Window > Application Frame
Thank you so much. Now it shows but only when Application Bar is selected. It disappears when I click on Application Frame.
Hmmm. A screen shot may help to understand what you are looking for, but generally the controls are in the Window menu. Turning on the Application frame will turn on the Application bar automatically. Keep both selected.
If it still doesn't look right:
Window > Workspace > Essentials (or your favorite workspace)
Window > Workspace > Reset Essentials (or your favorite workspace)
Still not OK? Pls share a screen shot:
Yeah, it is bizarre.
Will try trashing the preferences later. Now I will continue to use it the frame off until I am done with this project. I need the preferences for now.
I totally understand.
It would be helpful if you could cycle back to the thread to let us know if/when/how you solve this.
Finally got around to it.
I have followed the link and this is what it says:
"My preferred method is to CLOSE INDESIGN and do a “manual” prefs replacement, which consists of finding and renaming the two files which make up the preference set: InDesign Defaults and InDesign SavedData. BOTH of these files should be replaced at the same time. You can delete them, but renaming or moving them will give you the opportunity to copy them back in the event that new prefs doesn’t cure your issue. When you restart ID, the program will look for these two files, and when they are not found, a new default set will be written."
Macintosh: Hard Drive/Users/<USER>/Library/Preferences/Adobe InDesign/<Version #>/<Language>/
I renamed the InDesign Defaults to InDesign Defaults2.
After restarting, InDesign set the new defaults, and it works.
Thanks a lot.
I am having the same issue with inDesign - everything works fine, but none of the toolbars or windows are showing. I have shared a screenshot of what I see. I have tried replacing preferences (which did nothing) and tried window > application frame (which works, but it is not the full application view and I have to do this every time I open a project). I was using inDesign just fine yesterday and today I am seeing this:
Thanks for any help.
I have tried replacing preferences (which did nothing)
Let's start with how you trashed preferences, Tom.
Did you use the keystroke option, or did you manually delete the InDesign SavedData and InDesign Defaults files? If you didn't try the second option, try it now. Both are outlined in the link below.