How to Change Font Size in Windows 11

Want to increase or decrease the system font size? Here is how to change the font size in Windows 11 in simple steps with pictures.

Like in Windows 10, you can change the system font size in Windows 11. All you have to do is move the Text Size slider, and the font size will adjust accordingly. For example, if you think the default system font size is too small, you can increase the font size with just a few clicks. This is especially useful for those with high-resolution screens but doesn’t want to increase the scaling, poor eyesight, or a need for comfortable reading and reduced eye strain.

So, without delay, this guide will show you how to change the Windows 11 font size.

What is the default font size in Windows?

The default font size in Windows 11 is set to 100%.

Rather than using the absolute font size. i.e., the font size in pixels, Windows uses relative font size. That way, no matter the screen size, resolution, and scaling, Windows can display the fonts as neatly and legibly as possible.

By default, Windows uses 100% font size. Depending on your screen resolution and scaling, what that 100% font size is in absolute terms will differ.

Can I change the system font size?

Yes, you can change the system font size in Windows 11.

All you have to do is move the font size slider in the Windows 11 Accessibility settings page.

One of the best things is, you can change the font size independent of Display Scaling. This means you can set the display scaling to 100% but the font size to 120%.

Windows 11 lets you increase the font size up to 225% and reduce the font size up to 100%.

How do I change the font size in Windows 11?

You can change the Windows 11 text size from the accessibility page. Here is where to find the option and modify it.

  1. Open the Windows 11 Settings app.
  2. Select “Accessibility” on the sidebar.
  3. Click on the “Text size” option on the main page.
  4. Use the slider next to “Text size” to change the font size.
  5. Click the “Apply.”
  6. With that, you’ve changed the Windows 11 font size.

Detailed steps:

Use the “Start key + I” shortcut to open the Windows 11 Settings app. You can also right-click on the Start menu and select the “Settings” option. Next, click the “Accessibility” option on the sidebar of the Settings app and then click on the “Text size” option on the main page.

Windows 11 Text Size settings

Now, use the slider next to the “Text size” option to change the font size. Click the “Apply” button to set the new font size. As you move the slider to the right, the font size increases. Moving it to the left will decrease the font size. You can see an instant preview of the new text size as you move the slider right above it.

Change font size in Windows 11

As soon as you click the button, Windows will apply the new font size system-wide.

new font size in Windows 11

All applications that respect and use the default Windows font settings will display the new font size. Suppose some application uses its own font settings; it might not reflect the Windows font size settings. In that case, you might have to dig through that application’s settings to change the font settings.

Restore Windows 11 font size

To restore Windows 11 font size to its default, follow the below steps.

  1. Open the Windows 11 Settings app.
  2. Select “Accessibility” on the sidebar.
  3. Click on the “Text size” option on the main page.
  4. Move the “Text size” slider to the left. i.e., to 100%.
  5. Click the “Apply.”
  6. With that, the default Windows 11 font size is restored.

That is all. It is that simple to change the font size in Windows 11.

I hope that helps.

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