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missing compact mode

Explorer ,
Aug 14, 2021 Aug 14, 2021

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Just subscribed to Adobe CC on new laptop. A Bridge feature I use constantly in my work is the compact mode. This feature is now gone. The workaround is clumsy and inefficient, to say the least. I find online only that it is gone but no explanation other than 'it cannot be used in other Adobe CC apps' or something to that affect. Is there a rational explanation and an efficient alternative? I've returned to my old laptop just so I can finish two projects with fierce interplay between InDesign and Bridge. Please restore this invaluable feature! Thanks for any advice.

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Community Expert , Aug 14, 2021 Aug 14, 2021

Sorry to tell you this but Compact Mode (aka Mini Bridge) is long gone. It was built on Flash Technology and I hate to tell you this but that's gone as well.

 

Sorry about that.

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People's Champ , Aug 16, 2021 Aug 16, 2021

Make sure you save your workspace so they open up correctly for you.

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Community Expert ,
Aug 14, 2021 Aug 14, 2021

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Sorry to tell you this but Compact Mode (aka Mini Bridge) is long gone. It was built on Flash Technology and I hate to tell you this but that's gone as well.

 

Sorry about that.

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Explorer ,
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Okay. The first time, I tried reducing Bridge and overlapping it with InDesign. Clumsy and unworkable. This time I reduced both programs -- gave Bridge 1/4 screen space, InDesign 3/4 screen space -- and it works quite nicely. It takes some manual configuring, nothing like just clicking on an icon!, but workable. Knowing the brilliant Compact Mode is long gone-gone-gone, me and my software are adjusting ...

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Aug 16, 2021 Aug 16, 2021

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Make sure you save your workspace so they open up correctly for you.

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 20, 2022 Jun 20, 2022

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That's a real bummer! It was such an assential feature since I drag images to applications all the time. It is the whole point of using bridge. What is our alternative now? 

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Community Expert ,
Jun 20, 2022 Jun 20, 2022

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From the File menu, you can "Place" an image into any Adobe application you have.

 

Or, just manually make the Bridge window smaller and drag from there. You can create a new Workspace where Bridge is small with just the Panels you want/need.

 

And for the record, I also miss Mini Bridge, but Flash is gone and therefore Mini Bridge is gone. We just have to accept that. Sorry

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