The upper bar is called the Control Panel. Did you try clicking Reset Workspace to see if that brings it back?
If you set the InDesign workspace the way you want it, without any documents open, you can save and name it and use it as your own workspace.
By the way InDesign CC2016 does not exist ... yet!
Derek, alchymister mentioned having a personal workspace. That's the one that does not display the Control panel unless he selects a different workspace first and then re-selects his/hers. At least, that is how I am understanding the question.
hello, thank you guys for effort!
> Derek: i have couple of personal workspaces created, problem with every one of them, thats why i wrote here to find some help. 2015 or 2016 i dont know really, i meant last CC update
> jane-e: yes, of course i tried it, like milion times, unfortunately didn help at all.. yes, you called it right - control panel is disappearing after closing any document and it s not present when new document is opened, so i need to change it for different worskpace /personal or presets/ and then back to my personal.. every time i open indd doc
Try trashing your InDesign preferences:
Close and relaunch InDesign, and IMMEDIATELY hold down Ctrl + Alt + Shift (Windows) or Cmd + Ctrl + Opt + Shift (Mac), and respond in the affirmative to the dialog asking if you really want to replace the preferences. You must be extremely fast on the keyboard (if you don’t see the confirmation prompt, you were too slow!)
thanks for tip Derek,
i ve tried it already many times, did it manualy in Library folder /mac/ deleted everything from worskpace to preferences but no improvement
now i tried it as you adviced - same result, my problem is still there
funny thing is - this problem started to happen some 3 months after i ve started using CC plan and first 3 month it worked without any problem. now all the time..
Have you tried uninstalling InDesign (using the Creative Cloud app method) and reinstalling?
Have you tried unchecking the box to show the startup space when no document is open?
I would try all of the above, absolutely! And here is another:
• Select your workspace and Reset it.
• I assume there is no Control panel, so enable it from the Window menu
• Create a new workspace with the same name, overriding the old one.
Does that work?
And here is yet another:
• Go to Window > Arrange > Consolidate Windows.
There is a chance the document window is hiding the Control panel, and Consolidate is one way to put the document windows back to a tabbed interface.
Do either of these work? If not, take a screen shot, and it may be obvious when we see your monitor.
hey, thank you again
here is printscreen 1. - how it should be, 2. - after closing and opening doc
and at the very end >>> Oscar goes to Peter Spier! your tip helped to solve my frustration and dreamless nights!
i dont really need start workspace, so i killed it and "control panel" is always present as it should be!
thank you for your time!!!
Peter S is the champ!
That's one new feature I think could easily have been abandoned without any uproar.