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  1. blank screen

    For the last 3 or 4 updates (current is 19.5.0.85), in MacOS running the latest versions, ID presents with a blank screen when the app is open but not active for a period of time. This is absolutely a continuing lack of ability of Adobe to work with Apple silicon, namely the video RAM, since the solution is to switch to CPU view, which is a no. Otherwise the app has to be quit and rebooted. Every single time that this happens, which is every single time it's left unattended. Everyone I know that uses ID has this problem.

    1 vote

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  2. View position moves to center after exiting presentation mode

    InDesign: 19.5
    Mac Os: 14.5

    In the newest InDesign update, entering and exiting presentation mode changes the previous view position on the page to the center.

    To reproduce: Zoom into any part of spread / page that isn't in the center. Enter presentation mode. Exit presentation mode. The view will now have jumped to the center of the page instead of keeping the previous position in view.

    1 vote

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  3. Find/change

    Find/Change is really slow to search when i add a Find Format style [None] in the search.

    The search works fine in my document if I just search on a text word or other styles but when I add [None] to ensure it doesn't change other character formats applied it then takes forever to find it.

    1 vote

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  4. CC Libraries palette vibrates nonstop

    InDesign ver 19.4, when I click on the CC Libraries palette, the scroll bar and the bottom of the palette vibrates or jumps vertically up and down nonstop. I can't get it to stop. Closing and re-opening the palette didn't help. Restarting ID didn't help. Very distracting when using your libraries palette.

    1 vote

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  5. Import Fails for User Settings file exported from ID 2024 into Beta

    The user settings file exported from ID 2024 is not recognized when I try to import it to Beta.

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  6. Window with InDesign document goes black with clicks etc. when using 2 screens

    I am using InDesign 19.4. on a MacStudio with MacOs Sonoma 14.4.1. 2 screens are connected: Apple Studio Display 27 inch (main screen), to the right BenQ PD2710QC.

    When I have an InDesign document open on the main screen (left screen) and the window of the document touches the right and bottom edge of the screen, the window with the document constantly goes black when I perform various actions such as right-clicking or moving an object in the document. When I click again, the screen returns to normal. This problem is terribly annoying.

    The only solution so far: The window…

    1 vote

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  7. Mouse cursor slow when updating links

    When updating links (either individually or all at once), the mouse cursor becomes extremely slow. This slowness happens in all applications, not just Indesign. In other words, if I set the links to update while working on other stuff in other applications, the mouse cursor is still super slow.

    Using Windows 11. Don't know where you can see the Indesign version number.

    1 vote

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  8. slowdown

    Indesign is slow on opening and closing documents. I have reset preferences, installed the app and reinstalled, disabled plugins...everything I can think of to make it better. It's almost unusable. The forums are no help, I've tried the GPU toggle and their suggestions. It just sits there. This video doesn't show the spinning beachball but I get when opening or closing documents. It has destroyed my workflow and speed. What is there to do?

    Mac Studio 2023 M3 Ultra, 64gb ram, 2TB HD, Mac OS Sonoma 14.4.1, InDesign 19.4

    4 votes

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  9. InDesign 19.4 for MacOS ignores PluginConfig.txt

    InDesign 19.4 on MacOS ignores PluginConfig.txt and doesn't load the desired plug-ins on startup.

    Steps to reproduce:

    1. Place a plugin somewhere outside the InDesign app folder.
    2. Create a PluginConfig.txt that points to this plugin.
    3. Place the PluginConfig.txt either in the InDesign app folder or the Preferences folder.
    4. Start InDesign.
    5. The plugin won't be loaded.

    I have checked this on multiple machines and also have confirmation from someone also on the user forums:

    https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign-discussions/indesign-ignores-pluginconfig-txt/m-p/14578540

    The Windows version seems to work correctly.

    1 vote

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  10. On the start page, the recent items are showing up with multiple file names displaying over the top of one another

    When I open InDesign and the Start page appears, the first line of recent items show the image of the file but the description underneath shows several layers of file names on top of each other.

    3 votes

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  11. Scroll bars and status bar disappear in InCopy

    InCopy scrollbars and status bar (page navigation) disappear and there doesn't seem to be an identifiable way of turning these back on. Working on a corporate device so cannot test the 'Run as administrator' fix that is suggested on another forum online.

