On Export - "Save As" name field not consistently highlighted by default
- 15.1.3 version
- Open InDesign, open file, click on a page, CMD E to export.
- Expect "SAVE AS" field highlighted to be able to change export name, as with previous versions.
- Sometimes nothing appears to be highlighted, taking hitting TAB several times to get to the "SAVE AS" field. However, sometimes it is highlighted - so this is not a consistant problem - as sometimes it does come up highlighted. It does seem that when I first open a file / export - that it is not highlighted, but after that, it does come up correctly highlighted.
This is not a consistant problem, which is what makes it a problem. You never know if you can just type a new file name, or do you have to grab the mouse to get to the SAVE AS field, or try to TAB to the field, not really knowing how many times it takes to TAB over.
This issue got fixed in macOS Monterey 12.1 and upgrading to this OS (or later) will help overcome this issue.
Adobe InDesign team
@David Fleming: Looks like it's because you're on Big Sur. As mentioned by others and from my own experience, it's fixed in macOS Monterey 12.1.
David Fleming commented
I'm on ID v17.3 / M1 Mac Mini / MacOS Big Sur 11.6.8 (20G730) and the highlighting is still wildly inconsistent.
@kate: you mentioned you're on Monterey 12.0.1. Update to Monterey 12.1 - it looks like it's fixed there (as mentioned above by Ravi Kiran). It does work for me on 12.1.
Same here. I'm on Monterey and the issue is NOT fixed in INDD, PS or AI. This really screws up my workflow.
This is still happening with Monterey in INDD 17.0.1 (also not working in the newest versions of PS and AI).
First you take away the ease of renaming files, then our fonts, whats next?
Operating with Monterey 12.0.1 and the file name isn't highlighted at all in INDD or PS or AI. This is a huge time suck when trying to save multiple versions of a file. PLEASE FIX!!!
Sandra Carmona commented
Same here. Just updated to Big Sur a few days ago and now a two decades of muscle memory are useless. And not only that... if the problem would be consistent you could at least get used to it, but it's completely random across all adobe apps.
just updated to the M1 version. And the filename isn't highlighted at all...
the photoshop team have managed to fix this. Can you guys do it too. maybe they can teach you how they did it.
Same here. Seems to be an issue correlating with Big Sur. Annoying af!
The file naming is broken- sometimes highlighted, sometimes not, sometimes no extension appears, sometimes the whole bar is highlighted. This is frustrating and really slowing me down. Big Sur 11.4, Indesign 16.3.1
This is driving me crazy- it is inconsistent and really slows my workflow.
Big Sur and ID for M1 -- the file name appears without the extension (like it's supposed to)
This frustrating, as it's an unnecessary change from the previous method. When one is appending filenames upon export or save, it's easiest to just tap the arrow once and start typing rather than arrow over multiple times from the end of the extension.
Roy R. commented
Yes, this is a strange and annoying "bug". Please fix.
Kirsten H. commented
Was hoping this was fixed with upgrade to Big Sur 11.3.1, but now ID 16.2.1, AI 25.2.3 and PS 22.4.1 all highlight the extension when doing a save as.
Bugger, such an annoying time kill.
This is still happening in Adobe apps 2021 - Big Sur 11.2... are you ever going to fix it, Apple?
Productivity killing bug in InDesign 16.2.1 AND Illustrator 25.2.3 (but not Photoshop 22.3.1!!):
Mac OS (Catalina, currently) Save As dialog box highlights the entire file name, including the extension, which has been a bug the past several versions. For over a decade, Save As would not include the extension in the highlight, so one could tap the arrow key once to the end of the file name to change it, to increment a version number for example. This bug has been a huge stumbling block in my productivity.
Also, in InDesign, the sometimes Save As does not highlight the file name at all AND the escape key does not dismiss the dialog box. Double bug!
Here are screen shots of the errors, with only Photoshop doing the correct behavior and being the winner:
I've just encountered this after upgrading to Big Sur. Having such inconsistent behaviour each time is causing real frustration and disruption to previously quick and simple actions.
On top of this, at the times the filename does highlight, it includes the extension as well which is also unhelpful