Photoshop: Font preview and favorites

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can you add a function that allows you to preview a font without having to choose the font which then closes the font drop down... it would be nice to be able to type a word and then scroll down thru the font list to see a preview of each font... then when you find the font you like, then you can choose it... also, in the font drop down box, it would be nice to be able to create a "favorites" list of the font you like, use often or wan to have for quick reference... thanks...
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dave lawicka

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Chris Cox

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Which product are you using?

Photoshop already has font previews, and can step through the fonts while applying them.

And please submit one question or idea per topic - so we can discuss them and vote on them separately.
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dave lawicka

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I am using PS6.... can you tell me how that is done please... i can not figure it out for the life of me...

thanks...Dave
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Chris Cox

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Type -> Font Preview Size -> whatever size preview you want in the font menu

And you can select your text, click in the type menu on the options bar, and press the arrow keys to scroll through the font choices. (shift-up goes to the top, shift-down goes to the end of the list)
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dave lawicka

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OK... thanks.. i got that... now... is there a way to save a "favorites list" in the drop down menu.... OR is there a way to arrange the list so that i have the ones i use the most and like to the top of the list???

thanks again....Dave
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No, there is no favorites list or way to rearrange the menu.

I think there is already a feature request for favorites and another for a way to organize the font menu.
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Official Response
You can now specify favorite fonts, and show similar fonts in Photoshop CC 2015.1 update that went out today: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/usi...