"Force quit" a background task
In all the years that we've had background tasks, I've almost never been able to cancel one successfully. Whenever a task hangs up for unknown reasons, and I hit cancel, it just hangs on the 'cancelling' step and the only way to stop it is to force-quit InDesign, which can equal lost work and damaged files.
I would like to see a more assertive way to force shut down of a background task that isn't cooperating.
Mark H commented
Yes, Me too!
This is the first time I have ever had this happen with Background Tasks hanging up using InDesign on either WIN or MAC. We are now into October 2020 and I can't find a fix that works yet.
Using WIN10 and ID 15.12 64 bit.
Adobe, please fix! It's annoying to see the blue circle go around and around and around forever while I'm working, and there's no way to stop it. Here, it is trying to activate a font, and it gets stuck here, and there's no option to cancel it. I even tried to change the font (which is not want I want to do if it's truly a font I want to use!), but it's that annoying, and it still won't stop trying to activate a font I'm now not using. How about an on/off button.
FIX FIX FIX!!!!!!
STILL an adobe fail.
Mac OS X mojave, indesign cc 2019
This has been an issue for a very long time! Still in 2019 it's an issue. Work arounds offered online aren't working. There needs to be a on/off toggle for background tasks so that we can produce a pdf without the background task manager in the first place.
YES, fix it! That is f**** annoying!!!
Been a very big pain for as long as I can remember.
This is ridiculous. Fix this problem adobe. Even hard shutting down the computer does not force the program to close. Very unhappy.