3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 19, 2010 9:22 PM by K Shaffer
LisaRitter Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I installed a font that killed my system (it's called 28 days later). I finallly got the mess cleaned up but now my computer will no longer launch firefox. I use it a lot on my laptop for web development testing and I need to get it running again on my desktop. Does anyone have any idea what to do to fix this problem?


iMac, Mac OS X (10.1.x)
  • K Shaffer Level 6 Level 6 (11,610 points)
    There should be a way to use the font manager
    to find and remove that font from the system.

    With a name like "28 Days Later" I'd suspect that right away something would
    happen about 27 days later. (Just kidding, though not real funny.)

    {Is your profile in the signature line really old? - It shows an OS X 10.1.}

    "Take Control of Fonts in Mac OS X" - a basic tutorial excerpt:

    Good luck & happy computing!
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (100,280 points)
    HI and Welcome to Apple Discussions...

    *"I installed a font that killed my system"*

    Booting in Safe Mode will trash font caches and may help. *Keep in mind, booting in Safe Mode takes a little longer then a normal startup*. Just be patient.

    Try booting in Safe Mode

    What is Safe Mode

  • K Shaffer Level 6 Level 6 (11,610 points)
    Maybe that's why I've never had font problems, by
    using SafeBoot & other maintenance procedures.

    And not installing odd fonts and avoiding items that
    may add ones which may cause a problem. But one
    way to deal with several fonts actually needed by
    applications, in a way so as to not have issues, is to
    manage them. At least there is a font book, and it
    can be used to handle fonts and avoid issues.

    Glad that you could post.
    Good luck & happy computing!