inDesign 2020 removed the zoom view box from the top menu bar
This user is much unhappy that inDesign 2020 no longer provides the zoom view box that appeared in the top menu bar, directly to the right of the help tab. That was a fast, easy way to change the view size of the file in the screen.
I was told by Adobe that this feature was dropped because the screen size view could be achieved by other existing features. Sure... now one must pull down a tab, then go to another command and activate a feature like zoom in and zoom out. And that only shifts the view in or out by one factor, whereas the zoom view box at the top menu bar would let you instantly jump the view in our out by 3 or 4 "sizes."Count me as a most unhappy user who will stay with inDesign 2109.
By the way... inDesign 2020's menu bar is now empty to the right of "help." So what was gained taking this highly useful feature away? And why not give users the option to have that zoom view menu feature in one of the pre-sets like "Essentials Classics"? I will grumble once more about my unhappiness at the loss of this important feature and the hubris of Adobe engineers to drop such a valuable element of this software.
The change was made to reduce the UI clutter for the user and it was moved to the bottom left of the screen in the Status bar where other controls like page navigation, preflight profiles, etc. are available.
To continue using this feature, we can suggest a simple workaround which takes less than a minute to accomplish – just open the Keyboard Shortcuts dialog, choose Views, Navigation from the Product Area drop-down, select the ‘Access zoom percentage box’ from the list of commands and assign a shortcut – example, Ctrl-Alt-5. You can customize the keyboard shortcuts as you like and save a new Keyboard Shortcut Set.
Meanwhile, we are reviewing this request.
Adobe InDesign team
I concur that it was a bad move by Adobe to drop/remove the zoom view box/pull down feature in inDesign 2020 that, in the inDesign 2019 and earlier versions, made it nearly instant to expand or shrink the screen view by several factors immediately with two quick mouse clicks.