Photoshop: Why does it take a long time to "initialize type tool"?

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Dear Adobe Gripe #6576 :

Why does it take as long to "initialize type tool" as it does to boot OSX?
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When Photoshop initializes the type tool, it gets all the font information from the OS and starts to build sample previews of the font you see in the font menus:



To speed things up, you can have fewer fonts installed, or disable these previews in Photoshop's Preferences>Type... dialog:



Corrupt fonts can also slow down this process. Use these troubleshooting guides to eliminate problem fonts:

Troubleshoot fonts (Mac OS X): http://adobe.ly/TS-Font

Troubleshooting Fonts in Photoshop CS5: http://adobe.ly/TSFontCS5

Photoshop CS5 crashes or hangs when using the Type tool | Mac OS: http://bit.ly/9gWxOe