Welcome to the MacNN Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

You are here: MacNN Forums > Software - Troubleshooting and Discussion > macOS > I have too many fonts

I have too many fonts
Thread Tools
MacNNblueberry
Fresh-Faced Recruit
Join Date: Apr 2005
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Sep 7, 2005, 07:01 AM
 
Looking in my user>library>fonts folder I see I have 673 fonts.

I'd like to pare this down to "the basics" -- the fonts that come with Tiger and maybe a couple extras like Adobe Garmond.

Can I just drag the fonts out and my iBook will figure it out?

Also, might these 673 fonts be slowing down my G3/600 iBook?
     
Randman
Posting Junkie
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: MacNN database error. Please refresh your browser.
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Sep 7, 2005, 07:08 AM
 
Are you on Tiger or Panther?

This is a computer-generated message and needs no signature.
     
MacNNblueberry  (op)
Fresh-Faced Recruit
Join Date: Apr 2005
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Sep 7, 2005, 07:36 AM
 
On Tiger (10.4.2)

"Late 2001" iBook G3/600
with 640MB of RAM
     
Randman
Posting Junkie
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: MacNN database error. Please refresh your browser.
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Sep 7, 2005, 07:59 AM
 
You can deactivate fonts in Tiger, or add them to specific applications.

As long as none are corrupted (always verify), that amount shouldn't bog you down.

You can also get the freeware app, font cache expunger which does a nice job of cleaning that cache from pesky system detritus.

This is a computer-generated message and needs no signature.
     
   
Thread Tools
 
Forum Links
Forum Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Top
Privacy Policy
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:42 PM.
All contents of these forums © 1995-2017 MacNN. All rights reserved.
Branding + Design: www.gesamtbild.com
vBulletin v.3.8.8 © 2000-2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.,