How to Install, Hide and Remove Fonts on your Mac

Your Mac comes with a range of preinstalled fonts. However, many other fonts are available for download and use. You may want to add fonts on Mac if you are designing a poster, editing a clip-on iMovie, or I just want to make an interesting Instagram legend. You can install custom fonts, then deactivate and delete them. We will show you how to do these three elements here.

How to add and remove custom fonts on Mac

The first thing you need to do is get custom fonts. On the Mac, you can use the .ttf, .otf, and .ttc font files. Sometimes when you download a font or font pack, you will get it as a zip file. Unzip to access the inside font file. Here are some handy websites where you can download a number of fonts for free:

Once you’ve downloaded the desired font, follow the rest of the guide to see how to add, deactivate, or delete it later.

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How to install fonts in macOS

Step 1. Launch the Searcher on your Mac and double click font folder that you downloaded in the Finder. Here, I downloaded Alex-Brush from FontSquirrel.

Step 2. Open Font Book on your Mac and click File from the top menu and select Add fonts from the drop-down menu.

Step 3. From downloads, giving the way to the police you want to install.

Step 4. Theselection fonts will be installed and you can see the fonts in your font book.

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How to Disable Fonts on Your Mac

Step 1. Select the Character font you want to deactivate in the Font Book window. You can see your fonts in All Fonts or User in the left panel of the Font Book.

Step 2. Now you can choose the Edit option in the top menu and choose to Deactivate the family “Font name”.

The font is not deleted. However, it does not appear in the font menu in applications. Fonts marked as “Off” in the font box are disabled.

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How to remove fonts from your Mac

Step 1. Select the Character font in the Font Book window. and Right-click on Font to Delete fonts on Mac.

Step 2. Click on the Delete button. Fonts will be deleted from the trash by the Font Book.

There is another method for removing fonts; vs choose the option File and click Remove.

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If you followed these simple instructions, you can easily add, deactivate, and delete fonts on your Mac.