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    Change Font

    Is there any way to change the font of UI elements as could be done in Win 7?

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  2. #2

    Only in the registry
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics

    You can translate this with google: Change Fonts in Windows 8 - deskmodder-Wiki
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    I tried several of the listed registry changes but to no effect. Perhaps they don't work for RTM.
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    Sure, it works in RTM. See the pictures in the tutorial.
    For exemple with Arial
    Rename each letter and blank letter with a point.
    S.e.g.o.e. to S......... and then replace S to A | point (.) | the next . to r | point (.) | the next . to i | and so on.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    The scrollbar width and height works for me!! YES! I was SO fed up with the huge scroll bar. If only it can change the Start Screen's scrollbar...

    Scrollbar - Change Width Size in Windows 8
    Last edited by Brink; 19 Aug 2012 at 12:54. Reason: added link for more info
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    Yep, it works now. I had started one byte to the left of where the original font name started.

    However, none of those font categories affected the font used in the Start Page. Any idea how to change that font??
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    However, none of those font categories affected the font used in the Start Page. Any idea how to change that font??
    not yet. but i will see in the next time.
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    danke moinmoin, if you find out any more info, let me know.
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    Windows 8 x64

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    Some of mine are still unchanged. Could it be something specific for the control panel and other programs that remain unchanged?

    edit: and my left title bar is messed up
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    It's possible. I figured out how to do it like this:

    Here I'm the using Kroeger 05_55 pixel font. The version of this font is Bitmap (.fon) and it only has one size (very, very small, 6 or 8pt If I'm not mistaken), so any size that the OS tries to set gets ignored.

    I created a .reg file with this:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Fonts]

    "Segoe UI (TrueType)"=""
    "Segoe UI Bold (TrueType)"=""
    "Segoe UI Bold Italic (TrueType)"=""
    "Segoe UI Italic (TrueType)"=""
    "Segoe UI Light (TrueType)"=""
    "Segoe UI Semibold (TrueType)"=""
    "Segoe UI Symbol (TrueType)"=""

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\FontSubstitutes]

    "Segoe UI"="Kroeger 05_55"
    "Segoe UI Light"="Kroeger 05_55"
    "Segoe UI Semibold"="Kroeger 05_55"
    "Segoe UI Symbol"="Kroeger 05_55"

    Full 3 monitor desktop screenshot here:

    Just the desktop (1 monitor):
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