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InDesign and the system-wide Hide shortcut Apps
Some people, including me, find it very annoying that Adobe InDesign doesn't hide with the Command-H shortcut. On first glance, it seems that the Shortcut Manager of the application doesn't give one any chance of changing that.

Here's the trick to get it done: Command-H is used by the 'Hide/Show Frame Edges' command. If you change or delete this shortcut, Command-H will appear in its Mac-standard place in the InDesign menu. Easy, isn't it?

[robg adds: Variations of this work in Photoshop (and probably Illustrator and other Adobe apps as well). In Photoshop, I was able to just assign Command-H to Hide, and Photoshop told me it would then remove it from its View: Extras assignment. I thought we had documented this here once before, but I can't find it...]
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InDesign and the system-wide Hide shortcut
Authored by: AquaX on Sep 07, '06 08:07:56AM

Where does one find the Shortcut Manager?



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InDesign and the system-wide Hide shortcut
Authored by: Kip on Sep 07, '06 11:48:07AM

It's under the Edit menu, then Keyboard Shortcuts. Then for Product Area, select View Menu, then you will find Hide Frame Edges in the Commands window.



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InDesign and the system-wide Hide shortcut
Authored by: AquaX on Sep 08, '06 10:02:35AM

Worked perfectly, thank you :-)



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InDesign and the system-wide Hide shortcut
Authored by: somorjai on Sep 07, '06 07:35:24PM

I think BBedit does this the right way. When you press Command-H the first time, it asks if you want to keep the old behavior (Find Selection), or use the new system default (Hide Application).



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InDesign and the system-wide Hide shortcut
Authored by: chabig on Sep 08, '06 08:11:24AM

Great hint! I "fixed" InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator.



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InDesign and the system-wide Hide shortcut
Authored by: osxpounder on Sep 12, '06 04:18:32PM

Yeah, great hint, just because you mentioned Photohop. This will be swell for me, because I hide Photoshop a lot. I like using it in one of the Full modes where it completely fills the screen and covers up the non-PS stuff "behind" it, like the Desktop.



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