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Hey Alfred team & community,

 

It's great that Alfred 2 offers more font choices. I wish, however, that rather than Helvetica, the app defaulted to Helvetica Neue. With iOS 4, Apple switched iOS's UI font from plain old Helvetica to Helvetica Neue, and it's begun to make its way onto the Mac in Lion & Mountain Lion. It'd be great for consistency, and as a bonus I think many people feel that Neue is the smoother & better looking of the two. I know it sounds like a nitpick — but in an app like Alfred, where the entire UI is a typography exercise, this stuff really makes a difference.

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Hey Alfred team & community,

 

It's great that Alfred 2 offers more font choices. I wish, however, that rather than Helvetica, the app defaulted to Helvetica Neue. With iOS 4, Apple switched iOS's UI font from plain old Helvetica to Helvetica Neue, and it's begun to make its way onto the Mac in Lion & Mountain Lion. It'd be great for consistency, and as a bonus I think many people feel that Neue is the smoother & better looking of the two. I know it sounds like a nitpick — but in an app like Alfred, where the entire UI is a typography exercise, this stuff really makes a difference.

 

Font can be changed in Alfred 2. Opt+click text in the Appearance settings to change the font. Andrew is also aware that users would like to be able to select any font and not just use a list of presets (the way it is currently done) and has added a note and looking into this as a possible feature in the future.

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Wow, quick reply. I know the font can be changed, but Helvetica Neue isn't one of the options. I even went so far as to manually edit my appearance/prefs.plist, which also didn't work.

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Wow, quick reply. I know the font can be changed, but Helvetica Neue isn't one of the options. I even went so far as to manually edit my appearance/prefs.plist, which also didn't work.

 

As mentioned, Andrew is aware of it and considering this as a future update feature.

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