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Script to cycle between 2 user workspaces

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Feb 14, 2023 Feb 14, 2023

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Hoping this is a simple thing to do and if someone would be kind enough to provide some script code for it.

 

I have 2 user workspaces called Dan1 and Dan2. Instead of manually changing the workspace every time I want to use the other one i'd like to assign a shortcut to the script that cycles between the two. Many thanks.

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Community Expert , Feb 14, 2023 Feb 14, 2023

Here's a little script to do this. There are two limitations:

1. As far as I can tell, we can't tell which workspace is active, so I just have to start at the beginning. This means the first time you run the script in each session you may have to toggle twice to get the workspace you want. 

2. Can you add a keyboard shortcut to a script? You may need a third party app to help? Sorry I'm not sure about that.

- Mark

toggle-workspaces.gif

/**
 * Toggle between workspaces.
 * @author m1b
 * @version 2023-02-15
 * @discu
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Feb 14, 2023 Feb 14, 2023

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Hi @danielw42205661, you might not need a script. Try using Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts... and choose the Window Menu.

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Thanks. I know about that, but I would then need 2 shortcuts (1 for each workspace) instead of 1 that cycles between the 2. Which isn't really what I want.

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Here's a little script to do this. There are two limitations:

1. As far as I can tell, we can't tell which workspace is active, so I just have to start at the beginning. This means the first time you run the script in each session you may have to toggle twice to get the workspace you want. 

2. Can you add a keyboard shortcut to a script? You may need a third party app to help? Sorry I'm not sure about that.

- Mark

toggle-workspaces.gif

/**
 * Toggle between workspaces.
 * @author m1b
 * @version 2023-02-15
 * @discussion https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign-discussions/script-to-cycle-between-2-user-workspaces/m-p/13580436
 */

// Put your workspace names here:
var workspaceNames = ['Dan1', 'Dan2'],

    key = 'workspaceForDan',
    currentValue = app.extractLabel(key),
    index = indexOf(currentValue, workspaceNames),
    newIndex = index == -1 ? 0 : (index + 1) % workspaceNames.length,
    newValue = workspaceNames[newIndex];

app.insertLabel(key, newValue);
app.applyWorkspace(newValue);

function indexOf(obj, arr) {
    for (var i = 0; i < arr.length; i++) if (arr[i] === obj) return i;
    return -1;
};

 

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Thanks so much @m1b 

 

Just tested it and it works great. Yep you can assign shortcuts to scripts within indesign.

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Nice!

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