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  1. object layer options

    Please add ability to edit Object Layer Options for more than one copy of the exact same PSD image at one time.

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  2. Not truncating filenames in window when relinking

    I'd say this is self explanatory and has always been a bug bear to me.

    4 votes

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  3. Jump to page 1 = just go to first page already

    If my document is numbered pages 43 to 59, for example, and I press Command -J and enter "1" for "Go to page:" PLEASE just take me to the first page in the document! Is that too much to ask? ;-)

    4 votes

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  4. What about split screen for different app (ex.: word & indesign)

    What about split screen support for different app (ex.: word & indesign)

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  5. Please, please, please support Emacs-style key bindings...

    ...at least for macOS. Virtually all macOS apps, especially those developed by Apple, support Emacs-style key binding that are incredibly useful for text navigation and text selection purposes. As an almost daily use of InDesign—and a 26-year employee of Adobe—I would very much like to see this supported. Most of the commands involve the use of the "control" key, which appears to be unused for InDesign keyboard shortcuts, so this is likely to be a no-brainer.

    4 votes

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  6. One desktop for all pages instead of desktops for each seperate page/spread

    When copying asset(s) to the desktop you always have to search on wich pages you copied that asset(s). When all pages are on the same desktop, the copied assets are more easy to find, because they are always on one desktop.

    4 votes

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  7. Make the layers right hand side squares bigger!

    Hi, might just be me, but the little squares to denote in which layer an object is in is too small, or not very co-operative.
    If I need to move something from one layer to another, I find it really difficult to hit the target right to move the item, the square is too small.

    I am not blind, its just the one element of the UI that I constantly don't get a positive result from first time, normally takes 3 attempts!

    4 votes

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  8. Open Current File Location

    It would be amazing if you add Open Current File Location under the "File" dropdown.

    It is a really minor thing, but it would significantly impact productivity.

    3 votes

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  9. Unresolved cross references need to be detected as errors

    If a document contains unresolved cross-references, InDesign should register them as errors that show up at the bottom of the main window, with specifics listed in the Preflight window. At present, InDesign will notify me of the existence of unresolved cross-references when I start to print a file or book, and it will identify which files contain them, but it won't show me where to find them so I can fix them.

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  10. Working with multiple files - When a file is closed, rather than skipping to the last file, got to the next file in order

    Description:

    I have multiple files open at once.

    When finished working on the first, if I close it, InDesign will skip to the last file that was opened, rather the next file in the order.

    See attached - I closed “untitled 1” and it skipped to “untitled 5” rather than going to “untitled 2” which is next in line.

    Why this would be valuable:

    This interrupts an expected workflow to InDesign's usual left to right UI direction.

    InDesign allows users to reorder the file tabs to suit their needs. Skipping to the end file in unexpected behaviour and switching back…

    3 votes

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  11. Migrate Workspaces On App Updates

    ALWAYS migrate user workspaces when an app is updated.

    It is SO FRUSTRATING to be on a tight deadline and have your UI blow up because Adobe pushed a version update without migrating over your workspace settings.

    There is no point in having savable user workspaces if they all disappear every time you update the application.

    3 votes

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  12. Reinstate option to hide Application Bar

    This option has been removed in 2020.
    Application bar has virtually no functionality, and wastes valuable space on screen

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  13. Add HiDPI scaling for InDesign Mac OS

    Please add scaling for UI and Tools for Mac version. I'm using an external 4K display so OS X system display scaling doesn't work as it does for Retina displays.. UI scaling in Illustrator works perfectly for me on my Mac, having this in InDesign would really be appreciated.

    3 votes

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  14. Make Indesign UI bigger

    People have been complaining for years about Indesign's hard to see UI and the inability to make adequate changes. Why is it 2020, and this issue is still unresolved? I shouldn't have to change my Windows UI to make it better, which by the way it doesn't. Attached pic of my display at the recommend UI setting of 250% on a 15 inch screen.

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  15. Add the ability to remove or change the position of the 'home' button in the top left

    It would be helpful to be able to move this button as it's so close to 'file' - accidental clicks of it can be irritating. I realize you can use Alt > F to open File, but often a click is easier.

    3 votes

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  16. Please reinstate this feature: Cmd-H to hide program with no open documents

    In InDesign, you can’t hide the program with Cmd-H when no documents are open any more.
    It’s a feature I use a lot, and has suddenly stopped working. As far as I know it has been there since the beginning.
    Why on earth someone thought it was a good idea to remove this is beyond me.

    3 votes

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  17. Recent document list remembers templates

    The recent documents feature (File > Open Recent > [list of recent files]) seems to be based on files saved, not files opened. If I open a template if does not get added to the recent files. I might open the same template five times a day, but it never appears in the Open Recent list. This should be corrected or an option to include recent templates added in Preferences > File Handling. See example.

    3 votes

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  18. Add Scrubby/ Animated Zoom

    This has been requested since 2017 with no comment, and this is one of the most basic and urgent features - especially considering the fact the Photoshop and Illustrator - which are tightly linked to InDesign - do have this feature.

    Illustrator should have the option for Scrubby/Animated zoom.
    If I'm not mistaken, this already exists for Mac users, but not for PC users.

    This is beyond frustrating and should be at least addressed by an Adobe representative.

    Thank you, and I hope this will be fixed soon.

    3 votes

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  20. Enable more functions in right click

    I wish right click would bring up more options - for example, right clicking a linked file should give me the option to 'reveal in finder' but I have to open the links pallets to get that. It would improve my workflow no end.

    3 votes

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