Just getting back to using InDesign after a bit of an absence. Went find document presets and found I have to scroll through the menu to get to it.
I'm on a 4k monitor and there's plenty of real estate to show the complete menu. Is there a setting somewhere I can turn this "feature" off before it drives me nuts?
Please don't tell me I have to make display magnigication changes. LOL
The computer I'm given has problems just opening InDesign. : )
Thanks in advance!
You'll have an easier time if you choose the General Preference "Use Legacy New Document Dialog" you'll take up much screen space:
Problems within the interface can often be fixed by deleting your InDesign cache files. This is not the same as deleting preferences.
To do so:
For Macintosh Users: The User Library folder in which InDesign’s cache files are stored is hidden by default on most Macintoshes. To access it make sure that InDesign is closed and click on the desktop to launch a Finder Window (Command-N). With this window in column view follow the path User>Home folder (it’s the folder with an icon that looks like a house—it may have the user’s name rather than “Home”) and click on the Home folder. With the Option Key pressed choose Library from the Finder Go Menu. “Library” will now appear within the Home folder. Within the Library folder find the “Caches” folder. Within the Caches folder find and delete the entire folder “Adobe InDesign”. I find that deleting the InDesign cache folder completely leads to a lasting change.
For Windows Users: On Windows 7 and above the caches files are hidden. To find them go to the Control Panel and open Folder Options and then click the View tab. Then select “Show hidden files and folders” or “Show hidden files, folders or drive options” in Advanced Settings. Then delete (or rename) the folder at the end of this path: C:\Users\[User Name]\AppData\Local\Adobe\InDesign\Version [#]\<Language>\Cache.
Thanks for the detailed post Bill. The funny part is, I have a 1396x768 as my primary laptop monitor and a 4k secondary monitor. You can surmise from that alone the 4k has a ton of real estate. Yet I see full menus on the 1396 monitor and compressed menus on the 4k. It makes me laugh and then cry.
You may have zoomed the display of the 4k.
I checked and you are correct. When I set the monitor scale to 100, I got the uncompressed menus. Unfortunately, I have another program that requires the monitor to be scaled to 150 (the windows recommended scaling) to work correctly. Unfortunately, I' have to use both programs at the same time.
Oh well. One step forward, two steps back.
I also have 4k screens. I need to check my settings, but it may be related to having 2 different settings, for your laptop screen and for your external screen.
It is indeed. The laptop monitor is at 100% scaling and the 4k is at 150%. I'm sure the programmer's intentions were to make this setting automatci for ease of use. It would be nice if the gave us a way to tweak it.