Drag to Install Fonts

by Eric Wyatt
(last updated September 9, 2019)

Windows 10 comes, by default, with several font options to choose from. With over 90 default fonts to possibly use, you may find that you need or would like to install and use a new font. There are several reasons for needing to install a new font onto your system. A common need when it comes to word processing or creating something new on your computer is choosing a specific font. With Windows 10, you can easily install new fonts by using the new drag and drop installation method. This can be done by following these simple steps:

  1. Press the Windows key and type (without quotes) "Font Settings," then press Enter. Windows displays the Font section of the Personalization settings of the Settings dialog box. (See Figure 1.)
  2. Figure 1. The Fonts section of the Settings dialog box.

  3. Drag the fonts you want to the "drag and drop" area of the window. Windows installs the fonts that you dropped.
  4. Close the Settings dialog box, and Windows immediately activates the font(s).

With Windows 10, you can use any type of font you want as long as they are either OpenType (.otf) or TrueType (.ttf). But be sure to get your fonts from a reputable font/typography vendor. Microsoft has a list of registered typography vendors that can be found here. Also, keep in mind that while easy to do, you should not just get a copy of a font from a friend as you may be violating copyright law in doing so (depending on your country).

Now when you have a font you want to use and need to install you can do so by using this new drag-and-drop method. The drag-and-drop installation method allows you to easily and quickly install the desired fonts, and then get back to work faster.

 This tip (13673) applies to Windows 10.

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Eric Wyatt

Eric Wyatt is a swell guy (or so his friends tell him). He is a formally trained designer and branding expert, bringing a wide range of skills to his Tips.Net articles. ...

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