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  1. The UI is not scaling correctly on Windows 4k screens - UI too small

    Hi, I am having problems with the UI Scaling on InDesign on my 4k laptop. I am using the recommended system scaling of 250% which works well with other apps except for Adobe, most noticeably InDesign. I pay a premium price for Adobe CC which should be reflected in their products. The UI is way too small on InDesign compared to Illustrator and Photoshop.

    I also have problems in all adobe apps when using an external monitor to expand my screen size. Dragging the apps from one monitor to the other does all sorts of weird things.

    I have attached…

    2 votes

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  2. The UI is not scaling correctly on Windows 4k screens - UI too small

    Hi, I am having problems with the UI Scaling on InDesign on my 4k laptop. I am using the recommended system scaling of 250% which works well with other apps except for Adobe, most noticeably InDesign. I pay a premium price for Adobe CC which should be reflected in their products. The UI is way too small on InDesign compared to Illustrator and Photoshop.

    I also have problems in all adobe apps when using an external monitor to expand my screen size. Dragging the apps from one monitor to the other does all sorts of weird things.

    I have attached…

    2 votes

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  3. 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!

    2 votes

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  4. InDesign opens with tiny window

    For several recent versions of InDesign, and Windows, including the most recent of both (just updated InD yesterday, and this happened shortly after), I have on rare occasions had InD open as only a tiny box showing only the basic minimize/maximize/close buttons, and a window edge, positioned in the upper left corner. If I click on the maximize button, it goes to maximized, but then cannot grab outer edges to resize the box, and minimizes just goes back to almost nothing. If I then quit InD, USING FILE/QUIT, OR COMMAND-Q, then it will reopen OK. I think, maybe, this is…

    10 votes

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  5. Filenames and Thumbnails on the Home screen are on top of each other

    Version of Adobe InDesign, InCopy or InDesign Server: 16.0
    Steps to reproduce the issues: Go to Home Screen
    Expected result: See recent files
    Actual result: I see the recent files but I can't read the filenames properly because they are on top of each other. The thumbnails are not aligned as well. Please see attached screenshot.
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    2 votes

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  6. Hyperlink window not working

    Hello,

    I'm working on a file from February 2020 that contains hyperlinks. Every time I click to use the Hyperlink window to edit/update urls my InDesign locks up. However, when I try this in a new file I created in December, I'm not having any issues with the hyperlinks window/tool.

    I'm using the latest version of InDesign CC (16.1).
    I open the file, click the Hyperlinks window and the program locks up to where I have to force quit.

    (Not sure if it matters - I'm adding this comment from my Mac, but I'm trying to do this work on…

    2 votes

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  7. Background Tasks Panel - Missing Progress Bars

    Since InDesign 15.1, the progress bars are missing from the Background Tasks panel. Luckily, the percentages are still there but the bars are needed for quick progress reference.

    10 votes

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    The issue has been fixed in the latest release of InDesign – InDesign 2021. The fix was also available in the previous version of InDesign – InDesign 2020 (v 15.1.2).
    Please update to these newer versions of InDesign to get the fix.


    Adobe InDesign team

  8. Ruler with "pixel dirt"

    I've noticed this "pixel dirt" at the base of the upper ruler. Sometimes, it shows up, I quit and it's gone to later show up again, "out of the blue".

    InDesign v. 16
    iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017), 64GB RAM. MacOS 10.15.7

    3 votes

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  9. control palette disappears

    When the system comes out of screen saver or sleep mode, the Control palette has disappeared. The only way to make it visible again is to quit and restart the program. InDesign Version 16.1, macOS 10.14.6 Mojave, 2013 MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013). Two monitors: built-in retina display 15.4-inch (2880 x 1800) with NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M 2 GB graphics and 19.5-inch (1920 x 1080) DELL D2015H Display also using NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M 2 GB graphics. Problem seems to be related to the use of two monitors.

    1 vote

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  10. Incorrect Keyboard-Shortcut for "New Document"

    1. InDesign Mac 16.1 (German)

    2. Open InDesign. Type on keyboard: command N

    3. Should create and open a new empty document

    4. Nothing happens

    At the same time:
    2. Open InDesign. Type on keyboard: option command N
    3. Nothing whould happen
    4. Creates and opens a new empty document

    1 vote

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  11. Start screen after a while has some glitch fonts in the titles

    Hey, in InDesign 16.0 there is a problem with the start screen.
    After a while, the titles of my last used documents are getting distorted. Seems to be a Problem with the UI font …

    3 votes

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  12. Don't match system theme

    Wen I use black theme in macOS Catalina all windows inside indesign still white.
    I use last indesign and last macOS

    3 votes

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  13. Indesign 2021 nuked my custom workspaces

    Personal saved workspaces do not migrate from 2020 to the new 2021 version of Indesign.

    1. Version: Indesign 2021
    2. Steps: Automatic upgrade from 2020
    3. Expected: user interface continuity
    4. Actual: blew a deadline having to take the time to hunt down and manually move my workspace xml files over to the new version with the help of a reluctant tech via support chat

    Luckily, manually moving the xml files seems to be a viable workaround, but there's no excuse for this bug. If a new version of Indesign is capable of automatically migrating preferences and workspaces, IT SHOULD HAPPEN, and if it…

    2 votes

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  14. indesign 2021 can not be choosen as the default version

    double-clicking on a file will only open it in indesign 2020. Indesign 2021 cannot be selected under "open with".
    The problem has been occurring since the last update of indesign 2020.
    OS: Win 10; Last CC-Update: today

    4 votes

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  15. UI does not scale - hard to use with people who have differing vision abilities

    Unable to scale UI in InDesign 2021. I have poor eyesight and am unable to see the menus and tools.

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  16. spacebar used as toggle for hand tool from another tool

    When using any tool—after using the spacebar to access the hand tool temporarily, the hand tool then remains. It does not toggle back to the tool used previously.

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  17. cmd+shift+N

    I used to be able to hit cmd+shift+N in the Save dialog box to create a new folder. This no longer works on version 15.1.2.
    I'm on macOS Mojave 10.14.4

    4 votes

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  18. cmd+shift G

    In Place image dialog box, I used to be able to hit cmd+shift+G to pull up the Go to Folder dialog box in order to paste a file path. This no longer works on version 15.1.2.
    I'm on macOS Mojave 10.14.4

    3 votes

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  19. There is no save all button

    I have to save all chapters individually

    2 votes

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  20. Problem with Keyboard Shortcuts

    On a Mac [10.14.6] I set the F8 key to bring up the Paragraph Style Option box [image attached]. With the most recent update the F8 key does not work unless I have the Paragraph Style Panel open [image attached]. This is an obscure bug but it just means I need one more panel open to access the F8 shortcut. This short cut has worked for a zillion years until now. I hope this is of assistance. Thanks.

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