How to Install and Uninstall Fonts in Windows 11

Windows 11 allows you to install and uninstall custom fonts. Here are the instructions on how to install and uninstall fonts in Windows 11.

As with any operating system, Windows 11 comes with a lot of pre-installed fonts. You will find all kinds of fonts for all sorts of writing styles. For example, Windows 11 has monospace, handwriting style, gothic, and several other styles of fonts. You can use these fonts in all installed applications without any limitations. You just need to select the font you want to use and start writing.

Though the built-in fonts are pretty good, third-party fonts are fantastic. The good thing is that many websites and web services out there provide amazing fonts for free. For instance, if you are coding or writing fancy documents, you might have to install free third-party fonts from websites like Google Fonts to improve your workflow or make the document look great. Not only those, but there are so many good-looking sans and sans-serif fonts out there that are way more legible and easier on your eyes than the default fonts. To put it simply, fonts add personality to your documents and work.

Considering all this, in addition to the default fonts, Windows 11 makes it easy to install new fonts and remove fonts you don’t need. All it takes is a few clicks, and the job will be done in no time.

So, without further ado, let me show you how to install fonts in Windows 11 and uninstall fonts in Windows 11.

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What type of fonts are supported in Windows 11

To install fonts in Windows 11, they need to be of a specific type. The supported font types in Windows are TrueType (.ttf), TrueType Connection (.ttc), OpenType (.otf), and PostScript Type 1 (.pfb & .pfm) formats. The good thing is, almost every font out there comes in either TrueType or OpenType format. So, for the most part, you don’t have to worry about font compatibility in Windows.

Install fonts in Windows 11

To install fonts in Windows 11, ensure you have the font file(s) in a supported format. Once you have the font files, follow the below steps as listed.

  1. First, open the File Explorer and find the font file(s).
  2. Select right-click on the font file.
  3. Click on “Show more options.”
  4. Select the “Install” option.
  5. To install the font for all users, select the “Install for all users” option.
  6. With that, you’ve installed the fonts in Windows 11.

Detailed steps:

First, you should open the File Explorer with the “Start key + E” shortcut and find the font files. Next, right-click on the font you want to install. To install multiple fonts at once, select multiple font files. Next, right-click and choose “Show more options.”

right-click on font file and choose show more options

Select the “Install” or “Install for all users” from the classic context menu. As you can guess, if you have multiple users in your system, selecting “Install for all users” will make the installed font available for all user accounts on your computer.

select install or install for all users to install fonts in Windows 11

As soon as you choose the install option, Windows will install the selected fonts. Once installed, you can start using them in applications like Word, Notepad, etc. Keep in mind that you might have to restart applications to see the newly installed fonts.

Uninstall fonts in Windows 11

 To uninstall or remove a font in Windows 11, you must follow the below steps.

  1. Press “Win + I” to open Settings.
  2. Select “Personalization” on the sidebar.
  3. Click on the “Fonts” option.
  4. Find and click on the font you want to install.
  5. Scroll down and click “Uninstall.”
  6. Click the “Uninstall” button again.
  7. With that, the font is uninstalled instantly in Windows 11.

Detailed steps:

You can remove fonts from the Windows 11 settings app. So, press the “Windows key + I” shortcut to open the Settings app. Next, go to the “Personalization > Fonts” page. Here, find the font you want to uninstall and click on it. You can use the search bar to filter fonts.

find font to uninstall in Windows 11

Scroll down and click the “Uninstall” button on this page.

click uninstall to remove font in Windows 11

Windows 11 will show a confirmation box; click the “Uninstall” button again.

click uninstall again to confirm font uninstallation

As soon as you do that, the font and all its variations are removed from your computer. With that, you have successfully uninstalled a font in Windows 11. To uninstall another font, follow the exact instructions.

I hope that helps.

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