Currently Being ModeratedJul 28, 2011 7:17 PM (in response to Schmitty83)
Lion hides the Library so people don't get into it. I don't know how to access it. There's a Lion Support Community that might be better help since they've all got Lion. You should also post this question there. https://discussions.apple.com/community/mac_os/mac_os_x_v10.7_lion
Currently Being ModeratedJul 28, 2011 8:17 PM (in response to Schmitty83)
Lion does by default hide the Macintosh HD. However, if you go to Finder>Preferences and select Sidebar, you can have your machine displayed under devices. This will allow you to access your Library files as you did in Snow Leopard and add your font as you have in the past.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 28, 2011 9:30 PM (in response to jimbo14.14)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 1, 2011 7:18 AM (in response to Schmitty83)
...or, an easier way is to use spotlight (cmd + space, or click the magnifying glass at the top right) and search for 'fonts'. The fonts folder will be on the list - click this to open it, drag in your fonts to install.
But why we've never been able to right click on a font file and select 'install' i do not know!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 21, 2011 2:59 AM (in response to Schmitty83)
Yet another way to open the Fonts folder is to open Terminal, and then type the command:
That will open a finder window for the Fonts directory.Mac OS X (10.7)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 3, 2012 9:14 AM (in response to Schmitty83)
My students were just now installing fonts with font book, but they wouldn't show up. You could even see the font file in the corect font folder but the fonts were not available to any apps.
We closed all apps, and rebooted. All the closed apps opened again at startup. That seemed a bit odd.
Rebooted again. Fonts are all available now, computer is fine.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 14, 2013 5:42 PM (in response to Schmitty83)
To install a font, simply double-click the font file. It will open Font Book and and you can install the font. If you really want to manually install the font, you can hold down option while clicking "Go" in the Finder menu.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 18, 2013 7:39 AM (in response to Schmitty83)
i need font help....i had a dell and i want the fonts from it....i sent the files to my dropbox. OPened dropbox on my new macbook pro...opened the tff file....chose "install font" in the popup window.....watched font book open and appear to work at installing and then stop. no font installed. ive read some things online about needing a users file....my font book doesn't have a users folder...can someone give me instructions or a link to getting this to work properly please?
Currently Being ModeratedJun 18, 2013 7:49 AM (in response to Boomer2)
oh....so i went into preferences within font book and changed the default location for fonts to the "computer" instead of "user"...so now when i try to install a font it asks for my password and actually does install. But, sorry, i am new to apple mac,,,,what exactly do i need to do to save the fonts to a user folder like it was set up to do on default---even though there is no "user" folder in fontbook