    Scrollbars and status bars are available on start up but disappear if you use the zoom tools, the device sleeps, or if you are active in another window (e.g. a browser) for some time (not sure precisely how long). Closing and reopening the program fixes the issue, but it is irritating to have to check in all stories,…

    1 vote

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  12. No Redraws on Object Highlight

    Prerequisites

    • macOS version only
    • version 18 (2023) and later
    • Screen Mode: Normal
    • GPU Performance OFF (CPU Preview)

    This issue occurs 100% of the time under these conditions. Note that Overprint Preview forces CPU Preview, causing the issue even in Overprint Preview mode with GPU Performance ON. It persists across macOS versions and Intel/Apple Silicon platforms.

    Steps to Reproduce

    1. Prepare an InDesign document with multiple pages.
    2. Place any object on the page.
    3. Switch to the Text tool.
    4. Hover the mouse over the object (MouseEnter), without selecting it.
    5. Press the Cmd key while the mouse is over the object.
    6. The object is…
    28 votes

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  13. Inaccurate Type 1 Warning

    This issue is purported to be fixed, but I'm still getting a false type one warning after upgrading to the last version of InDD 18. (18.5.2). The flagged font is Whitney Black, the only font out of the the entire OT Whitney family that's installed on my MacBook pro that gets flagged. Whitney Black also shows up twice on my font list, even though there is only one version installed and used in my stylesheets. The font is clearly OT in the replace font dialog box, does not trigger a preflight warning and exports fine to PDF.

    1 vote

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  14. Spellcheck isn't working. I have set my language to English, but no matter what I do it reverts to "Finnish" language.

    Spellcheck isn't working. I have set my language to English, but no matter what I do it reverts to "Finnish" language the minute I try to start using Spellcheck. Then everything gets flagged as an error. Please fix this bug ASAP.

    1 vote

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  15. fit frame to content no longer working at all

    fit frame to content no longer working as top toolbar click icon shortcut or pulldown or help since recent sonoma update to 14.4.1

    ID2022 17.4.1 mac OS intel iMac 2020

    already restarted numerous times. recently had to start over for prefs/settings -- that is a waste of time & ridiculous to have to do it every time.

    1 vote

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  16. critical display problems! please fix it!

    New version from 19.0–19.3 causes terrible display/view problems! See the attached screenshot (actions: opened an indd file, zoom in, zoom out...).
    Fix it please, it's unusable in this state!
    Older version 18.5.2 works normally on the same machine!

    Indesign (19.0—)19.3
    Apple Mac Mini M1 16GB
    OSX Sonoma 14.4

    2 votes

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  17. iMac M3 gets very hot and uses excessive CPU while working with InDesign 2024, fan is constantly running

    I am working on InDesign 2024 version with Apple iMac M3 processor, and as long as the InDesign window is open, even if I do not do anything, the iMac gets very hot and the fan is constantly running. This is not a normal situation at all.
    I'm reporting this to the Adobe team for information. I noticed that InDesign did not have this problem when I disconnected it from the internet. However, when the connection is lost, InDesign crashes after a while. You can see the CPU values it uses in the attached image.

    1 vote

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  18. Dialogue windows open at full screen, and will not scale down or move

    When I open, place, export or save a document, the dialogue window automatically goes to full screen and is not scalable or movable, even though I can select the border or the corner with the cursor (and see the cursor change to confirm I have the window border), it will not resize or move.

    1 vote

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  19. Fix the touchpad

    Just fix the touchpad please. I've already discussed it In detail on the Adobe community (https://shorturl.at/hAPZ8), but the touchpad is not working well at all. Now it's just less worse than 19.0 but still not working properly. You can't pinch to zoom, unlike Illustrator for example, and in general, it's not smooth at all. Trying to scroll through a project is a challenge; it scrolls in jumps with almost zero control over it. Centering the project on the PC is impossible without control 0.

    Win11 23H2 22635.2915

    Here's the full URL if you don't trust the shortened one: …

    4 votes

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  20. Color Profile Warnings when copying Objects and Text within the same Document

    Mismatching color profile warnings are very helpful when copying objects between documents with different profiles, which is why this is an always-on option for me.

    However, for some time now, such warnings seem to pop up randomly when I copy text between documents with the same profile settings, and sometimes even when copying text from one text box to another within the same document.

    My understanding is that this is a bug, as live text in an INDD cannot have different profiles. Is there a way to avoid these warnings and still get them when they are necessary (copying between…

    3 votes

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