How to Change Windows Fonts

by Maxwell Payne
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You can customize the size, type and color of the fonts that are found in the Windows operating system. You can change how icon labels look, change notifications and menu text styles and alter the appearance of program window text. This is useful if you need larger text to see better or just want the font colors to match your favorite colors.

Step 1

Right-click anywhere on the Windows desktop. Avoid clicking on an application or folder icon.

Step 2

Select "Properties" from the menu that appears. Click on the "Appearance" tab.

Step 3

Look for the "Item" box. Select the item for which you want to change the font. This includes open program windows, text boxes, task bars and icons.

Step 4

Click on the "Size" drop-down box to change the size of the font for the selected item. Select "Color" to change the color and select "Font" to change the font used, such as Times New Roman.

Click on "OK" and repeat Steps 3 and 4 for each separate item for which you want to change the font.


  • If you want to italicize font or make it bold, click on the item in the "Item" box and press "I" for italicize and "B" for bold on your keyboard while the item is highlighted.


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About the Author

Maxwell Payne has been a freelance writer since 2007. His work has appeared in various print and online publications. He holds a Bachelor of Science in integrated science, business and technology.

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