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Choosing Workspace from Application Bar Not Working

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Nov 14, 2022 Nov 14, 2022

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After my upgrade to the latest version of InDesign CC on Mac (in both Big Sur and Monterey), I can no longer change or reset my Workspaces using the Application Bar dropdown.The Dropdown shows my currect workspace, but no drropdown list. Window>Workspace works fine and shows all my options.

 

Changing workspaces from all my other Adobe Apps (from application bars) appears to be working fine.

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Community Expert , Nov 14, 2022 Nov 14, 2022

Try resetting your preferences:

Windows: Start InDesign, and then press Shift+Ctrl+Alt. Click Yes when asked if you want to delete preference files.
macOS: While pressing Shift+Option+Command+Control, start InDesign. Click Yes when asked if you want to delete preference files.
A dialog will appear asking to delete the InDesign Preferences, select 'Yes' on this dialog.
Further info and instructions here if needed:
https://helpx.adobe.com/in/indesign/kb/indesign-preferences-support-file-locations.html

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Nov 14, 2022 Nov 14, 2022

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Try resetting your preferences:

Windows: Start InDesign, and then press Shift+Ctrl+Alt. Click Yes when asked if you want to delete preference files.
macOS: While pressing Shift+Option+Command+Control, start InDesign. Click Yes when asked if you want to delete preference files.
A dialog will appear asking to delete the InDesign Preferences, select 'Yes' on this dialog.
Further info and instructions here if needed:
https://helpx.adobe.com/in/indesign/kb/indesign-preferences-support-file-locations.html

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Nov 18, 2022 Nov 18, 2022

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I found the culprit (I think). I run multiple monitors, but that does not seem to affect the issue.

 

I trashed the prefs as advised and repositioned all my panels on my secondary monitor (as I have for years). Went to the Control Bar to save the custom Workspace and it would not respond. I then turned on the Application Frame (which I usually do not activate) and the workspace dropdown DID start working in the Control Bar.

 

SO with the Application Frame OFF, the Workspaces dropdown does not work. This is new behavior. Also, the top of a New Window is partially obscured by the Contro Bar if Application Frame is off.

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Nov 22, 2022 Nov 22, 2022

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I also noticed tat when I did the procedure to reset the Prefs in InDesign, that somehow all my Prefs were also trashed in all my other Adobe Apps??? (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc,)

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Nov 18, 2022 Nov 18, 2022

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Hi @johnd59898678,

 

Thank you for reaching out. In addition to what our expert has suggested. Please note that resetting preferences will remove all the custom settings, and InDesign will launch with default settings. This way, all your old settings will be saved in .old folders, and InDesign will recreate new folders with default settings. 

 

If reset preference doesn't work, please share the screen recording of the issue so we can investigate further.

 

Thanks,

Harshika

 

 

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