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Windows 7: "Font Viewer for Windows 7"

27 Aug 2010   #21

Windows 7Home Premium, 64 bit
 
 
One Little TheFontThing Problem

Just discovered that it won't let me put Open Type fonts into a collection, only True Type. I'm sure I'm just doing something wrong... Normally I put fonts into collections by dragging from an open window of fonts. Is there a way to point TFT to a specific folder? I see Browse, but no way to specify where it should go. Ugh. Thanks.

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23 Sep 2010   #22

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by elnorac View Post
Just discovered that it won't let me put Open Type fonts into a collection, only True Type. I'm sure I'm just doing something wrong... Normally I put fonts into collections by dragging from an open window of fonts. Is there a way to point TFT to a specific folder? I see Browse, but no way to specify where it should go. Ugh. Thanks.
I don't use collections. I put my fonts into subfolders within a big folder of uninstalled fonts. Then click the browse tab and navigate to where I store them.
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31 Dec 2010   #23

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

To Fallstar - I just recently got a new computer with Windows 7 after years and years of using WinXP. I thought I'd be lost without The Font Thing, but tried you suggestion and it works. Thank you!

To Scarfe - Also took your advice and downloaded Ampsoft's Font Viewer. Thank you also.

Happy New Year!
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28 Jan 2011   #24

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Thank you, thank you, Fallstar!!!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fallstar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CadillacPat View Post
It looks as though "The Font Thing" will not work with Windows 7.
Go to the website's download page at LINK and download the non-installer, the second version labeled as Zipped EXE and help files (483K). The installer-package version is apparently not compatible with Windows 7 (or 64-bit, which is what I run).

I unzipped the contents into a folder I named The Font Thing in my downloads folder, then double click the tft.exe file to launch it. If you get a popup/notification just click OK, and The Font Thing will run. Granted it's a little quirky at times, but it's useable.
Another *BIG* thank you, Fallstar, for this work-around! I'm also a dedicated fan of The Font Thing, and this solution worked perfectly for me. Thank you so very much again!!!!
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29 Jan 2011   #25

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 / WinXP Pro x86 on (2)
 
 

Would like to try The Font Viewer, but Sophos A/V prevents access to the site as a malware host:

High Risk Website Blocked
  • Location: members.ozemail.com.au/~scef/tft.html
  • Access has been blocked as the threat Mal/HTMLGen-A has been found on this website.



Anybody have a "safe" source for the ZIP file referenced file above in this thread that does not include the SETUP.EXE installer, but rather is just the product files themselves?

Thanks.
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29 Jan 2011   #26

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 / WinXP Pro x86 on (2)
 
 

Just in passing, one of the "Best Free Font Managers" sites I passed through highly recommended NexusFont for Windows.

I downloaded and installed it. Seems to give me what I'm looking for and is "modern", i.e. it installs and runs on Windows 7 x64 without problem, and does not have a "legacy Win98 appearance".
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31 Jan 2011   #27

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 / WinXP Pro x86 on (2)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fallstar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CadillacPat View Post
It looks as though "The Font Thing" will not work with Windows 7.
Go to the website's download page at LINK and download the non-installer, the second version labeled as Zipped EXE and help files (483K). The installer-package version is apparently not compatible with Windows 7 (or 64-bit, which is what I run).
Can you please post this non-installer ZIP file... perhaps as an ATTACHMENT on this forum? Maybe on some FTP site or other location you have access to for upload, and that from which I can download "safely"?

The web site pointed to by your link is rated "malware" by Sophos A/V (which I run) and I can't get get to it either with Firefox or IE. I know, I can turn off Sophos and overcome the "danger" but if the site is reported negatively I'd rather not take a chance.

As I mentioned in my earlier reply, based on the comments made in this thread and my search for a true Windows 7-compatible installer/product, I have installed the Nexus Font Manager which seems quite powerful, friendly, and worthwhile. But I'd like to at least try this orphan/legacy "The Font Thing" that seems to have so many admirers.

Still looking for some place out there to download the non-installer ZIP version of the product, but which is NOT the "malware reported" site of the author.

Thanks.
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22 Apr 2011   #28

win 7 x64
 
 

(edit: re 'The Font Thing')

Fallstar & OP - thank you both.

I've been looking for just this kind of thing to view multiple fonts at once for ages.

Couldn't find a way to do it with any of my Adobe software (which I think to be honest is a short-coming if it's not there, considering the pedigree of products such as Illustrator / PS etc)

Magic guys,

Thanks ;-)
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22 Apr 2011   #29

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Another vote for Nexus Font...

Nexus Font: Gizmo's Best Free Font Manager Selection

Been using this for months and can't fault it!
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01 Jun 2011   #30

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I am a long time Font Thing user and was bummed when I read it wasn't compatible with Windows 7.
Some good suggestions here.

1) The Font Thing - Non-Installer package. I don't like the flakiness of TFT in Win 7. Random errors, and it locks up when trying to install fonts. No thanks.

2) NexusFont - Nice...but when viewing my 350+ dingbats at 36pt or so, it really bogs down and runs choppy...the pointer will freeze for 5-6 seconds at a time when I try to scroll down to see more fonts. I have a new Intel i5 with 4gb of ram, so my computer is plenty fast. I thought my whole computer froze for a moment, but it was just really choppy. Because of the choppiness of it, it's not usable for me. If it didn't run choppy, I'd LOVE this program.

3) AMP Font Viewer - Very nice...and a little more like The Font Thing. Although, it would be nice to see a list of installed and uninstalled fonts in the same view where I can just scroll through them all instead of going back and forth. But not a big deal. I like how you can preview an entire folder of fonts at once. I have chosen to use AMP instead of The Font Thing.

Both NexusFont and AMP Font Viewer seem better than The Font Thing, and once I get used to AMP, I'm sure I will like it a lot more. So this TFT not being compatible with Win 7 is a blessing in disguise.

Thanks guys.
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