Change the Default Font of Notes App in OS X Mountain Lion

Aug 8, 2012 - 10 Comments

Change the Default Font of Notes app in Mac OS X

The new Notes app in OS X Mountain Lion features a default font that is hard to read and looks a bit goofy. If you want a more professional looking font that’s easier on the eyes, you can easily switch the default font from “Noteworthy” to the always classic Helvetica.

  • From the Notes app, pull down the “Format” menu
  • Open the “Font” submenu followed by “Default Font” and select “Helvetica” for the cleanest looking font, or choose “Marker Felt” to match the default Notes font in iOS

How to change the default font of Notes app in OS X Mountain Lion

Changes take effect immediately. Helvetica is shown below:

Set the new default font in Notes app on Mac

Formatting can be lost as you’ll see in this video:

You can change it in the iOS Notes app too.

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Posted by: William Pearson in Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks

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  1. Septimus says:

    Also: remove Markerfelt and Noteworthy from your system fonts folders and you’re done.

  2. Aberto I says:

    Why awful?
    It is only a question of (bad) taste :P

  3. Lauri Ranta says:

    You can use other fonts or font sizes (or add fonts to the menu) by editing /Applications/Notes.app/Contents/Resources/en.lproj/DefaultFonts.plist, or the corresponding files for other languages.

    It doesn’t break the code signature, because the lproj folders are omitted in the CodeResources file.

  4. New tip :) says:

    Hello! today i found an hidden trick in notification center, in right corner theres notification center icon. click it when holding option (ALT), it will turn off!

  5. Winski says:

    The fonts fine…. Quit whining like a bunch of 6-yr olds””

  6. Palikaris says:

    I know this is a bit off topic, but how can we now sync Notes with i.e. iPod Touch?… Before Mountain Lion, I was able to sync via iTunes, now this cannot be done! I know it can be used via iCloud, but I just want to sync the way it was before. I hope Apple gives us the option without iCloud sync!

  7. Mark says:

    Thanks! That was driving me nuts.

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