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How do I Change Fonts on a Toshiba Laptop?

Updated March 23, 2017

Fonts can be used on your Toshiba laptop to make a presentation more formal or to create appealing invitations to a party you are throwing. When you download a font, you need to put the font files in the correct folder on your system. The Windows operating system on your Toshiba laptop comes with a font utility that makes it easy to add fonts. If you have downloaded a font that you do not like or use, you can just as easily remove it from your computer. You can also change the font that appears throughout your system in locations such as under icons, in toolbars and in window headers.

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  1. Save your new fonts to your C: drive on your computer.

  2. Click the "Start" in the lower-left corner of your desktop. Scroll up and click "Control Panel." Choose "Appearance and Personalization." Click the "Fonts" option.

  3. Click "File" in the main menu bar and select "Install New Font." Press the "Alt" key on your keyboard if you do not see the "File" menu.

  4. Select the C: drive where the new fonts are location in the "Add fonts" box that appears.

  5. Click the folder where the fonts are located and then highlight the font that you want to install. Click the "Install" button.

  6. Click the "Start" in the lower-left corner of your desktop. Scroll up and click "Control Panel." Choose "Appearance and Personalization." Click the "Fonts" option.

  7. Highlight the font file that you want to remove.

  8. Click "File" in the main menu bar. Scroll down and click "Delete." If the "File" menu is not on top of the interface, press the "Alt" key on your keyboard.

  9. Right-click anywhere on your desktop.

  10. Scroll down and click "Personalize." Choose "Window Color" and then click the "Advanced appearance settings" link on the next page.

  11. Click the "Item" drop-down menu to select the element you want to change.

  12. Click the "Font" drop-down menu to choose the new font you want to use. Click the "Size" drop-down menu to choose how large you want the font. Click the "Apply" button and then the "OK" button.

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About the Author

Brendan O'Brien is a professional journalist in Milwaukee, Wis. He has worked for several news organizations, newspapers such as the "Milwaukee Journal Sentinel" and trade magazines during his career of more than 15 years. He is currently a freelance writer who works for several publications.

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