The fonts on my Safari browser have been changed!?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Bockady, May 1, 2009.

  1. Bockady macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Seriously, I'm having more problems with my new MAC than I ever did with any PC! I loaded new fonts onto my MAC today and now when I go into Safari and browse the internet, all of the fonts on any website I go into have been changed into some ridiculous font! Why would this happen and how do I restore the default font settings?
     
  2. Chase R macrumors 65816

    Chase R

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    #2
    Find the preferences file (.plist) for Safari and delete it. This will restore Safari's settings back to default.

    It's found in ~users/yourname/library/preferences
     
  3. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

    angelwatt

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    #3
    Did you replace some old fonts? Maybe you installed bad ones. You can try fixing the fonts by,
    • Opening Font Book
    • click on All Fonts in the collection panel
    • Highlight all fonts in the list
    • Under the File menu choose Validate Font
    • Then do Validate File
     
  4. Bockady thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #4
    I went into Font Book and located the font that everything changed into and just deleted it from my fonts and that seemed to fix it. Everything is back to normal. I'm still not sure why it picked a different font to change my browser to. I didn't assign anything new? Oh well, thanks for your help!
     

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