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  1. Workspace – Why can't Workspace preferences be applied to all devices?

    I currently use three (sometimes 4) Apple Macs in various locations around the country as I move from office to office. I understand the constraints re logging computers in and out of my account (no problem there), but why can't my Workspace preferences be shared amongst the computers? After all Adobe know who I am, they know what computer I'm using, they've loaded my CC libraries, surely applying my Workspace preferences to all of my devices by default, can't be that difficult?

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  2. Use Mobile Device to Show Palettes

    I posted this in the wrong place (XD). Sorry if I seem to be putting this on blast.
    I've been hoping for this for a long time, and I hope others agree.

    A feature that would increase my workflow in a major way is this:

    Is there a way you could create the ability to use a mobile device to display actionable palettes?

    I use a two display setup on my desktop. When I travel I have to use my laptop which means I can't have very many palettes available without using up my project workspace on screen.

    What if…

    3 votes
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  3. Dual Screen Modal Support

    Dual Screen Modal Support.

    It's frustrating that apps that are so frequently updated miss the blindingly obvious.

    How about real dual screen support for your modal UI.

    This is the case across Photoshop and Indesign (most likely, several other products).

    In this screen capture - the cursor is selected on 'tint' on a second monitor (right hand side) slide lever is on a different monitor, on the left.

    Pretty frustrating, what's the point of having dual monitors, if your software doesn't support such a basic fundamental.

    Regards, Paul.

    3 votes
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  4. PageMaker Command Bar

    PLEASE bring back the Pagemaker Command Bar. Many of us are not professional designers who remember and utilize all the keyboard shortcuts so we depended on the command bar for a quick and easy way to make changes in our docs. Those who don't need it or use it can simply keep it hidden.

    3 votes
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  6. Please, make the Indesign Editor side-scrollable using the Laptop Touchpad on Windows 10

    The current Indesign Editor can be scrolled vertically, but it does not allow horizontal scrolling using the Laptop Touchpad on Windows 10.

    It would be good feature to have.

    3 votes
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  7. Toggle settings to Auto Update Links

    There is much need for a setting (preferably toggle on/off) for updating of linked files automatically. A lot of companies and designers use InDesign to setup presentations, and it can get extremely time consuming having to manually update links as they change.

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  8. Enough blue, pop-up bubbles — It’s interruption and torture.

    What’s much more useful is a tour of new features in each release. This could be standalone / outside the app. Thanks!

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  9. Recent Pane improvements

    I would like to suggest some improvements for the "Recent" pane across all Adobe programs.

    - Right click the preview thumbnail, and have the option to select "Reveal in explorer"

    - When having one or more files open, be able to return to view this "Recent" pane (in a tab perhaps)

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  10. Please bring back smaller UI

    I have a 13" MacBook Pro, no retina screen. I've recently upgraded to CC, and what I find frustrating is the increase in size of all of the buttons, and the increase in space between the buttons.

    It seems there are many on the feedback forums that want a bigger UI, but this doesn't make sense with those using smaller computers to do their work.

    The biggest frustration is that the Control Panel at the top can no longer display everything that is useful when editing an object. Vertical Justification, Frame Fitting, Align, and Distribute are all cut off in…

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  11. Showing open book files on Start workspace

    Situation now:
    When opening a book file Indesign adds a book panel showing all contained documents. You can then open documents through this panel. I usually dock the panel to the right with my other panels to keep the workspace tight and clean.

    But now the tricky part:
    When I close all documents I've set Indesign to return to the Start workspace. This shift to another workspace makes the book panel disappear as well (since it is docked with the other panels). I have to go to the menus to find the panel again.
    I guess the reason for this…

    3 votes
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  12. Background tasks and glyphs panel width matching other panels

    I would love to be able to incorporate the Background tasks and glyphs panel width to my other panels.

    These panels are too wide and so cannot be included in my sidebar

    3 votes
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  13. Open multiple files from the 'Open Recent' thumbnails page would really help speed up getting back into work flow

    From the 'Open Recent' screen, the ability to open multiple documents without having to go into the open dialogue would be great.

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  14. beeing able to save document bounds (document preferences)

    I have this problem, that my workspace layout has pallettes docked to the right screenside. With multiple document windows set to non tabbed (*see screenshot; red area), the initial opened window will extend under my pallettes (*green area), making it impossible to see the scroll bar. Also the document page isnt centered (*blue area), and objects on the pasteboard are dissapearing out of sight under my palettes (*yellow area).

    I have this covered by a start-up script with an event-listener 'afterOpen': app.layoutWindows[0].bounds = [81, 40, 1357, 1762];

    But i'd like to see this as an option. Maybe in the document…

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  15. Put the Tab panel in the Text and Table section of the Window menu

    The good old Tabs are still standing strong, and they can still do stuff Tables and Character or Paragraph settings can't, like tab leader dots, align on specific characters, fill to right tabs, etc.

    But users are always looking for it under the Text and Table section in the Windows menu. I know, it might technically not behave completely like a regular window/panel. But it looks like a window, it moves like a window, so to most people it's a window...

    3 votes
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  16. Put the Stroke Styles in the Styles section of the Windows menu

    It's so simple, and so obvious.
    No one knows there are Stroke Styles (and brilliant ones) until some one tells them to look under the side menu of the Stroke window...

    3 votes
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  17. 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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  18. Improve style panels

    Three things that would be amazing for the styles panels (we use a lot of styles, so managing them better would be a huge boon):

    1) Snap the current folder you're in to the top of the panel once it scrolls out of view, so it's easy to close the folder you're in once you're done.

    2) Include some way of viewing the "based on" hierarchy all at once rather than having to go into a style's properties to see what's contingent on what.

    3) Have labelling and filtering as per photoshop's layers panel - so you can find and…

    2 votes
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  19. Compare Indesign Documents

    @Adobe:
    I often have to deal with INDD documents which seem to be identicaln but ofte there is a small veraiation. It would be super cool if there´s a function directly in InDesign like in Acrobat to compare 2-3 documents side by side.

    cheers Aleks

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  20. More intuitive Page move UI

    Pages palette:
    In a non facing pages document, when moving a page, the indicator line for the destination is shown beside a page. I would expect it above/beneath a page.

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