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XP's file selector: Is it possible to change the font used in the file name text box (from default system font)?

XP's file selector: Is it possible to change the font used in the file name text box (from default system font)?

Ideally I'd like to change the font (or even just the font size) used in XP's file selector from the standard Microsoft font (MS Sans Serif - I think). It's too small on my monitor and makes adjustments to a file name quite tricky as I strain to see where the cursor actually is!

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Guest [Entry]

"Amazing, I couldn't find anything back then, but a quick Google search today and I discovered this article which describes how this can sometimes be achieved (and it worked for me):

Die Microsoft Sans Serif, Die.

This article boils down to navigating to the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\FontSubstitutes

and then changing any instances of MS Sans Serif to Segoe UI (or your chosen font) followed by a reboot."
Guest [Entry]

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