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The InDesign Application Frame gets stuck outside the screen area/behind menu bar

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Feb 19, 2019

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Every so often, since working on my current iMac (2017), my Application Frame in InDesign gets stuck on my second 32" Benq monitor. The top bar area sits just behind the menu bar. Once it's there, it's there. The accessibility to reposition the frame is now not possible. Even switching the Application Bar, the background frame is still stuck and cannot be moved.

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Surely, there must be a limit from stopping the Application Frame from running off behind the menu and off the top of the screen, or at least allow an interactive method in a dropdown menu to reset the Application Frame back within the frame of the monitor.

For the moment, the only way I have found to resolve this would be to 'Delete InDesign Preference file' (Shift+Control+Option+Command) on start-up and reapply my personal settings and workspaces.

After resetting, this crucial part of the frame is now visible.

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I'm running MacOS Mojave Version 10.14.3, on an iMac 27-inch 4.2Ghz Intel Core i7 running a second 32" Benq screen.
Currently affecting InDesign version 14.0.1 but it also occurred with previous versions too.

ANSWER FOUND: It appears it only affects users with two screens. If your displays are sitting side by side, ensure the second screen in the 'Display Arrangement' in System Preferences >> Displays, does not sit higher than the main screen - even though the second screen may sit higher on the desk. Keeping the second screen aligned or lower will avoid 'losing' part of a panel off screen.

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The InDesign Application Frame gets stuck outside the screen area/behind menu bar

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Feb 19, 2019

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Every so often, since working on my current iMac (2017), my Application Frame in InDesign gets stuck on my second 32" Benq monitor. The top bar area sits just behind the menu bar. Once it's there, it's there. The accessibility to reposition the frame is now not possible. Even switching the Application Bar, the background frame is still stuck and cannot be moved.

Screenshot 2019-02-19 at 09.50.38.png

Surely, there must be a limit from stopping the Application Frame from running off behind the menu and off the top of the screen, or at least allow an interactive method in a dropdown menu to reset the Application Frame back within the frame of the monitor.

For the moment, the only way I have found to resolve this would be to 'Delete InDesign Preference file' (Shift+Control+Option+Command) on start-up and reapply my personal settings and workspaces.

After resetting, this crucial part of the frame is now visible.

Screenshot 2019-02-19 at 10.10.31.png

I'm running MacOS Mojave Version 10.14.3, on an iMac 27-inch 4.2Ghz Intel Core i7 running a second 32" Benq screen.
Currently affecting InDesign version 14.0.1 but it also occurred with previous versions too.

ANSWER FOUND: It appears it only affects users with two screens. If your displays are sitting side by side, ensure the second screen in the 'Display Arrangement' in System Preferences >> Displays, does not sit higher than the main screen - even though the second screen may sit higher on the desk. Keeping the second screen aligned or lower will avoid 'losing' part of a panel off screen.

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Have you tried resetting your current workspace? Window > Workspace > Reset [current workspace] or use the Workspace menu at the upper right of your screen.

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Yes. It's not the Workspace. It only affects the Application Frame. Over the many months, as and when it happens, and if I have time, I try to investigate all options but nothing works apart from deleting the preference file. It's more annoying than anything else. This is more to highlight there is a glitch with the Application Frame if it doesn't sit quite right on the second monitor.

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ANSWER FOUND: It appears it only affects users with two screens. If your displays are sitting side by side, ensure the second screen in the 'Display Arrangement' in System Preferences >> Displays, does not sit higher than the main screen - even though the second screen may sit higher on the desk. Keeping the second screen aligned or lower will avoid 'losing' part of a panel off screen.

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The only thing that worked for me was to disconnect my second display. I was then able to resize my InDesign window, then plug in my secondary display again.

 

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Something so simple but so frustrating. Thank you so much for your answer! All fixed.

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I'm having this same problem but none of the suggested solutions are working. My InDesign application window is stuck to the top of my screen, whether I'm using two monitors or one, I've tried resetting the workspace, oriented the other monitor "below" the primary monitor, restarting InDesign, nothing is working. I will try deleting the InDesign Preference File. I'm using a MacBook Pro with Mojave 10.14.6 and Id CC 2020.

Follow-up: I deleted the InDesign Application Preference file and restarted. When I opened Id again, it was just a pile of dismembered toolbars and control panels, even after resetting the workspace. I finally went to Window > Application Frame and selected it (so it is checked) and then everything was restored. Super disruptive and tedious.

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