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    48 comments  ·  Adobe InDesign: Bugs » UI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Drawcard commented  · 

    The Properties Panel inside InDesign 2019 is meant to be the new central location for most of the common settings in InDesign. So it is accessed pretty frequently by most users on a daily basis.

    However if you happen to use InDesign on a low-res monitor, or have increased UI text for accessibility purposes, or even just use InDesign in a non-maximised window, it suffers from a big flaw.

    These scenarios require the user to scroll the panel up or down to access hidden properties. However, the mouse scroll action is inadvertently captured by the various fields on the panel, and this automatically adjusts whatever is inside them, often without the user realising this has occurred.

    The consequence of this is that regularly, the wrong fonts, text sizes, padding measurements etc are randomly dropped into a document, and tend to go unnoticed until it's too late... This probably happens in other panels as well aside from Properties.

    Please Adobe, switch off this mouse scroll capture on all panel fields (or make it an option in preferences) so we don't end up sending massive amounts of mistakes to the printer thanks to bad UX design.

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    Drawcard commented  · 

    InDesign 2019 introduces the all encompassing Properties panel, which is great except for the fact that if you need to scroll the panel up or down on a lower resolution monitor (or you're using InDesign in a smaller window), there's roughly a 75-80% chance your mouse will get trapped inside a scrollable field and your document will be ruined from all the unwanted scroll activity. This really, really, really needs to be addressed...

    PS. This would truly be playing havoc with accessibility users who use larger text on their monitors too.

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