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How to Hide Tools Pane and Bookmarks by default for all docs

New Here ,
Apr 12, 2019 Apr 12, 2019

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How do you do this? It looks like a check box has been removed that used to do this. These panes on the left and the right just take up precious desktop space, and is a pane* to close everytime I open a document.

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Adobe Employee ,
Jul 31, 2019 Jul 31, 2019

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Hi Aarons,

Apologies for the delay in response, I hope you would be able to fix it by now.

If the problem still persists,

To hide the bookmarks, you may refer to a similar discussion on the Adobe forums here - Default Hide Navigation Pane On Left Side Acrobat Reader DC

To hide the tools pane, you may refer to the Adobe help article here - Permanently close the Tools pane in Acrobat Reader DC

Let us know if you need more help.

Regards,

Amal

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New Here ,
Jul 05, 2020 Jul 05, 2020

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My latest version os Acrobat Pro DC does not have the option to "Remeber the curret state of the tools pane".

It is highly unproductive to have to close the bookmarks toolbar eveytime I open a document.

If this is not fixable, I may have to stop using Acrobat Pro and move back to Foxit Pro.

Please help.

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New Here ,
Jul 06, 2020 Jul 06, 2020

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Issue seems to be resolved after restarting my computer.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 29, 2021 Jan 29, 2021

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I recently installed this.  I too am missing the check box.  I've restarted and it is still missing.  What did you do?

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New Here ,
May 19, 2021 May 19, 2021

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It would be better if there was (also) a simple on/off switch in my view.

 

Consider the scenario, I normally have it closed, but then I do need something from it, and open it.  I then have to remember to close it again, otherwise it is going to come back and bug me the next time I open Acrobat.

 

J.

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New Here ,
Jan 29, 2024 Jan 29, 2024

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I am having the same issue with the current version of Acrobat.  I was able to set the tools pane to automatically collapse on open.  But, that intrusive Bookmarks pane opens every time I open a document.  I don't show an ability to hide the Bookmarks pane by default after Google searching and combing through the settings in Preferences.  Surely there is a way to keep the pane from opening by default.

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New Here ,
Jan 31, 2024 Jan 31, 2024

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I mostly open 1-3 page drawings and that Bookmarks pane is the worst! It takes up so much space. Abode - surely there is a way to prevent it from opening automatically?

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