How To Hide Unused Fonts From Displaying In Programs In Windows 7

Fonts are added into your computer when you install certain programs. Upon time, these installed fonts becomes too many and they come showing up in all programs like MS Word, MS PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop etc. If you don’t use all of them right now and would like to hide selected fonts for later use, then here is how you can hide selective fonts in Windows 7.

1. Click Start—> Control Panel and make sure you have set the view type as “Large icons” or “Small icons”.

2. Scroll through items and click on “Fonts”.


3. Select the font you want to hide from the list of displayed fonts. Then click on “Hide” button.


The font gets hidden. You can check it’s status by clicking on it.


Do the same steps for all the icons you want to hide from displaying in programs. You can anytime bring back hidden icons in programs. For that you need to select the icon and then click “Show” button as shown in screen-shot below.


Kiran Kumar

Hi there! Kiran Kumar is an Engineer by profession, and loves blogging primarily on Microsoft Windows operating system and also enjoys reviewing software and products. Currently, he is exploring Windows 10 and you will see a lot of articles on know-how about it. When he is not writing for TWP, he enjoys time with his Family, listens to lot of music, enjoys Biking, and occasionally plays racing games on Xbox One.

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  • smutny

    Hi there, I just want to point out that “hide” feature is pretty much useless because third-party program, such as Adobe Photoshop, see them anyway and list ALL of them which is annoying and sometimes even infuriating