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change the font for paths


broiyan

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How would I set up Windows 8 so that I can edit the `path` environment variable in a fixed pitch font such as `Console` or `Lucida Console`? I don't want to change the font for other parts of Windows - only where paths are displayed. It seems I've been doing this in a terribly inappropriate font for many years and my tired eyes aren't great for semicolons.
 

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Hi Broiyan,
In windows 7 it was so easy by going to control panel, but now is much harder(you`ll see what i mean):
As Far As i know go to regedit>>>>HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>>>>SOFTWARE>>>>Microsoft>>>>Windows NT>>>>Current Vision>>>>FontSubstitues>>>> thats all what i know now i need an MVP like brink to hep you with here.
 

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How are you doing the editing?
 

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How are you doing the editing?
Thats the problem it is really hard cored.but am sure thats how we change the fnt in windows 8.1
 

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Kari

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As far as I know you cannot change the system font in Windows 8.1. You can increase the size of Windows fonts in various places:

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If you were talking about Command Prompt, here's how. Right click title bar to open context menu, select Properties:

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Change the font:

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Now the Command Prompt is easier to read:

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broiyan

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Ztruker, in Windows 8.1 I edit the path by going to the Control Panel and typing "environment" in the search box.

Hopefully Microsoft can find some way to solve this problem that has persisted for probably 20 years now.
 

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Ztruker

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One way to make this easier to see/do:

Copy the path data to the clipboard, start Notepad and paste in there.
Make your changes.
Copy edited path data from Notepad and replace it in the Edit System Variable window.
 

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