Here's a .reg file you can just double-click that will change the Segoe fonts to the Consolas within the registry. Created and tested working on Windows 8.1 Preview
REGEDIT4 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Fonts] "Segoe Print (TrueType)"="consola.ttf" "Segoe Print Bold (TrueType)"="consolab.ttf"
Log out and the font used by the Sticky Notes app should be legible.
There are workarounds.
If you cut-and-paste text from another program, let's say Word, to a Sticky Note, that note will take on the original fonts the text was in.
To change size, luckily there are keyboard shortcuts...
Ctrl + Shift + > makes the font bigger
Ctrl + Shift + < makes the font smaller
There is a complete list of keyboard shortcuts available here.
I know this is an old question, but I have an answer that might be better than deleting the font, but will still render the Segoe Print font useless. In the registry, you can change the font that Windows thinks is Segoe Print and Segoe Print Bold
- Navigate to:
- First, export that key so you have a backup.
Segoe Print (TrueType)
- Change the value to the file name of any other font that you wish to use that is already installed (navigate that registry key to find others).
- Do the same for the "Segoe Print Bold (TrueType)" and match it to the Bold version of this font.
- Then, log out and back on.
Answer by NudeRaider
You can download a .MUI editor and modify the sticky notes mui file and change the font to whatever you want.
First of all thanks for the tip with the MUI file. With it I could successfully change the default font the sticky notes are using. Btw. plain notepad works fine for editing.
To solve the access denied problem you have to be administrator, and take control of the file first and then add full access permissions for your user name.
Step by step:
- right click the file -> properties
- Security tab -> advanced
- Owner tab -> edit
- click your user name -> OK
- Permissions tab -> change permissions
- enter your user name (or click advanced to search for it) -> OK
- click the top left check box (allow > full access) -> OK
- OK -> OK -> OK that's it, now you can access the file.
Then you can remove the write protection but you still can't overwrite the file because notepad doesn't let you save in that folder. So save the edited MUI file elsewhere and copy it into the en-us folder. Then restart your computer or it won't take effect.
Also note that the en-us folder depends on your system language (e.g. de-de for german), but the filename itself always stays StikyNot.exe.mui.
You can copy the text into a Notepad window and change the font there to whatever you like and then copy the text back into the note, and the font will stick.
I also found a nice freeware tool named StickyTool that expands the functionality of the Windows 7 Sticky Notes. The current version, however, is not able to change the default font of the Sticky Notes application, but I know from one of the developers that they want to integrate that in a future version.
IMHO, switching to something like http://pnotes.sourceforge.net/ would be your best bet.