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  1. 74 votes

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  2. 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…
    27 votes

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  3. Installing InDesign 2024 wiped all my preferences and workspaces

    Just as the title said - preferences and workspaces wiped, despite ensuring the checkbox 'import exisiting preferences' was turned on during install.

    42 votes

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    The fix of the issue is now available in the latest InDesign 2024(v19.0.1.205). We recommend you upgrade to the latest version for the fix.

    If you are unable to see the update, go to the Creative Cloud application and click on the context menu on the top right and click on Check for App Updates.

    Adobe InDesign Team

  4. Flashing screen on selecting text

    Adobe InDesign 2024

    When highlighting text with text tool or selecting multiple items with the selection tool and dragging with the mouse held down, the screen flashes rapidly between the document and plain white - this makes the ID document contents not visible on the screen so you can't actually see what you are doing - eg can't see what text is being highlighted

    Please fix asap - it is making ID virtually unusable!

    11 votes

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  5. 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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  6. Scrolling is glitchy or nonfunctional in InDesign 2024

    Scrolling with a mouse (not the trackpad) through a document vertically or horizontally works, but not always. Zooming in by holding Alt and then scrolling is unusable because trying to zoom in causes everything to zoom all the way out, and continuing to try to zoom in only works sometimes.

    I have tried this with multiple mouses, and the issue does not occur in any other program, including InDesign 2023.

    In the attached video, I am holding Alt and trying to zoom in.

    12 votes

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  7. 2024 lag

    InDesign 2024 is lagging a lot—there's a delay in response when clicking onto a text or content box to edit the content. Even moving from page to page (at typical or fast display) there's a lag.

    13 votes

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  8. 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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  9. Window jumps to maximum size in 19.2

    Since version 19.2, InDesign's window behavior has been weird and wrong. With each mouse click it jumps to the maximum window size. If I resize the window, the next mouse click will maximize it again. Very annoying. This is only in 19.2. I have a Mac Studio M1 and a 49-inch Dell U4919DW monitor (size 5120 x 1440 pixels), so I don't want to work at the full size of the screen.

    3 votes

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  10. GPU Preview Freak Outs

    Often times InDesign GPU preview freaks out, rendering the pages with random artifacts. Here are 2 spreads on GPU and on CPU (certain information blurred out). I've also attached another example of GPU freak out.

    macOS Sonoma 14.3 MacBook Pro M3, InDesign 19.1

    5 votes

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  11. 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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  12. Please Support Folder Tags for Mac OS

    Finder Tags in Mac OS are used to quickly filter documents and folders in Application dialog boxes, as well as in the finder itself. Folder tags have never worked with InDesign, despite the function being supported by other CC apps. I use folder tags all of the time to organize artwork, as well as documents. Please fix this.

    4 votes

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  13. 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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  14. Small implied movement when selecting elements

    I have an issue with the latest versions of InDesign.
    Whenever I select any element/object/text/images etc inside my Page or any pages, there is a delay in the selection with a tiny registered displacement of the selected object by one or 2 pixels.

    My only solution to fix it is to Cmd+z to invert the latest action that resulted from it. I didn't have that issue a month ago and it is very disruptive, could say that it is anti-productive. I am running Indesign on the latest version of Mac OS sonoma on a M1 max machine. The problem occurs…

    2 votes

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  15. 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.

    2 votes

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  16. shortcut presets resets to default

    Several people in our team have the problem.
    That every time we restart InDesign CC23 (18.5) the shortcut set is reset to default. the saved shortcut set is still availlable but we have to select it again.

    We work on MacOS 13.6 with Apple M1 Chips.

    Thanks and regards
    Dominique

    5 votes

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  17. 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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  18. screen flickering sonoma

    I know this is a known issue, but after 4 months, I would have hoped that a fix would have been developed by now. My fault for now researching before upgrading to Sonoma, but come on guys. I seriously can't believe how terrible my experience has been with both the new Macs and Adobe software. I have been doing design for 18 years, and have never had as much trouble in that time as I have had from both company's products in the last year. This is ridiculous! It is unfortunate for users that we have no other viable options…

    4 votes

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  19. 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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  20. Installing InDesign 2024 still removes all preferences, shortcuts, and workspaces — even in v19.1

    Despite the previous thread about this marking the problem as being resolved, it is not — not even with the latest update 19.1 ... not for me at least. I've uninstalled and reinstalled InDesign 2024 multiple times at this point to no avail.

    This is a serious issue for professional users who have very specific settings that take time to create and are necessary for maintaining a consistent workflow between versions.

    Please resolve.

    3 votes

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