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    Default Fontbase ~ a free Font Manager

    I have been using Suitcase Fusion as my font manager of choice, but as my font collection has grown, I find that it gets bogged down and performs really slowly.
    I heard of a free utility, Fontbase (LINK) which is free and works really well, the free version is all I (and probably you) will ever need.
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    Default Re: Fontbase ~ a free Font Manager

    Rik Datta was asking me about one of these recently. Here you go Rik.
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    Default Re: Fontbase ~ a free Font Manager

    I am not sure of this yet. For instance how do you open other fonts, so far I have my entire font collection not just the ones I use but also those not installed.
    Thanks Bob, this is interesting nevertheless.
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    Default Re: Fontbase ~ a free Font Manager

    Larry, you can easily navigate to the folder of uninstalled fonts.

    Bob, you can activate fonts and font families, but can you actually install fonts from fontbase. If so, I can't find it.
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    Default Re: Fontbase ~ a free Font Manager

    Quote Originally Posted by ss-kalm View Post
    Larry, you can easily navigate to the folder of uninstalled fonts.
    Thanks that's what I did but couldn't get a (new page?) showing only installed fonts.
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    Default Re: Fontbase ~ a free Font Manager

    Thanks, Bob!

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    Default Re: Fontbase ~ a free Font Manager

    Sorry for not getting back to anyone sooner.
    Fonts are not installed, they are activated and deactivated - by hovering over the font name in the attached screenshot.
    It helps to have all your fonts organized into folders - Serif, Sans, Grunge, etc., then drag those font folders into Fontbase.
    Fontbase will have already located your system fonts and it is just a matter of activating/deactivating as you need your fonts.
    This prevents having too many font loaded into Windows and slowing your system to a crawl.
    I have all my fonts in a folder on my desktop, subdivided into categories. and I drag and drop the categories into Fontbase
    and activate/deactivate as and when I want.
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    Default Re: Fontbase ~ a free Font Manager

    NexusFont is another candidate for font management. I had a little trouble at first installing it in Win 10, but patience paid off.

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    I did work with FontBase for a while, but anality (the quality of being anal) lead me back to one of Nexus' small, fast, free util.

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    Default Re: Fontbase ~ a free Font Manager

    How do these interact (or do they) with Xara?

    And OG how is NexusFont better?
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    Default Re: Fontbase ~ a free Font Manager

    I love Nexusfont. The ONLY downside is having to wait while it loads 11,000 fonts.

    I've tried FONTBASE twice now, and uninstalled it twice. Don't like it at all - Not can't use it, it's quite useable, just don't like it.
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