No window appears when I open the app, not even when opening a previous document. Mac 10.13.2
No window appears when I open the app, not even when opening a previous document. Running Mac 10.13.2 on MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012. I tried using the 2017 version and no window appears there either! I need to do my work today!!!!
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Max Lame commented
Was still having this problem as well, but reset InDesign prefs and fixed. Try this method if you're still having issues.
This is happening to me with 14.0.3 - there are no windows when I open InDesign, only the top menu bar. If I turn off Window > Application Frame I can view my files, but it doesn't work when activated.
I have upgraded to Id 14.0.3 and still have this issue.
Still an issue. I am running Mac 10.14.6 on MacBookPro 2019 with InDesign 14.0.3 installed and still the windows and panels don't show after I have opened an InDesign doc. I tried using Command + T, but only the text window will open.
Jocelyn Bonebrake commented
Multiple times since updating to Adobe InDesign CC 2019, the program has opened in a very small window with the close/minimize/expand buttons that should be in the upper right in the upper left of the window. (See attached file Adobe ID 1.)
At that point I can only minimize or make the window full screen. When I try to pull full screen to my other monitor it instead minimizes to the taskbar. When I click on it to fullscreen again, it comes up with two sets of close/minimize/expand buttons. (See Adobe ID 2 picture attached)
It finally will go to full size if I close it and re-open it.
hey adobe! lot of people have this problem with the windows not showing up. we are paying for your program a lot of money, so please make sure its worth it and bring a fix.
Annabel Stagg commented
Trash your preferences in library and restart. That fixes it.
Annabel Stagg commented
I can't use InDesign, even if I float the windows. I can see a window but I have no tool bar and now I can't work. Apple, do you have a solution?
same here. pressing cmd-t brings them back.
same problem here on mac mini. can bring the windows back by pressing command T (that shows or hides text-window and also all others with it)
Float in Window
Then you can at least see your document, although the tool bar is still missing.
I'm trying to find a solution but this was progress.
I have the same problem. Completely insane, never saw anything like this.
System 10.14, uninstall and install doesn't had any affect.
Is there any alternative program that one can use to open and edit Indesign files?
Rob Smyser commented
Further insight -- the window is generally there, it just won't raise itself from the very deepest stacking level; it lets all the other application windows cover it up even if you try to bring InDesign to the front. Messed up.
Rob Smyser commented
I have this problem too on a MacBook Pro. Only restarting helps me.
Sima Morgan commented
I had the same problem a couple of times and this worked for me. Open the Task Manager (CTRL+Shift+Esc) and search for Adobe Indesign. Click on it and press the End Task button. Then try to open Indesign again.
Hope this helps!
Here also the same issue :-(
Macbook Pro early 2011 with new SSD and OS 10.13.4 installed.
Any answer/solution yet? Need it for my work.
same issue and same mac (but 10.13.4). I uninstalled inDesign and then reinstalled, but it doesn't work. What should I do now?
John Kauderer commented
After closing inDesign and reopening, all the windows disappear except for the effects window. The top bar is there. The app thinks it's working fine but you can't see the main work area, layers, links, pretty much any panel that isn't effects. If the file needs to find links or fonts you do get that window. The window showing recent projects won't show up either.
The only way to fix the problem is to uninstall inDesign and then reinstall. This works perfectly until you accidentally close the program. Strangely I can shut down my machine and if I haven't closed inDesign it still works fine after restarting. Another odd thing is that after reinstalling inDesign it brings up recent projects from months ago and not the most recent.
I would think this maybe has something to do with Apple refusing to support the CUDA driver? GPU accelaration has screwed up the performance of all the Adobe apps and had to be turned off.
I have installed Xcode and am looking to go through the process of removing CUDA and installing from Nvidia.
Bryan Pickle commented
InDesign crashed as I was editing a document. I sent the crash report and selected the reload button. Since then, the InDesign window does not appear. I have restarted my computer and the window still does not open, even when I've selected the "Show All Windows" command.