I can't change the font or size in Windows 11 notepad


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I just put together an AMD Ryzen 5 build, all new parts, nVME drive, geforce 1030 GT graphics.

Installed Windows 11 pro with the software key, and started doing all the usual changes to unf**k the build.

I went to change the notepad font and size to arial black size 12 like i've done since I can remember, and it simply doesn't take. If I open new notepad instance and type, it's still using the default font and size.
But if I check the settings it does reflect the arial black size 12 change that i've made.

Is there a fix for this? And fwiw, the only new software involved here from my Windows 10 install, is the new os itself. Everything else functions flawlessly under Windows 10 pro.
 

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Have you tested another (randomly selected) font change ? Does that work ?

Does Arial Black work in your usual word processing program ?

Is Arial Black listed in the Fonts control panel ?
 

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JRT10

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Have you tested another (randomly selected) font change ? Does that work ?

Does Arial Black work in your usual word processing program ?

Is Arial Black listed in the Fonts control panel ?
It was the arial setting that was messing it up. I had sort of suspected that and I went from black, to bold, to regular and it didn't fix it. I guess I should have been more thorough and tried a different font, but I really seriously prefer arial.
Anyway all's well that ends well, thanks!
 

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