Since updating to 2021 over a month ago, my workspace keeps resetting. When I open a file, sometimes it opens with my default, chosen workspace. Sometimes, however, it opens with no toolbars showing and I have to manually go to Window --> Workspace --> Default. (Default is the name of the workspace I created with my workspace set as I want it.) How do I set it so that my chosen workspace is the workspace that always opens? It's so frustrating to have to open it up nearly every time I open a file because it's not defaulting to that workspace!
Sorry to hear about your experience. Would you mind sharing version of the OS & InDesign? Have you tried resetting preferences of the app? If not, please try doing that by following steps below:
***Please note that resetting preferences will remove all the custom settings and InDesign will launch with default settings. This way all your old settings will be saved in .old folders and InDesign will recreate new folders with default settings.
Let us know if that helps.
Yes, I have tried that. It still is not working consistently.
I am using Windows 10, with InDesign 2021, v16.0.
I'm also having this problem (in the post here https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign-discussions/indesign-16-4-breaks-workspace/m-p/12370495)
No fix that has been recommended has worked yet. I've got a brand new laptop with a fresh copy of InDesign (version 16.4) and this keeps happening to me. It's driving me bonkers 😞
If I open InDesign first and THEN open a file, it will work for me. But if InDesign is not opened first, and instead I directly open a file (prompting it to open InDesign and then open the file) the workspace won't properly load. I've tried everything and I just can't understand why this is happeneing?
Sorry to hear about the trouble you are facing. I would request you to share a few more details like:
Also, I would suggest you try the following steps:
We'll be looking forward to your response.
Thanks & Regards,
This has just started since the most recent upgrade.
Sorry to hear about that. I would like to know if you have tried the steps suggested above? If it doesn't help, please share the details as asked by me. I'll be happy to help.
I am getting this problem too. I have followed all these steps and problem still persists.
My trick is:
- Go to C:\Users\Thang\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\InDesign\Version 17.0\en_US\Workspaces
- Delete Indesign default workspace (Essentials_CurrentWorkspace)
- Rename "your workspace you created" to "indesign default workspace".
Ex: My workspace's name "thang", after deleting "Essentials_CurrentWorkspace" I change "thang" to "Essentials_CurrentWorkspace"
Hi there, how I would I do this on Windows?
It's not an error condition, but a "feature." Opening an InDesign file directly from its location will open in a "Preview" mode. If the InDesign app is open first, then the file, all will open in "Edit" mode. At least that's how Customer Service explained it to me, after 2 hours of support, program cleaning, and fresh re-install (ugh). It's a very pointless feature in my opinion, and one that is not present in Illustrator. Adobe, can we have the option do de-activeate this condition, or just get rid of it all together? I mean, what is the point of "View" mode? I only open InDesign files to do actual work (edit).
InDesign 17.4 x64
Windows 10 Pro x64
Customer service has no idea what they are talking about. InDesign files always open as editable files, whether the app is previously open or not.
Preview mode is a display option that hides non-printing elem,ents and gives you a betrter idea of how your file will output.
That is odd because I am experiencing the same issue and I have followed all the steps that @gp432 did so maybe it is a bug in the 17.0+ udpate that is occurring for some users (I did not have this issue at any point with InDesign 16).