MacBook Pro 14" camera appearing on top of InDesign layout in full screen mode

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Hello,

 

I recently bought a new MacBook Pro 14", which has a 'notch' in the top part of the screen, housing the camera. Unfortunately, when previewing a layout in InDesign in full screen mode, part of the page is hidden behind this notch (see photographs below). Other programs (including Photoshop) will always keep the image below this gap so that the image remains entirely visible, even in full screen mode.

 

Is Adobe aware of this issue? Is there a chance we could see a fix for it in a next update?

 

Thanks!

Advl

 

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Adobe Community Professional , Dec 17, 2021 Dec 17, 2021
If by “full screen mode” you mean View > Screen Mode > Presentation (Shift-W), try this macOS option that works with full screen modes in general: In the Mac Finder, go to /Applications/Adobe InDesign 2022/Adobe InDesign 2022 (the application itself), select the application icon, and choose File > Get Info.  In the Get Info window, select Scale to Fit Below Built-in Camera.  You won’t see the notch any more, but to achieve this, macOS blacks out the top of the usable screen area to the b...

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Hi @Advl:

 

I know there is a feature request tag on the forum—but not sure why. The place to log feature requests is here: https://indesign.uservoice.com. If you want to come back and post the link to it, I will gladly vote for it. 

 

~Barb

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If by “full screen mode” you mean View > Screen Mode > Presentation (Shift-W), try this macOS option that works with full screen modes in general:

  1. In the Mac Finder, go to /Applications/Adobe InDesign 2022/Adobe InDesign 2022 (the application itself), select the application icon, and choose File > Get Info. 
  2. In the Get Info window, select Scale to Fit Below Built-in Camera. 

 

InDesign-Scale-to-Fit-below-Built-in-Camera.jpg

 

You won’t see the notch any more, but to achieve this, macOS blacks out the top of the usable screen area to the bottom of the camera notch.

 

If the notch intrudes into the full screen mode in other applications, you will have to enable that option for each application individually. I first came across this when using full screen mode in Adobe Lightroom Classic.

 

It’s not clear if there is anything Adobe can really do about this, because it’s so much a consequence of how Apple extended the screen area up further on the M1 Pro/M1 Max models to make the bezels look smaller. Because as I said, you’re going to run into this in most applications that have a full screen mode. After you hide the menu bar, you either extend the full screen mode up into the menu bar area (leaving the notch clearly visible), or you extend the black top margin down into the menu bar area (making the notch seem to disappear).

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Is Adobe aware of this issue? Is there a chance we could see a fix for it in a next update?

 

Thanks!

Advl

 

By @Advl

Are Apple aware of this?

Another fine design option from the geniuses at Apple.

 

Apple bring out a new computer, and all of a sudden other companies have to shoehorn their apps to fit their design.

Seems like a poor design from Apple.

I'm sure other computers have a notch for the camera - funny never hear from the other makers of computers with notches.

Asus reversed the notch on their laptops, looks quite cool. 

 

But the answer is given - you have an option in the Get Info.

 

I agree with Barb - post a link to the USer Voice and I'll upvote too.

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 18, 2021 Dec 18, 2021

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Maybe you just need to dress things up a bit.

 

Just for fun, check out this link for things you can do with your MacBook Pro notch.

 

Have fun. Happy Holidays.

 

Randy

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@Randy Hagan: That's making lemonade when life (or Apple) throws us lemons. I love it. 

 

~Barb

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