Below you will find some common support questions and answers.
If you can’t find the information you’re looking for, or you just want to give us some feedback, please get in touch.
The WebFonter Chrome browser extension is, we think, the best way to use the WebFonter simply because it should work on the widest range of websites. If you use the Chrome browser we strongly recommend using the extension.
The bookmarklet is a good second choice. If you don’t use Chrome, or for some reason you can’t or don’t want to install an extension, then the bookmarklet is the way to go. It will work on almost as many sites as the Extension, but some sites, such as Facebook and Github for example, cannot currently be WebFonted using the bookmarklet. This is due to an unsurmountable technical limitation of bookmarklets.
The launcher does have a couple of small extra features that might be of interest. You can bookmark and share URLs when working with the launcher - so you can show friends, colleagues or clients your WebFonted pages.
We try to support modern, standards-compliant browsers, so recent versions of Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Opera should work well. We also support Internet Explorer version 10 or later. The WebFonter will not work on Internet Explorer 9 or earlier.
If you are using the extension or the bookmarklet Please let us know about it. We might be able to fix it!
If you are using the “Launcher” it has known limitations and will not work on all sites.
Yes you can! As long as you have a connection to the internet the WebFonter is designed to be used in this way.
They are stored in your browser’s local storage. This means they are specific to each computer and browser installation and are not stored on our servers.
Yes. Just hit ctrl-H to hide and show the WebFonter. If you’re using the “Launcher” you may have to click somewhere inside the WebFonter first
Note that the chrome extension should work on almost any website including those listed below.
The bookmarklet will not work on these well known sites:
The launcher will not work on these well known sites: