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All tools are missing on loading any adobe application

Community Beginner ,
Nov 30, 2022 Nov 30, 2022

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Whenever I load InDesign, Illustrator or Photoshop all my tools are missing. This happens all the time I load the application daily!

Anyone got a fix for this?

 

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Community Expert , Nov 30, 2022 Nov 30, 2022

Since this is the InDesign forum, I'll respond about that application. I'd suggest you start by restoring your InDesign preferences and caches to see if that solves the problem:

 

https://www.rockymountaintraining.com/adobe-indesign-rebuilding-preferences-cache/

 

It would be helpful to post more about your system: Please tell us what operating system (exactly) you're running. Please tell us (exactly) what InDesign version you're using.

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Nov 30, 2022 Nov 30, 2022

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Since this is the InDesign forum, I'll respond about that application. I'd suggest you start by restoring your InDesign preferences and caches to see if that solves the problem:

 

https://www.rockymountaintraining.com/adobe-indesign-rebuilding-preferences-cache/

 

It would be helpful to post more about your system: Please tell us what operating system (exactly) you're running. Please tell us (exactly) what InDesign version you're using.

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 30, 2022 Nov 30, 2022

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Hi Steve,

 

The latest version of InDesign 18.0 and Mac OS 13.0.1.

I'll try resetting my preferences and see if that works.

Cheers
Andrew

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Just tried that and it didn't make any difference? Deleted preferences and restarted and all tool are missing still?

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Community Expert ,
Nov 30, 2022 Nov 30, 2022

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And hey it wouldn't hurt to press either TAB or Shift-TAB to see what happens to the tool panels and the docked panels. 

Mike Witherell

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 30, 2022 Nov 30, 2022

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After restarting a few times and deleting the preferences a few times I think it's working now! 

Thanks, both for your help.

 

Andrew

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 04, 2022 Dec 04, 2022

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Still no luck, everytime I go back into InDesign, Photoshop or Illustrator all my tool are hidden?

 

How do I fix this?

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Dec 04, 2022 Dec 04, 2022

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Is this a laptop? Have you ever had it connected to an external monitor?

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Dec 04, 2022 Dec 04, 2022

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No desktop iMac 27".  Never used an external screen with it. Seems to have happened since the last apple update?

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Dec 04, 2022 Dec 04, 2022

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Did you reset your workspaces?

 

~Barb

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Jan 12, 2023 Jan 12, 2023

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I am having the same issue, every time starting InDesign, AI or PS. 

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