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Windows 7: Changing W7 System default font

17 Oct 2017   #1

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Changing W7 System default font

Hello All:

I searched this sub forum but could not find an answer to my situation. Hope you can help.

When changing Desktop themes (which I do frequently), previously selected font always reverts back to the default font Segoe . I had selected Tahoma for my preference with size 15 and Bold, for all the categories listed in the customization window. I like to change themes frequently for variety on my desktop, but every time I do, Tahoma gets replaced with Segoe. It is a PITA to change all selections back to Tahoma.

I have used the below program to change the setting in the Registry, but to no avail when I change themes. Segoe replaces Tahoma every time.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

; Created by: Shawn Brink
; Windows 7 Help Forums
; Tutorial: Fonts - Change - Windows 7 Help Forums

[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)"=""

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\FontSubstitutes]
"Segoe UI"="Tahoma"

Is there any permanent solution to keeping Tahoma as my default font so that when I change themes, Tahoma is displayed in all the customization categories and not Segoe?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Oct 2017   #2

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Hello and welcome miata54 now I see you have already read the tutorial I thought would have give you the answer but anyway please run these first < if necessary include the /f switch and if this does not make any improvement then just run this switch instead /r in the command line as per Option2
Run these in safe mode and the sfc often best run for two to three runs – you can leave out the /r switch in ckdsk if you feel it not necessary

if no fix then these
ADW download from bleeping computer delete any rubbish found with the malware scans
(NB If you are running Kaspersky as the main AV then it might need disabling it when trying ADW because it does not like it at times)

Try again and if no joy post a reply in that tutorial Brinks if anyone can sort you out .

Just a tip mate before you ever go mucking around in the registry and it might be a good idea to do it now is to back it up see this

Registry - Backup and Restore
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