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I keep getting stuck in PRESENTATION mode. Yes, I've tried all the keys. ALL they keys, believe me. I have my own set of shortcuts, but even without the shortcuts it gets stuck. I have to use the Command-Tab to get to Finder, to get Dock to close out. I literally can't see any other pull downs, or panels once I go into PRESENTATION.
Any ideas appreciated.
Textbook Layout Design/Production
Indesign User since CS2
and Shift W again to toggle
Ann, thanks for responding. Unfortunately, that doesn't work. I thought maybe I changed a default setting for shortcuts, but I trashed preferences and then copied over from my CC18 shortcut set. No success. Then I trashed the preferences, restarted and didn't copy over the shortcuts. And it still hung up. I'm going to uninstall CC19 and try again.
Weird! So InDesign is working fine, but then you type Shift-W to go into presentation mode, but Shift-W again doesn't do a thing? You're stuck in presentation mode? (Or is InDesign opening all docs in presentation mode by default?)
I know you said *all* the keys, but have to mention, did you try the Escape key? That works too, to cancel out of Presentation mode.
I have to think that somehow you've assigned Shift-W to some system keyboard shortcut that's taking precedence? I would immediately go to your custom keyboard shortcut set, choose Product Area: View Menu, and there choose a different toggle for Presentation Mode.
just tested this on Windows 10.
Here all is working as expected.
Shift W goes to Presentation mode.
Another Shift W or Esc will end Presentation mode.
Anne Marie! So thrilled to see your response. I should have contacted you first!
I think maybe when I was uninstalling the CC19 (so I could install a "virgin" version), that some of my preferences were still there. Not sure, but think that's what it was. Once I got a clean install, then it righted itself.
I'll have to rebuild my shortcuts, because I think it's in my personal set might be causing a conflict in new Indesign. I started Indesign from Quark all those years ago and my set is based off Quark. Now after 10 years, too hard to unlearn them.
That answer doesn't work for me. Esc or Shift W do nothing. InDesign is 'stuck' in Presentation mode.
Same for me, i am on a Mac. And you say "go to your custom keyboard shortcut set" but i can't escape presentation mode to do that! I guess i have to force quit?
If you are on the Macbook pro 2018 and 2019 push the fn key so that the esc key can appear in your touch bar so then you can escape the presentation mode.
I'm on a Mac and I'm stuck too!
the only way out I see is tab-command to get to the finder and force quit
I have the same problem, Esc or Shift W do nothing so I suppose I will have to force quit Indesign. Did you find a solution?
This just happened to me.
Shift-W does nothing
Esc does nothing.
NO F-key does anything.
I have my librarys on a second screen and they seem normal and even look like they will let me drag something on to a page.
Windows 10 - 64 bit. Just upgraded days ago to the latest cloud version.
Same here. I'm on a mac Big Sur Indesign 2021.
No Shift-W, no Escape, no nothing works. Except, fortunately, Cmd-W to close file and be able to save it.
Please fix it!