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On a Multiple Boot iMac, FireFox is getting fonts from wrong partition

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I run FireFox on an iMac. I have a primary partition on the build-in harddrive. Using an external harddrive, I've build another system on Snow Leopard on which I can do experiemtns safe from my main system (safe if I be reasonably careful). One of the issues is doing this is that applications that offer to update themselves do so when I'm in the 'wrong' boot. I should refuse to do it then. But I think I did so. Now adays when I startup FireFox, it is asking permission to use fonts on the boot partition of my alternate system. Using Font Book on my main system I see that the main system has fonts of the same name and probably same font data.

How do I fix the configuration of FireFox on the main partition to look for and find the fonts in the fonts installed in that boot parition?

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Some threads about this issue that you can look at:


Move all User fonts in Font Book to Computer fonts.

  1. Launch Font Book (/Applications/Utilities/)
  2. Open Font Book > Preferences
  3. Deselect: "Automatic Font Activation"
  4. Set the "Default Install Location" for fonts to "Computer"
  5. Select all User fonts
  6. Move the selected User fonts to Computer fonts
  7. Remove all duplicate fonts in Computer fonts
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I think I have it fixed now. I had a bit of trouble as Font Book didn't seem to know about the fonts on the other bootable partition. However, after I took the steps you suggested, on the next FireFox startup, I told OS X *not* to allow use of the fonts on the other partition.