It must have just been an update because I've never had this issue before.
Now in Adobe Reader, when you select the comment tool or click on a comment in the document, say you click on a highlighted section to delete, the side bar pops open with the user name and date the comment was made. It's the option to reply to the comment. Even when you minimize the side bar, it CONSTANTLY pops up if you click any comment.
How do you disable that feature or the side bar entirely? This is by far the most frustrating update I've ever seen for Reader.
I don't want to delete the comments though.
I just want to disable the stupid comment sidebar.
I tried that step. It works until I select a comment or click someone else's comment, then the comment tool bar pops up on the side anyway.