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  1. Make "Start workspace" default go to open files

    I would like the "Start workspace" to be my go to open document workspace in Indesign. Also when documents are already open.
    I find it very useful to see thumbnails of my work instead of the "Open recent" filelist.

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  2. Non printing layer attention value

    Since the latest update of Adobe CC I noticed that across the suite, when you double click a layer and set it to non-printing, the label is no longer displayed in italic. Thus remaining in the dark on first glance at layer palette if a layer is set to non printing. I use non-printing feature a lot but now I don't have a visual reference anymore. Don't understand why this feature was removed?

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  3. User interface is getting worse and worse

    I am still on CS6, because newer versions have been less stable and don't bring any benefits I need. Now I tried InDesign CC 2018 and realize that the contrast of the UI gets worse (dark grey on light grey or vice versa, additionally you cannot distinguish inactive/greyed-out menu topics), that the palettes needs more space on the screen without any reason for doing this and more dialogs/messages are not on the original OS design but in a new style. I suppose this is for tablet usability, but within this app really makes no sense to me. You are moving…

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  4. Replace GUI

    It could be usefull if developers could completely replace the existing GUI, and replace it with a custom build GUI. The Indesign engine could then also be used for other purposes than graphic design work.

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  5. make type palette responsive and precise - it slips and lags.

    scrolling through fonts in the type palette is not smooth and responsive. It slips and lags, as if there is something blocking the mouse or trackpad sensor. Frustrating bug that does not occur in Illustrator. Please fix.

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  6. Cross-reference dialog: sortable picker / resizable window

    Every time I place a new cross-ref or edit a broken one, it opens that "Edit cross-ref" window, which is not resizable, where a lot of space is wasted and where the most import part, the list of headlines to pick from, is not the biggest part. Then I would select a paragraph style from that very small list on the left where some style names may even be wider than the list field. And when picking from the list on the right, it is not sorted aphabetically by default. Please put something we can click to sort. Imagine you…

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  7. Zoom box in Pages Window

    I would like to see in CC InDesign the ability to see where you're zoomed in at in your pages window. Also, I'd like to be able to click and hold onto the highlight zoomed in the area on the pages window and move it to update the preview when I let go of the highlighted zoom box.

    This would be helpful for us users that create large catalogs and would like to quickly JUMP-TO a portion of a page. With large catalog files, the program can get sluggish/slow. When the user has to scroll through a bunch of pages…

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  9. Layer palette extra option

    Some option where the palette could/would autoshow the active layer - specifically when you have a lot of layers. Currently have docs with 100+ layers.

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  10. Please bring this little feature from XD to InDesign

    Check the video. Very easy to implement. I do not understand, why you have not already.

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  11. macOS help search

    Hid, please enable macOS help-search feature. Like in the illustrator.

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  12. print-preferences should auto-sort alphabetically

    Just a thingy: Im not able to alter the order of my styles, thats fine and dandy. But then I would rather have it sorted alphabetically.

    @screenshot: See how "A1" (2) is at the bottom, where my brain want to find it at the top of the list beneath A1 (1).

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  13. Open failed (.inlk): Dialog "Open As Copy?"

    Ever "browsed" thru a fileserver to doubleclick the document from Finder/Explorer?
    Bad for you, if that file is in use by someone else, because:
    Now you can redo the browsing within InDesign, just to access the "open as copy" within the file-open-dialog.

    What if the "No access, maybe locked."-warning can be a dialog like this: "No access, maybe locked. Try to open as Copy?"

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  14. We have an urgent need for the media controllers to return.

    Currently the interactive PDF user has no way to replay/rewind/advance videos!

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  15. No option to hide the Application Bar in 2020

    I noticed in 2020 there is no longer the menu option under the Window menu to hide the Application Bar. I'm not sure why this was removed, for people who don't use it it's just in the way and unnecessary especially when you're trying to use InDesign on a small screen, every inch of screen space counts. Im sure there are people out there that use it, and that's great, I'm sure they find it useful in someway, but we all use the application differently so please allow us the ability to turn it on and off.

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  16. UI scaling as Photoshop, Lightroom and Illustrator

    As far as I can understand, InDesign is only able to scale UI to maximum 200%, while Photoshop and Illustrator appear to go further - or has a better implementation with windows 10 scaling.

    The UI of InDesign is on the small side on a 4K monitor and on newer monitors with 5K or 8K, the 200% scaling is not sufficient.

    Implementation of same scaling as Photoshop and Illustrator, will ensure a much improved user experience for users on high resolution monitors.
    It will also future-prof InDesign, as the amount of 4K+ monitors, only will increase in the coming years.

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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.

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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.

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  19. Single page view

    A simple request, single page view without other pages on the screen.

    Trying to focus on the layout on one page when I can see the others drives me crazy.

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  20. New Menu-> Window->Workspace "Center All" to Place Entire Document and Windows Centered Between Resolutions from Laptop to Large Monitor

    I am currently stuck, I can't see my document because I took my laptop from my monitor to my bed. This happens in many Adobe products. I need to either relaunch and hope or maybe go back to monitor to hopefully find the edges and rearrange it. You should place a dropdown menu from Window->Workspace->Center All as a new command that lays everything out from top left to right and then has the outer frame fit the bottom right of your new resolution. None of current options allows for this and I can't find my documents

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