Any luck in sorting this out or working out how this happened? I have tried uninstalling with no luck.
I did see that you solved it rolling back your hard drive, I unfortunately don't have that option...Its happened on a brand new PC too.
Help...it's really annoying!
I have the same issue and I can restore it by holding the Ctrl+Alt+Shift keys and then opening ID. When I do this I get this message: "Do you want to allow the following program to make changes to this computer" and it shows Indesign. (I'm using Windows 8.1). If I say Yes, Indesign opens and the hidden menus open at the Toolbar. But when I close Indesign and open it again, the behavior is back. I don't see this on ID CS6. It's only with CC and CC2014. I wonder if other users have observed the same. Maybe it was changed? By the way restoring preferences by deleting Indesign Defaults and Indesign SaveData doesn't do anything.
Edit: After playing a bit with the options I found that Run as Administrator does the trick.
Running as administrator was spot on. Thank you.
Yes, but I'm still puzzled by this. You wouldn't have to Run as Administrator to run Adobe's programs. Or I should say to run Indesign CC and CC2014.
I totally agree with you, and was half hoping the new updates would sort this issue out but no luck there...
I have done a little more fiddling and have noticed that for the "Run as Administrator" to work or set the hidden menus back to the side UAC in Windows has to be set to at least "Notify me only when programs try to make changes to my computer (do not dim my desktop)" if you happen to change UAC to never to "Never notify" (not ideal but tried it) the hidden menus show up in the middle of the screen again.
Not that this helps but might spark someone else see this and join / give us a true solution to this issue.