The popular web mail service Gmail can be configured in a number of ways. However, many of the most interesting tweaks for Gmail are tucked away in the Labs section where they are often overlooked. For example, a previous tip showed how to enable the insertion of images into a message. This tip will show how to change the default fonts that are used for your Gmail messages.
Although composing a Gmail message already contains an option to change fonts, those changes apply only to the current message. Here is how to make a permanent change.
- Go to your Gmail page
- Click on "Settings"
- In the Settings box that opens, click on “Labs.”
- Scroll down the list of options until you come to “Default Text Styling” (figure below).
- Click “Enable.”
- Click the button “Save changes.”
There is one more set of steps before the job is done.
- Go back to “Settings”
- Click the “General” tab if necessary
- Scroll down to “Default text style”
- Use the toolbar to change settings (figure below)
- Click “Save Changes”
You can change the font family, the front size, and the font color. No more dull messages.
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