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    windows arrows, buttons, etc. changed to other

    Hi:

    I installed x-fonter ver 3.01 today and uninstalled some ttf fonts and generally experimented with the program, ie, comparing fonts in two windows, etc. After re-booting I noticed that windows system-wide symbols were no longer correct.

    For example, the top right of the title bar should have a dash (-), box, and an "x for minimizing, sizing or closing the window. Instead of these symbols, I now have a closed folder, an open folder, and inplace of the "x" is a square symbol. Radio buttons, scroll bar arrows, the right arrow in a menu for selecting more items, check-boxes, etc. now have different and often unclear symbols (you can't tell if the check-box is checked or not checked. The right arrow to select more now appears as a mouse, etc.

    I tried uninstalling the program, re-copying all uninstalled fonts back to the windowsfonts directory, etc. Nothing helped, despite many reboots.

    Did x-fonter somehow change the registry settings?

    How can I get the proper windows symbols back.

    Thanks,

    Allan

    P.S. I am using Windows95 ver. 4.0 (aka 950B or 1111)

    You can e-mail a suggested correction for this problem to me as follows:

    itisi5@netzero.net

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    Re: windows arrows, buttons, etc. changed to other

    I don't have a solution, but don't be surprised if the solution is posted here, instead of being emailed to you.

    The idea of this is that anyone with a similar problem has ready access to the solution, and anyone with a thought on a solution can see if someone else may have already recommended it.
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    Re: windows arrows, buttons, etc. changed to other

    It appears that you deleted the system font. I think in 95 it was Tahoma. Check to see if you have this font.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: windows arrows, buttons, etc. changed to other

    Thanks for your reply. Yes I have Tahoma (and Tahomabd) both ttf fonts still installed. in the systemfonts directory (folder).

    Regards,

    Allan

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    Re: windows arrows, buttons, etc. changed to other

    Alan,

    Check for the font "Marlett" on your system. It contains many of the symbols used in the Windows interface. I agree with Dave - you deleted a system font somewhere. Worse come to worse, you can always re-run Windows setup <img src=/S/hairout.gif border=0 alt=hairout width=31 height=23>.....someone tell me why Microsoft allows you to delete the system font? Jeezel Petes!!
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    Re: windows arrows, buttons, etc. changed to other

    Hi Mark:

    Many thanks. You were right. I reintalled marlett.ttf and the windows system symbols are now appearing properly again. I think that what happened is that I did not uninstall or delete the font (which is a hidden file) but rather the file must have been destroyed or corrupted during one of the several system crashes that happened on the day that I lost the windows system symbols. These crashes froze the computer (and the keyboard -- ctrl/alt/del did not work) and I had to merely turn off the power and then turn it on again to do a cold boot. The crashes, incidentally, were caused by a newer version of multimedia/graphics software that was probably too resource hungry for my computer. I re-installed an earlier version of the software and it works properly without freezing the computer.

    Again, thanks for the tip.

    Regards,

    Allan

    P.S. I do not have a Windows95 CD-ROM but rather a Compaq "quick restore" CD which reformats the hard drive and reinstalls Windows and other software. I did not use the "quick resore". I could have extracted the font from the proper .CAB file in windowsoptionscabs -- however, I merely copied the file onto a 3 1/2" diskette from another computer that we have at home and then copied it onto the computer in question in windowsfonts

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