The most recent Windows 10 Insider Build ships with an option to change the font face of the Registry Editor.
We have talked about the newest Insider Build already; it introduces a much requested feature to the Windows Registry Editor: an address bar.
That change is rather obvious, as you see it directly when you open the Registry Editor the first time after the update to the latest build.
Change the font face of the Registry Editor
A rather secret change -- at least up until now -- is support for a new Registry key that allows you to change the font face that the Registry Editor uses.
Basically, what it allows you to do is set the font face to any installed font on the system. If you prefer another font face, you can simply set it so that the Registry Editor uses it from that moment on.
Note: It is highly recommended to avoid font faces like Wingdings for obvious reasons. It is still possible to create a Registry file to change the key, or delete it though but you will run into issues if you set it to that.
You do need Windows 10 Version 14942 or newer for that. It is unclear when the change lands in stable versions of Windows 10. A likely scenario is that it will land with the next Redstone update that will be out in the first half of 2017.
- Tap on the Windows-key, type regedit.exe and hit the Enter-key.
- Confirm the UAC prompt that opens. This opens the Windows Registry Editor.
- Paste the Registry path HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion in the address bar to go there.
- Right-click on CurrentVersion, and select New > Key.
- Name that key Regedit.
- Right-click on Regedit afterwards, and select New > String.
- Name it FontFace.
- Double-click on FontFace, and add the name of a font that is installed on the system as the value. You may add font values such as Bold if supported at the end.
- Restart the Registry Editor. The changes should be visible now.
If you are unsure about the font, do the following to display a list of available fonts on the Windows machine:
- Tap on the Windows-key, type fonts, and hit the Enter-key.
This should open the Fonts Control Panel applet that lists all installed fonts as previews. If you click on a font, you get information on the values it supports as well.
You can undo the change by editing the font face value, or by deleting it to restore the default font used by Windows to display content in the Registry Editor. (via WinHelpOnline)