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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.

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


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Hide or Show Fonts in Windows OPTION ONE Hide or Show Fonts in Windows
Hide or Show Fonts in Your Programs Based on Language Settings


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).

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)

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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)

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






Hide or Show Fonts in Windows OPTION TWO Hide or Show Fonts in Windows
Hide Selected Fonts in Your Programs

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

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)

Hidden fonts will show as faded.

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.

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Hide or Show Fonts in Windows OPTION THREE Hide or Show Fonts in Windows
Show Selected Fonts in Your Programs

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

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)

Hidden fonts will show as faded.

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.

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That's it,
Shawn