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  1. Paragraph and Table palette contents empty/gone

    1. Version of Adobe InDesign, InCopy or InDesign Server
      InDesign 19.0.1

    2. Steps to reproduce the issues
      Open the Paragraph Palette

    3. Expected result
      There is content there, text, fields for adjusting spacing, etc.

    4. Actual result
      There is no content, no fields to enter or adjust spacing measurements

    5. Test file, screenshot, video or GIF capturing the issue (optional)

    p.s. this is fixable by deleting preferences, but I don't want to lose all my preferences. Is there a way to save preferences before deleting them and restore without reintroducing the problem? I will find out.

    1 vote

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  2. Scaling problem multiple monitors

    InDesign Version: 19.4
    Open InDesign on an external monitor (on Mac OS–Sonoma)

    Problem:
    InDesign is in many cases unusable for me, because the window sometimes just scales itself down to a very tiny size without any reason.
    Sometimes it happens when I try to zoom in in a document and in many other situations too.

    1 vote

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  3. 'Text style' (Character/Paragraph) Drop Down Visual Bug

    Adobe InDesign 19.4, Apple M3 Max, Sonoma 14.4 and 14.5 (at least).

    'Text Style' drop downs for character and paragraph show persistent white box, without any of the styles showing. White box blocks UI actions below.

    Occurs randomly, resolves randomly. Restart not guaranteed to fix the issue.

    Expected result: The drop down displays the relevant text styles...
    Actual result: Empty white box...

    1 vote

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  4. Two Monitors - UI Window Always Loads Off Screen - Can't Resize Mac OS 14.5

    This has been a bug for at least 5 years with InDesign (see link at the bottom of the post).

    When a Mac user has two monitors, if the primary monitor is situated "lower" than the secondary monitor in a side-by-side configuration in the Display "Arrange" setting (see screenshot, main display is laptop, on right), then the windows will always load slightly off screen, locking the user out of moving them or rearranging them.

    There is a temporary fix to put the main monitor "higher" than the secondary monitor in the horizontal arrangement.

    However, this is an unacceptable long term…

    5 votes

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  5. UI settings greyed out

    No one EVER solves this. Those of us who work on TV monitors (for the large size) can never get the panels text (among other things) to scale up so they are legible. This causes great eyestrain and is just terrible, over all. Usually, it is suggested that I change my resolution, but I can't do that, because it would ***** up everything else on my computer, including ID. This problem has been around for about 20 years, and the folks at InDesign don't care. They have never fixed it.

    2 votes

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  6. InDesign resets window position set by Magnet utility on macOS

    In the current v19.4 (2024), when I use the common utility Magnet to resize the InDesign window (i.e. the Application Frame) to full screen, InDesign itself will reset the window position as soon as I ⌘-tab out of InDesign and return to it. No other app on my Mac does this, and it's very frustrating. Manual window size changes are honoured.

    There are other inconcistencies about InDesign's window positioning on macOS too — if it opens on my laptop screen, the application bar (above the control panel) appears under the menu bar and is almost invisible.

    Please fix.

    3 votes

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  7. Can the panel only push to the right? This will exceed the screen on the right.

    Can the panel only push to the right? But when the panel is on the right, I hope to double -click the panel, and it will push left to the left, otherwise it will be beyond the right screen on the right.

    Perhaps, some people say that you can be close to the right edge, and naturally push away to the left.
    I know this, but this is not what I need.
    I need more flexible settings.

    1 vote

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  8. Please fix tool panels going off screen

    Tool panels are an absolute nightmare in Indesign. The detection of, in which direction the panel should open is buggy. I have the Application Frame on my main screen and the tool panels all on my second screen. The setting panels never pop up into a direction where it's handy. They just go outside of the screen.

    Also, when having some tabs open and some collapsed, it's an absolute nightmare to open a different one. InDesign does not care about how big your screen is. It just makes the panel bigger and bigger and go out of your screen making…

    1 vote

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  9. Pages panel doesn't scroll all the way down

    When the pages panel is filled up vertically with the pages, and when the panel is set to "View Pages > Horizontally," the panel does not scroll all the way to the bottom, and the page numbers of the bottom pages are cut off.

    This is easily reproducible in any new document with reset InDesign preferences.

    5 votes

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  10. Application frame not re-aligning after screen change.

    Waking my MacBook after disconnecting from a secondary (and larger) screen, often leaves my Application frame in the previous size. And due to the fact that this formerly connected screen is much larger than my MacBook, it leaves the frame in a size and postion which makes it impossible to fetch, resize, or drag it to a hot area to force it to re-arrange properly.

    Resetting the workspace, or switching application frame off/on, doesn't help. I have to Quit/Restart InDesign to let it realign its frame to the new screen size.

