Why is Mini Bridge missing from the June release of InDesign CC 2015 (2015.4)?

Mini Bridge, an extension that lets you work with assets inside a panel in Adobe InDesign, was built on outdated technology and has been removed from InDesign.

Why was Mini Bridge removed from InDesign CC 2015 (2015.4)?

The Mini Bridge panel was built on a Flash technology that is no longer supported and needs a complete redesign going forward. Given our customers have other options to access assets, we have decided to deprecate Mini Bridge technology and have added the feature to our future roadmap.

Now that Mini Bridge is removed, what other options do I have to access assets in InDesign?

There are multiple options to access and place assets in InDesign.

  • You can continue to use Adobe Bridge to access assets. Bridge is a separate application but easy to use and much more powerful than mini bridge. You can install (and open) Bridge CC directly from within InDesign.
  • Creative Cloud Libraries offers an in-app solution to access, organize, and share assets.
  • InDesign also provides the File > Place functionality to browse and place multiple assets in your layout
     

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