Workspace (control bar) keeps disappearing in InDesign 2020 just like in 2019

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Nov 20, 2019 Nov 20, 2019

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Workspace (control bar) keeps disappearing in InDesign 2020 just like in 2019,  WHY???  Got it cleared up in 2019 but can't in 2020.  Help please

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Nov 20, 2019 Nov 20, 2019

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Are you pressing the Tab key? That will toggle the Control panel (and the other panels) off and back on.

 

~Barb

 

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Nov 20, 2019 Nov 20, 2019

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Nope.  If I press the Tab key the rest of the workspace disappears too.  Every time I close an InDesign file half of my saved Workspace ( the control panel) closes also. The same thing happened in InDesign 2019 but was fixed by turning off the Application Frame. Have done this in 2020 but to no avail.  I have to change to a default workspace then go in and reset it back to my saved Workspace EVERYTIME  I open a new file. 

 

Gigi

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Me too!  So frustrating!

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Dec 09, 2021 Dec 09, 2021

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This is happening in ID 2022!

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Hi Gigi:

 

Have you ever build your cache/preferences? InDesign defaults to copying preferences from old versions to the newer ones, so the issue may have carried forward with the 2020 installation. I'm on a Mac and haven't ever experienced this issue.

https://www.rockymountaintraining.com/adobe-indesign-rebuilding-preferences-cache/

 

~Barb

 

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I will try that Barb. I also am on a Mac (Mac user since they first came out in 84) that's all I ever use. Does it on my 27" iMac at work and my MacBook Air at home.   It was totally cleared up in Indd 2019 by closing the application frame and I hadn't had the problem for months until I upgraded to the lastest CC last week. Now it's back but different. In 2019 I could clear it by just hitting Reset my workspace also.  That no longer works in 2020. I have to open another workspace and then go back to mine.  On Goggling the problem I've actually seen many Apple users with the same problem.  At least before there was a fix for it.  

I'll try rebuilding the preferences. 

Thanks,

Gigi

 

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Let us know if rebuilding the preferences/cache works. I don't recall seeing this mentioned on the InDesign forum before, but it does sound like it is worth logging a bug report here: https://indesign.uservoice.com/.

 

~Barb

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Nov 21, 2019 Nov 21, 2019

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I will. 

Interesting comment that you have never seen this mentioned before on the forum as if you look below at "Related Conversations", 2nd one down, " indesign workspaces have disappeared" YOU actually replied to that person on July 5, 2018 about the same problem with INDD 2018-19. And as I said I had the same problem in my previous version but was able to correct it. 

 

Thanks, 

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