I shut down my PC and after a couple days, when I re-started and re-launched InDesign, my workspace has vanished.
I am having to manually go to Window --> Tools to get items to appear. Same with all the palette panels.
Workspace - Essentials is selected, however, the palettes are not showing up automatically on the right.
Also the bar at the top where you can see the dimensions of objects is missing.
How can I restore the settings to get these items to automatically show up every time?
Start by going to Wiindow > Workspace > Restore <current workspace name>, then close and reopen ID. Let us know if that works.