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  1. 15.1.2 No cursor visible in Input fields in Light/Medium Light themes

    Since installing 15.1.2 on iMac 10.15.6 (and after restart) , I can't see my cursor (blinking) in the Find/change input field. I can type in some text though, but still no cursor visible

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  2. Type tool still deselects itself InDD 15.0.1

    The bug has been already reported, it's been claimed to be fixed in 14.0.1, but actually still persists and never was corrected.

    Typing "T" just selects the type tool very briefly, then changes back to the previous tool. Clicking inside a text frame has the same result, even if you get to select some part of the text, it just changes back tot he previous tool in most of the cases. The only way to get it work, is to select the tool in the sidebar, however even there it takes several seconds to become active.

    Using InDD 15.0.1 on…

    81 votes
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  3. Save as... Open, Place... dialog panels too small

    In Big Sur, the Save as... (cmd-S) Open (cmd-O) and Place... (cmd-D) dialog boxes are too small. They only offer between three and six lines of text. However, you can drag the panel out to see more folders/files, BUT, it doesn't stick. When you've closed the dialog and open it again, it has reverted to the smaller size.

    Photoshop doesn't seem to suffer with this issue, but Illustrator does.

    3 votes
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  4. cc libraries unresponsive

    CC Library Panel becomes unresponsive/renders weirdly. Have to quit out and restart. MANY. TIMES. PER. DAY...

    7 votes
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  5. ID File Finder windows always revert back to minimal size after each use

    All windows in the File menu that access the Finder (Save As, Export, Place, etc) always revert back to their minimal size after using them once instead of keeping last used size. Always need to resize the window to see more items in my destination folder.

    3 votes
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  6. 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.

    46 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. 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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  9. 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…

    2 votes
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  10. 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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  11. Unable to rename sublayer while panel is docked

    In InDesign 2001 16.0.1 for Mac (and possibly other versions) it is not possible to rename a sublayer when the layers panel is docked.

    Changing sublayer names is only possible when the panel is floating. The sublayer name should be editable whether the panel is docked or floating.

    https://youtu.be/3zWYIAKEqqo

    2 votes
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  12. Small interface and large cursors with duel monitors on Windows with Indesign 2021

    I am using a 15' Dell laptop with 27' Asus monitor and whenever I move the InDesign window from my laptop to my larger monitor to work on, the interface stays small and pixelated. The cursor is overly large and I am unable to change the UI interface to fix this. The bug has disrupted my workflow and ability to utilize all of InDesign's feature effectively.

    2 votes
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  13. 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

    2 votes
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  14. 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

    2 votes
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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. There is no save all button

    I have to save all chapters individually

    1 vote
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  18. "Update Library Item" option missing in context menu of Libraries

    I am trying to update a library item. It's a previously created library item that I've made changes to. There used to be a contextual menu item called "Update Library Item" but it's gone.

    When resetting the prefences with Shift+Option+Command+Control at the start of InDesign or (for me) uninstalling and reinstalling a certain plugin, that menu item appears again.
    One user found out this:
    Renamed Adobe Indesign folder in ~/Library/Caches. That did the trick for me !!
    For the ultimate test, I put back the "old" Adobe Indesign folder and the issue was back again.

    Link to the old forum…

    6 votes
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  19. Measurement tool not working on ID 2021

    The measurement tool does not work very well in Indesign 2021. Most of the time there is no reaction to mouse clicks and if you eventually managed to create a measurement line, it is very hard to move the endpoints to a new location.
    I am working on a Windows PC with Win 10.

    2 votes
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  20. 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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