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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Workspace not showing at startup (indesign 2020 v 15.0.2)

    Issue with the workspace not loading or not showing at startup. Sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn't. Today i tried opening photoshop first and then after that indesign opened correctly. Adobe claimed to have this issue resolved by version 14.0.3. That means either it has never been resolved or it returned in this version.

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  4. 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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  5. ID 2020 bug - checkboks not shown.

    in ID2019 everyting is Ok - checkboks is visible. But in 2020 - not!

    var w = new Window("dialog");
    var list = w.add ("listbox", undefined, ["One", "Two", "Three", "Four"]);
    list.items[1].checked = true;
    w.show();

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  6. 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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  7. "Edit Page Size" drop down list; each entry duplicated

    When using the "Edit Page Size" button/drop down on the Pages panel, the list of page sizes has begin showing duplicate entries, and I'm not sure why. It seems to have started out of nowhere.
    To select an item in the list, you can see in the screenshot that each entry is doubled, and sometimes the "top" item is the correct one to click, other times it is the "bottom" item. In each pairing, one of them does nothing when selected.
    I've attached an image to show what I mean.

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Problem with layer panel

    Version 13.1.1.110
    Dots allowing to select objects on layers panel disappear although it was supposed to be fixed. Reinitializing preferences work but is not a lasting solution since this occurs on tens of machines. We cannot upgrade to version 14 or 15 for now.

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  14. Request for a Save All facility

    It would be very useful to have a "save all" facility as do Microsoft's and other's products: Pressing Ctrl+Shift+S saves all open documents in sequence.
    It is very disconcerting to realise I have 7-8 documents open from a book at the same time and none of them has been saved, sometimes for days.

    I have once or twice been caught out by Windows crashing with a large set of documents open and then found their contents in various confusing states.

    It would be so much easier if I could watch the stars slowly disappear from my tabs/eyes by pressing a…

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  15. Swatch window can't type in tint %

    Swatch window allows you to set a Tint percent, but it can only be controlled via slider, which jumps in strange increments. It will not allow you to type in an exact percentage for the tint. Why does this one critically important window not work as well as every other tool?

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  16. Swatch window can't be expanded

    The fill and stoke windows cannot be expanded like all other tool windows, this is really annoying. I want to be able to look at 10-20 swatches at a time, not 5.

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  17. Longtime UI spelling error "Centre"

    Why is it that for many years now the spelling of "Centre" (as in: Centre Justify) has not yet been fixed in the Windows versions of InDesign? The MacOS versions are correct.

    "Centre" is "re" when used in "Shopping Centre".
    Center is "er" when used in the middle of something, such as Alignment.

    All of your other products properly use "Center" ... but, for whatever reason, InDesign (including the latest CC 2020) for Windows has failed to fix this.

    Please keep in mind that it's fixed on the MacOS versions. Thus, it MUST be considered an inconsistency and a bug.

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  18. Black artifacts appear on rulers

    When opening an older ID document and working on it, moving the mouse pointer around leaves black artifacts on the rulers, top and left. It also distorts the 0 point of the ruler in the upper left corner.

    A quick zoom and return to 100% size will clear it, but with use, the rulers will accumulate black marks again.

    This bug has persisted in many previous versions of ID, and is alive and well in v15 (2020).

    I hope you can fix this quickly.

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  19. Keyboard Shortcut cmd-alt-shift-D does not work

    This shortcut to copy elements on a page does not work on Mac. Different Versions and OS-Versions tested.

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