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Disable New Acrobat Problem

Community Beginner ,
Nov 02, 2023 Nov 02, 2023

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My work computer updated to the new Adobe Acrobat Pro (2023.006.20320) and the app is now completely unusable. This update is genuinely terrible. Nothing was improved, and even after a month using this version, work that used to take me 5 minutes now takes half an hour.  

 

I've tried to find the option to "disable new acrobat" but it does not appear under the "View" drop down menu. Why is the option not appearing for me and how can I revert back to the previous acrobat version?

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Nov 02, 2023 Nov 02, 2023

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Hi @Michael33346871bgoh,

You're not alone! Thousands of complaints in the forums about what Adobe calls its "modern interface."

You can disable it and revert to the tradition "classic" interface (at least for now):

  • Windows, go to the Hamburger Menu in the upper left corner and select Disable New Acrobat.
  • Mac, go to the View Menu and select Disable New Acrobat.

 

Please voice you comment directly to Adobe's engineering and marketing teams by voting and commenting at https://acrobat.uservoice.com/forums/590923-acrobat-for-windows-and-mac/suggestions/47082691-ditch-t...   It's important to let them know how the "modern" interface doesn't meet your needs.

 

|    Bevi Chagnon   |  Designer & Technologist for Accessible Documents |
|    PubCom |    Classes & Books for Accessible InDesign, PDFs & MS Office |

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 02, 2023 Nov 02, 2023

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Hi Bevi. Thank you for your response. As mentioned in the original comment, the "Disable New Acrobat" option does not appear for me. I am using a windows device, however there is not a hamburger menu in the top corner of the screen. The only menu options at the top left of the screen are File, edit, view, e sign, window, and help. Below that there is a "home" tab, a "tools" tab, and then tabs for each individual pdf that is open. There are no other clickable icons in the top left corner.


Please refrain from posting pre-typed responses to this question. I have already read through the forum for a fix to my problem (including the multiple times that exact response has been posted) and I have not found one.

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Nov 02, 2023 Nov 02, 2023

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Switch From New Adobe Reader to Old Layout
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In this step-by-step tutorial, Learn How To Switch From New Adobe Reader to Old Layout | How To Revert Adobe Reader to Old Interface This video is for teaching and helping purposes, My goal is to help you save time so you can spend it on the activities that matter. If you like the video, then ...

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 02, 2023 Nov 02, 2023

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Hi, thank you for your response. As I have mentioned in the first two responses, there is not a hamburger icon in the top left corner of my screen. I included a screenshot of the icons that are present for reference.

 

Can someone please help me find the "Disable New Acrobat" option WITHOUT suggesting that I click the hamburger icon at the top of the screen?

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 03, 2023 Nov 03, 2023

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Can someone please help with this, I do not have an option to revert back to the old acrobat version and I cannot do the work I need to with this update. This is seriously starting to become an issue for me, I have work I need to get done.

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Feb 26, 2024 Feb 26, 2024

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I too work on many pdfs during the day.  Although I have the hamburger menu, when I select "disable new acrobat" and restart the app as instructed, it's still the new interface.  As a work around I don't exit the app, only the individual pdfs so I'm not waiting for the "what's new" box every time I open a new one.  Certainly not the ideal solution but the only way I've found to reduce the disruption.  

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