How to Install and Manage Fonts in Windows 10’s Settings App

Windows 10 includes a new way to install and manage fonts right from the Settings app. You can even download fonts from the Store. The old Fonts tool in Control Panel is still available, but it isn’t your only option anymore.

To find these options, head to Settings > Personalization > Fonts. You’ll see a list of all the fonts installed on your PC, complete with a search box.

This feature was added in Windows 10’s April 2018 Update. If you don’t see the Fonts option in your Settings app, you haven’t installed the update yet.

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Click the “Get more fonts in Microsoft Store” link to go to the new Fonts section in the Microsoft Store app. This lists both free and paid fonts you can install, and more fonts should appear in the Store over time. You can install them like you’d install anything else from the Store—click a font, and then click the “Get” button to download it.

Windows normally only installs fonts for the languages you use. For example, if you install an English language version of Windows, Windows installs the fonts you need for the Latin character set and not the fonts used for languages with other character sets. To install fonts for other languages, click the “Download fonts for all languages” option at the top right corner of the Fonts screen.

These fonts will take additional space on your hard drive, so you shouldn’t install these fonts unless you actually need them for some reason.

To remove a font from your system, click it in the Fonts list, and then click the “Uninstall” button. This screen also shows a preview the selected font in different sizes  and displays the path to the font file on your system.

We don’t recommend uninstalling fonts unless you’ve installed them and don’t want them anymore. Many fonts are included with Windows and the applications you install, and are necessary for proper display of your installed applications.

You can always restore your default fonts if you want to get back to a vanilla Windows font experience, uninstalling any fonts you’ve installed and restoring any fonts you’ve deleted.

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Windows also lets you install font files in TrueType (.ttf), OpenType (.otf), TrueType Collection (.ttc), or PostScript Type 1 (.pfb + .pfm) format. However, you can’t do this from the Fonts pane in the Settings app. You must install them from a File Explorer window.

To install a font file, either right-click it and select the “Install” command or double-click the font to preview it, and then click the “Install” button. The font will appear in the Fonts window and in other applications on your system after it’s installed.

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Chris Hoffman is a technology writer and all-around computer geek. He's as at home using the Linux terminal as he is digging into the Windows registry. Connect with him on Twitter.