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Hide "All tools" pane?

Community Beginner ,
Jun 30, 2023 Jun 30, 2023

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Same problem as everyone else under the sun: I cannot figure out how to permanently hide the "All Tools" menu on Acrobat Pro 2023.003.20215.

 

Preferences > Documents > Open Settings > Remember Current State ... is just missing for me (and apparently for others, too.) And, depressingly, the registry keys bRHPSticky and bExpandRHPinViewer don't seem to affect Acrobat Pro.

 

Having to close and re-close the "All Tools" menu every single time I open a new PDF, all day every day, is exhausting and I hate it. Does anyone know a fix for this (aside from switching away from Adobe)?

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 30, 2023 Jun 30, 2023

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Found a workaround

  1. Click Menu > (5th category) Disable New Acrobat
  2. Restart Acrobat
  3. Click View > Show/Hide > Tools Pane
    • or press Shift+F4

That's it!

You DON'T even need to fiddle with the registry — I deleted bExpandRHPinViewer and bRHPSticky from HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\DC\AVGeneral and restarted the program and the toolbar still stayed closed!

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 30, 2023 Jun 30, 2023

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(I can't edit my posts, dropping references in this comment)

However, this workaround is very obviously not the true solution. I'm still extremely interested to see what the true solution is.

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New Here ,
Aug 23, 2023 Aug 23, 2023

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I had 3 users complaining about the tools panel being open by default. So happy to have found this fix!

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Explorer ,
Mar 13, 2024 Mar 13, 2024

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Has a community expert posted yet that we should all suggest it in the correct place and reminded us all that Adobe doens't take feedback from it's own community forum (like that's somehow a good thing)?

Jokes aside, thank you so much for finding this though, PDFs open on my secound monitor and the tool pane was always pushing the PDF to the side so I had to close it EVERY SINGLE TIME I opened a PDF just to see the document. 

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New Here ,
Jul 17, 2023 Jul 17, 2023

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It worked for me. Thank you so much. That all tools pane drove me almost crazy..

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New Here ,
Aug 14, 2023 Aug 14, 2023

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Thank you, this is just what I needed!

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New Here ,
Sep 10, 2023 Sep 10, 2023

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Thank you so much. I have been searching for solutions on the internet for a long time. This is probably the only one that works.

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New Here ,
Sep 21, 2023 Sep 21, 2023

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Thanks James, it worked fine!

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New Here ,
Oct 04, 2023 Oct 04, 2023

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That works! I do not understand why Adobe thinks they know what we want, and then make it ridiculous to find the solution!

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New Here ,
Oct 16, 2023 Oct 16, 2023

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Thank you SO much!  ALWAYS having to close that tool bar on the left that I never use was driving me insane.  You are the best! 

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New Here ,
Oct 25, 2023 Oct 25, 2023

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This worked for me. I've even opened and closed the Reader twice ... and it still worked!!!

Version 2023.006.20360.

Thank you, thank, you, thank you.

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New Here ,
Oct 29, 2023 Oct 29, 2023

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Thank you!! Been poking around preferences for days...

 

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New Here ,
Nov 14, 2023 Nov 14, 2023

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worked for me too! THANK YOU! you saved my day!

and middle finger to the greedy Acrobat that updated sneakingly updated to a newer version that doesn't allow people to automatically hide the Tool Pane so that they can rip off more people

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New Here ,
Nov 25, 2023 Nov 25, 2023

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OMG. It worked!! Thank you!!! For ages I tried to get rid of this stupid All Tools and finaly found this solution which works.

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New Here ,
Dec 08, 2023 Dec 08, 2023

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Thanks a lot, that works, however, the tool pane on the right reappears every time, even if I unchecked Show/hide. Less annoying than the ALL TOOLS on the left, but would love to be able to hide them permanently.

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New Here ,
Dec 11, 2023 Dec 11, 2023

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Managed to keep it close with "Restore last view settings when reopening documents" in Edit> Preferences > Documents

 

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New Here ,
Dec 08, 2023 Dec 08, 2023

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Thanks James, worked for me. Version 2023.006.20380. Apparently Adobe is launching new versions with the same bug.  Sad

Thank you!

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New Here ,
Dec 11, 2023 Dec 11, 2023

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Thanks so much! This solution never comes up.

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New Here ,
Dec 13, 2023 Dec 13, 2023

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How do you do that on Mac?

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New Here ,
Jan 23, 2024 Jan 23, 2024

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Only solution that works, thanks, was about to leave adobe!!!

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New Here ,
Jan 24, 2024 Jan 24, 2024

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THANK YOU! This has been driving me crazy.

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New Here ,
Feb 01, 2024 Feb 01, 2024

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Amazing!

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New Here ,
Feb 27, 2024 Feb 27, 2024

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wow, you a God!!!

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Apr 04, 2024 Apr 04, 2024

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Thank you so much!!!!!!

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