Too Many Fonts, ways to remove them?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Sparced, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. Sparced macrumors regular

    Sparced

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    I downloaded a 4gb folder of fonts and installed them into Font Book a few days ago. I've noticed After Effects crashing and Illustator has began to refuse to open.

    If I open up Font Book it just hangs with the beach ball. I'm using a Retina MacBook Pro with 16GB of ram and didn't foresee this problem. I can remember having a large number from a similar source on my iMac without a problem.

    What other apps could possibly resolve this issue? Or should I dig into the systems folder and go remove them manually.

    http://i.imgur.com/BjS1T.png
     
  2. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    Select All Fonts on the left hand side. Then click one on the first font, and shift click on the last one you want deleted and simply delete them.
     
  3. Sparced thread starter macrumors regular

    Sparced

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    Font Book wouldn't respond. I only posted the screenshot as proof that there's that many. I've got work due and couldn't wait any longer for a reply.

    Just jumped into the user/system/fonts folder of mountain lion and deleted 33,000 files it had in there and hoped for the best.

    So far it looks good. Adobe applications are opening again now.
     

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