Thanks for reaching out.
You can hide the Tool pane of Acrobat by clicking on the (x) icon next to it (as shown in the screenshot). However, the functionality to hide or remove it from the Home view permanently is not possible.
It's a design behavior and cannot be changed or modified.
You can write your suggestion to our engineering team by filling out this feature request form here: https://www.adobe.com/products/wishform.html
This horrible, user unfriendly behaviour is exactly why I canceled my Adobe subscriptions and will never use any of your products again.
There is only one reason why you have this 'design behavior' and that is to irrirate your customer until they reach the point where they give up and purchase a license. Well guess what, that ain't going to happen. Shame on you Adobe.
Created an account just to upvote and reply! Stupid and irritating "design behavior". Will be looking for alternatives to this software!
same here. they think everyone is happy when they don't see people complaining..
they see the complaints, they just don't GIAF
I also totally agree with you, what's the best alternative to Adobe Reader?
I really like Foxit PDF Reader. It's been around for ages, it's free and it has a clean and simple user interface.
If you need more options there are other (paid) Foxit products, but I don't use them.
Another big plus for Foxit is that they have the option of buying a perpetual license, unlike Adobe which only has a subscription model.
I will be trying foxIt!
I created an account specially to post my comment. It is indeed cheap cone practice. I am going to use a different product from now on.
You are scammers.
Thank you sooooooo much
How the heck do you guys think this is good UI? The desire to squeeze every cent from users forcing a panel always in view is enerving, to say the least.
And there we go. Another software company not giving out any lube and bending youover until it stings with a stupid design feaeture.
Ban me, I could not give a f#ck. Di#k Heads.
Just make it so the stupid tool pane thing is gone. save everyone's sanity.
You win the INTERNET today!
The floating toolbar is a total nuisance, Please put a disable option. The side pane should also be able to be hidden.
Adobe needs to stop forcing ths on customers. I use adobe at work and cannot just pay for a license. this is the most annoying feature you guys have done in a long time. FIX IT or I will dump my personal Adobe license like a hot potato
1st ANY design behavior can be changed or modified. It's called code... look it up!
2nd SHAME ON YOU for "fixing" something that wasn't broken, just so you could break it and screw people out of hard earned money in this economy.
3rd To go back to the OLD VERSION click on Menu, Click on Disable New Acrobat Reader (4 options above Preferences), click Restart and enjoy what we all are used to.
Oh, and BTW, I didn't create an account just to upvote, I signed in with Google. (Sticking my tongue out at Adobe!)
Peace Love & Happyness!
Legend Lisa! Love the solution. "Disable New Acrobat Reader." What a great UI feature for Adobe to include. Reinforce that idea, eh! Well, this menu issue bugged me so bad (within 2 days of setting up a new computer) I was about to uninstall Acrobat. Thanks for the fix.
Thank you. I was on the verge of going mad. I open about a hundred PDFs a day, and having to click the little 'x' a hundred times for the toolbar was frustrating. I was shocked that there was no way to disable this annoying feature. I just want to read the PDF, not have the toolbar taking up half the screen. Reverting back to the old version solved the issue, and I hope they don't remove this in future updates. Unfortunately, I'm unable to switch to alternative options.
Thank you, I just did it what you wrote! Very annoying from Adobe!
You have just saved me so much frustration. THANK YOU!!
Wth, you know that people have to work with this. I hope someone updates this forum for you with a toolbar that takes up half your textbox and forces you to close it every time you want to post something here...
There is only one solution available which is "got to old UI". Then follow the method available for old UI. Thanks.
it worked for me... running the latest version and using the "old" interface. Now the "remember tool pane state" flag works