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Windows 7: Change Taskbar font

06 Aug 2018   #1
ColourOz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Change Taskbar font

I am aware that similar questions have been asked, but reading the posts I cannot find the answer.

I have tried the usual options in Windows to change the taskbar font, but nothing seems to work. I have also noted the registry fixes, and still no change. I am happy to edit the registry if I knew what to edit. Does anyone know how to change the font? Would be much appreciated.


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06 Aug 2018   #2
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

I can change the font using a paid program for you(aero theme only), it then is a custom theme.

You will need to do 1 of these 2 ways of Enabling custom themes for it to work.
Enabling Custom Themes - Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums
Or
Theme - How to Apply Custom Themes - Windows 7 Help Forums


What font do you want and what text do you want changed?


Jerry
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06 Aug 2018   #3
ColourOz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I would like to change the Taskbar font to Century Gothic, probably 10pt, which is easy to read. I have managed to change fonts using 'Personalize', but the taskbar font does not change.
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07 Aug 2018   #4
Bongo

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Is this the right font Download Free Font Century Gothic ? or is it 1 of the gothic fonts in windows?

Are you using the default aero theme?


Jerry
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07 Aug 2018   #5
ColourOz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Thank you Jerry, I appreciate your help and interest.

It is the Century Gothic font which came from MS Office. I have no theme. I downloaded a picture off Yandex Browser and using it for the desktop. I would like the whole computer to have the Century Gothic font and through Windows Personalize, I have managed to change the font except for the Taskbar. For some reason, each time I customize, all the fonts change back to Segoe.
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10 Aug 2018   #6
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Here you go, download and extract the zip folder below to your desktop.


Make sure you did 1 of these 2 ways of Enabling custom themes for it to work.
Enabling Custom Themes - Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums
Or
Theme - How to Apply Custom Themes - Windows 7 Help Forums
Change Taskbar font-century-gothic.png


Put both the theme folder and .theme file in C:\Windows\Resources\Themes

Change Taskbar font-themes.png


It will show up in Personalization under installed themes.
Change Taskbar font-personalization.png


Let me know if it's okay.


Jerry


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File Type: zip Century Gothic.zip (865.4 KB, 2 views)
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08 Sep 2018   #7
ColourOz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Apologies for the delay. Thank you ever so much for your help! All is working as I hoped. Much appreciated for your time and interest.
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17 Sep 2018   #8
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

You're Welcome
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