Adobe InDesign: Bugs

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  1. Media panel gone HUGE

    So, after running in a while on the new Adobe 2020 app, I noticed that the Media panel started to grow in size each time I opened the tab. Before I could notice, the Media panel was absolutely huge.

    I tried to:

    • Reset the workplace

    • Reset the UI scalling

    • Uninstall and Install again InDesign 2020 (While removing UI Preferences)

    • Restart PC

    Nothing has worked.

    The only solution that seems to work as of right now is to downgrade to 2019.

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  2. InDesign UI frame changes colour

    I guess this is a bug but i actually think it could be a good idea. Attached are a couple of examples of what's happened on my screen from time to time. The UI takes on a florescent colour - and all palette names/numbers, etc change to this colour.
    Small appearing UI's seems to have been quite a big topic in recent years - especially as we all move toward 4K screens. So this 'bug', if that's what it is, seems to work really well for me and gives the whole workspace much more clarity. But i just have no…

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  3. InDesign UI frame changes colour

    I guess this is a bug but i actually think it could be a good idea. Attached are a couple of examples of what's happened on my screen from time to time. The UI takes on a florescent colour - and all palette names/numbers, etc change to this colour.
    Small appearing UI's seems to have been quite a big topic in recent years - especially as we all move toward 4K screens. So this 'bug', if that's what it is, seems to work really well for me and gives the whole workspace much more clarity. But i just have no…

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  5. InDesign 16.1 menu unclickable. Always shows hour glass cursor on Windows

    Hi,

    Starting today morning I am facing issues in accessing menu items on my InDesign 2021 16.1 on Windows. The application cursor is the wait cursor mode and clicking on any menu item does not have any effect. Even keyboard can't be used to select any menu items. However, I can open a new document using "Create new" button as shown.

    I can't understand what's the issue and how to resolve. FYI, I have InDesign 2015 Release and Debug versions installed on this machine

    Please advice.

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  6. reset

    Adobe InDesign 16.2.1 x64
    After updating OS or indie, (this week there were both) My workspace resetted to Essentials and settings were gone. There is so much work creating a good starting/default settings. So I'm totally sad now.

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  7. InDesign 16.2.1 Mac unwanted automatically full screen

    InDesign automatically changes itself into full screen mode. Which I don't want. There is no setting to be found to correct this. Illustrator does the same thing but there you can change the UI navigation size and then it behaves like it should.

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  8. cursor stuck on pencil

    When I open a certain file, the cursor is stuck on the pencil tool. I can't select any objects in the file. The cursor still operates menu selections, but doesn't work inside the document.
    I'm using v. 16.2.1 x64 on Windows 10

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  9. Naming layers in the docked layers panel and naming things in paragraph styles details box

    As described in this thread :
    https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign/can-t-rename-layers-indesign-2021-16-0-also-happened-in-2020/td-p/11550199/page/2?page=1

    It's impossible to rename layers when the panel is docked
    I also have problems in naming things in some particular panels like the Paragraph styles details box when i want to create a nested style and type the exact word i want the style to stop
    (see screen capture) i manage to click it but it's like magic clic and clic and clic... sometimes work sometimes not... i'm getting crazy with it and loos a lot of time.

    Thank you for updating

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  10. Everything on artboard goes to bitmap intermittently

    Running iD (15.1.3) on Windows 7 - Don't laugh this isn't my machine but the one I have to work on. grrrr!
    Every now and again the entire artboard contents and surrounds (not the UI), changes to low resolution resulting in something resembling a scene from the game Minecraft, fonts images imported vector graphics etc. This is only on inDesign, no other program, so it's not a system or graphics card error. The attached image shows up as all bitmapped but tin reality it's just the artboard that goes pear shaped. Is there a fix for this or is it…

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  11. character style list flashes but won't open

    Sometimes, ID gets into a state where the Character Style drop-down list will not drop down. I can click either the list item itself or the little [v] button to its right, nothing happens. If I click it again, the screen will just flash open the list for just an instant, but it will not drop down the list and let me select from it. The only workaround is to use View › Character Styles, which slows me down quite a bit, because I usually leave the View › Paragraph Styles window open.

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  12. Unable to kill find missing fonts background process

    If the preferences setting to automatically find missing fonts is set, there are three major issues:

    1/ The background process never times out,
    2/ The background process severely degrades InDesign performance for everything else, and
    3/ There is no way to manually kill that background process. If we could, then issues 1 and 2 would not be such problems. If the fonts aren't found, or the internet connection is hinky, or if the Adobe servers are under heavy load or having other issues, we could just kill that background process and then either try again later or design an workaround…

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  13. can't disable home screen

    I'm unable to disable the home screen. Option is grayed out. I have a paid subscription.

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  14. Smart guides not working at all

    Snap to grid and smart guides or any function where cursor automatically snaps to edge, corner, or center point is not working. I am currently using version 16.0. I have restarted the program 5 times. All of these features are check marked and turned on despite the features not working at all.

    I will not work on my project because of this issue. I need to rely on the precise support of smart guides and snap to guides in order to do what I have to do. I'm very disappointed with this bug and upset I'm set back so much…

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  15. Create new folder / Open containing folder BUG

    InDesign 16.1. + OS X Mojave
    Open/Save dialog box, does not allow Cmd + Shift + N (create new folder) and Cmd + R (open containing folder).

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  16. INDESIGN 2021 DOES NOT PASTE IN PLACE CORRECTLY on page or spread

    pastes off whack / not at all aligned properly on page.

    ID doesn't retain proper perspective or type sizes either.
    and it groups all items instead of keeping as separate objects, frames, items but it won't allow ungrouping!!!!

    INDESIGN 2021 v 16.0
    iMac 27-5K late 2015
    Mojave 10.14.6 (w/ 2 rounds of recent screwy apple updates for Mojave)
    24GB RAM

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  17. type tool behaves as selection tool

    Hello guys, I'm experimenting this issue in which the Type tool is behaving as the selection tool.

    Instead of selecting text, by double-clicking or click and drag, it just moves the text frame around. Double click is not highlighting the text either.

    I'm running Indesign 16.1.0.20 on Big Sur 11.2.1

    Thanks

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  18. %CCX_FNFT_DIALOG_NAME error indesign 16.1

    When i want to open a new document/artbort etc. in Photoshop, Illustrator or Indesign the following pop up appears.

    I am not able to create new documentes.

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  19. Text cursor not displayed in InCopy on MacOS 11 (Big Sur)

    I know that InDesign 2020 (15.1.2) and InCopy 2020 (15.1.2) are not and will not be supported on Mac OS 11 (Big Sur), but nevertheless we are doing some testing because. Our customers may upgrade their Mac or buy a new one with MacOS 11 installed and expect that everything works as before.
    So we are doing some basic testing to be prepared.
    For InDesign 2020 (and 2021 prerelease) it looks fine. No big surprises.

    In InCopy however I am running into a strange glitch: the text cursor doesn't show up in all view modes (story, galley, layout).

    Did anyone…

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  20. InDesign 16.1 icon shrank

    Just updated to InDesign 16.1. It appears that the app icon underwent significant shrinkage for some reason (at least on Mac, macOS 11.2).

    Please restore its original size!

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