How to Change the Size of System Fonts After Windows 10 Creator’s Update

Saikat Basu 02-06-2017

The ability to change the size of your system fonts is a small feature, but it has some far-reaching implications.


For instance, as computer monitors grow, you get to view more things in that high-resolution screen estate. But it also can make everything look smaller and fonts on the screen slightly hard to read. Web browsers make it easier to change the font size.

Windows did too till the Creator’s Update removed the setting to change the system font size for the title bar, menus, palette title, message box, and tooltip. If you are struggling to read the fonts on your screen, this portable free app can help now.

System Font Changer for Windows 10

System Font Changer is a nice lightweight portable app from the trustworthy WinTools. It is supported on Windows 7 and 8 too, but you will need it more on Windows 10 to change the font size of title bar, palette title, menu, icon, tooltip, and message box.

When you run it for the first time, it will ask you to save your default settings. Click on Yes and save the registry file in a location of your choice. You can export the default settings from the main interface later too.

How to Change the Size of System Fonts After Windows 10 Creator’s Update System Font Changer Alert


As you can see from the interface, the program is simple.

How to Change the Size of System Fonts After Windows 10 Creator’s Update System Font Changer

Select the item you want to tweak. For instance, click the bullet next to tooltip if you want to change the font size. Move the slider from the default to anywhere between 0 to 20. Click the Apply button. Log out and log in again to see the change.

You might need to tweak it a few times to get the optimum size. Export and keep the optimum settings in a separate registry file if you so wish.

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Do you know about any alternative tools that can help us personalize font size in Windows 10? What do you think about the Creator’s Update?

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  1. Avi
    September 7, 2017 at 2:54 am

    I installed this 2 days ago. Just recently I logged out and then in and all the fonts turned into MS Office Symbols or the like. I ultimately had to start up in advance mode and at a restore point. The fonts now look normal but I want to remove this tool. I just lost my guts

  2. AntiSpam
    July 30, 2017 at 1:32 am

    Why do Microsoft make things HARDER to do when they already have the functionality there?

  3. Garry
    June 22, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    Another alternative if (for you) the Creators update takes away more than it gives is to rollback the update. You have ten days from the day you update to rollback.

  4. Neil
    June 22, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    This does not change the SYSTEM font size. It does work on the ones listed.

  5. Tony
    June 2, 2017 at 9:50 am

    Why why why must i Install a third party app just to do something so fundamentally basic?