Microsoft has changed the way it releases updates for the Windows operating systems. With each of the updates they are adding new features and redacting some other features. This makes everything very exciting as you do not really know when some of the new features might emerge in the existing applications and when new applications or the Windows’ interface itself will be changed. In the new update for the Windows 10, they have added two new features to the very well known Registry Editor.
Now you will see a location bar in the Registry Editor where it will display the location of the currently open registry key. The same location bar can be used to quickly jump to a registry key. You can just copy/paste the full registry key name in this location bar and Registry Editor will expand to that place. For example, if you copy/paste HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software in this location bar to open the Registry Editor in that place.
Another new feature is the ability to change the font for the Registry Editor. You can change this font in the following manner:
- Open Windows Notepad and copy/paste the following in it:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
- In the place of Verdana, you can put the font name of any font installed in your PC.
- Save the file as reg-font.reg somewhere on your computer. Make sure that Save As Type is set to All Types when saving the file so that Notepad does not end up saving it as a text file.
- Double-click on this reg-font.reg file to import the values into Windows Registry.
- Close the Registry Editor and start it again to see the changes.
Anytime later if you want to switch back to the default font in the Windows Registry Editor, you can just delete this newly added value from the Registry Editor.