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Extension gets super slow
Extension gets super slow

Rebooting & other tips to speed up your system

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Written by Franz
Updated over a week ago

When the Fontself extension starts lagging, this can be due to a couple factors: your font glyphs may contain too many points/pixels, or Illustrator/Photoshop needs a refresh.

  • If your glyphs contains complex shapes (like hundreds of points each), you might want to simplify your objects' paths to save memory.

  • If you've been working for a while with Fontself, it may happen that some of Illustrator's internal processes (called CEPHtmlEngine) eat up too much memory. In this case, quit Illustrator & check that no CEPHtmlEngine additional process is running in your Activity Monitor (on macOS) or Task Manager (on Windows) - just mind that other Adobe apps may also run their own CEPHtmlEngine processes.

  • Restarting your computer can help also to clear any memory leak and boost all apps again.

  • Clear the text previews in the main preview or the Spacing / Kerning views. Long sample texts may consume much memory and processing power when you are dealing with complex fonts, and all the more when editing OpenType-SVG color fonts. Just select all previews and type the minimum of text you need.

  • Disable Clipboard History on Windows 11/ 10 from Power menu > Settings Q System > Clipboard and restart your computer.

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