New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
OS X - Operating System General OS operation information and support

OS 10.5 - Strange text problem in boxes and menus


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
re_incarnate

 
Member Since: Sep 02, 2008
Posts: 9
re_incarnate is on a distinguished road

re_incarnate is offline
Today I notices something really strange on my Mac and I have to idea how to even search for a solution. When I turned it on, i noticed that

- all the text in my iTunes list of songs and artists etc. appears very tight together (meaning there is less space between the lines)
- the text in different boxes (like search boxes in the whole OS, or the URL address like in Safari) is off, instead if being in the middle it's more at the top of the box when i type (and the blinking cursor is smaller then usual also)
- the lines of text in menus (ex. the upper menus of each program) is also tighter together
- Program titles in the upper bar of each window appear at the very top of the bar instead of in the middle

Yesterday I have imported a large amount of fonts (about 2000) to the Font Book application that I had on my previous Windows computer but I have disabled most of them. It is possible that it has anything to do with that?

Any idea how to fix this?

Thanks in advance for tips and hints
QUOTE Thanks
louishen

 
louishen's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 22, 2007
Location: London
Posts: 8,943
louishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant future
Mac Specs: Mac Mini Core i7 2012 | White 2009 MacBook 2 Ghz | 733 Mhz G4 Quicksilver

louishen is offline
Firstly use Main Menu to clean out the font caches.

Secondly, you have probably got a font clash, with one of those fonts interfering with one of the macs system fonts.

Thirdly, I would not use FontBook to manage that many fonts when there is a better app that is free and does a better job of managing fonts (see below)

Quote:
If you are going to start loading quite a few fonts, font book is not the best app, the free font explorer is much much better

Font Management - Simple, Smart, Free - Linotype FontExplorer X


If you really want to manage your fonts well I suggest the suitcase (another font management tool - not free) guide to best font practices in OS X (the guide is free)

Extensis - Downloads


Just substitute use Suitcase with use Linotype FontExplorer

Member of the Month September 2008 & August 2012 | Found advice useful? use the rep system
QUOTE Thanks
re_incarnate

 
Member Since: Sep 02, 2008
Posts: 9
re_incarnate is on a distinguished road

re_incarnate is offline
What do you mean by Main Menu? Where can I find this?

Thank you very much for the tip. I will certainly need a program for mac that can handle a lot of fonts


Quote:
Originally Posted by louishen View Post
Firstly use Main Menu to clean out the font caches.

Secondly, you have probably got a font clash, with one of those fonts interfering with one of the macs system fonts.

Thirdly, I would not use FontBook to manage that many fonts when there is a better app that is free and does a better job of managing fonts (see below)
QUOTE Thanks
louishen

 
louishen's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 22, 2007
Location: London
Posts: 8,943
louishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant future
Mac Specs: Mac Mini Core i7 2012 | White 2009 MacBook 2 Ghz | 733 Mhz G4 Quicksilver

louishen is offline
Sorry, main Menu is a great general maintenance program

Santa Software | MainMenu

FontExplorer is the best font manager on OSX IMO and free

Member of the Month September 2008 & August 2012 | Found advice useful? use the rep system
QUOTE Thanks
re_incarnate

 
Member Since: Sep 02, 2008
Posts: 9
re_incarnate is on a distinguished road

re_incarnate is offline
After deleting all the "User" fonts I imported into Font Book, Clearing the Font Cache with Main Menu and restarting everything is in order again.

Thank you for the help!
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« How to change user info on a Mac | My permissions are very seriously messed up »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:44 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?