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InDesign Window too large

Community Beginner ,
Dec 09, 2021 Dec 09, 2021

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When I open an InDesign document, the window fills my monitor from corner to corner so it's difficult to grab any edge to resize it, and it covers everything on my desktop so I'm resizing constantly. I seem to remember a feature in earlier versions, something like "remember window size." Has this been eliminated or is there a new preference for this useful feature? I'm running InDesign CC on an iMac with OS 10.15.7 Catalina. TIA.  

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Community Expert , Dec 09, 2021 Dec 09, 2021

If it’s so bad that you can’t see the title bar and the three buttons in the top left corner, then try this:

 

Hold down the Option key as you drag any visible corner toward the center of the window, so that you bring the other three sides of the window inward. (Holding down Option resizes the window from the center.) You may have to do this in multiple passes. As you bring any of the other sides in, you wil gain more control over the window size. When you can bring in the top left corner, you w

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Community Expert , Dec 10, 2021 Dec 10, 2021

Also, on OSX InDesign has Window>Application Frame. If you turn Application Frame on documents will open inside of the frame—ID will remember the position of the frame:

 

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If it’s so bad that you can’t see the title bar and the three buttons in the top left corner, then try this:

 

Hold down the Option key as you drag any visible corner toward the center of the window, so that you bring the other three sides of the window inward. (Holding down Option resizes the window from the center.) You may have to do this in multiple passes. As you bring any of the other sides in, you wil gain more control over the window size. When you can bring in the top left corner, you will once again have access to the three window control buttons.

 

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Thank you, I’ll give it a try.

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Also, on OSX InDesign has Window>Application Frame. If you turn Application Frame on documents will open inside of the frame—ID will remember the position of the frame:

 

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That did the trick, THANK YOU! 

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Hi @1106design , if you don’t want to use the Application Frame, the window bounds can also be set via a script. This sets the window in the upper left corner with the width as 75% of the available screen width, and the height as 90% of the available screen height—you could assign this to a key command:

 

var hScale = .75
var vScale = .9

var x = 50;
var y = 0;

var sw = $.screens[0].right;
var sh = $.screens[0].bottom;
var w = Math.round ((sw*hScale)-x);
var h = Math.round ((sh*vScale)-y);

app.activeWindow.bounds = [sh-(y+h), x, sh-y, x+w]

 

 

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Dec 11, 2021 Dec 11, 2021

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Thanks for your generosity, Ron. 

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Jan 28, 2022 Jan 28, 2022

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HELLO, I have the same issue, copied the script above, but how do I assign a key command for it? It doesnt show up in key command menu. Or am I in the wrong menu?

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Jan 28, 2022 Jan 28, 2022

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Save the script into your InDesign Scrpts folder and it will show in the Scripts panel—Applications⁩ ▸ ⁨Adobe InDesign 2021⁩ ▸ ⁨Scripts⁩ ▸ ⁨Scripts Panel⁩

 

Then assign the script a key command in InDesign:

 

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Worked perfect thanks!

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