Browser font has changed

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Ktulu, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. Ktulu macrumors regular

    Ktulu

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    I don't know how it happened, but the font that my browser uses (FireFox) to display text has changed to MarkerFelt/FeltMarker.

    I have already gone in to preferences and there it says what it should, i.e. Times/Helvetica/_serif/_sans, etc. It makes it ver hard to read search results, YouTube descriptions, really anything on-line.

    How do I get the proper font to display in my browser again?

    Please help.:confused:
     
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    the default font is Lucida Grande size 14.

    why no love for Safari? im assuming your a new Mac user and felt the urge to download Firefox immediately. Safari isnt like IE. unless you use Firefox for its features.
     
  3. Ktulu thread starter macrumors regular

    Ktulu

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    Actually I am a long time Mac user.:D

    My choice for FF over Safari is simply comfort. I am more comfortable in FF than Safari. Things just seem to be a bit more intuitive for me.:cool:

    Even if I change my default font, it will still use the marker font. I am not sure why it has changed all of a sudden but it is very annoying.:mad:
     
  4. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    try dragging the Firefox plist to your desktop. if it doesnt work drag it back to restore your prefs.
     
  5. Ktulu thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sounds good. I will try when I get home from work.:cool:
    Thanx for your help, I will post one last time with the results.:D

    Thank you again.
     
  6. Ktulu thread starter macrumors regular

    Ktulu

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    Solution

    As promised I am posting with the solution to the issue.
    As it turns out it was a bad/corrupted font. I removed the font and everything went back to normal. I am not sure as to why the font highjacked things, but the problem is gone and so is the font.:D

    Thanxs for the help.
     
  7. cdamien macrumors newbie

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    the exact same thing is happening to my browser right now! How did you find the name of the font so you could delete it?
     

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  8. Lou295 macrumors newbie

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    Thank you!!

    I have had the same problem and had been tying myself in knots trying to resolve it till I found your post. Thanks a million!! Fixed!! At Last! :D
     
  9. Hermes Monster macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not sure how the op did it but try opening the "fonts" app and go to "user fonts", then just cycle through them - likely you'll hit the corrupt one and you'll get the beach ball when it gets stuck - delete the font

    Hope that helped!
     

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