The main window of the Connect Fonts desktop application is divided into three sections: the toolbar at the top, the collections pane on the left, and the Fonts pane on the right.
A:Toolbar B:Collections pane C:Fonts pane
The toolbar provides access to important functionality, including font activation, creating new font groupings, editing font attributes, QuickMatch, the Glyphs pane, showing or hiding the Font List in the Fonts pane, and QuickFind.
To modify the toolbar:
In Windows, choose View > Hide Toolbar Text to remove labels and reduce the size of toolbar icons.
In macOS, right-click on the toolbar to show icons, labels, or both, change the icon and text size, and customize what appears on the toolbar.
In macOS, you can also choose View > Hide Toolbar to hide the toolbar completely.
Quickly activate or deactivate a font selection. See Activation and deactivation.
Use these buttons to create a new local library, a new set within any library (or within another set), or a new Smart Search that can quickly find fonts by given criteria in any or all of your libraries. See Collections, Sets, and Advanced Find.
Modify the metadata associated with any font.See Using metadata to organize your fonts.
Identify fonts from any library that looks like the selected font. See QuickMatch.
The Glyphs pane
View all the glyphs in a specific font, and search for glyphs by name. See Finding glyphs.
Show or hide the Font List. See The Fonts pane.
Find fonts that include a specific string in their name or other metadata. See QuickFind.
B. Collections pane
The collections pane shows local and cloud-based font libraries, tracked documents, and Smart Searches.
Team Libraries are available to other users on your Connect Fonts team.
With Personal Libraries, you can synchronize your fonts between two systems (even different platforms).
Local libraries contain fonts on your computer that you don’t share or synchronize through the Connect Fonts web app. You can have as many local libraries as you need to organize your fonts your way.
*Only available in versions 22 to 24
The Connect Fonts desktop app helps you manage Adobe Fonts. See Adobe Fonts.
The Connect Fonts desktop app can identify fonts used in documents from your creative applications. See Document tracking.
The fonts installed in your operating system’s font folder(s). These typically can’t be moved, and most cannot be deactivated.
A Smart Search is a set of saved search criteria. Click any Smart Search to immediately show up-to-date results for that search.
C. Fonts pane
The Fonts pane lists all items in whatever collection is selected on the left. (In most cases this will be fonts, but when you select a collection under Document Tracking, the Fonts pane shows documents.)
The Fonts pane has two different views available:
Previews and Previews + Font List.
To switch between views, click to Show Font List (or to Hide Font List) on the toolbar.
Previews shows one of four different types of preview: Tile, QuickType, Waterfall, or ABC123.
Previews + Font List splits the Fonts pane between a modified Previews list on top, and a sortableFont Liston the bottom.