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

Community Beginner ,
Dec 17, 2021 Dec 17, 2021

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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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Community Expert , 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:

  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 bo

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Dec 17, 2021 Dec 17, 2021

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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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Community Expert ,
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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Dec 18, 2021 Dec 18, 2021

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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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Aug 14, 2022 Aug 14, 2022

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I've created a request on UserVocie in the hopes this would be resolved. @Conrad C's suggestion does work but is suboptimal as it scales the whole OS down as long as InDesign is open (even in the background). Would appreciate it if you could upvote the issue on UserVoice.

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Oct 31, 2023 Oct 31, 2023

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How did you get rid of the app bar on top?

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Oct 31, 2023 Oct 31, 2023

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Do you mean the menu bar? (There is nothing called the “app bar”)

 

If so, the method used was the command in the first line of the reply marked Correct Answer.

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Oct 31, 2023 Oct 31, 2023

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Hm, no I mean the app bar on the top of the indesign window in second picture. (the one that usually has three dots) It is missing and I wonder how he managed to do that.

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Oh, I think that’s achieved by hiding the Application Frame. Choose Window > Application Frame to disable or enable it.

 

Disabling the Application Frame puts InDesign into the old “all floating windows” mode that Mac apps used from 1984 to (I think) the mid-2000s or so.

 

But I could be wrong, because even if Application Frame is disabled the document window should have a title bar. Maybe the original poster will see your question, and answer it.

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