4 Replies Latest reply on Sep 21, 2015 1:31 AM by krisg1464657

    InDesign file menu acting very slow -- FIXED

    rlegates1 Level 1

      I've seen many posts on this problem, and everybody's situation seems to be a little bit different. I found a solution to my problem on the third page of a comment thread, and I want to repost it here to make it easier to find for anybody else with the same issue.

       

      PROBLEM: InDesign would go into spinning rainbow ball of death for at least 5-10 seconds every time I tried to click on the File menu. All other menus and functions seemed to work fine, but this problem made InDesign virtually unusable for me. (I did not want to revert to InDesign CC 2014 as many were doing).

       

      FIX: In Preferences -> File Handling -> "Number of Recent Items to Show" I changed the number to 0

       

      That solved my problem, maybe it will solve yours too.

       

      Here are my specs:

       

      Adobe InDesign CC 2015.1 release

      11.1.0.122 build

       

      OSX Yosemite 10.10.5

      iMac 27-inch, mid-2010

      2.93 GHz Intel Core i7