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Windows 7: Fonts - Change

23 Jan 2011   #70
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Sorry, but I have to ask. Did you restart the computer after merging the REG download?


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23 Jan 2011   #71
Monumental

Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Sorry, but I have to ask. Did you restart the computer after merging the REG download?
Yes, tried logging off and back on as well.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jan 2011   #72
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

What is the problem?

Messagebox, tooltip, etc
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23 Jan 2011   #73
Monumental

Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium
 
 

Fixed it- user error. I had changed one font manually-inactive title bar and for whatever reason, it seemed to be bleeding over to other things. I undid that and it fixed everything.
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23 Jan 2011   #74
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's great news Monumental. Happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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05 Feb 2011   #75
Gums

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Yeah I tried option three, manually change files. All I kept getting was Tahoma over and over even when using a different registry name. Is there a place where I can find a list of correct Registry Names for a reg file? I must be using the wrong one when replacing "Tahoma" with something else. Thanks!
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05 Feb 2011   #76
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Gums, and welcome to Seven Forums.

What font were you wanting to use instead?

I'll be happy to see what I can do to help.
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05 Feb 2011   #77
Gums

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I know this is a hackneyed font but I wanted to try Comic Sans MS and only because I wanted to see if I was doing everything correctly. However I've been drawn to the Georgia font as of late. Now there's two fonts from either end of the spectrum!

One other thing. I found the FontSubstitutes registry folder and the choices seem rather limited. However, I noticed that directly above (or maybe right next door) to that folder is one titled simply "Fonts". What is the difference between the two folders and couldn't someone use fonts from the "Fonts" folder? There's quite a selection there.
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05 Feb 2011   #78
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Gums,

I just tried it with the Comic Sans MS and Georgia fonts, and they worked fine for me. Here is what I have for them below. I also included a REG file download for each if you wanted to use it instead. Using the Restore REG in the tutorial will restore the default font.

Hope this helps.


Comic Sans MS
Code:
 
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
 
[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)"=""
"Segoe UI Semibold (TrueType)"=""
"Segoe UI Light (TrueType)"=""
"Segoe UI Symbol (TrueType)"=""
 
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\FontSubstitutes]
"Segoe UI"="Comic Sans MS"

Georgia
Code:
 
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
 
[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)"=""
"Segoe UI Semibold (TrueType)"=""
"Segoe UI Light (TrueType)"=""
"Segoe UI Symbol (TrueType)"=""
 
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\FontSubstitutes]
"Segoe UI"="Georgia"


Attached Files
File Type: reg Set_Comic_Sans_MS_Default_Font.reg (906 Bytes, 136 views)
File Type: reg Set_Georgia_Default_Font.reg (894 Bytes, 129 views)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Feb 2011   #79
Gums

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Hey! Worked like a charm! I think my problem was when I would copy and paste, I'd insert underscores for the spaces e.g. "Comic_Sans_MS". It appears I should have left the spaces. I did use underscores when I saved the file to desktop using Comic_Sans_MS.reg. I never tried the Georgia font although my best guess is that it would have worked just fine on the first attempt as there are no spaces. One other quick question. When switching back and forth between system fonts, should one restore the default fonts first before making the switch? That's what I did. Default. Comic Sans MS. Default, then finally Georgia. Worked great. Thanks Brink! You've been most helpful! I've been a member of this forum for less than a day and its been a real great experience! One can learn a lot here. I'd recommend it to anyone running Windows 7. Thanks again!
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