over half of the time my font options does not open, nor does my brushes in PSE 11. can anyone help?
The very first thing to try is resetting the preferences. Quit the editor, then restart it while holding down ctrl+shift+alt (command+shift+option on a mac). Keep the keys down till you see a window asking if you want to delete the settings file. You do.
Incidentally, it's best not to keep starting multiple threads on the same subject.