This has happened for a long time now and I can't figure out why. When I click on any hyperlink in pdf Acrobat freezes (I get "not responding") and it takes 3-5 minutes and then finally opens the link. This is obviously inefficient, why is this happening?
Its sad to hear that its an long term issue. I believe you had this problem, not just with Acrobat's latest version. The earlier versions causes the same trouble for you. Did I get this right?
To understand what exactly causing problem, we'll make a few changes in Acrobat preferences to see if that helps-
1- Restart your computer
2- Navigate to Acrobat>Edit>Preferences(for Win) and Adobe Acrobat>Preferences (Mac)>Security (Enhanced)>disable "Protected Mode at Startup", "Protected View" and "Enhanced Security">OK>close and reopen Acrobat> Reopen PDF
Note: these changes are only for testing purpose. Once tested, please change it back to the previous setting.
3- If its a windows system, then Open Acrobat>Help>repair installation.
4- The file which includes hyperlinks, make sure those links are accessible, or doesn't have restriction.
5- In addition to that, disable security software (if any) installed on your system. Once done, then try to access the link.
Bumping this thread as I too continue to have the problems, even after disabling the enhanced security features. Uninstalling Acrobat and using Edge's built in pdf view, and clicking the links works perfectly fine.