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No close/minimise/expand buttons in the latest Indesign 2022

Community Beginner ,
Jan 27, 2022 Jan 27, 2022

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I have installed 2022 Indesign v 17.1. There are no close/minimise/expand buttons on the program window.

Indesign 2022 v 17.1.png

When I switch off the Application Frame, the close/minimise/expand buttons are available on the work space, not the program window.

Indesign 2022 v 17.1 Application Frame off.png

2021 Indesign v 16.4.1 had them on the program window,

Indesign 2021 v 16.4.1.png

so how do I get them in the latest version of Indesign?

I use these buttons to move the program to different monitors.

 

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Community Beginner , Jul 22, 2022 Jul 22, 2022

Hi Dot,

 

This was a little while ago, and my desk setup has changed. Also, I think my wording may have been a little confusing.

 

The dock was at the bottom of my upper screen (monitor) not at the top of my laptop screen. You can get the dock to move screens by hovering the cursor over the bottom of the screen that you want it on. As the monitor is wider, I was able to get the dock to move when hovering the mouse of the very bottom right corner, where it won't move onto the lower (laptop) screen. S

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Adobe Employee ,
Jan 30, 2022 Jan 30, 2022

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Hi there,

 

Sorry to hear about your experience. It seems you have moved the InDesign window above the system menu bar like the below screenshot. InDesign Home button & minimize, Maximize and close icons are not visible.

Anshul_Saini_0-1643584370406.png

I closed the app and reopened it. Still no icons.

Anshul_Saini_2-1643584704313.png

But then I saw a dark line as highlighted in the above screenshot. I moved the mouse above that dark line and clicked hold & dragged my cursor down, and I was able to see my icons again. I checked, and it is replicable with InDesign v16.4.1 & v15.1.4 running on macOS Monterey 12.2.

Anshul_Saini_3-1643585037082.png

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I hope this helps!

 

Regards,

Anshul Saini

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 30, 2022 Jan 30, 2022

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Hi Anshul

 

Thanks for the help, but there is no black line on this version of Indesign. BTW, it opened this way. I didn't move any panels around.

Screen Shot 2022-01-31 at 9.50.46 am.png

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Adobe Employee ,
Jan 30, 2022 Jan 30, 2022

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Thanks for checking that @tomb30347099. I would suggest you try the following steps and let us know how it goes:

  • Try running the app in Safe Mode  (Mac) & Root (Mac)?
  • Close all Adobe applications and manually reset preferences by renaming the folders from the following locations:
    ~/Library/Caches
    ~/Library/Preferences
    Rename Adobe InDesign and com.adobe.InDesign to Adobe InDesign.old and com.adobe.InDesign.old.
    Launch InDesign from the Creative Cloud Desktop app.
  • Rename the CEP folder to CEP.old from the following location:
    /Library/Application Support/Adobe
  • If that doesn't help, rename the UXP folder to UXP.old from the following locations:
    /Library/Application Support/Adobe
    ~/Library/Application Support/Adobe
  • If that doesn't help either, uninstall the application using the CC Cleaner tool and reinstall from the Creative Cloud Desktop app.

 

I'll be looking forward to your response.

 

Thanks & Regards,

Anshul Saini

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 30, 2022 Jan 30, 2022

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Hi Anshul

Am I looking in the right places. None of the file names you mentioned exist.

Screen Shot 2022-01-31 at 1.15.42 pm.png

Screen Shot 2022-01-31 at 1.16.03 pm.png

Restarting in Safe mode does not change anything.

Screen Shot 2022-01-31 at 9.50.46 am.png

 

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 30, 2022 Jan 30, 2022

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Just confirming, it's version 17.1 (2022) that is not behaving. I'm using the 16.4.1 (2021) version with no problems at all.

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Community Expert ,
Jan 31, 2022 Jan 31, 2022

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Have you tried selecting another workspace? Resetting this one?

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 31, 2022 Jan 31, 2022

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Hi Peter. Changing workspaces and resetting workspace does not work.

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Community Expert ,
Jan 31, 2022 Jan 31, 2022

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OK, back to Anshul's suggestions. The first two folders involved are hidden (the ones with the tilde), and I think they are in your User folder (I'm a PC guy, so a bit rusty on Mac paths). This artyicle should help you locaste them: https://www.macworld.co.uk/how-to/show-hidden-files-mac-3520878/

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 31, 2022 Jan 31, 2022

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Thanks 🙂 I'll give it a go.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 31, 2022 Jan 31, 2022

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Sorry guys, no joy at all. I have uninstalled 2022 and have carried on working with the 2021 version.

