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Old 27-08-2008
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Change font in taskbar & "All Programs"

Can anyone tell me how to change the fonts of All Programs menu as well as the taskbar. I checked the Appearance/Advanced of the Display Properties but there isnt any option for changing these areas. All rest of the things are working fine. I want to change the fonts from Tahoma to Segoe UI and have installed BricoPacks Vista Inspirat 2. Can anyone please help.

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Old 28-08-2008
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Re: Change font in taskbar & "All Programs"

Check the below instructions:
  1. First of all open "Display Properties" by right-clicking on the Desktop and select Properties)
  2. After that select the "Appearance" tab and click the "Advanced" button.
  3. Now you have to click the down arrow and then go to the Taskbar is "Active Title Bar" and "Inactive Title Bar" and then Start Menu is "Menu" and then click OK, apply, OK.


If you want to change the fonts throughout your computer then follow the below:
  1. You can try to first of all copy between the lines.
  2. After that you can paste into Notepad.
  3. Now you have to change "Tahoma" to the font of your choice.
  4. After that save-as DefaultFont.reg (or any name + .reg)
  5. Now try to double-click or right-click and merge into the Registry.
-----------------------------------------------------
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\FontSubstitutes]
"MS Shell Dlg 2"="Tahoma"
"MS Shell Dlg"="Tahoma"
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Re: Change font in taskbar & "All Programs"

Thanks but it didnt solved the issue. Some dialog windows fonts were changed but not All programs and taskbar. Something looks to over ride the settings in "MS Shell Dlg 1". I noticed a program that is able to remove the problem, which is called Styler. But the issue is that it cannot change fonts permanently, so Ineed to start it after booting. And it doesnt change all fonts, like iTunes still shows MS Sans Serif in some windows?
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Normally, in iTunes, fonts in such program windows are hard coded and cannot be changed. And actually, I am looking for a similar solution.
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