Fonts taking over my Macbook

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by CeeWu83, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. CeeWu83 macrumors newbie

    Sep 27, 2010
    So, like a complete idiot i downloaded a torrent file with a few thousand font files. i installed them all and it has bogged down my OS and taken over programs like Safari, firefox and entourage (which i use for email). when i change the font in the preference menu in the respective program it will change the size but not the actual font style. another strange thing is that safari will not load pictures now either.

    i want to just wipe the hdd but i do not have a disc because i bought it used. i can take it back to the guy i got it from as he refurbishes macs but i was wondering if i could avoid the trip if any one has a tip or two for me.

    thanks for reading,
  2. orchido1 macrumors newbie

    Oct 1, 2010
    Same Problem Macbook Pro!

    I... called Mac Support... told me to do a soft reboot... Didnt work.

    Any tips appreciated!
  3. Mal macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    Just go to /Users/[your user folder]/Library/Fonts/ and remove everything there (put them in a folder in case you need them again). None of the system fonts are stored there, so the computer will still work fine and it will remove all those extra fonts. In the future, just install fonts you want to use, not huge batches (I've done that myself, so I know why you did it).

  4. CeeWu83 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 27, 2010
    Thanks for the tip, worked and no more annoying font in my browsers. one thing, deleted all the font files but when i tried to empty my trash two fonts stuck around saying they are being used by a program. rebooted, closed all programs still won't let me delete them.

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