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June 5, 2005 2:08:02 PM

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a while back i downloaded a ton of new fonts, but eventually, decided i
didn't need them anymore. w/o a quick way to uninstall them, i just deleted
everything in my fonts folder, then restored the default fonts folder from
another computer running XP.

now, when i open certain programs, the alert boxes and context menu fonts
are all out of whack. how can i reset the font settings in XP so that my
menus return to normal. right now, most of them display in what appears to be
a 12 point bold version of arial. on menus that can't be resized (e.g
picasa's menus) i can't get to some of the options, b/c they're too far down
in the window now.

i'm running XP pro SP2, fyi. i'd like to fix this w/o having to reinstall XP
if possible.

feel free to email me at dkh7m@yahoo.com w/ any suggestions. TIA
Anonymous
June 5, 2005 6:53:48 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Hi,

Restore the system using System Restore and remove font per this KB
Article.
How To Install or Remove a Font in Windows
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;314960

All About System Restore in WinXP
http://bertk.mvps.org/

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Regards,
Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
http://dts-l.org/



dkh7m@yahoo.com wrote:
> a while back i downloaded a ton of new fonts, but
> eventually, decided i didn't need them anymore. w/o a
> quick way to uninstall them, i just deleted everything in
> my fonts folder, then restored the default fonts folder
> from another computer running XP.
>
> now, when i open certain programs, the alert boxes and
> context menu fonts are all out of whack. how can i reset
> the font settings in XP so that my menus return to
> normal. right now, most of them display in what appears
> to be a 12 point bold version of arial. on menus that
> can't be resized (e.g picasa's menus) i can't get to some
> of the options, b/c they're too far down in the window
> now.
>
> i'm running XP pro SP2, fyi. i'd like to fix this w/o
> having to reinstall XP if possible.
>
> feel free to email me at dkh7m@yahoo.com w/ any
> suggestions. TIA
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