I just upgraded to Acrobat Reader DC the other day. Now, every PDF file I open, from any source, in any manner, opens with the reader in "maximized" view. This is just about the most irritating thing I have ever encountered, as Adobe provides no obvious way for this to be turned off. The older reader did NOT do this.
Is Adobe being a "bully" with hogging my screen space? or is there a way to set this so the Reader opens in a "normal" view: not maximized and not minimized, every time?
I have tried all the obvious settings, such as: Open to "last saved" view" setting; Every option under Preferences... Nothing seems to work!
Please help... this is driving me nuts. I have other windows I use.
I feel your pain. I have similar issue and would like to know how to prevent said maximization. I did post an earlier complaint about the default "Tools Pane" always showing up but I eventually stopped it.
Not sure about this maximization thing......
I'm having the same issue.... I just (yesterday) was prompted to upgrade to Acrobat Reader DC. I did so, but now if I double click on any PDF to open it automatically, it ALWAYS opens maximized. Changing the zoom had no effect. Very irritating issue.
Thanks for the effort, but changing the Zoom setting does not affect this. The zoom setting does change how much of a given page is displaying when the program and the file opens. But the program still ALWAYS opens in maximized view (not Full-Screen), taking up my entire monitor.
btw, hitting the Escape key does NOT reduce the overall window from maximized to a normal window, even though I have tried that setting in Preferences both ways.
Also, btw, I am on Windows 7 Pro, fully patched and up-to-date.
Thanks again.... any other suggestions??
Well thank you very much-I have the free version and from your response I have no option but to put up with it, I guess, unless I want to pay for it.
Thanks again for answer.....
So... is this a bug then, Aadesh? Because I've never had a program that always opened maximized, with no way to change the setting.... ever. The windows "standard" is to remember the placement/sizing when the program was last closed.
Is this bug going to be fixed?
silly that this is happening on flagship product, what are you guys thinking!! did some intern make the change on production release... LOL, please fix the bug. tkx
I certainly hope this is dealt with as a "bug", with the usual response and resolution process.
If Adobe forces users of the new "Reader DC" to be punched with a full-monitor-takeover every time they open any pdf file, and offers no setting to toggle it off, it would indeed seem to be a historical precedent. I've seen plenty of smart-ass programs that explode full-screen by default upon opening the first time. But they all had a setting -- somewhere, no matter how buried -- to change that.
RESPECTFULLY ADOBE: TAKING OVER USERS' ENTIRE MONITORS BY FORCE, JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN, IS RUDE...
LIKE SHOUTING IN ALL CAPS IS RUDE. BUT, MUCH, MUCH WORSE.
A Question: this space is a forum. Is there some other site where this issue should be officially submitted, maybe a ticket or case number generated, etc.?
Thanks everyone for the contributions.
I fully agree it's totally RUDE for a program to insist on always opening in a maximized window!
This was not an issue with version XI. It only became a problem when I upgraded to the DC version. If this is not fixed I'll be looking for an alternative reader for myself and the, almost 500, computers I support.
You can unmaximize the window and then resize like any other window. Acrobat will remember your preferred window size.
No, you are not correct. I've done that already.
I've even verified some settings in the registry that are supposed to tell DC how to open.
In the following key:
There are two values named bMaximizeNextDocument & bNullDocMaximized. No matter what these are set to, DC ignores them when it opens. It will set them correctly when DC closes, but ignores them when opening again.
I can confirm what CDU has said... I tired that first thing. It does NOT remember the resize. No matter how it's resized, it's still opening maximized on the next open.
This issue is really irritating. I hope that a fix is released soon. Every other program on my computer remembers its previous size. Reader XI used to do it, why not DC???
I have same issue. And while fixing it, make so the Tool Pane stays hidden each time!
This is NOT full screen mode, it maximizes the screen (which looks real stupid on my 34" monitor). When window is "restored", it returns to the last position and size.
Adobe Reader DC (version 2015.009.20077)
You can still hide the tools pane on the right. Uncheck 'Edit -> Preferences -> Documents -> Open tools pane for each document'. Now open a document and collapse the right hand panel, using arrow icon in the separator. Reader will remember your preference for subsequent documents.
For users who are Facing this issue, Can you please let me know the Platform you are Working On. ? Win or Mac ? If you could please share the current version of Acrobat Reader with us would be a great help to investigate this further.
Windows 8.1, Acrobat Reader DC v2015.009.20069
Win 7 64-bit, Acrobat Reader DC 2015.009.20069
Also... just checked and downloaded an update to DC.... DC 2015.009.20077. Issue is still present in that one.
Reader DC Version 15.009.20077.29851. Windows 7 Pro, 64bit. Driving me to look at alternative PDF viewers. Have always consider Reader to be bloated but at least it wasn't actively irritating me before. 😕
Thanks for responding about the version. Can you please check if the issue is specific to some PDF's or is it a generic one.? Can you please try launching different types of pdf's and let us know the observation. ?
It appears to happen with PDFs from the Internet as well as those I've created on my own computer. Also, if a PDF has been previously opened and resized in this new version (DC), it returns to the previous (resized) size.