Recent Fonts List Modification
Currently, if you have Number of Recent Fonts to Display set to anything but zero (0), recent fonts appear at the font drop down list, but the drop down starts at the top of the fonts list no matter what your current font is.
If I am just wanting the next or previous font in the list from the font I am currently using, I now have to scroll all the way down to that font. When the Number of Recent Fonts to Display is set to zero (0), when the drop down is selected, it is positioned at the font you are currently using instead of the top of the list. This is preferable.
Can you combine these actions. When there is a recent fonts list, the drop down should be at the current font being used in the text that is selected.
This is something CorelDraw does and has done for years. Here's to hoping this would be an easy programming issue. Otherwise, I will not use that feature due to the amount of scrolling that needs to be done to get to the current font, or any other font I want to get that is not right at the top.
oh!.. you unknowingly helped me already with the issue I've been having since CC. I don't really care about the Recent-Fonts, so setting it to 0 solved my problem :) I didn't know theres a setting for it and it then behaves like before.
I voted anyway because I can see how it annoys ppl who still want to use the recent fonts feature.
David Whitmyre commented
Just installed the latest updates to ID, AI and PS. Yes, you can now set the recent fonts to 0 (zero) in Illustrator. However, if you do set it to 1-15 it still performs the SAME WAY! It will pop to the top of the font list. You have solved only ONE PART of the problem—giving AI users the ability to turn off recent fonts. (FYI - works the same in all three applications)
Unless you move to the selected font in the list WITH the recent fonts at the top, recent fonts is essentially USELESS! Nobody is going to use it.
Please get it right! Make the list go to the currently selected font WITH the recent fonts showing. Only then will it function correctly. CorelDraw has done this for 20 years. If you can't figure it out, buy Corel Corp., and implement their code into yours!!
Tobias Wantzen commented
I'm very sad, that I can only vote once for this! Thanks!