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Adobe Employee ,
Jan 31, 2022 Jan 31, 2022

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Sorry to hear that @tomb30347099. I'd recommend you to connect with our technical support team (https://helpx.adobe.com/contact.html?rghtup=autoOpen) and select the chat button in the lower-right corner of the page. We can help troubleshoot faster that way.

 

Thanks, @Peter Spier, for sharing the article. Tomb is actually looking under the system library folders. That's why these folders are not visible. "~" is generally used for user hidden library folders.

 

Regards,

Anshul Saini

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 31, 2022 Jan 31, 2022

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Thanks for you help and I'll give tech support a go.

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 02, 2022 Feb 02, 2022

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Hi Anshul and Peter.

 

I use 2 screens with my Mac and the latest version of Indesign does not like working across monitors. Adobe knows about the bug and is working on it.

 

Thanks once again for your help.

Tom

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 16, 2022 Feb 16, 2022

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Hi Tom,

 

I was having the same problem as you are. Just figured it out (yay!) though it was kind of a fluke. Maybe it can help you out regardless.

 

I use my MacBook with a monitor set above it, like this --

 

ElizabethJade5CAC_2-1645052268635.png

 

 

 Basically I was trying to grab that black line (which i also couldn't see) that Anshul recommended. It wasn't working until I made my dock with all the app icons and the task bar at the top of my MacBook move to the top screen (monitor) by clicking on that display, which made InDesign 2022 free of any overlapping objects.

 

I was able to grab the InDesign window and move it out of the way so now I can put it on any screen I want (it was annoying not being able to move it to the top screen). 

 

Hope that helps!!

 

Liz 🙂

 

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 16, 2022 Feb 16, 2022

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Hi Liz

 

I did exactly the same thing to fix the issue 😊

 

Also Adobe is working on a fix. It is a bug in the software.

 

Tom

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Jun 22, 2022 Jun 22, 2022

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Hi all,

I had the same issue tomb30347099  and I did exactly what Elizabeth Jade5CAC and it worked.

Thank you so very much

AH

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 21, 2022 Jul 21, 2022

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How did you move the dock to the top of your laptop? My System>Doc & Menu Bar only have Left, Right and Bottom available. Please share a photo.
Thanks,
Dot

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Jul 21, 2022 Jul 21, 2022

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Hi Dot

Notice the missing red, yellow and green dots.

IMG_5475.jpgIMG_5476.jpg

If I pull out the dongle (which has external monitor cables), the dots and top toll bar are visible.

 

IMG_5477.jpg

I can now move Indesign to an external monitor.

 

Hope this helps Dot

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 22, 2022 Jul 22, 2022

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I don't have a dongle. Do you know what function the dongle is performing by stopping ID from giving you the close/minimize/full screen? Also might be a factor for me: I have an M1 laptop and it has been causing other issues. My monitors could not use USB to plug into the laptop. had to do HDMI from the power brick. 

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Adobe Employee ,
Jul 22, 2022 Jul 22, 2022

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Hi @Diane24614718deof ,

 

Thanks for reaching out. I found this similar discussion on the community https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign-discussions/red-orange-and-green-buttons-are-missing-on-the-... which you can refer to and let us know if that helps or if you need any further assistance.

 

Regards
Rishabh

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 22, 2022 Jul 22, 2022

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I tried your link but that did not fix the problem.

As I said, Liz's change might have fixed it but I needed to see screen shots of what she did.
Dot

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 22, 2022 Jul 22, 2022

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Hi Dot,

 

This was a little while ago, and my desk setup has changed. Also, I think my wording may have been a little confusing.

 

The dock was at the bottom of my upper screen (monitor) not at the top of my laptop screen. You can get the dock to move screens by hovering the cursor over the bottom of the screen that you want it on. As the monitor is wider, I was able to get the dock to move when hovering the mouse of the very bottom right corner, where it won't move onto the lower (laptop) screen. So the dock was set to bottom the whole time.

 

The menu bar (where wifi, the date etc. sit) moved to the top of the monitor when the dock shifted screens, so it cleared the space where the minimise/hide/expand buttons are on the InDesign window.

 

ElizabethJade5CAC_0-1658543437045.png

 

 

Hope that helps!

Liz 🙂

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Jul 28, 2022 Jul 28, 2022

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yes thank you!

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Community Expert ,
Jul 24, 2022 Jul 24, 2022

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Did you try to hit the escape button on the keyboard.

Lee- Graphic Designer, Print Specialist, Photographer

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