How to Change the Default Font of Sticky Notes on Windows 10

Change the Default Font of Sticky Notes
Change the Default Font of Sticky Notes

Windows 10 comes with a built-in Sticky Notes app that you can use to write down reminders, ideas, and other information. The default font of the app is Segoe Print, but you may want to change it to something else. In this article, we will show you how to change the default font of Sticky Notes on Windows 10.

Let's get started.

Changing Sticky Notes font

As you may have noticed, microsoft does not support custom fonts in the Sticky Notes app. So, you will need to change it from the registry editor.

Before we proceed,

NOTE: Modifying the registry can be dangerous and you should always backup your registry or create a restore point before making any changes. 

Backing up the Registry

  1. Open the registry editor. You can do this by pressing the windows key + R on your keyboard.

  2. Type regedit and press Enter to open the Registry Editor.

  3. Back up the registry by going to File > Export in the Registry Editor. Give your backup a name you will remember and choose a location to save it. It should take a while depending on the size of the registry.

  4. Once the backup is done, In the Registry Editor, navigate to the following key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>SOFTWARE>Microsoft>Windows NT>CurrentVersion>Fonts

  5. Under fonts, look for Segoe Print (TrueType). This is the font used by Sticky Notes

  6. Double-click on the Segoe Print (TrueType) value to open it.

  7. In the Value data field, replace the font with the one you want to use as the default font for Sticky Notes and click OK. (The font must be among windows fonts and must have the .ttf extension).

  8. Close the Registry Editor and restart your computer for the changes to take effect.

After restarting your computer, open Sticky Notes and you will see that the app is now using the new font that you specified.

If you want to revert the changes, simply delete the Segoe Print (TrueType) value from the registry or restore your registry from a backup.


The registry is the heart of windows, so always make a backup before changing anything. If you have any questions, leave them in the comments section and Subscribe for more awesome tutorials.

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