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Missing InDesign toolbar?

New Here ,
Sep 13, 2017 Sep 13, 2017

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Everytime I open a new document my InDesign toolbar disappears!

I know how to reopen the toolbar but why does it keep disappearing?

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Community Expert , Sep 13, 2017 Sep 13, 2017

Or, just reset the workspace:

Window > Workspace > Reset XYZ (whichever workspace you are using).

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Enthusiast ,
Sep 13, 2017 Sep 13, 2017

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It could be that you have set it to no toolbar in a blank document . It will then become the default.

Open Indesign and go to window-tools to show the toolbar then close Indesign. The default will then show the toolbar.

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Community Expert ,
Sep 13, 2017 Sep 13, 2017

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Or, just reset the workspace:

Window > Workspace > Reset XYZ (whichever workspace you are using).

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New Here ,
Sep 14, 2017 Sep 14, 2017

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Worked great!!! Thank you SO MUCH! Easy solution

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Sep 14, 2017 Sep 14, 2017

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Yay!

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New Here ,
Mar 07, 2018 Mar 07, 2018

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Thank you so much - I thought I'd never find it again

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New Here ,
Sep 23, 2021 Sep 23, 2021

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waooh it works great

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New Here ,
Dec 08, 2021 Dec 08, 2021

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Awesome! PERFECT! Thank you, thank you, thank you SO MUCH!

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 02, 2023 Feb 02, 2023

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That hasn't worked.  going to Window > Control doesn't work.  I've tried all the workspaces, still no control bar.  Really annoying.  I know the Properties window does most of this but it's not as good,  as it takes up real estate that the control bar doesn't. I want it back and it's gone gone gone.  Running ID 2021. Mac OS 10.4

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Community Expert ,
Feb 02, 2023 Feb 02, 2023

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@Rooster-287 

Here is your post from a half a year ago with the same or similar issue:

https://community.adobe.com/t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/8277230

It was solved then. Is your Application Frame on or off?

 

Jane

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Community Expert ,
Feb 02, 2023 Feb 02, 2023

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Hi @Rooster-287:

 

Why don't you share a screen shot with us with the Window menu open so we can see what is going on?

 

~Barb

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 11, 2019 Jun 11, 2019

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Instead of resetting your entire workspace (especially if you have a custom one that hasn't been saved for some reason) the toolbars you're looking for are likely found by going to Window>Control for the top bar or Window>Tools for the side tool bar.

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Explorer ,
Dec 04, 2019 Dec 04, 2019

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This is the good answer.

What BarBinder suggested doesn't fix anything and can even gove you more trouble by resetting your workspace then needing to replace everything like before.

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Community Expert ,
Dec 28, 2019 Dec 28, 2019

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Hi Antoine

It’s a best practice to save your custom workspace — then resetting it will not cause you to put it back to as it was before.

I’m curious, though, as to why you marked Barb’s answer as “abuse”?

~ Jane

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New Here ,
Mar 11, 2022 Mar 11, 2022

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Perfect answer, thanks! 

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