Hi there, for some reason, when I want to change font (style, or size), I highlight the text I want to format and then click on the Fonts dropdown. It can take up to 40 seconds before the fonts list is displayed.
I've experienced something similar in the distant past, but that was due to being overzealous with font installation in my early computer using days!
There are only 20 or so fonts installed on this machine that's giving me the difficulties.
It's not always been this way (it's my work PC), and no hardware changes have been made.
(I'm running Windows XP,Athlon 64 3200+ Processor (2ghz), 1gb RAM).