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How to not have adobe reader home page stay open after closing PDF file

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Oct 15, 2018

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Hi, I noticed with update every time I close a PDF file I'm looking at it keeps open this page with showing 'home' , 'tools' at the top and a list of all the previously opened PDF files etc.  Any way to NOT have that page always remain open.  Getting annoying having to close it every time I don't looking at a PDF. Page showing below after closing any PDF file.  Thanks.

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How to not have adobe reader home page stay open after closing PDF file

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Hi, I noticed with update every time I close a PDF file I'm looking at it keeps open this page with showing 'home' , 'tools' at the top and a list of all the previously opened PDF files etc.  Any way to NOT have that page always remain open.  Getting annoying having to close it every time I don't looking at a PDF. Page showing below after closing any PDF file.  Thanks.

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Adobe Employee ,
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Hello Jpearce,

Are you referring to hide the 'Home' and 'Recent' tab in Adobe Reader DC? If yes, I am sorry, currently it is not possible to remove/hide these tabs.

If you want to close the default window, you have to click on the red x to close the application, as this is the designed behavior of Adobe Reader/Acrobat.

You may use Adobe Wish form to file a feature request or request modifications in the existing feature Feature Request/Bug Report Form

Thanks,

Anand Sri

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I know how to close the page with the small X. 

I meant that the page would by default auto close as currently I would have to click the 'x' every time after closing a PDF file, which is very annoying.  It didn't do this on prior versions. 

Thank you for the suggestion, I submitted a feature request.

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I use the app close button (top right) or alt+f4. It doesn't hang around for me. If I close a tab, even the last tab, the app stays open.

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What do you click to close the file instead? For me it is exactly the same number of clicks, not even one more.

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Adobe Employee ,
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Hi,

If you do not wish to see the Home view on closing all documents on Mac, You can always go to Preferences -> General and Un-select this preference.

Once you set this checkbox to false, you will no longer see the Application Window on closing all documents.

Let me know if that solves your concern.

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Let me know f that solves your concern.

-Ayush Jain

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I have that unchecked in Preference, General, but the Home/Tools screen still stays open when all documents are closed.

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I don't know how I missed that! Thanks

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Hey Ayush. I am looking for that "show home screen when all documents are closed" feature on my windows edition and cannot find it. Does it exist? Is there some other way to do this? I swear I had this set up to close out of acrobat completely with a single click, but then I formatted windows and reinstalled and now I am left with this issue and cannot solve it. I agree with OP that this is a super annoying feature to have to click twice like that to close the program.

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This is what I was lookinh for but this must be an older version of Acrobat. It is also Mac (which is what I use most of the time) but I am looking for how to do this on Windows.

This option doesn't appear in the "General" section of preferences in Windows... if someone knows where I can find it, please let me know.

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I don't understand your problem with closing the last document as suggested?

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Explorer ,
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I don't have a problem closing the last document or closing the Home/Tools screen, but I'd prefer the Home/Tools screen to automatically close when the last document is closed. And since there is a setting in the Preferences/General to have it do so it'd be nice if that worked. It worked just fine until the latest update if I'm not mistaken. It's just a preference I and many other have to not manually click on the red box or command W to close the Home/Tool screen after the last PDF document is closed.

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