Strange Font Changes

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Starhorsepax, May 30, 2013.

  1. Starhorsepax macrumors member


    Jun 6, 2010
    This has been going on for awhile and Google has been no help.

    I usually write in either LibreOffice or Bean. No matter which one I use, I'll be in a middle of a document and without hitting any formatting controls, often in mid sentence BANG font style change. No warning. No reason.:confused:

    I'm at a loss. I can change it back, of course, but after awhile it gets aggravating. Does anyone have a clue what could be causing this or how to stop it? I've considered a corrupt file, but if so, where would it be?

    It's standard, common fonts it's switching between like times, times new roman and helvetica.
  2. justperry macrumors G3


    Aug 10, 2007
    In the core of a black hole.
    That's weird, the only thing I can think of is if there are 3rd party Apps installed.

    Example, an App that maps certain keystroke combinations with an action.

    If this happens quite a few times you could try in a new User Account, if it does not have this issue you know it is your normal User Account which is "affected".

    Holding the Shift key instantly after login is also a way to see if this "solves" the problem, if it did, you have Login Apps interfering with the System.

    Another thing to try is to repair fonts in FontBook.

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