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Indd Control Palette is GINORMOUS; how to reduce?

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Apr 09, 2020

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I do not want my control palette to be the entire length of my monitor screen (see screenshot of my desktop). HOW DO I FIX THIS? I’m constantly having to move it out of the way
(I don’t want to dock it); It’s like this on my laptop and my external monitor.

I’ve tried removing options from the control bar, but it doesn’t reduce the palette’s size, it just leaves a large gray area on the right.

I just upgraded to 2020 from 2018; I don’t recall having this problem in InDesign 2018

Current: Indesign 2020 (15.0.2);
MacBook Pro (Mojave 10.13.3),
with additional HP monitor.

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Correct answer by rob day | Adobe Community Professional

Maybe try docking it by dragging the left bar up into home icon:

 

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Then if you undock it you should be able to get at the lower right corner to resize:

 

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Indd Control Palette is GINORMOUS; how to reduce?

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I do not want my control palette to be the entire length of my monitor screen (see screenshot of my desktop). HOW DO I FIX THIS? I’m constantly having to move it out of the way
(I don’t want to dock it); It’s like this on my laptop and my external monitor.

I’ve tried removing options from the control bar, but it doesn’t reduce the palette’s size, it just leaves a large gray area on the right.

I just upgraded to 2020 from 2018; I don’t recall having this problem in InDesign 2018

Current: Indesign 2020 (15.0.2);
MacBook Pro (Mojave 10.13.3),
with additional HP monitor.

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Correct answer by rob day | Adobe Community Professional

Maybe try docking it by dragging the left bar up into home icon:

 

sel5.png

 

 

 

sel6.png

 

Then if you undock it you should be able to get at the lower right corner to resize:

 

sel7.png

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Turn on the application frame.

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You can drag it to any size you want. I find grabbing it with the mouse is easiest on the lower right side of the panel.

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Hi Bob!

 

Thank you for your input! : )  ... Turning on the Application frame doesn't do anything for it, and I can't grab the lower right side of the panel because it's right smack up against the edge of my screen. I also can't drag it to the left to expose the right side.... If you are able to see my screen shot, that's exactly what I'm up against... It is so frustrating.

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Dock it to the top, turn on the application frame and then pull it out of the dock. Does that give you enough room?

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Maybe try docking it by dragging the left bar up into home icon:

 

sel5.png

 

 

 

sel6.png

 

Then if you undock it you should be able to get at the lower right corner to resize:

 

sel7.png

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OH MY GOD - I COULD KISS YOU! : )  Docking it to the top, then unhooking it from the dock and re-sizing it worked! Mwah, Mwah! Thank you!

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Also, looking more closely at your capture, the Control Bar could be pushed further to the left (grab the left bar), which will let you get to the reize corner on the right.

 

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