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An error occurred while saving the commentcory kilduff commented
Thanks Neeraj, just as an example if you need it. In my office there's a number of us that when starting a project that needs type exploration will create some sample type and select a font. The we will duplicate the type sample and continue on down the font menu to find a 2nd selection and repeat this process until we have an artboard full of type samples to evaluate and consider. Setting the recents to '0' gave me the ability to quickly return to the font menu and continue from the current font selection and move down the list. It was very efficient. I appreciate you guys looking into restoring this behavior. Thanks!