bar. I have uploaded a screenshot that shows this: http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/5...sersthdocu.jpg (Two different fonts - the menu bar looks the way I want it to look, the address bar does not.)

Can somebody tell me how/where I can change this so that the same font is used throughout Windows? Thanks a lot in advance.


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06 Dec 2009   #2

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Hello Thomas,

Welcome to 7 Forums.

Right click desktop/Personalize/windows color/Advanced appearance and settings. You can change fonts for individual items here.

Hope this helps.

Gary
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06 Dec 2009   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Thomas, and welcome to Seven Forums.

In addition, this tutorial can help show you how to change the default font in Windows 7.

Fonts - Change

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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06 Dec 2009   #4

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Much better. Guess I need to stroll through the tutorials again.
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06 Dec 2009   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

LOL.
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06 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Thanks

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Thomas, and welcome to Seven Forums.

In addition, this tutorial can help show you how to change the default font in Windows 7.

Fonts - Change

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Thanks a lot, Gary and Shawn. Turns out "Option Two" from Shawn's hint is what I was looking for. In the meantime, I found another explanation how to do this here: Disable all font smoothing in Windows 7 (ie: including taskbar, menus, control panel, etc...)

BTW, the reason why I had so much trouble finding this was that I googled for "Calibri", when, in fact, that blurry default font is called "Segoe UI"...

Anyway, it's outrageous that there seems to be no other way than editing the registry.
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06 Dec 2009   #7
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Thomas,

I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted out. Thank you for posting back with your results.
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