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Mystery font change in Windows, how do I change it?

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windwos 8

    Mystery font change in Windows, how do I change it?


    I everyone I am a newbie to the forums. I was installing some new font packages the other day for photoshop and all of a sudden the font within some of my programs is now unreadable (looks like Tekton Pro, but very hard to read). I googled how to change font in windows 8 and was only able to change:
    CaptionFont
    IconFont
    MenuFont
    MessageFont
    StatusFont

    I changed all of these, but it did not change the font that is not readable! I have noticed that when I log into Facebook, the search bar font is also unreadable...

    Does anyone know how to fix this?!

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  2. #2


    Posts : 3
    Windwos 8


    It looks like the font may be arial bold, and should be just arial. THe bold really makes things look fuzzy on the screen...
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    assuming you are using the desktop version of internet explorer to open face book ,on the top tool bar go to Tools/internet option /and fonts on the bottom see picture of how mine is set and working fine .
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  4. #4


    Posts : 3
    Windwos 8


    I fixed it, but it was not easy. The problem happened when I installed some new helvetica fonts. Windows 8 would not let me delete the font because it said it was "in use". Long story short I had to delete the font through command prompt and restart. This forced Windows to default back to its original font.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    great ,nice job
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