How to hide Application Bar?

Participant ,
Nov 20, 2019 Nov 20, 2019

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Does anyone know how to hide the "Application Bar" in InDesign CC 2020? It is useless to me and uses screen real estate. (This is not the Application Frame, which I have turned off. Nor is it the Control bar, which I have turned on.)

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Nov 20, 2019 Nov 20, 2019

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I should add that the best I could come up with was detaching it from the top, making it as narrow as possible, then tucking it away in the lower right corner of the screen so that only the left tip is visible.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 20, 2019 Nov 20, 2019

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In InDesign 2020, they moved most of the items that were in the Application Bar to the bottom of the Tools panel. Reserving what's left of the Application Bar for the Home Screen. In previous versions of InDesign you could only turn off the Application Bar when you turned off the Application Frame. Unfortunately now, there are no controls to hide the Application bar which now seems to be primarily the Home bar.

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Nov 20, 2019 Nov 20, 2019

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Thanks. I figured as much, but it never hurts to ask in case I overlooked something. Not a very bright move on Adobe's part from my viewpoint.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 06, 2020 May 06, 2020

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You can turn off the Application Frame and then tear off the Application Bar from the upper left corner and then bury it in the lower left corner. A saved workspace will remember:Screen Shot 1.png

 

Screen Shot 2.png

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Participant ,
May 06, 2020 May 06, 2020

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Thanks, Rob. That's actually what I described in my first reply above. Except that it's the lower right corner, not lower left. One drawback of this is that if you have two screens, and the interface is on the left screen, the Control bar is displayed on the right screen (other than the tip of it on the left screen, of course).

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 06, 2020 May 06, 2020

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Sorry I missed that.

 

BTW I’m running two screens with my panels on the right. In my capture above it’s buried on the right side of the right monitor:

 

Screen Shot 3.png

I’m keeping my Control Bar on the left screen with the documents:

 

Screen Shot 4.png

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May 06, 2020 May 06, 2020

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Yes, that works. I have such a strong single screen habit (33 years and counting) that I didn't keep using the second screen, or I would set it up like you did. (I have panels and tools hidden until I mouse to the screen edges, similar to the Dock at the bottom edge. And use a lot of keyboard shortcuts.) The second screen was headed to a different (new) Mac anyway.

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Explorer ,
May 06, 2020 May 06, 2020

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super annoying - why would you leave that on there adobe?!

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Engaged ,
Jun 18, 2020 Jun 18, 2020

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yes, i hate that stupid thing. 

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New Here ,
Apr 02, 2021 Apr 02, 2021

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I think I figured out how to remove this bar, there may be another way but I couldn't find it.

 

1. Take a snapshot of where your pallets are located so you can remember how you like everything.

2. Go to window > workspace > advanced, you'll see the bar disappear. this leads me to believe there is a way to turn it off somehow other than this method.

3. Set up your pallets again and save the workspace as a new name (window > workspace > new workspace). *note, you have to move the pallets out of the advanced preset location to enable the ability to save a "new workspace"

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