I am new-ish to CC, and I noticed that I now have dozens of irrelevant fonts in my menu bar. Fonts I will never ever use. They only clutter up the menu.
In my work I use only 3-4 type families, and have no need for all these other fonts that seem to have been installed on my system since upgrading from CS3 to CC, and from OSX to Monterey.
Is there any way to get rid of all these fonts I will never use, so that my font menu will only show the ones that I need?
Thank you for any help.
The only way that I can think of would be uninstall the local fonts and for Adobe Fonts you can deactivate them. See the following article for Adobe Fonts.
What about uninstalling the fonts? If the fonts are from https://fonts.adobe.com, use that site to uninstall all unused fonts. As for other fonts coming with older application and being installed on your system, you will need to use the system provided tools to uninstall those. You have to be careful not to uninstall the system required fonts, however.
I define my paragraph and character styles and rhen I rarely need to go back to the fonts menu. So that too, may be an ekegant manner to simply ignore those fonts.
BTW: Keeping the font list small will improve the system performance.
Thanks for the reply.
Tbh I have no idea why they all came from. They seem to have appeared since I upgraded to CC from CS3.
...and from upgrading from OSX to Monterey.
I have 339 fonts in Computer. I don't know these fonts and will never use them in my work. But when I try to turn one of them off, I get this message (attached).
Maybe best not to turn them off, otherwise it might cause havoc with my iMac!?
I doubt that Creative Cloud applications add fonts, as you can access the fonts via the fonts web site, there is no need to install fonts during the install process. CS3 came with a bunch of fonts.
Some of the fonts on your screenshot are system fonts, so they are needed for the OS!
I just noticed that if I select "First Word Only" next to the magnifying glass in the font menu window, then it only brings up the fonts I need: the 5 typefaces that I only use in my work.
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Thanks. But the real question is how to know which out of 339 fonts MacOS does not need. Deleting such fonts can cause chaos on the iMac...
You should ask that in an Apple forum. The beauty of the Adobe system is, that you keep control on the fonts.
Don't delete fonts, create a separate folder on the same leve als the font folder with the name "Fonts deactive" and move them there. So you can move them back if you need them again.
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