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The standard Font palette Apple uses in many of its own macOS applications (and others) is invoked in Mail with Format > View Fonts (or T).

For some reason when I change fonts it never registers in the Recent Fonts list, which is the main reason I pull this palette out usually.

Does anyone know how I can jig this into action?

I'm wanting to change font face of inline URLs and code snips to monospaced which I can find in the monospaced list, but to keep switching back b/w monospaced and Helvetica Neue is much easier to do if the recent fonts list is working.


Have to admit as a graphic designer with better font management options (Suitcase, Adobe CC) I've never liked the macOS Font palette used in most Apple software offerings, and a standard UI framework available in Xcode.

  • Can I ask, are you having this issue only from within Mail, or is it also happening when you Show Fonts from other apps? – Monomeeth Jul 3 '18 at 9:53
  • Just tried BBEdit, same deal. I changed some text fonts in BBEdit to trigger it and didn't record them in the list. The list is still empty. – wide_eyed_pupil Jul 3 '18 at 17:05
  • Also thx for the <kbd>T</kbd> edits @Monomeeth. Will use in future. That tag is peculiar to Stack Exchange I assume? – wide_eyed_pupil Jul 3 '18 at 17:08

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