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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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  8. 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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  9. macOS help search

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

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Align & Distribute Objects with Keyboard Shortcuts

    Implement the keyboard shortcuts that are already used for this exact feature from Adobe XD!

    CMD, CTRL, arrows (mac)
    CTRL, shift, arrows (pc)
    Up aligns top, down aligns bottom, left aligns left, right aligns right.

    CMD, CTRL M (mac) / shift M (pc)
    Align horizontally (m for middle)

    CMD, VTRL C (mac) / shift C (pc)
    Align vertically (c for centre)

    CMD, CTRL, V (mac) / CTRL, shift V (pc) Distribute vertically

    CMD, CTRL, H (mac) / CTRL, shift H (pc) Distribute horizontally

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  13. Edit Variable dialog: highlight Text text box first instead of variable name to work faster

    In the Edit Variables dialog box, It would work faster on a daily basis if the third text box, named Text, would be the one highlighted for change. In a context where you define all your templates then reuse them, when you use variables, it is only to change them. So most used text box is the third one in the Edit variable dialog box.

    We would save a lot of time if, when we click to edit a variable, the 3rd text box is highlightes for change.

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  14. Remove the page "drop shadow"

    Remove the page "drop shadow". It's confusing to see the thicker black border on the right and bottom of the page. Is it a locked element? No, it's part of the UI! Why? What is it trying to be?

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  15. As an admin I need the visibility of usage of my provisioned licenses.

    Admins need to be able to view usage of licenses.
    IE: Last time used and what features are being used by which individuals.

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  16. Make Ink Manager panel resizable

    Title says it all. Sometimes we have a lot of spotcolors. I would be nice to see them all at once.

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  17. Zwischenfarbe aus einem Verlauf Löschen/Entfernen

    Zur zeit muss man die Zwischenfarbe an den Bedienfeldrand ziehen was meiner Meinung nach null Intuitiv ist. Besser wäre es wenn die Ausgewählte Farbe mit der Entf-Taste gelöscht werden kann oder per Rechtsklick dropdown gelöscht wird.

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  18. Call at Dell Support Number to resolve printer offline error

    Dell printers are designed with the optimum quality components that why they work proficiently in every atmosphere. However, we can’t also deny the fact that some of the problems are always waiting at the edge to find their ways towards your Dell printer. Sometimes, your system is also unable to detect printer and displays printer is offline error. In this situation instead of bewildering, get to your senses and make a call at Dell Support Number. By taking optimum support from deft experts, you will be able to get rid of offline error in your printer. So, hurry up! Get…

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  19. Cleaner Workspace Option

    When working in InDesign, if I click on the Paragraph Styles tab, it opens to the left and covers part of the workspace and scroll bar. If you look at the image supplied, the Properties Tab shows all the options in one place clearly, and it is out of the way.

    Could we have a setting where, when one selects a tab, it opens into a right side panel and does not extend over or into the work space. That will also help when resizing the window.

    this enhancement will help avoid closing tabs all the time, (unless one chooses…

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  20. Use the full monitor

    I use a 30" monitor. But e.g. the font menu only uses 1/3 of its height. So I have to scroll in a small list. This feels claustrofobic, since there is a lot of room outside the list box.

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