System Font Changer: restore font changing in Windows 10 Creators Update

System Font Size Changer is a free program for Windows designed to restore font changing functionality on the Windows 10 Creators Update machines.

The Windows 10 Creators Update shipped with a large number of new and changed features. If you dig a little deeper, you may have noticed already that some functionality was removed as well.

One of the features that got removed in the Windows 10 Creators Update is the ability to change system fonts.

While the functionality remains available in the Registry, controls to modify system fonts were removed in the update.

What is particularly worrying for users who did change fonts in previous versions of Windows is that the upgrade to the Windows 10 Creators Update will reset those customizations.

System Font Changer

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System Font Changer is a portable program for Windows that you can run right after download and without installation.

While it has been designed specifically to restore lost functionality in the Windows 10 Creators Update version, Windows 7, 8.1 and previous versions of Windows 10 are also supported by the program.

The program prompts you to save the current font settings, and it is a good idea to create the backup as you may restore it later on. The backup file is a Registry file that you can run directly to restore the status quo in the Windows Registry.

The program itself displays options to change the font of the following items on machines running the Windows 10 Creators Update:

  1. Title bar.
  2. Menu.
  3. Message box.
  4. Palette title.
  5. Icon.
  6. Tooltip.

You may switch between the dark and white theme with a click on theme. To get started, select one of the items that it supports, and use the slider to change the font size. The only other option that you have is to set the font weight to bold for each supported item individually.

The new value is listed in the program interface once you hit the apply button. Please note that you need to log off or restart the PC before Windows picks up the changes. (via Into Windows)

Closing Words

System Font Size Changer makes it easy to manipulate the size of fonts the operating system uses to display window titles, menu items, and other textual information. The program is portable, prompts you to create a backup, and supports the exporting of the current configuration at any time using the export button in the program interface.

Now You: Do you use modified font sizes for text in Windows?

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  1. marcello April 12, 2017 at 9:53 am #

    wery kind of you

    so what are the changes ? can we have a complete list please.

    well one cannot change system fonts on win 10, you know the reason why? it would be nice to know.

    to answer your question: no i've never modified system fonts; there's no need


  2. firmakk April 12, 2017 at 12:49 pm #

    Why do they have to continue dumbing down the system...

  3. someone April 12, 2017 at 3:02 pm #

    since the days of Windows XP I have changed my system fonts maybe once...

  4. Cameochi April 12, 2017 at 4:29 pm #

    I use custom fonts all the time. I always have for readability as I spend a lot of time on computers. I don't have the Creators Update yet so may defer it.

  5. Slartibartfarst April 12, 2017 at 7:19 pm #

    You ask: "Do you use modified font sizes for text in Windows?"

    Yes, I find the ability to modify font sizes for text in Windows very useful indeed - enabling a vast improvement in ergonomics and visual perception.
    This is because I need spectacles to read the laptop screen and I have some health problems with my eyes that also affect my eyesight, such that my eyesight varies over the course of the day and in different ambient light.
    Settings I use are as follows (sorry if the 3 column formats are askew):

    HD1: Text item-----Default-----My setting
    HD2: xxxx----------(Not sure)-----as at 2017-03-29
    Title bars-----9? Normal-----12 Bold
    Menus-----9? Normal-----11 Bold
    Message boxes-----9? Normal-----10 Bold
    Palette titles-----9? Normal-----10 Bold
    Icons-----9? Normal-----10 Bold
    Tooltips-----9? Normal-----10 Bold

    The result of these settings was to make the text on most application windows/panes visually more legible.
    Since it is a bit tedious to check/alter these settings (sometimes a Windows update will reset them to default), I will probably use the System Font Size Changer in future, so thankyou.

    • chesscanoe April 15, 2017 at 6:16 pm #

      Thanks for taking the time to suggest settings for System Font Changer Version . All of them work perfectly on my 1920x1080 laptop running Windows 10 CU x64 Home, I'll be using ZoomIt much less often to view tabs in Chrome, Gmail popouts for new mail, title bars, etc. This is a major convenience for those of us with less than perfect vision. 5 Star for me!

  6. asd April 13, 2017 at 2:02 pm #

    wait a minute, you can't change the size of system fonts anymore or the font type/style ?! Please confirm.

  7. Mikhoul April 14, 2017 at 12:51 am #

    Yes System fonts are changed on the computer I use as a TV-box on my "big" TV.

    This way I can see clearly with bigger fonts.

  8. SJ April 17, 2017 at 4:43 am #

    That System Font Size Changer worked great! Turned all of my font to bold! Get it!

  9. MerryMarjie April 17, 2017 at 8:08 pm #

    There will be a whole lot of griping if oldsters (or as we refer to ourselves: pre-elderly) can't easily change fonts on Windows programs. Optometrists LIVE off of us as our sight changes when we age, and the eye doctor is an important medical contact. Is there anyone who can convince Microsoft that their computer users are all getting older each day and would like to have the luxury of bigger fonts if they need it? I know they're not ALL young whiz kids!

  10. Jeff L April 21, 2017 at 5:21 am #

    Where is the download link? I can't find it on this page (unless it looks like an ad and I just missed it). I can't find it on either!

    Never mind! I looked more closely and found it. For anyone else who couldn't see it the first time, here it is again

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