InDesign workspace window is off screen

New Here ,
Feb 11, 2020 Feb 11, 2020

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I was using InDesign at work with my laptop connected to my fancy new superwide monitor. Then I came home and tried to open the same files on my laptop without the superwide monitor. The workspace windows are apparently opening up offscreen where I can't see or grab them. I've tried changing the resolution, but can't go small enough to pull the windows into view. I've done a lot of searches on the topic but nothing seems to help or reset the windows and all the solutions provided are from at least a year ago. Any other suggestions?

 

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New Here , Jun 10, 2020 Jun 10, 2020

My workspace was completely off the screen while using InDesign on my macbook pro. (It happened after disconnecting from a larger display monitor.)

I've been searching for an answer and this just worked for me  - In InDesign go to Window and make sure Application Frame is unchecked.  Once I did this the application window popped back in where I was able to resize it.

Hope this helps!

 

-amy

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 22, 2021 Jul 22, 2021

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@adobe make a simple pull-down menu to fix this.

 

Apple native apps have Window>Zoom that fits the application window to screen.

 

The above suggestions do not work

  • The green resize button off screen
  • Reset workspace pull-down is also off screen
  • Window > Application frame just explodes my workspace and is still off screen

 

Please provide a pull-down menu like Mac OS across all CS apps.

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New Here ,
Sep 28, 2021 Sep 28, 2021

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My paragraph styles dialogue box was the issue, its a tall one... and all I can see is the bottom of it on my alt monitor. None of the above options fixed the issue. The only thing that worked was going back to the previous monitor! Adobe lets get this fixed. My AD isn't stoked I found another reason to head home early... Here are a couple low hanging fruit solutions:

 

- What about a simple 'gather pallettes' option?

- Ability to grab pallettes from all four corners?

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Adobe Employee ,
Oct 03, 2021 Oct 03, 2021

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Hi there,

 

Sorry to hear about your experience. You may try the InDesign Prerelease build by following the steps on this community post & see if that helps with your concern.

 

Regards,

Ashutosh

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New Here ,
Oct 24, 2021 Oct 24, 2021

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I am not able to move this panal. Even if I repopen indesign, it comes at same position. Please help.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 19, 2021 Nov 19, 2021

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@justinky_ 

 

The application frame is a Mac-only feature, designed to make InDesign on a Mac look like InDesign on Windows. 

 

Try resetting your workspace: Window > Workspace > Reset XXXX, where XXXX=your saved workspace name. 

 

~Barb

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 19, 2021 Nov 19, 2021

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Thanks for the response. I am going to share my experience for those that have the same problem as I did. I wasn't able to look at any of my InDesign settings either since that dialog box also appeared off screen. I tried the following and none of them worked:

 

  • Changed resolutions of my screen
  • Reset resolutions to original
  • Connected my computer to a 4k monitor
  • Reset workspace
  • Changed workspace
  • Changed to original workspace
  • Closed InDesign
  • Shut down my computer

 

What finally worked was allowing the dialog box to open off screen. With the dialog box still open and displayed off screen, right click the Windows task bar and select cascade windows. This should bring all windows open into frame.

 

It would be nice if Adobe allowed us to click and drag dialog boxes from anywhere on the box, not just the top bar for this very reason. 

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New Here ,
Dec 02, 2021 Dec 02, 2021

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OMG thank you! The doc window disappearing has been driving me insane and this is the only thing that worked!

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 14, 2022 Jan 14, 2022

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Finally. I was able to get a handle (two-way arrow) by floating the cursor over the right edge (My app panes push off to the left).

Then I was able to pull the width of my workspace until there was enought top bar to grab and recenter.

 

@Adobe. Again, please add a "Zoom" in window menu, like every other app on MacOS. 

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New Here ,
Jan 27, 2022 Jan 27, 2022

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Losing my mind with this problem, and just tried 
Window > Workspace > Reset and it worked perfectly!


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New Here ,
Mar 25, 2022 Mar 25, 2022

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Try resizing the save window. Worked when Illustrator had the same issue.

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New Here ,
Jun 24, 2022 Jun 24, 2022

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In your Apple Menu (top) > System Preferences > Dock & Menu Bar:

Menu Bar: Uncheck "Automatically hide and show the menu bar on desktop"
Resize the indd window
*Re-Check "Automatically hide and show the menu bar on desktop" in System Preferences if you choose.

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