Firefox wants to use the font... on OS X
March 31, 2010
Applications | Firefox | Troubleshooting

Ever since I spent some time adding and organizing some new fonts, Firefox has developed the annoying habit of showing repeated alerts that ask:

Firefox wants to use the font "__" on the volume _____". This font is not installed. Allow Firefox to use this font?

If I click "Don't ask me again for Firefox," it completely ignores it. Really, why do they even have that checkbox if it makes no difference!

This minor irritation became more critical today when it would not stop popping up those messages. Finally, I found the answer:

Open Firefox > Preferences, and click "Content". Click the Advanced button as shown:


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Posted by ellen at March 31, 2010 01:25 PM

Uncheck "Allow pages to choose their own fonts instead of my selections above."


Then restart Firefox.

Thanks to Richard A Milewski for the answer.

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You saved me! I was in a paralyzing non-stop stream of font request boxes. I have no idea why they began, but your solution worked. Thank you for documenting this.

jeez, this has been goign on for years on mine....
can i do the same for thunderbird somewhere?

Was convinced this would work....alas not. Any other suggestions?

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