How to change the Font in Google Chrome (Complete guide)

You can adjust several settings in the Google Chrome browser to customize Google Chrome to your liking. For example, you can change the font and set the minimum and maximum font sizes.

Setting a different font in Google Chrome can affect the default font in a specific website. However, this is not always the case. Keep in mind that if you change the default font in Google Chrome, this set font will only be applied to websites that have not applied a font themselves.

There is a distinction between four types in Google Chrome. That is the default font, the serif font, sans-serif font, and a fixed-width font (monospace). These are four types that can be applied to websites. By customizing these fonts in Google Chrome, a different font can be set for each type.

You can also adjust the size of the font. The font size will always apply to the websites you visit.

You can then specify in Google Chrome what the default font size should be, in addition, you can also set what the minimum font size should be. This will prevent certain websites from displaying a font size that is too small.

How to Change the Font in Google Chrome (Complete guide)

Open the Google Chrome browser. In the upper right corner click on the menu. On the menu, click Settings.

On the left side of the menu, click on Appearance and then on the right, click on “Customize fonts”. You can also type “chrome://settings/fonts” in the address bar.

Customize font in Google Chrome

Change font size in Google Chrome

At the very top, you will see font size. This slider can be changed from tiny to huge. If you drag the slider, you will see a font size in the example with a dot system.

The default font size is 16. However, you can change the size of the font to your liking.

Font size in Google Chrome settings

Change the minimum font size in Google Chrome

Websites can customize the font size. By setting minimum font size, you can prevent websites from presenting a font that is too small. So, if you have a visual impairment, you can prevent the font on a website from being displayed too small.

Minimum font size in Google Chrome settings

Change the standard font in Google Chrome

The standard font is the font that is displayed on websites that do not have a font set. Most websites present a particular font to the browser. This font is what you will see on the website.

If the website has no font set, the font set in the Google Chrome browser will be displayed. So set the default font for Google Chrome here.

Standard font in Google Chrome settings

Change serif font in Google Chrome

If the website you visit has set a serif font to be displayed, then you can set which serif font should be displayed here.

Serif font in Google Chrome settings

Change Sans-Serif font in Google Chrome

If the website you are visiting has a sans-serif font, then you can set which sans-serif font should be displayed here.

Sans-serif font in Google Chrome settings

Change the fixed-width font in Google Chrome

If the website you are visiting has been set to display a fixed-width font, then you can set which “monospace” font should be displayed on this website here.

Fixed-width font in Google Chrome settings

How to Reset the font in Google Chrome?

To set all fonts back as it was you can reset Google Chrome to default settings.

These are the font settings you can adjust in the Google Chrome browser. However, keep in mind that some extensions can overwrite settings. So if you have problems with fonts in Google Chrome, please also check the installed Google Chrome extension(s) and disable them where necessary.

Related: customize the new tab page in Google Chrome.

I hope this has helped you. Thank you for reading!

Read more: 9 lesser known features in Google Chrome you must know!

Is it possible to change the font on a website using Google Chrome?

Yes, and no. If the website has declared a font in the website’s source code the font won’t change on that particular website. However, if a website has declared not to use a specific font, the font that is set as default in the Google Chrome settings is used.

What types of font can be changed in the Google Chrome font settings?

You can change the maximum font size, the minimum font size, the standard font, sans-font, sans-serif, and fixed-width font in the Google Chrome browser.

Is it possible to reset the font in Google Chrome?

Yes, all changes to the font settings in Google Chrome can be reset. In this article you’ll read what those default font settings are. If you need to reset font settings, you need to reset the Google Chrome browser to default. It can be done use the advanced settings in Google Chrome.

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