In the past, if I clicked 2 or more pdfs to open them with Adobe Reader DC they opened as separate documents in separate windows and I was happy with that.
Now if I open more then one pdf, they open as tabs in the same pdf window. If I want to look at the pdfs side-by-side, I have to drag one of them out of the window onto my desktop and open it separately.
What do I do/what setting do I change to make it go back to the way it was?
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Go to Edit (or the Reader menu if you're on a Mac) - Preferences - General and uncheck "Open documents as new tabs in the same window".
I'm not on a Mac, just a regular desktop computer. Do you mean I have to be logged into my Adobe account to do this?
Well, you have to open Reader in order to do it, yes.
Ok, I see it now! Thanks so much for your help
I just got a new laptop at work, and in the Adobe Acrobat desktop client newly installed on it (Adobe Acrobat Pro Version 2022.003.20263), I have to follow the instructions again EVERY SINGLE TIME - each time I open Acrobat it has reverted to opening docs as tabs in the same window. I've used Acrobat for years on lots of different computers and never had this happen before. Any ideas?