Change the System Fonts, Title, Caption, Menus, Icons in Windows (10, 8.1, 7)!
Changing the fonts under Windows 10, 8.1 is a big problem for many Windows users who want more customization!
See also: ► Windows Desktop Icon Change size and view, save
1.) Changing the fonts under Windows 10 / 8.1!
Starting with DesktopOK
version 5.21 it is possible, especially with Windows 10 and 8.1, to exclude a little bit of individuality in the fonts. Please start DesktopOK and open the subroutine (function) Windows Metrics
and change the Windows fonts according to your wishes!
Please start the Windows Metric in DesktopOK via the Menu ► Tools ► Windows Metrics
| (Image-1) Change the System Fonts, Title, Caption, Menus, Icons in Windows!
2.) Why is it no longer possible from the system on Windows 10, 8.1?
Apparently, we all should work like clones, use the same food and drink, use the same programs and it is the same with the font styles
Although there are millions of fonts and it was even possible in Window 3.1 and 95 (1995), is it not possible in 2018? Too bad :-( that this way will take, regression instead of progress
It is about cost savings, the burden of individualization.
3.) What should I consider when changing the system fonts under Windows?
As a rule, Windows must be restarted or at least log off and log in with the currently logged-in User account.
When changing the system fonts under Windows no matter whether Windows 10 or 8.1 etc. Accept not all programs the font changes, this one can look for alternatives if it is very disturbing.
Windows Metric subroutine , you have two Windows Metrics
buttons working under Win-7, and Desktop Theme
allows you to directly START the desktop themes (DESIGNS) if you somehow do not like a change, change the desktop theme will also restore the default system fonts.
Likewise, you can use the button Default to reset the font to standard (default) system fonts.
(... see Image-2 Point 1, 2 & 3
| (Image-2) Reset System Menu Fonts Windows 10!
The standard font problem on Windows ;-)
4.) C++ commands SPI_GETNONCLIENTMETRICS & SPI_GETICONMETRICS
Updated on: July 7th 2018 06:38
Keywords: Windows, 10, 8.1, fonts, ttf, TYPE; desktopok, info, change, system fonts, title, caption, menus, icons, windows, more, individuality
The Freeware Program DesktopOK
is suitable for Microsoft: Windows 10
: Pro, Enterprise, Home,
Windows and 8.1
: Enterprise, Pro, Home
: Home, Basic, Premium, Professional, Starter, Ultimate
Windows-Server 2016, 2012, 2008, 2005 .
Similar information on the page
Yes, you can save the position of the desktop icons even in new Windows 10 from Microsoft With DesktopOK you can save desktop icons layout, in both Windows ... more
Yes, you can use command line to save or load the desktop icons layout directly from a file From DesktopOK 1.57 an higher. For example SAVE TO FILE: DesktopOK.exe ... more
The Difference: When Shut Down Save and Auto-Save on Shutdown Content: Solution / Tip: 1. The automatic saving of the desktop icons 2. What happens ... more
The solution is simple to Restore Windows-10 List-View Font Size in Windows to default Please Start DesktopOK Click Options Menu and Windows... more
An example how to see the simple feature to get CPU and Memory usage about the to-tray, ergo notification area in the Windows Task Bar Desktop-OK ► Main ... more
See also : ... DesktopOK FAQ
Back to : ... DesktopOK Homeage
Questions for this:
I had reported a similar problem a few months ago (you had requested I send you a screenshot, which I did on February 1, 2018). I figured I'd give it another try with the latest version. My goal in changing vertical icon spacing is to get the icons on the bottom of the screen as close to the taskbar as possible (so they're most likely to be visible behind a window that doesn't quite fill the screen). I am able to get the icons closer to the taskbar by adjusting the "Vertical Spacing" but it also changes the fonts in Menu and Title bars (e.g., in Notepad, but not MS Office programs) and in Windows Explorer. Restoring the original spacing settings does not fix. Changing individual font sizes has an add effect -- to get them to 10, which appears to be the right value (looks like before changes), I need to select 12, but if I try to set that for more than one, other font sizes are reduced, as if there is a sum of font sizes that needs to remove below a certain value, so increasing some forces others to go down.
As a reminder, I'm running dual displays at different scale factors (main screen at 125% and secondary screen to the left in portrait at 100%). Unless everyone is having the same problem, this could be related.
I should have included, the fix that you had told me to use last time to reset (the registry patch that updates HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics provided here: https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=faq-DesktopOK&faq=21) still works to get things back.
I’ve also realized that I can get all the fonts back to the values shown in the attached capture image by double-clicking each Font (Icons, Message boxes, Tooltips, etc.) and specifying 11. They then appear as 9. That sure seems like a bug though (needing to enter 11 to get it to show 9). As noted in my prior message today (below), when I change some to larger, it shrinks others which made it tough to figure out how to get it back to the starting values manually.
What would be great would be an option to turn off Align to Grid, position the bottom and top row of icons where desired, then have DesktopOK figure out the proper Vertical Spacing on that system to achieve when set back to Align to Grid.