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adding 10,000 fonts to Gimp user folder causes Gimp startup to slow my computer

Mar 29, 2014, 00:44
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adding 10,000 fonts to Gimp user folder causes Gimp startup to slow my computer
I added roughly 10,000 fonts to the Gimp user folder and now Gimp startup always slows my ENTIRE computer to a crawl!!! SUPER SLOW system and EVERYTHING even the Facebook notification sound is elongated like 6 seconds during Gimp startup. ALL computer sounds same problem and mouse SUPER SLOW lag, with a 10 second delay in all sounds and everything. ONLY effective during Gimp startup now
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Mar 29, 2014, 11:03
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RE: adding 10,000 fonts to Gimp user folder causes Gimp startup to slow my computer
Quote:I added roughly 10,000 fonts to the Gimp user folder and now Gimp startup always slows my ENTIRE computer to a crawl! Super Slow system and everything even the Facebook notification sound is elongated like 6 seconds during Gimp startup. ALL computer sounds same problem and mouse Super Slow lag, with a 10 second delay in all sounds and everything. Only effective during Gimp startup now

I am surprised Gimp works at all, abusing your computer in that way.

You have to ask yourself questions. How often will you use any of those fonts? and Which fonts do I use all the time?

The topic of resources managers, GURM or AddonCollectionManager has come up before so I assume these are no good for your installation. With that number of fonts probably no good anyway.

My advice, which you never take anyway but FWIW

Do not put all those fonts in .\gimp-2.8\fonts you probably only use 20 or 30 on a regular basis. I get away with about 5

Have all the fonts in some other folder and categorize those fonts into sub-folders. Have a look at DaFont site and you see sections for blocky fonts, handwriting fonts, cursive, grunge ...follow that pattern.

Use a font viewer to browse through a folder so you can see the fonts. I have had a good look around for Windows versions and I think this is as good as any of the freeware. http://www.sttmedia.com/printmyfonts
looks like this. http://i.imgur.com/y9tmkCl.jpg this running in linux so while the display is not so good here, still good enough to determine the form of the font. Use as a viewer or print off to jpg or pdf (if you have a pdf printer installed).

Once you know what font(s) required, move them manually in and out of .\gimp-2.8\fonts Refresh the fonts manually with the little arrow under the fonts dialog.

Windows explorer is a poor file manager, I would go for a 2-pane version, something like this http://multicommander.com/

Final note, Two main reasons why you do not get many replies.
1. For myself, if I do not have anything to contribute I do not reply.
2. The excessive exclamations and upper case shouting is an insult to English grammar, so knock it off.

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Mar 29, 2014, 17:20 (This post was last modified: Mar 29, 2014 17:21 by iForStyle007.)
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(Mar 29, 2014 00:44)moltres_rider Wrote:  I added roughly 10,000 fonts to the Gimp user folder...

You heard (or rather read LOL!) it here folks, this is *NOT* what to do to get Gimp running, you can thank our local Gimp stability tester M_R

@MR: Though, why...why would you do this?! Really... Favorite the fonts you like in your browser and just put a handful (5 at most) in the gimp font folder, not all of them. I wouldn't be surprised if the BSOD visited your screen.

No wonder your text tool is malfunctioning & Gimp is having a fit Tongue
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Apr 1, 2014, 04:47
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RE: adding 10,000 fonts to Gimp user folder causes Gimp startup to slow my computer
It's best to create a spare folder ose extra fofor all thnts and when you want to use them, you browse to the folder, open the fonts you want to use (just doubleclick, you don't have to install them) and thén open Gimp(the other way around doesn't work).
All the opened fonts will be accessable in Gimp.

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Sep 27, 2014, 13:13
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RE: adding 10,000 fonts to Gimp user folder causes Gimp startup to slow my computer
Maybe this post is just a joke, but why would you put fonts anywhere other than the Fonts folder (in Windows anyway)? Or is that Gimp fonts folder just for Linux?
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Sep 27, 2014, 16:56
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RE: adding 10,000 fonts to Gimp user folder causes Gimp startup to slow my computer
for, what the heck, someone needs 10000 fonts Huh
must be a typo or a joke Dodgy
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Sep 28, 2014, 21:40
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RE: adding 10,000 fonts to Gimp user folder causes Gimp startup to slow my computer
(Sep 27, 2014 18:58)ofnuts Wrote:  Look for other posts by the OP, and you'll understand Sad

rivetir, the thread necromancer-of-possibly-relevant threads-that-have been-lost-in-time.

xD
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