5 Replies Latest reply: Aug 16, 2012 2:58 PM by Mike Gondek2 RSS

    font drop down list disappears

    Marcy McGuire Community Member

      why does this happen? It was happening in CS5 and I was hoping the problem would go away with CS6. Are there some font types which would cause this?

        • 1. Re: font drop down list disappears
          Mike Gondek2 MVP

          You have a corrupt font, or font cache.  Close down some fonts, and rebuild your font cache.

           

          Try turning off font preview, until you can resolve this.

           

          Screen shot 2012-08-16 at 4.06.52 PM.png

          • 2. Re: font drop down list disappears
            Marcy McGuire Community Member

            I have a gazillion fonts and I need them for the work I do. Any software suggestions to help me find the bad eggs? Does Font Book have any utilities?

            • 3. Re: font drop down list disappears
              Mike Gondek2 MVP

              Select all your open fonts in font book

              File >> validate fonts

               

              You can still preview fonts in font book, even though they are not open, just ctrl click on them and choose disable to grey them out. Your apps will boot much faster, and you will have fewer problems if you can disable the fonts you do not use often.

               

              Since now I know you are on mac, you can find all your .lst files and delete them to clean up your font cache.

               

              If you want to clean/speed up your fonts even more remove the foreign language fonts using the free monolingual utilty. Drive Genius 3 is a commercial app, but does a fantastic job of removing GB's of hidden foreign language files and libraries using the drive slim feature.

              • 4. Re: font drop down list disappears
                Marcy McGuire Community Member

                Yes I found this in font book. I had a lot of duplicates which I turned off and removed some of them. I had validated the fonts and found one with a problem. Now on to diable all the foriegn language fonts and clean up my cache. Thanks for your help!

                • 5. Re: font drop down list disappears
                  Mike Gondek2 MVP

                  Sure my pleasure to help.

                   

                  If you ever get suitcase in the future, the secret is to disable all your fonts in fontbook, and let suitcase manage all your fonts. Fontbook is a great utility, just gets hard/slow to use with large font llibraries.