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  1. open a file window

    Hi. I'm running on InDesign 15.0.3 on macOS Catalina 10.15.5

    I was editing a file when suddenly InDesign crashed. A crash report was submitted and no harm was done. I proceeded to open InDesign and everything seemed fine with one exception. When I go File > Open, the Open a File window color theme does not match the interface color theme I've chosen (which is set to Dark). I tried changing to all the other color themes and it remained the same. Then I went into my OS system preferences and made sure my appearance has Dark chosen for all…

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  2. Blue Tool Tip and New Feature Boxes

    Holy these things are annoying, considering i've been using Adobe products for 20 years i dont need basic things shoved in my face after a fresh install.... AND NO WAY TO TURN THE **** THINGS OFF.

    Who's idea was that! Add a way to turn them off, just the obnoxious blue tips, not the old tooltips. .

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  3. macOS Spaces

    InDesign does not seem to properly use macOS Spaces. Some windows or popups prevent InDesign from showing up properly if the application is selected, either in the Dock or in the Command-Tab switcher.

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  4. User Interface - Middle & Light Gray - Selections in Layers - Not Visible

    The middle light gray Interface, third selection from left does not show the selections in the layers panel. it may change to a very close color. The lightest gray interface shows selections poorly., Not easily seen.

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  5. Correct UI Resolution for 4K Screens

    I have a 4K laptop (Dell XPS 15"), and the UI is just too small. Not small as in "I wish it was bigger", but rather "It is impossible to interact with the UI".

    From scrolling through forums and such, it seems that this problem exists since 2014 or so, when 4K screens where a rare sighting.
    But now these screens are becoming more popular, and the fact that they aren't supported by InDesign is pretty absurd. Especially when other programs (Photoshop, Illustrator, Premier etc.) work completely fine.

    I've seen suggestions for workarounds that have to do with setting the…

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  6. When in text tool, command-a does not select all the Text in the Box, but all boxes on the page instead

    When I am in text tool (and not just switched there but have been there for a longer time) and klick into a text box, and it CLEARLY has been selected and the curser is there, pressing command-a to select all the text in this box selects ALL the boxes on this page, even though the arrow has not been selected and the curser was already visible.

    This happens so often that I am nearing madness with this bug. Is there a way to get this back to being normal again?

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  7. When using Hungarian keyboard, after some time Ctrl-Alt-X inserts # instead of non-breaking space

    Possible memory leak: when using Hungarian keyboard and typing, after some time Ctrl-Alt-X inserts # instead of non-breaking space.
    inDesign has to be restarted to restore the original functionality.

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  8. Paragraph/character styles font menu bug. Multiple Monitors

    InDesign CC 2020 (15.0.2)
    Operating System: macOS Catalina (10.15.4)
    MacBook Pro 2019 16 inch built in monitor (default) 3072x1920
    Samsung LC27JG52QQXEN 2560x1440 144Hz

    If I have the screens stacked as per the screen shot attached the font menu with paragraph styles is stretched off the screen top and bottom. The only way around this is to position my other screen to the side and then it works fine. The images 3 and 4 show the issue that I am having. Images 1 and 2 show the only thing that I can do to workaround the issue.

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  9. Keyboard shortcuts don't work InDesign 15.0 High Sierra

    Had to downgrade to ID 14.0.3 twice after attempting to install InDesign 15.0 on MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017) running MacOS High Sierra 10.13.6. 90% of keyboard shortcuts do not work at all, and those few that do, work intermittently. Extremely frustrating, very poor QC.

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  10. Easy-Access On/Off Toggle Needed for "Use Typographer's Quotes"

    I create and edit spec sheets that use lots of "typographer's quotes" and "non-typographer's quotes" AKA "inch marks." Having "use typographer's quotes" turned OFF allows me to type an "inch mark."

    So I constantly have to open preferences to turn typographer's quotes OFF to create inch marks in my dimensions charts, then turn it back ON to use typographer's quotes in my paragraphs.

    Adding a quick-access toggle for typographer's quotes, or even including a shortcut to type the opposite kind of quotation mark would be helpful and save time.

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  11. jittery cursor

    My Indesign cursor flickers and is jittery when I have Photoshop running in the background. I'm running Catalina 10.15.4 on a 27" iMac Retina 5K. Never experienced this problem before this week.

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  12. New Document UI Issue

    When opening InDesign and creating a new document, I am treated with a black box that houses all the options and selections to open a document. If I change the UI to touch based, it shows up. When I go back to regular mouse and keyboard, it goes black again.

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  13. Workspace restes to default

    InD 2020 (v. 15.0.2) on macOS 10.14.6 (18G3020) resets the workspace to default every time I create a new document while having no other documents opened.

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  14. App Switcher

    When I use app switcher on MacBook Pro, Catalina, InDesign 15.0.1, I cannot get over to InDesign. I have to use Mission Control, then click on the Desktop to which I have assigned InDesign. I would appreciate if that could be fixed. Gary

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  15. Indesign 2020 file opens off screen and HUGE

    I am using Windows 10, I upgraded to indesign 2020 and even before this my files open off screen and much larger than my monitor. I thought this would have been fixed in the 2020 version. Anyone know a fix for this?

    So I tried everything even working full screen, and files still open HUGE, like 2 monitors worth, and off the screen. I attached a shot of how files open when, desktop is in view with no background screen, and in full screen.

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  16. Bug: Text wrap above/below, left/right buttons reveresed

    When I assign text wrap to an object and unlink above/below, left/right settings... if I click the arrow to increase top wrap disctance, it changes the right setting on the object, the bottom arrow changes the left. What should be the Left setting, changes the Top setting on the object, etc... since latest update (15.0.1 x64, Windows 10)... looks like the icons in the widget are on the wrong settings.

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  17. Tabbing through values doesn't work on certain panels

    When you press tab on, say the colour palette to input values in CMYK, the tab button instead of highlighting the next field ready for your input instead often places the cursor after the value you wish to amend which is frustrating and slows my workflow down. It's done this for years to be fair.

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  18. Can't open dropdown menu's


    1. Indesign 15.01

    2. Click on top menu item

    3. Dropdown menu is opened

    4. Mouse is constantly showing loading symbol and Dropdown menu doesn't open even after a few seconds

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  19. Right swiping a hyperlink and then right clicking produces inconsistent context menu

    Hi there,

    If I have a hyperlink as plain text and then highlight it, then right-click the area, I sometimes get an option to turn it into a hyperlink and other times I get the spell checker menu with not such option.

    It would be good if the option to turn text into a hyperlink was always visible when you right-clicked highlighted text. I have dynamic spell checking turned on.

    Kind regards
    Mike H

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  20. Poor consistency between menus and short cut key mappings

    Hi there,

    It is very difficult or obscure to map a short cut key. This is because the drop- down boxes in the short cut key editor consistently don't match the menus.

    I am trying to match the menus to the short-cut-key editor. I am trying to map a short-cut key to Type->Hyperlinks...=>New Hyperlink.

    Kind regards
    Mike Howell

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