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.
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.
If you are unsure about the font, do the following to display a list of available fonts on the Windows machine:
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)Advertisement
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