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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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…

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  4. Perplexed translation – Czech version of InDesign CC

    Hello, please correct Czech UI of InDesign CC - InDesign preferences, Text panel, first line:

    InDesign CS6: "Používat typografické uvozovky" (it is correct, it means "Use typographic quotation marks", the grammar form is consistent with UI)

    InDesign CC2020: "Použijte Typographer’s & Quotes" (it means nothing, it is a mixture of Czech and English words, the grammar form is not consistent with UI because it is using the imperative form instead of the infinitive). The closest translation to English would be "Use typografovy a uvozovky!"

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  5. 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?

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. "Double click to minimize title bar" not working

    Version 15.0.2 of InDesign. I have three different machines of varying ages and this behavior is the same on all. "Double click to minimize title bar" not working. The double-click in title bar action toggles between full screen/partial screen instead of minimizing the window to the dock.

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  9. 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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  10. Indesign 2020 intolerable lag of up to 10 seconds when switching from selection to text tools

    Since the latest update, InDesign has extensive trouble switching from selection to text tools. This appears to be exacerbated by having more than one layout file open. I'm running Windows 10 Pro, i9 system with 64GB of ram. I've reinstalled, deleted preferences, reduced fonts installed, deactivated preflight, deactivated opentext options bug on boxes. The problem is very repeatable and proving a major work disruption.

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  11. 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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  12. interface is too big....

    1080p, 125% screen setting is in use. (laptop)

    Too big an interface for me. Photoshop or illustrator is displayed normally.

    But the InDesign interface is too big.

    InDesign Version : 2020.0.2
    Steps to Reproduce a Problem: 1080p, 125%
    Actual Result: Interface Abnormally Large

    *screenshot including

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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. 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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  16. 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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  17. ID 2020 bug - checkboks not shown.

    in ID2019 everyting is Ok - checkboks is visible. But in 2020 - not!

    var w = new Window("dialog");
    var list = w.add ("listbox", undefined, ["One", "Two", "Three", "Four"]);
    list.items[1].checked = true;
    w.show();

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  18. 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.

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  19. Needing a smaller swatches panel (minimum 1 line, not 2 lines)

    Context : On most of my documents, with few but very distinct colors, I'll often switch to "big thumbnails". It's easy to distinguish a color from a lighter or darker version.

    But then, when the panel could displays two lines of swatches, I would only need one (see linked file), freeing a lot of screen space.

    Except the minimum size of that panel doesn't go under 2 lines, when 1 would be enough.

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  20. 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.

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