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Search field does not work in Open dialogue box

Simple search filename request in the Open dialogue box and the search does not work in InDesign. This works in EVERY SINGLE OTHER APPLICATION KNOWN TO MAN. Just not in InDesign. InDesign is becoming the most unstable app I have ever worked within in over 10 years. Come on Adobe - this is Mac App 101 and you are FAILING MISERABLY. Fix this embarrassment immediately.

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  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    For me, the Search field has continued to work in the Open dialog though recent macOS versions. I can't get it to fail.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This issue is also in the Place file dialog box too. CC 2018 on Mac server file shares.

  • Tom L commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Seems to be fixed. Not only for CC 2018 but also 2017 and even CS 6 :-) So I suppose it's a fix in Adobe Creative Cloud App. But I'm happy

  • Tom L commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Fixed. Not only for CC 2018 but also 2017 and even CS 6 :-) So I suppose it's a fix in Adobe Creative Cloud App. But I'm happy

  • Andrew C commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I reported it about a year ago, the next update fixed the problem, then the immediate update after this is reappeared. Clearly Adobe is using junior programmers who have absolutely no idea what is needed. Adobe is flushing the quality of their apps down the toilet and do not appear to care whatsoever - truly frustrating as I rely on InDesign. Now even Illustrator and PhotoShop are showing problems. Once Affiniity comes out with a layout app to go along with their Illustrator and PhotoShop knockoffs - I will be dumping Adobe completely and forever.

  • Tom L commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I had this bug reported several times too in the last years (!!) but no respons from Adobe staff. But this is not uncommon unfortunately ...

  • Tom L commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    When having Indesign active, go to "File" > "Open". Then, type in the search field (right - top) (a part of) the name of the Indesign file you're sure it exists on your mac. Result: nothing found.
    Then, go again to "File" > "Open", then FIRST choose "All documents" below the results window. Then, type in the search field (right - top) (a part of) the name of the Indesign file you're sure it exists on your mac. Result: All the files with the search word (in my case "vier") appear.

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