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Font drop down menu isn't showing up in the control panel

New Here ,
Sep 07, 2020 Sep 07, 2020

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While I was using Illustrator, the font drop down menu that was visible right next to the character panel suddenly disappeared. Now I have to click on the character panel every time I want to switch fonts. Is there a way to have the font drop down menu appear back on the control panel?

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Adobe Community Professional , Sep 08, 2020 Sep 08, 2020
Hi, Are you using two screens? This fonts dropdown will show when, it gets minimum width for the screen. I mean I have mac with 15 inch. It doesn't display on it and when I connect another screen with 21 inch, where it shows the way you required. In short, it depends on resolution of the screen. I hope this helps you.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 08, 2020 Sep 08, 2020

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If I understand your question, click on the character panel's name and  drag out 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 08, 2020 Sep 08, 2020

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Hi,

Could you please post the screen shot, how it is looking now. You can choose Essential/Essential Classic workspace, where you will see character panel. And when you opne the charcter panle , you can reset the panel from the flyout menu of the panel. Please refer screenshot for resetting the panel.

Screenshot 2020-09-08 at 1.08.12 PM.png

Let us know if this resolves your problem.

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New Here ,
Sep 08, 2020 Sep 08, 2020

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This is how it initially looked when I posted this question. The drop down menu was still missing no matter what workspace I used.

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The screenshot at the bottom is how exactly I want my control panel to look. This is most likely a bug though because the drop down menu suddenly popped back up while I was using Illustrator, but I still notice it disappearing once in a while. I'll definitely try the flyout menu if I see it missing again but as of right now, it looks like I no longer need to do anything?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 08, 2020 Sep 08, 2020

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Hi,

Are you using two screens? This fonts dropdown will show when, it gets minimum width for the screen. I mean I have mac with 15 inch. It doesn't display on it and when I connect another screen with 21 inch, where it shows the way you required. In short, it depends on resolution of the screen.

 

I hope this helps you.

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Jan 21, 2021 Jan 21, 2021

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I have looked everywhere for an answer to this question and no one seemed to have an answer. I now have what worked for me. I just guessed at the issue and solved it. I went to the flyout menu of the control panel (sometimes called the hamburger), it seemed that just about every item was checked. I started unchecking things I didn't need or want in the control box. For example transparency, crop image, anchor points, live paint, gradient tool - all of the items I could easily access in my tools menu. I didn't need them in the control bar. After unchecking quite a few of these my drop down font menu reappeared! I still have that annoying drop down greyed out menu, that won't seem to go away, but at least my drop down menu is BACK!!! Whoo hoo! Pass this around please, I know this question is everywhere, and no one seems to have an answer. 

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