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Change the Terminal Font

SUMMARY: Change the font displayed when accessing remote systems with Putty, and configure anti-aliasing for display quality.

If you're tired of the default font that Putty uses to access systems, it can easily be changed. You can also alter whether or not Putty anti-aliases text.

1. Open Putty.

2. Click on the "Session" link in the left pane.

3. In the right pane, click "Default Settings", or a defined session, then the "Load" button.

4. Expand the "Window" tree in the left pane.

5. Click "Appearance" in the left pane.

6. In the right pane, underneath "Font settings", click the "Change" button to change the terminal output font.

Putty font settings

7. A standard "Font" dialog box appears where you can select the font name, style, size, and script (note that only fixed-width fonts can be used). Click "OK" to close this dialog box when you have made your selections.

8. Back at the configuration screen, click one of the radio buttons underneath "Font quality" to change your anti-aliasing method:

* Antialiased
* Non-Antialiased
* ClearType
* Default

9. Click on the "Session" link in the left pane.

10. Choose the session name you chose in #3, or "Default Settings".

11. Click the "Save" button.

Note that if you change the default settings, you will still need to change the settings for each saved session.

Return to the Putty page.

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