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Windows 7: How to manage MANY fonts?

12 Jul 2010   #1
esha

Win 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
How to manage MANY fonts?

I like collecting fonts. Currently I have about 1.400
Ok, I don't like all of them, but even if I get rid of 200 or 300 there still remain many others.
Win seems to be a bit slower on startup since I have transferred all those fonts from my former system to the new one.
I guess there are font managers that can switch off and on the fonts as needed and I think I might need something like that. Does anybode have experience with this?


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12 Jul 2010   #2
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by esha View Post
I like collecting fonts. Currently I have about 1.400
Ok, I don't like all of them, but even if I get rid of 200 or 300 there still remain many others.
Win seems to be a bit slower on startup since I have transferred all those fonts from my former system to the new one.
I guess there are font managers that can switch off and on the fonts as needed and I think I might need something like that. Does anybode have experience with this?
I don't have the knowledge you are looking for but how about putting all the fonts you don't use into a new folder named Fonts2. Leaving just a few fonts in the main Fonts folder will make you PC start up at the old speed, I think! Save introducing more third party software and its simple too!
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12 Jul 2010   #3
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

There are plenty of freeware font managers, but I'm not sure if they let you turn on/off each font. They may just add, view, and delete them. That might be a function of paid software, but I'd be willing to bet something exists. A simple google search should find you some products.

As for the startup speed, adding a lot of extra fonts will affect boot up speed.
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12 Jul 2010   #4
elsuirad

Windows® 7 Home Basic 64bit, Build 7600
 
 

Wow!

You're like me! I'm also doing the same since I'm in sort of using those fonts in some special use (like website creation and graphics layout).


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12 Jul 2010   #5
Fathther Jack

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I'm using High-Logics Main Type to manage my fonts (sadly paid for). I tried anything compatible with XP when I was first looking and they all ended up looking pretty much of a much. With Main Type all of my (except everyday/system) fonts are stored on a seperate drive. You can elect to "load" or "install" from there. The beauty about the load option is that when you reboot they unload. Sadly I've not come across any free font managers that give the ability to truly manage, but I always like to be proved wrong!!
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12 Jul 2010   #6
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Here's a free one.
But it is free...............so read the comments below as you make your decision.
Best Free Font Manager

Let us know your findings.
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12 Jul 2010   #7
Fathther Jack

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
Here's a free one.
But it is free...............so read the comments below as you make your decision.
Best Free Font Manager

Let us know your findings.
Good reading that.
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