Make 'Recent fonts' section in Character palette work alongside with selecting current font in font list
Recently AI made focus in font list in Character palette jump to the top of the list, in 'Recent fonts' part, thus making impossible to browse fonts in alphabetical order — you have to scroll font list manually to position.
This is stupid.
In 22.1.0 this request has been realized:
Now user can set '0' in Preferences to completely eliminate 'Recent' section in font list — and this magically 'fixes' selection of current font in context.
This is stupid.
I personally want to use BOTH 'Recent fonts' AND current font focusing.
I don't care about it won't be selected in Recent: just show me chosen number of recent font options above the line (without selection), make it fixed (or make it go away right after I start scrolling) and select current font in the main list.
Just like CorelDraw does (see image attached).
Don' t do as Microsoft Word does (it does it wrong too).
Similar, but not to be merged, with this:
Latest versions of ID AI and PS (2019) are now installed and although they made changes to the font drop-down — being able to see a larger preview of the font and showing your actual selected text — The list still does not focus on the selected font when you have recent fonts showing, but instead goes to the top of the list. Just dumb behavior. If Corel has done it for 20 years, you think Adobe could do the same. It is a very useful feature. Adobe must think so, because they implemented it, just in a very non-productive manner.
Violet C commented
I have a few thousand fonts installed, a lot of designers probably do. I would like my last font remembered. By this I mean, after for example, I try what "AB" looks like, I then expect to see "AC" the next time I open that drop-down list. If "AB" doesn't look good, I want to see font "AD" in the drop-down next, so I can try that. Actually, I'm hoping to eventually see a "window" with fonts displaying what my text looks like. It's hard to choose the best font from a List-style view.
Just installed the latest updates to ID, AI and PS. Yes, you can now set the recent fonts to 0 (zero). However, if you do set it to 1-15 it still performs the SAME WAY! It will pop to the top of the font list. You have solved only ONE PART of the problem—giving AI users the ability to turn off recent fonts. (FYI - works the same in all three applications)
Unless you move to the selected font in the list WITH the recent fonts at the top, recent fonts is essentially USELESS! Nobody is going to use it.
Please get it right! Make the list go to the currently selected font WITH the recent fonts showing. Only then will it function correctly. CorelDraw has done this for 20 years. If you can't figure it out, buy Corel Corp., and implement their code into yours!!
I completely agree with this FIX! I have used CorelDraw for many, many years and this is the default behavior for the drop-down font list. Make it work this way in AI and ID!!
Agreed! PLEASE please fix! This adds hours of extra work, and truly will change the way people use fonts for design. In this industry we do not have time to make it all the way down to 'Z's' or honestly even 'M's' in our font if we have to scroll from the top every single time.
Totally agree. Previous version was a great workflow to explore fonts alphabetically.
It's fine, Adobe, that you offer new features, but please don't assume that you can take away features that work efficiently and have been in use for years.
Skyler Sun commented
Also, this means when I search for a font it gives me every single weight in a list. Before it would show the family and I could arrow down to see the weights.
Skyler Sun commented
Please give the option to go back to the old setting! I have been really frustrated with this change. I know its small but there was nothing wrong with the old way.
yeah thats sucks!
can you please change fonts tool bars old ways? now if I start typing in Futura Bk BT (for example) and what to change or rest of text be Futura Lt BT. when I go to character seating it's back to the top of my fonts list it's not staying in futura section any more. so now I need to go all down again. Please change like use to be. makes extra work!