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  1. Bring back title bar icons from CC 2018

    Those were so handy, why have they been removed? There is plenty of space on the title bar.

    3 votes
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  2. macOS Spaces

    InDesign does not seem to properly use macOS Spaces. Some windows or popups prevent InDesign from showing up properly if the application is selected, either in the Dock or in the Command-Tab switcher.

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  3. User Interface - Middle & Light Gray - Selections in Layers - Not Visible

    The middle light gray Interface, third selection from left does not show the selections in the layers panel. it may change to a very close color. The lightest gray interface shows selections poorly., Not easily seen.

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  4. Workspace not showing at startup (indesign 2020 v 15.0.2)

    Issue with the workspace not loading or not showing at startup. Sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn't. Today i tried opening photoshop first and then after that indesign opened correctly. Adobe claimed to have this issue resolved by version 14.0.3. That means either it has never been resolved or it returned in this version.

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  5. Correct UI Resolution for 4K Screens

    I have a 4K laptop (Dell XPS 15"), and the UI is just too small. Not small as in "I wish it was bigger", but rather "It is impossible to interact with the UI".

    From scrolling through forums and such, it seems that this problem exists since 2014 or so, when 4K screens where a rare sighting.
    But now these screens are becoming more popular, and the fact that they aren't supported by InDesign is pretty absurd. Especially when other programs (Photoshop, Illustrator, Premier etc.) work completely fine.

    I've seen suggestions for workarounds that have to do with setting the…

    1 vote
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  6. CMD+O (Open File Dialog) Doesn't work after new 15.0 and 15.0.2 releases.

    CMD+O no longer opens the "Open File Dialog" upon first entering InDesign after launch. Once you open a file thru the Menu, CMD+O starts working properly.

    This was an issue in a previous version release, and now it has turned up again in this latest release.

    2 votes
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  7. When in text tool, command-a does not select all the Text in the Box, but all boxes on the page instead

    When I am in text tool (and not just switched there but have been there for a longer time) and klick into a text box, and it CLEARLY has been selected and the curser is there, pressing command-a to select all the text in this box selects ALL the boxes on this page, even though the arrow has not been selected and the curser was already visible.

    This happens so often that I am nearing madness with this bug. Is there a way to get this back to being normal again?

    1 vote
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  8. When using Hungarian keyboard, after some time Ctrl-Alt-X inserts # instead of non-breaking space

    Possible memory leak: when using Hungarian keyboard and typing, after some time Ctrl-Alt-X inserts # instead of non-breaking space.
    inDesign has to be restarted to restore the original functionality.

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  9. number input white

    When trying to input a specific value for any number field, it's just white and won't reflect anything I type or reflect the change when I hit return.

    2 votes
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  10. Paragraph/character styles font menu bug. Multiple Monitors

    InDesign CC 2020 (15.0.2)
    Operating System: macOS Catalina (10.15.4)
    MacBook Pro 2019 16 inch built in monitor (default) 3072x1920
    Samsung LC27JG52QQXEN 2560x1440 144Hz

    If I have the screens stacked as per the screen shot attached the font menu with paragraph styles is stretched off the screen top and bottom. The only way around this is to position my other screen to the side and then it works fine. The images 3 and 4 show the issue that I am having. Images 1 and 2 show the only thing that I can do to workaround the issue.

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  11. Keyboard shortcuts don't work InDesign 15.0 High Sierra

    Had to downgrade to ID 14.0.3 twice after attempting to install InDesign 15.0 on MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017) running MacOS High Sierra 10.13.6. 90% of keyboard shortcuts do not work at all, and those few that do, work intermittently. Extremely frustrating, very poor QC.

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  12. Easy-Access On/Off Toggle Needed for "Use Typographer's Quotes"

    I create and edit spec sheets that use lots of "typographer's quotes" and "non-typographer's quotes" AKA "inch marks." Having "use typographer's quotes" turned OFF allows me to type an "inch mark."

    So I constantly have to open preferences to turn typographer's quotes OFF to create inch marks in my dimensions charts, then turn it back ON to use typographer's quotes in my paragraphs.

    Adding a quick-access toggle for typographer's quotes, or even including a shortcut to type the opposite kind of quotation mark would be helpful and save time.

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  13. jittery cursor

    My Indesign cursor flickers and is jittery when I have Photoshop running in the background. I'm running Catalina 10.15.4 on a 27" iMac Retina 5K. Never experienced this problem before this week.

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  14. New Document UI Issue

    When opening InDesign and creating a new document, I am treated with a black box that houses all the options and selections to open a document. If I change the UI to touch based, it shows up. When I go back to regular mouse and keyboard, it goes black again.

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  15. InDesign help/welcome screen

    I don't like the fact that the, what looks like a "welcome screen" always pops up after closing InDesign work page. I was told it it's a UI of the application.
    Please find a way for us to turn that off. I find it annoying and not helpful during my work day.

    2 votes
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  16. Wrong translation of "Art" in German version of InDesign 2020

    In prior versions of InDesign one import option for AI and PDF files used to be "Objekt" which is still used in the online help document while InDesign shows probably the original English word "Art" which is confusing since this word also exists in German language but makes no sense in this context.

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  17. No keyboard focus on launch

    InDesign 14.0.1.209, macOS Mojave 10.14.2

    When launched and the following conditions hold, InDesign does not seem to have keyboard focus (i.e.., no keyboard shortcuts work):


    1. Show ‘Start’ Workspace When No Documents Are Open is unticked.

    2. The Control bar is open in the default workspace.

    3. The CC Libraries panel is either not in the default workspace or collapsed.

    Note that conditions 2 and 3 are met by several of the standard workspace, for example both Advanced and Typography (but not Book, Essentials or Essentials Classic).

    If you choose a menu item or click in an input field, the app gains keyboard…

    22 votes
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  18. Workspace restes to default

    InD 2020 (v. 15.0.2) on macOS 10.14.6 (18G3020) resets the workspace to default every time I create a new document while having no other documents opened.

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  19. Page Panel Numbering in right-to-left spreads

    In a document with facing pages, when the document is changed to right-to-left, the numbers in page panel are displayed with a weird encoding or extra characters.

    42 votes
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  20. sample buttons and forms

    The 'Sample buttons and forms' window automatically pops up when I start InDesign. Indesign starts with the workspace 'Start'. I resetted my workspace and the window still was there. Then I removed the window, saved my workspace again and it seems to be solved.
    I am not the only one with this problem:
    https://www.reddit.com/r/indesign/comments/d1s9yf/samplebuttonsformswindowautomaticallypopsup/

    5 votes
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