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Recreate the fonts folder to eliminate slowdowns System
My system became slower and slower and bringing up the font menu in Cocoa apps was very slow - taking between 5 and 10 minutes (beachball-cursor, even the dock was incredibly slow).

I checked out the font directories but couldn't find anything strange. So I copied all the fonts from my user's font folder (~/Library/Fonts) to a new folder, restarted my machine, copied all the fonts back and restarted one more time (not sure if the restarts were necessary). After this, my machine works fine as before.

[Editor's note: I have no way of really testing this myself, so it's published here as a possible troubleshooting tip for those that may be experiencing slowdowns in OS X.]
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Other Font Locations?
Authored by: 128K Mac on Jan 10, '02 02:54:18PM

Assuming a single user Mac is there some problem in not installing any fonts in /Users/Home/Library/Fonts?

In other wordsOK0e installed in /Library/Fonts and accessible to "all users."

Since Office X also loads all fonts in the System 9.x System folder when Classic is running is there any problem in having duplicate fonts to those in /Library/Fonts in the Fonts folder of System folder (or the various fonts folders in System/Applications Support/Adobe)?

I wonder if avoiding the ~Home/Library/Fonts entirely wouldn't be the simplest and obvious solution when a single user Mac is involved. Has anyone been able to detect a slowdown in Office X or an Adobe app like Illustrator X due to the duplicate fonts in System folder for 9.x?

Curious. :)



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OSX Font Frustration
Authored by: 128K Mac on Jan 12, '02 01:06:42AM

Believe it or not (and I was skeptical!) Office X reportedly complies so closely to the strictest of Apple guidelines regarding fonts that it's prone to have more problems than some other apps.

In theory, however, other OS X apps should also have trouble with the same fonts.



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