By default on Windows, Chrome uses Times New Roman as standard font. It is also default for Serif fonts, while for Sans-serif, Arial is set as default. Chrome has option to easily change the font face and font size along with the default character encoding which is applied on web pages with no specified values. In the following tutorial, I’m explaining the steps required for changing the default font of Chrome.
To Change font settings in Chrome, follow these steps:
- Open fonts settings panel. For this, type chrome://chrome/settings/fonts in the address bar .
- Alternatively, go to the wrench menu > Settings > Click on the “+ Show advanced settings” in the bottom > Under the “Web Content” section, choose “Customize fonts ..”.
- The font settings panel (shown in the screenshot below) has options for standard, fixed-width, serif and sans-serif fonts along with several other settings. Select the desired font here.
- In the bottom of the above panel, you can also set a custom default character encoding.
Other browsers including Firefox also provide similar option to customize default display attributes, but customizing Chrome is relatively easy.