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Overcoming Font Overload in Windows

We all like to install fonts however when the number gets above 1,000 your PC will start to SLOOOW down loads this will also slow down programs that use system fonts like Adobe Photoshop so it's a good idea to keep the number of installed fonts below 400. If you do this you will find your system and programs will start faster and run much smoother.
Does this mean you have to give up all your favorite fonts? Not necessarily... There are a few things you can do to have the best of both worlds. The best way is to use a fontmanager there are a few here are some of the best
Font Frenzy has the added use and will allow you to revert back to system defaults, otherwize use this procedure posted at FileFrontForums

Fonts Utilities
Bitstream Font Navigator (Corel)
Font Frenzy (Sound Doctorine Ministry)
Shelltools (Moon Software)
Adobe Type Manager Lite (Adobe)
Fix Font Folder (High Logic)


Font Viewers
NexusFont (Xiles)

AMP Font Viewer (Ampsoft)
Advanced Font Viewer (Styopkin)

Microsoft Typography Tools
Font Validator
OTF File Extension
Web embedding fonts tool (III)







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my computer is too slow - how do I make it faster?


Slow Start Up
There can be a variety of reasons to Windows loading slow during start up. Go to Run, type msconfig and hit enter. Under the 'Start Up' tab, uncheck the unwanted programs and press OK. Things should be a bit fine the next time Windows boots.
Another program worth mentioning here is StartUp Delayer which will help in setting after how much time programs should be loaded after Windows boots. For instance, you could set your instant messenger program to load 50 seconds after Windows starts up.
Slow Loading Start Menu
If the Start Menu items are loading slowly, you can open the Registry Editor by typing in the Run menu 'regedit.exe' and pressing Enter. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USERControl PanelDesktop. Look for MenuShowDelay, and double click to edit the value. The lower the number specified, the faster the Start Menu will load.
Slow Right Click Context Menu
Probably the Windows Right Click menu on your computer is loading slow because too many programs added unwanted entries there. Just download this program called Mmm, install it and then modify your context menu to remove unwanted items to speed it up.
win-fixes-send-to.jpg Slow Send To Menu
If the Send To menu loads slowly, you can type 'sendto' in the Run Dialog, and remove unwanted items in the Explorer Window that appears. This should add some speed to it.


Slow Defragmentation
The Windows Defragmenter can't get any slower. You need to have an alternative to the Windows Defragmenter, and Defraggler is just one of the best ones available in the market. It's free, and works like a charm and can speed up defragmentation manifold. For some alternatives, see Five Free Programs to Defragment your PC.

Aug 11, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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my presario 700 is soooo slooow


Have you cleared the temporary internet files? Also, download ccleaner (its free) this will delete unneeded files from the registry. You should also run and antivirus and antispyware program followed by defragging the hard drive. That should improve your speed.

Jan 27, 2009 | Compaq Presario 700 470024-192 Notebook

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slow


There are few possible reasons: 1. The drive is full and fragmeted Solution: Try deleting unwanted files and burn the bulky files to a CD/DVD disk will reduce disk load. Do a deragmentation. [right click a disk drive to see properties > defragmentation.] 2. Too much softwares installed or large number of fonts installed. Solution: Install only required number of programs and fonts. Uninstall unused programs. 3. Viruses or malware affected.Your PC may be infected with viruses or malwares Solution: In this case install a good antivirus program and perform a full system scan. Also try some powerful spyware detecters. This will help reduce risk. 4. Too much servces running in the background. Solution: To reduce the number of services starting at windows startup go to > Right click > My computer > Select manage > select servoces In this tab see all the services running with windows start up. right click any service that you don't want and change its properties to manual or disabled. you can also delete the startup progams from Start > All programs > startup just delete the programs that you do not want at start up. this could solve your problem

Oct 04, 2007 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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