How to change font in the Windows 7 Start menu

By default, Windows 7 uses the Segoe UI font everywhere in its user interface including the Start menu. If you wish to change the font, font size or style of the font used in the Windows 7 Start menu, follow this simple tutorial. No third party tools are required.


To change the font of the Start menu in Windows 7:

  1. Right click Desktop and click the 'Personalize' item.
  2. In the Personalization Control Panel, click on Window Color: Windows 7 Personalization
  3. In Window Color and Appearance settings, click the link "Advanced appearance settings": Windows 7 Advanced appearance link
  4. In Advanced appearance settings, pick the Icon item. Change its font, font size or style (bold/italic etc) and click Apply: Windows 7 Advanced appearance

You are done. Besides all icons in Explorer and on the Desktop reflecting this change, the same font changes will be applied to the Start menu too. This works with the Aero theme, that is, even if you are not using the Classic theme.
Before: Windows 7 Start menu default font

After: Windows 7 Start menu change font

That's it.

3 thoughts on “How to change font in the Windows 7 Start menu

  1. Phil

    what is vboxsrv?

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      a service of VirtualBox.

      Reply
      1. Phil

        Oh i see :)

        Reply

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