How to Change the Default Font on the Front Panel or Block Diagram

Updated Apr 2, 2019

Reported In


  • LabVIEW

Issue Details

  • The label format for elements on the Front Panel changed, and it is not the original one.
  • How do I change the Block Diagram/Front Panel element's default label format, size or color ?


If you would like to personalize or change the default display of labels in your Front Panel, follow these steps: 
  1. Open any LabVIEW VI
  2. On the top toolbar, click on the Text Settings option
  3. Click on Font Dialog (or hit CTRL + 0)
  4. Change your default configuration. You may change four different properties on this window: font, size, align and color. 
  5. Check the Panel Default option
  6. Click OK
  7. Try to add a new element on the Front Panel and check that the label visual properties have changed. 
  8. For a visual reference to these steps, please check the .gif below.