Windows 10: Help uninstalling fonts

Discus and support Help uninstalling fonts in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Hello, I want to uninstall some custom fonts but I can't because they are "in use." I have tried 1) the unticking the details pane "trick"... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by mcsbst, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. mcsbst Win User

    Help uninstalling fonts


    Hello,

    I want to uninstall some custom fonts but I can't because they are "in use."


    I have tried


    1) the unticking the details pane "trick" (doesn't work)


    2) looking for the fonts in regedit (very few fonts beyond the default are listed there...might this be part of the problem?)


    3) running process explorer to see which program is holding the font hostage (apparently none)


    I've got no programs open when I tried the above. I've updated windows and tried a fresh reboot.


    What would be the next thing to try?


    Thank you in advance!

    :)
     
    mcsbst, Jun 12, 2019
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  2. NeoSOS Win User

    Fonts

    Hello,

    I found these steps in this forum from back in 2010:

    Step 1:

    I would suggest you to try these steps and check whether it helps in fixing your issue.

    Open font settings by clicking on start, click on control panel, and then click on appearance and personalization, under fonts click on change font settings. And select the font size.

    Step 2:

    If you’re trying to change windows font size then please follow the steps below:

    To change Windows fonts

    1. Open Appearance Settings by clicking the Start button and then clicking Control Panel. In the search box, type window color, and then click Change window colors and
    metrics
    .

    2. In the Item list, click the part of Windows that you want to change the font for. For example, if you want to change the menu font, click Menu in the list. Then, make any of the following changes:

    · In the Font list, click the font that you want to use.

    · In the Size list, click the font size that you want.

    · In the Color list, click the font color that you want.

    3. Repeat these steps for each item that you want to make changes to, and then click OK.

    Does that help?
     
    NeoSOS, Jun 12, 2019
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  3. FONTS

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I understand your inconvenience. We will assist you with it.

    I suggest you to follow the instruction provided below and check.

    Step 1:

    • Download the font type you want to install.
    • Right click and click on install.
    • Check if you are able to view the fonts in documents.
    Or

    Step 2:

    • Download the font type you want to install.
    • Open Control Panel.
    • Click on fonts.
    • Now, drag and drop the downloaded fonts in the font’s folder.

    Hope this information helps. If you have any queries, let us know. Will be happy to assist you.

    Thank you.
     
    Syed Md Bilal, Jun 12, 2019
    #3
  4. Argel Obm Win User

    Help uninstalling fonts

    HELP!!! FONTS

    Hi Terrie,

    We need to clarify some information first for us to better understand your fonts concern. Kindly answer these questions:

    • How do you install the fonts for Windows 10? Please provide us the step-by-step process on how you're doing it.
    • What is the error message that you're getting when installing the fonts?
    • Where did you download the fonts for Windows 10?
     
    Argel Obm, Jun 12, 2019
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