Setting FontCreator as the Default for TTF

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Setting FontCreator as the Default for TTF

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Sat Jan 30, 2016 12:37 pm

I don't seem to be able to set FontCreator as the default program for opening *.ttf or *.otf files using Windows Explorer, Open With.

This is what I tried:
  1. I selected a *.ttf or *.otf font in Windows Explorer
  2. O choose the Open With menu
  3. I browsed to C:\Program Files (x86)\High-Logic FontCreator 9.0\ and selected FontCreator.exe
The program does not appear on the list of available programs for opening TrueType font files.
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Re: Setting FontCreator as the Default for TTF

Post by Erwin Denissen » Tue Feb 02, 2016 1:48 pm

The next upcoming update will ensure FontCreator is listed as one of the recommended programs for TrueType and OpenType fonts.
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Re: Setting FontCreator as the Default for TTF

Post by MikeW » Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:13 pm

May I ask, why is this necessary/needed/wanted?

Certainly should be tested on a range of OS versions as to whether it interferes with the OS' normal operation for installing (all manner of installing), managing and even previewing fonts.

Even if there are no issues, I still cannot see why to invest the time in such a feature. It's not onerous to use the menu system.

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Re: Setting FontCreator as the Default for TTF

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Tue Feb 02, 2016 3:14 pm

Most programs have an option to open supported file types from Windows Explorer, and I don't see why FontCreator should be any different. I can set *.ttf (though not *.otf) to open in IrfanView by default or from the Open With menu so why not FontCreator?

It is optional, after all, though maybe fonts should not be associated by default on installing FontCreator as that could mess with users' preference for previewing fonts in FontView or other programs.
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