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How can I hide the default or system fonts from the type list?

New Here ,
Feb 11, 2020 Feb 11, 2020

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I need to hide the system fonts and the ones that comes with the MacBook Pro and just being able to see in the list of typographies of Photoshop the ones I've installed. Is that possible?

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Feb 12, 2020 Feb 12, 2020

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Hi there, 

 

This could be a great feature request and we have seen requests for the same in the past. I would suggest that you also share your feedback and add your vote to this feature request in this existing discussion: https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/disable-fonts-from-within-photoshop

 

Thanks,

Akash

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Feb 12, 2020 Feb 12, 2020

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Thanks for sharing this link, Akash.  I'll vote for this.

 

Instead of disabling fonts, I'd be happy to simply set the Filter pop-up menu to something like "Fonts not included with macOS" or "Fonts not included with Windows".

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LEGEND ,
Feb 12, 2020 Feb 12, 2020

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Presently it is not possible. 

When a Font is in the "Fonts" folder on either Windows or Mac OS X they show in programs where you can change fonts.

If you where to uninstall any font that the operating system needed, that it uses, you would be looking for trouble, operating system errors and possible crashes.

 

Also what do you mean by "The ones I've Installed"? Not only does the OS come with built in fonts, for use by the OS in dialog boxes and windows, but for other programs to use. Almost any program that has the ability for Text Entry may also install fonts into the OS Fonts Folder. So just turning off the System font won't show just the Fonts You Installed.

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Feb 12, 2020 Feb 12, 2020

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While not exactly what you're looking for, you can use macOS Font Book to disable a Font or Font Collections.

 

Disabling the font "American Typewriter" in macOS Font BookDisabling the font "American Typewriter" in macOS Font BookDisabling the font Collection "Fun" in macOS Font BookDisabling the font Collection "Fun" in macOS Font Book

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 13, 2022 Jan 13, 2022

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Unfortunately, as far as I can tell, you cannot disable or uncheck system fonts. Which are all the foreign language fonts that most of us do not use. Having to scroll through 769 fonts I don't use to try to find the ones I do want to use is a huge waste of time.

 

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Jan 13, 2022 Jan 13, 2022

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What I do in Adobe applications is mark the typefaces I want to see as Favorites, then set the Filter to Favorites. 

 

Jane

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 14, 2022 Jan 14, 2022

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Thank you, Jane! I have never used favorites before—each client with their own set can add up on some days. I will try your suggestion.

Best,
Ann

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New Here ,
Nov 22, 2022 Nov 22, 2022

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Ugh. Apple has like 4000 typefaces that are locked system fonts that we can't disable. Although, I think it would be nice to have some library organization options for Adobe (feature request) but I think our beef with locked system fonts should start and end with Apple not doing screwy $h!7. 

I wrote to Apple's forum to ask this to be changed. 

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