    InDesign version 19.3, MacOS 12.6.2.

    2 votes

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  11. Main view not redrawn when mouse zooming until mouse is moved

    After I updated to MacOs 14.4, I got this weird bug when zooming pages using Opt+mouse scroll wheel. I can see the vertical and horizontal scroll bar sizes changes as I am zooming, but the main view is not updated. The moment I move my mouse, the main view also get updated. This is very frustrating, because I cannot see the size while I am zooming. This worked fine in MacOs 14.2.

    To reproduce the bug:

    Zooming seems to work initially when opening a document, and the error seems sometimes to be triggered if I Space+drag when I have the…

    1 vote

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  12. InDesign 2024 panels expand abnormally when application frame is OFF

    Recurring issue from one InDesign upgrade to the next! Found 2- and 6-year old reports of the same bug. In-between updates fix it but reoccurs with every new upgrade...

    ISSUE
    When Application Frame is disabled, panels that are on the right side of the screen don't expand towards the left as they normally would but to the right.
    The bigger the UI scaling size, the more to the right of the screen the panel expansion moves, soon disappearing altogether. Only smallest sizing allows to display properly.
    Attaching screenshot for reference.
    No problem when Application Frame is enabled.

    TECHNICAL INFO:
    macOS…

    3 votes

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  13. Window and panels moving when Mac goes to sleep (2nd attempt)

    In the discussion of the same name, Adobe falsely stated that the problem had been fixed. It wasn't. The problem persists. When you wake up, the panels move from one screen to another.
    Please stop faking fixes and check them before posting them. It is disrespectful for Adobe to publish fake bug fix reports.

    Old discussion (now closed): https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601180-adobe-indesign-bugs/suggestions/45467137-window-and-panels-moving-when-mac-goes-to-sleep

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  14. Type palettes UI visual problem

    Something amiss with the paragraph and character palette, the field contents is showing not where they should be—the zeros or contents of the field are up over the alignment symbols. See screenshots.

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  15. Workspace dissapears when selecting objects

    When selecting objects with the mouse cursor or selecting text, the workspace disappears and everything becomes white. Once the process is finished, everything appears normal again.
    I use Adobe Indesign 19.1, macOS14.2.1, Apple M1 Max 32GB.

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  16. dual monitors - UI stays the size of the small monitor even when I drag it back to the large HD monitor

    Windows 10

    Monitor 1 is my Huion display tablet 16”
    Monitor 2 is main 32" Samsung monitor

    If I open InDesign with "extend these displays" checked in the windows display settings and then drag the program back to Monitor 2 (32" Samsung) - the work area is smaller and I cannot drag it to fill the screen. Also the text for all dialog boxes is too small and the program will not release from the settings of the Huion tablet.

    I need to be able to have InDesign behave like Photoshop - which opens up with the same scaling and…

    1 vote

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  17. Blank Document/Pasteboard when Display Profile Changes

    When the display profile changes, i.e., when using automatic profile switching when room lighting changes (Spyder), document pages and any items on the pasteboard disappear. The rest of the UI remains the same.

    The 'fix' suggested elsewhere is to turn GPU preview off. However, when you do that, clicking on the document/pasteboard makes both flash white and can also make the document jump leftward to the edge of the window.

    The only real fixes are to close and reopen the document(s) or restart InDesign.

    And just in case anyone is tempted to suggest I stop using Spyder or any other…

    2 votes

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  18. Window Crop Issue

    If I use multiple Screens, Indesgin and Illustrator (but mainly Indesign) has a huge problem of making the connection between screens. When I return after a short coffee break and unlock my device, indesign jumped in between my screens. I am not able to move indesign around in any screen as the menu bar is completely cropped and disappeared in between screens.
    I can restart my computer and indesign multiple times but it does not change. Also deconnecting my screen does not help.

    I kindly ask you to fix this issue or to give a solution for a work around,…

    1 vote

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  19. Tool Panels go off screen

    This bug has been in Indesign a while now. using Mac OS Sonoma latest updates. This occurred in previous Mac OS's as well. Computer is M1 Max - MacBook Pro. This happens when using an external display, so 2 screens (1 MacBook Pro screen and 2nd via HDMI). Indesign is open on the larger secondary screen. If "Application Frame" is unchecked, opening tool bars snapped to the right side of the screen all open their windows right of the tool bar and thus go off screen. They should open to the left.

    This video shows it working correctly with Application…

    2 votes

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  20. InDesign Home Bar

    In InDesign 2024 v19.0, there is a new bar at the top that has the home button, share, workspaces & Adobe Stock/help. The bar has no name and no close button. Is not listed under the Window Menu either, so currently it's impossible to hide/close and it takes a lot of vertical space that I rather use for the canvas or other panels.

    Please fix this and add a way to close it.

    3 votes

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