Adobe Reader DC opens on the wrong screen

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May 09, 2017 May 09, 2017

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Dear community,

can you please help me with the following issue?

I use Windows 10 with two screens: one main screen and a second screen. Everytime I open a pdf, Acrobat Reader DC opens the pdf on the second screen, and not on the main screen!

I have no idea how to fix this. I appreciate any kind of helpful hints. Thanks!

Regards,

frek17

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Adobe Employee , May 09, 2017 May 09, 2017
Hi frek17, There is no preference settings to set the default screen to open document. To open the application on the main screen, please try the steps provided below: Open Adobe Acrobat Reader DC and resize the window. Move it to the main screen and close it. Now open the application again and maximize the window. Then close it.Now check if it opens by default on the main screen.Let us know if you need any help.Regards,Meenakshi

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Adobe Employee ,
May 09, 2017 May 09, 2017

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Hi frek17,

There is no preference settings to set the default screen to open document.

To open the application on the main screen, please try the steps provided below:

  • Open Adobe Acrobat Reader DC and resize the window.
  • Move it to the main screen and close it.
  • Now open the application again and maximize the window.
  • Then close it.

Now check if it opens by default on the main screen.

Let us know if you need any help.

Regards,

Meenakshi

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New Here ,
May 09, 2017 May 09, 2017

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Thank you Meenakshi, that solved the problem.

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Adobe Employee ,
May 09, 2017 May 09, 2017

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Glad to know it worked for you.

Let us know if you need any help.

Regards,

Meenakshi

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Explorer ,
Jan 16, 2020 Jan 16, 2020

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Seriously how stupid it is from Adobe to make such a simple thing so complicated... 

Why is it that acrobat forces us to do all this only to chose on what screen the program open?

 

 

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New Here ,
Feb 05, 2021 Feb 05, 2021

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Overcomplicated, but this works.

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New Here ,
Apr 07, 2021 Apr 07, 2021

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This only works temporarily. Close the one that worked, and it goes back to the other screen on the next pdf. 🤦‍:male_sign:

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Hi frek17,

 

There is no preference settings to set the default screen to open document.

To open the application on the main screen, please try the steps provided below:

  • Open Adobe Acrobat Reader DC and resize the window.
  • Move it to the main screen and close it.
  • Now open the application again and maximize the window.
  • Then close it.

Now check if it opens by default on the main screen.

 

Let us know if you need any help.

 

Regards,

Meenakshi


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New Here ,
May 25, 2021 May 25, 2021

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I have Windows 10 and it has been working great until last week.  Now I cannot get any PDF documents to open in any window other than the one it is opening now which is the incorrect window I want to open PDFs in.   I 2 external screens and one monitor screen in the middle.   (external (1), laptop screen (2) and External (3)).  PDFs only open in external 3.  My main default window is External 1.   I have performed the steps ope, move, max, close window multiple times.  Tried rebooting after as well.   Cant get PDFs open on screen 1 or 2.....ONLY 3.  Help Please!  Thanks

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New Here ,
Dec 11, 2019 Dec 11, 2019

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i have done this multiple times and it works for a short period of time then no longer opens on my main screen, and forget about any file opening on the correct monitor if i reboot my pc. I am running windows 10 (brand new PC) Acrobat Pro DC

 

it worked fine on my windows 8.1

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New Here ,
Jan 22, 2021 Jan 22, 2021

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Meenakshi,

Thanks!  That worked flawlessly

Will

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Jun 10, 2021 Jun 10, 2021

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Thanks, i now know how to do this instead of it working after a frustrating few days of having to drag it from one screen to another everytime i open a pdf.

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