Disable GPU performance.
... it defaults to 'High Quality' view instead of 'Typical' view like it used to. ... When I try adjusting the preferences to 'Typical' viewing, it doesn't stick. Please fix this bug Adobe.
Adobe thinks this is a feature, not a bug...
You can, however, report it as a bug here:
Personally, I'm very thankful that High Quality view is turned on since I have a GPU on my Mac and a Retina display. It saves me the extra step of turning it on. You can turn OFF the GPU very easily.
We have the same issue.
We recently rolled out iMacs to our design teams to replace old Towers, we have found an issue with iMac Retina display and InDesign CC.
All inDesign files on an iMac Retina display open using the High Quality screen setting as default. This means that all elements on each page have to be fully rendered is causing performance lag etc.
We have tried to alter the default setting in the InDesign preference panel but it will not save the change and defaults back to high quality.
We have confirmed this on a number of iMacs under different user accounts.
However we also tested the issue on a Mac Pro Tower running the same version of El Capitan (10.11.5 (15F34) )and InDesign CC (kMDItemVersion = "18.104.22.168”), the Mac Pro’s are fine they do not default to high quality and if you change the preferences it saves them.
It appears to be a problem with the new iMacs which may relate to the retina display, the reason I say this is that we had a similar problem with the Barcode software we use. If we run the same version of the Barcoder and EL Cap on an iMac and a Mac Pro, the software cannot save to Tif, Jpeg, pdf etc only to *.ai Adode Illustrator files on an iMac but if we generate the same barcode on the Tower you can save to any of the formats.
Anyone else come across this, any suggestions?
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, any suggestions?
Yes. Disable GPU Rendering in InDesign's Preferences.
I've disabled the GPU rendering in the preferences, but InDesign still opens with High Quality Display as the default and therefore each image on each page is still rendering and making things run slowly. I sill have to go to View, Display performances and select Typical Display to be able to scroll through the pages without it slowing me down. And in the preferences for InDesign, under Display Performance, it gives you the option to select High Quality, Typical Display or Fast Display as the default View, but InDesign still reverts back to High Quality Display every time InDesign is launched/opened, even if I change the setting to Typical display. Am I missing something here?
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Figured it out. I followed the instructions posted above by Salah Fablabi. Indesign cc 2015.4 - Display Settings
I had to go into InDesign Preferences, Display settings and change the default to Fast and click on OK, then go back in and change to Typical and now it defaults to that!
I've been having the same problem (specs below).
It wouldn't save my defaults either, [InDesign CC > Preferences > Display Performance] and kept reverting back to High Quality.
Managed to solve it by following Salah Fablabis (via JohnnyVegas70) solution, which was to set the default to Fast, then save, then set the default to Typical. Annoying bug by Adobe, it's definitely great (when it works) that you can set the desired default display mode though.
MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014)
2.2 GHz Intel Core i7
16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB
OS X 10.11.3 (15D21)
InDesign CC 2015 22.214.171.124
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YES! This is the only thing that actually seems to work. This is definitely a bug, not a "feature".
After you set it to FAST and hit ok, it will stick, then go back and set it to TYPICAL, and it will stick. Even with GPU PERFORMANCE enabled.