How to select and manage your fonts, with Font Xplorer

Status Bar

Font Xplorer‘s status bar contains 4 panels. The first panel displays information about the font that is currently under the mouse pointer. The next panel displays  the font size, in points, used to draw the sample text. The third panel displays the currently active character set. By clicking this panel with the mouse you can display the character set popup menu; right-clicking changes active character set to ‘All’. The last panel displays counts of selected and listed fonts. By clicking on the last panel you can bring up the Select popup menu, the same as you find in the Font menu.

Operating Modes

Font Xplorer has 2 main operating modes, loaded fonts mode and disk fonts mode.

Loaded fonts mode (View -> Loaded Fonts) is the default mode and displays all fonts that are loaded in your system. These are all the fonts you can use in your programs at the moment. This allows you to choose the perfect font for your task from the fonts that are available to programs.

Disk fonts mode, on other hand, allows you to see fonts that are not loaded or installed. They are just font files in a folder. Font Xplorer then displays a folder contents view of the files. There are 2 ways to tell Font Xplorer which folder to browse:

  1. Enable the Folder Browser tree (View -> Folder Browser) so you can navigate through your file system like in Windows Explorer. If you click on a folder, Font Xplorer will display all fonts that are in this folder (if any).
  2. Choose the folder from your Favorites list.

If you need to display a fonts listing of the folder including all subfolders, hold down the Ctrl key when you choose the folder from the browser or from the Favorites list. Then you see a * character after a folder name on the Font Xplorer caption that means fonts from all subfolders of the folder are listed.

You cannot change the character set in disk fonts mode.