Many of my dialog windows such as paragraph styles, or when I place items appear off the screen (I see the bottom of the window, but not the top which means I cannot move them around) - Any suggestions?
Reset your workspace. If, for instance, you're using the [Essentials], then Window > Workspace > Reset Essentials.
I am having the same issue. I am using CS6, and my 'Effects' box is off the screen and unusable. I have tried resetting the workspace, changing the workspace, restarting the program, rebooting the system, switching between multiple and single monitor....all with no effect. The dialog box is always in the same place; in the upper left of the screen. Any further help would be appreciated.
Mac OS X 10.8.2
InDesign CS6 with the latest updates
15" MacBook Pro Retina
FIXED: As soon as I posted this, I had a thought. While that dialog box was active, I went to System Preferences>Displays>Gather Windows. May or may not work for original poster.
I tried the solution that Kipp Ky\'Eva posted, but I could not find a "Gather Windows" option (after I hooked up my second monitor, I saw that this dialog box was also displaying offscreen).
I found another solution that worked for me though:
Go to System Preferences>Displays.
Note the screen resolution you are currently using.
Change the screen resolution to anything, and then change it back to your original setting.
For me, that reset the display with all the windows back in their places.
Your "System Preferences/Displays/Scaled" solution worked perfectly! Thank you, dlatzen!
Yes! Thank you Dlatzen!
dlatzen ~ Genius! Thanks!
This tip was immensely helpful, even 7.5 years on. Thank you!!!
This doesn't work for the Find/Change function. Trying to solve this now.
Thank you Johh! This worked for me.
Here the definitive solution, nothing of the other worked for me, while resetting InDesign preferences works great!!
here the hot part:
1. Quit InDesign, then relaunch the application and immediately hold down the following key combinations for your OS:
2. A dialog appears, asking “Delete InDesign Preference Files?” Click Yes
None of the mentioned solutions did it for me for the Fin/Change window. I could however with (Windows) Alt-Space, M(ove) move the window back.
Unplugged monitor and plugged it in again. Fixed it for me.
If you lost your dialog windows on a multi-screen setup (typicaly a dialog window is out of frame in a disabled or turned of screen) : disable the second / tird screen temporarily, close application, launch application. All dialog windows are reset to their default position in the single screen. Re-enable second / third screen.