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June 9, 2013 Posted by Titan Lee in Blog

I royally screwed up Win7 by installing over 30,000+ Fonts.

Note: If you came to this page look for a quick solution, scroll down past the "Background Info".

Background Info

The story starts with me downloading this PSD file which I wanna use. Upon closer inspection, I realize there's a need for custom fonts(Oh designers relate).
So while trying to be a clever smart ass, I decided to download a giant font pack with over 30,000 fonts. I mean, that way I never have to download anymore custom fonts right?

Boy was I wrong. Dead wrong, My computer almost died from "exhaustion".

Running ANY application now that reads into the windows "Font" folder will cause it to hang and subsequently crash.

By that I mean, Adobe PDF readers, Microsoft Office, Photoshop, Gahhhhh..


The Problem

You can't delete them easily via the traditional method! There's way too many fonts, by the time windows generates the entire font list, you'll probably be already attending your grandson's wedding.

If you tried uninstalling the fonts via "Control Panel -> Appearance and Personalization -> Fonts" and it works, good for you. If not, read on.


The Solution - Windows 7

Prep: Download the default windows font pack here: -

Let me know if link is down


Step 1. Delete ALL fonts in your windows font REGISTRY.

Open the Start Menu, then type regedit in the search box and press enter

In regedit, navigate to the location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Fonts

Select ALL, right click, Delete.

If you're running Windows 7 32 Bit, proceed to step 2.

If you're running Windows 7 64Bit, repeat the steps above to the location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Fonts

Select ALL, right click, Delete. 


Step 2. Reinstall the default windows fonts.

Great! Now that you've deleted ALL the fonts in your system, its time to restore the original windows fonts.

Unzip the zip file you've downloaded during the prep phase, select all, right-click, Install.

Follow through any prompts, and Done!

Now restart your computer and all should be working fine!


Let me know in the comments below if this helped!


Solved: Magento Dashboard Chart/Graph Broken

After migrating a Magento installation from an older server to a new VPS. Magento admin is not displaying the graph/chart which usually shows upon Magento admin login. I realise this is isolated to the 24 Hours view ONLY.

This is related to the minimal allowed GET variable length settings. Check your settings for suhosin:
Add/Edit line - > suhosin.get.max_value_length = 1024

So, edit /etc/php5/fpm/conf.d/suhosin.ini
If the above file doesn't exist for you. Then locate & edit, /usr/local/lib/php.ini

I know I have bad taste in colours.

If this helped, please leave a comment below!

Solved: Magento JS / Javascript Wrong Path

So it seems, Magento really hates me, and the feeling is starting to get mutual.

While trying to fix permissions earlier today, my magento admin top navigation links broke.

Upon checking out source, I realise the issue was because the JS file path is wrong & thus causes the inability to load JS. Which is turns, breaks the navigation on the Admin Page.

Solution: Disable Merge js files on Magento.
    • Login into phpmyAdmin
    • Locate table: core_config_data
    • Locate row: dev/js/merge_files (if its not on the first page, click to look for it in the next few pages)

  • Change the value of dev/js/merge_files to 0

Voila! Done! Hope it helps!

If it did, please let me know in the comments section below.

Solved: Magento Error - 503 Service Temporarily Unavailable

Well! It seems the more I work with Magento, the more i hate it.

While installing an extension via magento connect, the installation failed and returned a permission error.

thats cool. except the site now shows:

"Service Temporarily Unavailable

The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to maintenance downtime or capacity problems. Please try again later."
Long story short, Magento creates a file maintenance.flag in the Magento installation path.
This file is usually created during extension install so the system detects its under maintenance.

HOWEVER, by some reason or another, the file wasn't remove after the extension installation.
So look for that file "maintenance.flag" in your magento root and remove it.
I hope this helped anyone who chanced upon this site googling around.
Good Luck!
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