InDesign 2018 USER INTERFACE STILL TOO SMALL!
Over the years I (and others) have requested that the UI of InDesign be scalable. As designers, our eyes navigate us thru the creative process.
IT IS NOT EASY to readily decipher palettes and menus which sport MICROSCOPIC TYPE on a 28-inch, high-resolution monitor.
It IMPEDES workflow if one is spending extra time trying to find and choose things on the interface.
At least give us a choice! Smaller, Medium, Large, Extra-large.
When will Adobe get this??????
Martin Randolph commented
I have a 5K monitor and am in Windows 10. My OS display is set at 350%. Photoshop and Illustrator UI display perfectly but InDesign is too small! I can’t use the software! I have the June 2020 update! When will this issue be fixed?
This feature has been requested for years and years (well before CreativeCloud came along) and has been thus far ignored. I don't expect that to change any time soon... but it really needs addressing.
Christine Winscott commented
I would really would like to be able to "scrub" the T next to the font size in menu to choose the size I would like to use. It is SO much faster than having to type it in or click and scroll up or down. If it can be done in PhotoShop it should be available in InDesign too.
I also TOTALLY agree with the UI being too small!
Cross platform compatibility would be great!
We all pay more than ever before for these programs, please listen to our requests. I've been paying since 1993.
Charan Langton commented
Here is another: I want to move my graphic with the frame as the default. Spend a lot of time figuring out where to click so I can move a graphic and not its frame.
Charan Langton commented
So true. Have a really hard time with this tiny interface. In fact I just cant use a couple of the Adobe software at all. Seems my eyes just cant handle the text size. The menu boxes are too tiny even for my small screen. VERY ANNOYING.
Ches Hensley commented
Even working on a standard 15.6" laptop there are major UI issues. The interface is ridiculously small and any attempt to find a work around results in a throwback moment to the 90s and low-bit resolutions with significant blur on all interface items. The dropdown menus for the application in the top menu bar all open to scale with system settings but all icons and application features/menus retain the microscopic scaling.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE. It's been long enough now. I pay $55 ish dollars a month and have to take frequent breaks) just to use the software.
InDesign 2020 USER INTERFACE STILL TOO SMALL!
I recently purchased the Affinity Suite and their InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop alternatives work just fine with OS display scaling... and you also get gloriously smooth GPU accelerated scroll and zoom (missing from InDesign on windows). Serif have a fraction of the resources of Adobe, be do seem to care about their users.
It's a mess across the CC suite on Windows. Having transitioned from macOS last year where it works flawlessly it was a bit of a shock.
Working with tabs here is a joke right?
My eyes hurt from squinting when UI Scaling is set "to lower Supported scale factor", and when it's "higher supported scale factor", the icons are too big, causing a lot of tools to be hidden on the control panel in Typography.
Guys, been using InDesign for years and I never had this problem until CC came along. Would appreciate the team getting us UI scaling like they did for Illus and Photosh. This is professional expensive software, c'mon, we need it to work properly and be adjustable.
I agree, it's either way too small or way too big on my 1920x1080 laptop screen. Please make it scaleable as in Photoshop and Illustrator.
The 2019/2020 updates increased the size of the interface as far as I can tell, but now its TOO BIG. It's choose between way too small and way too big.
It's really bad when you have to try and add a tab. The marks are CRAZY small. It usually takes me a few minutes to be able to set a tab. When using the accessibility feature on Mac, the dialogs get blurry with zoom (not really helpful). No pair of glasses will help with this...
Getting old isn't fun.
I like the idea of having choices: Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large (hopefully large would be at least a 16 pt font).
Adobe, please consider this request, your users do age.
Alan Jones commented
I'm experiencing this issue in its full glory.
There was a time when a user could count on core components of Adobe Products to work the same. Case in point: In Illustrator 2020, you can indeed adjust the size of the user interface via Preferences. I found this just the other day, so the question is why doesn't InDesign have this feature?
I'm all for innovation in products, but there are some things that should work across the entire Adobe Suite.
Attached is a screenshot of the interface adjustment preference from Illustrator.
Katherine Mayse commented
I have a visually impaired student in my yearbook class. We use InDesign. She can't see it. Is it still not scalable? This is not ok.
Martin Schmitz commented
It realy would be nice to have the possibility to scale the UI. We use InDesign in teamsessions on a 82'' 4k display. It's nearly impossible to work with it!
Keith Aisner commented
Please allow the UI to be scalable. You offer all kinds of ways to customize the layout of the workspace, but no way to fine tune the size of the tabs, fonts and buttons, which determines workspace efficacy quite a bit.
In previous versions there used to be an option that allowed users to make the UI menu font bigger (Escuala de IU in the Spanish version). If you use a big monitor the menu size creates unnecessary strain in the user's eyesight. Please make it available again.
Michelle Malkowski commented
I'm having this problem too and I'm getting sick of waiting to be fixed. I'm paying money here to use a program I can't use.