Windows 10: Hide or Show Fonts in Windows

Discus and support Hide or Show Fonts in Windows in Windows 10 Tutorials to solve the problem; How to: Hide or Show Fonts in Windows How to Hide or Show Fonts in Windows A font is a graphical representation of text that may include a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Tutorials' started by AFTommy, Nov 15, 2017.

  1. AFTommy Win User

    Hide or Show Fonts in Windows


    How to: Hide or Show Fonts in Windows

    How to Hide or Show Fonts in Windows

    A font is a graphical representation of text that may include a different typeface, point size, weight, color, or design.

    This tutorial will show you how to hide or show selected fonts installed on your computer to be listed in programs for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

    *note Font List Windows 7 - Typography | Microsoft Docs
    *note Font List Windows 8 - Typography | Microsoft Docs
    *note Font List Windows 8.1 - Typography | Microsoft Docs
    *note Font List Windows 10 - Typography | Microsoft Docs


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: Hide or Show Fonts in Your Programs Based on Language Settings
    • Option Two: Hide Selected Fonts in Your Programs
    • Option Three: Show Selected Fonts in Your Programs
    • Option Four: Set All Hidden Fonts to Show using a REG file




    OPTION ONE [/i] Hide or Show Fonts in Your Programs Based on Language Settings

    *note Windows can hide installed fonts that are not designed for your input language settings.

    If you choose to hide, only fonts that are designed for your language settings will be listed in your programs.

    If you choose to show, all fonts will be listed in your programs.

    1. Open the C:\Windows\Fonts folder in File Explorer (Win+E).

    *note You could also open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Fonts icon to open the Fonts folder.

    2. Click/tap on the Font settings link at the top left in the Fonts folder. (see screenshot below)

    Hide or Show Fonts in Windows [​IMG]

    3. Check (hide - default) or uncheck (show) the Hide fonts based on your language settings box for what you want, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

    Hide or Show Fonts in Windows [​IMG]

    4. You can now close the Fonts folder window if you like.





    OPTION TWO [/i] Hide Selected Fonts in Your Programs
    1. Open the C:\Windows\Fonts folder in File Explorer (Win+E).

    *note You could also open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Fonts icon to open the Fonts folder.

    2. Select one or more font family and/or font you want to hide, and click/tap on Hide on the toolbar. (see screenshots below)

    *note Hidden fonts will show as faded.

    *tip You can press and hold the Ctrl key while you click/tap on fonts to select multiple fonts.

    3. When finished, you can close the Fonts folder window if you like.


    Hide or Show Fonts in Windows [​IMG]

    Hide or Show Fonts in Windows [​IMG]






    OPTION THREE [/i] Show Selected Fonts in Your Programs
    1. Open the C:\Windows\Fonts folder in File Explorer (Win+E).

    *note You could also open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Fonts icon to open the Fonts folder.

    2. Select one or more hidden font family and/or font you want to show, and click/tap on Show on the toolbar. (see screenshots below)

    *note Hidden fonts will show as faded.

    *tip You can press and hold the Ctrl key while you click/tap on fonts to select multiple fonts.

    3. When finished, you can close the Fonts folder window if you like.


    Hide or Show Fonts in Windows [​IMG]

    Hide or Show Fonts in Windows [​IMG]






    OPTION FOUR [/i] Set All Hidden Fonts to Show using a REG file
    *note The downloadable .reg file below will delete the Inactive Fonts multi-string value in the registry key below.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Font Management

    1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below.
    Set_all_hidden_fonts_to_show_for_current_account.reg

    Download
    2. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    3. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    4. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    5. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.

    That's it,
    Shawn


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    AFTommy, Nov 15, 2017
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  2. Deleting non-Latin fonts in Windows 10 Home


    Thanks for the suggestion, but, sadly, it does not. In addition, I have gone to the Font Management setting and followed Microsoft's directions explicitly. Win 10 will NOT let me delete any installed font (except ones that I have installed myself), and it will NOT let me hide any font at all. The 'Hide' setting says it will hide the font from applications, but EVERY application that offers a choice of fonts, whether from Microsoft (Office, Word, Wordpad, Notepad, etc.) or third parties (such as OpenOffice) shows ALL the fonts listed in the Font Management listing. Every. Single. One.

    There was a script for removing the non-Latin fonts from Win 7 that automated the process. That script does not work in Win 10. Is there one that does?

    Thanks in advance for any help/
     
    Bookbear1948, Oct 27, 2019
    #2
  3. How to Hide Fonts

    The problem with uninstalling fonts is that I might need them later. I just want to hide them so they don't annoy me so much when I look through my list of fonts that I use regularly, a list that's very small.

     
    CerebralFreeze, Oct 27, 2019
    #3
  4. NeoSOS Win User

    Hide or Show Fonts in Windows

    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, Oct 27, 2019
    #4
  5. Download Windows 10 Font Pack

    Hi Marco,

    You can consider restoring your default font settings by following these steps:

    • Right-click the Start icon, then select Control Panel.
    • Choose the Large icons option from the View by drop down list found on the upper-right part of the Control Panel window.
    • Locate and select Fonts, then click Font settings from the left pane.
    • Click Restore default font settings. You can also un-check the
      Hide fonts based on language settings to show fonts that are not designed for your input language settings.

    Let us know what happens after the above mentioned steps.

    Regards.
     
    Michelle Her, Oct 27, 2019
    #5
  6. How to Hide Fonts

    Can you name some other 3rd party solutions because I can't seem to find any that actually hides the fonts from appearing in applications like Microsoft Word. It's so annoying to have this huge long list.

    I've tried NexusFont as it's one of the more popular programs and it does not hide the fonts that I do not want in Microsoft Word. It's still there. Nexus font simply categorizes all the fonts that you have. It's a little annoying because if you want to use it, Nexus Font takes a while to load.

     
    CerebralFreeze, Oct 27, 2019
    #6
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