How to change the default size of the window that opens up when you try to place something.

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Jan 07, 2021 Jan 07, 2021

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Im not sure of the exact term and I havent been able to find a result online, so I figured I would ask here. Im on an iMac if that matters on Creative Cloud, everything is up to date.

 

When you go to place something by pressing command + D, there is a window that pops up and allows you to select what item you want to bring in. That window is too small for me to see all my files, so I have to resize it every time to find things easily. I feel like there has to be a way to change the default size, but everything I have tried has not worked and I didnt find any answers online.

 

Any suggestions? 

Thanks in advance!

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Please tell us what operating system (exactly) you're running. Please tell us (exactly) what InDesign version you're using.

 

It sounds like a bug in the latest version of Mac Big Sur that happens in all applications, not just InDesign.

 

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If this is on macOS 11 Big Sur, Steve Werner may be on to something. There are reports of Open/Save dialog boxes being too tiny in macOS 11:

Tiny Open and Save dialogs in Big Sur  – St. Clair Software

OSX Big Sur 11.1 reverts size of open/save windows [Annoying!] – MacRumors

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Jan 08, 2021 Jan 08, 2021

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Im on Big Sur Version 11.1 and InDesign is on 16.0.1. Do you think that would make the place dialog box tiny as well? All dialogue boxes I open up are small, be it Open, Save, Place, Export etc. They're usable, but its a pain in the you know what. 

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Jan 08, 2021 Jan 08, 2021

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It's definitely a Big Sur bug that hasn't been fixed yet.

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Thank you very much!

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Although it’s often talked about as an Open/Save bug, it’s really about any time you see that box where you can pick a folder on your computer or type in a file name. So that also affects all dialog boxes having to do with importing, exporting, saving presets, etc.

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I can only assume it is a new bug. I was off 3 weeks for the birth of my son and I did not have this issue before. Hopefully it will get fixed sooner rather than later, I will manage with the inconvenience until then. 

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