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  1. remove "Try Acrobat PC Pro" button

    Please please give us an option to remove the terrible "Try Acrobat PC Pro" blue button in the tabs bar. There is already more than enough ads for it everywhere: in the tools sidebar on the right, on the home screen, etc.

    This button is taking up so much space that could be used to show more tabs! I'm so used to using Adobe and I like it but I think I will switch to another reader if this button is not removed. I even tried installing an older version of acrobat (which was a pain just to find it)…

    7 votes

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  2. Bug: Shadows disappear on Windows 10 explorer windows

    Adobe Acrobat DC keeps turning off the shadows of my explorer windows. Changing the theme in Acrobat doesn't help.

    Workaround if you encounter this problem:


    1. Windows key + r

    2. Run: sysdm.cpl

    3. Advanced

    4. on Performance -> Settings

    5. Under Visual Effects tab -> Show shadows under windows -> Apply

    Probably repeat after restarting Acrobat

    97 votes

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  3. Scrolling preferences window (Windows)

    Currently the preferences window is very hard to use and frankly, broken:

    You can't scroll with a touchpad.

    You can't scroll with a touchscreen.

    You can't scroll with a mousewheel.

    Scrolling over a combo box changes the setting >:(

    Content doesn't scroll when you drag the scrollbar!

    The preferences window cannot resize small enough for smaller screens.

    Overall: infurating.

    2 votes

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  4. The left side "Navigation Pane" will not come open with a click of arrow

    The left side of the Navigation Pane won't open with a click of the arrow. It used to, but something happened to the installation. I reinstalled with the latest version, but it still doesn't work correctly.

    1 vote

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  5. Insufficient Data Error

    When opening the PDF in Adobe Acrobat DC - Continuous release 2021.001.20142 and then scrolling down get an error for Insufficient data. Signature/s associated to the document do not appear. This same document opened in Foxit display without errors. This error happens on any OS.

    My specific PC info is System Information report written at: 03/04/21 10:39:26
    [System Summary]

    Item Value

    OS Name Microsoft Windows 10 Home

    Version 10.0.19042 Build 19042

    Other OS Description Not Available

    OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation

    System Manufacturer Dell Inc.

    System Model XPS 13 9300
    System Type x64-based PC

    System SKU 096D

    Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-1065G7…

    1 vote

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  6. The "rotate" tool is difficult (impossible?) to find.

    The rotate function should be part of the default toolbar again! (I can find the "rotate view" button by clicking on View, but that doesn't actually change the document orientation, just temporarily changes the view). I'm sure it's there somewhere, but this occurs so often you shouldn't have to go even one layer down to get to this function.

    1 vote

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  7. Allow default setting to allow close of current tab when multiple tabs are open

    There is an option to always close all tabs in the dialog pop up but no option to just close the current tab by default when X'ing out on the top right of the window. I would like to be able to just close the current tab by default.

    2 votes

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  8. HOME/TOOLS startup screen disable request

    Please allow diable of the HOME/TOOLS startup screen. I have disabled it in the preferences and it is still there on launch. This is a very unprofessional looking feature and is extremely annoying to professional users like me.

    5 votes

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  9. "Auto detect pen hardware to enable markup" missing from settings

    That setting is missing for one user and present for a newly created user.
    How do we get it back? When it's missing, the use of pen-based entries is horrible. When it's present the pen-based activity is fine.

    1 vote

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  10. Adobe DC very slow and froze often

    Many people in my company experienced same issue with slow Adobe DC and frozen screen, this became major issue for productivity and if left unresolved will force us to look for other alternatives. We googled similar issues experienced by other users and tried many solutions but could not resolve. And this is not network or firewall issue as it also occurred when work from home.

    1 vote

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  11. Collapse "navigation pane buttons" bar by default

    Hello friends. Firstly (coming from X on Windows 10) I think the new Acrobat UI is very cool! I have been able to customize almost completely to optimize for my work. I'd like to request a new feature I can't find (but if exists please point me to the solution). I'd like to open a pdf and have the "navigation pane buttons" completely hidden by default. Currently when I open a file I can click the small arrow on the left to collapse the "navigation pane buttons," but I'd really like this closed by default. I have bad eyesight and…

    1 vote

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  12. Remember / make default sorting order in advanced search

    When you use Advanced Search, there is an option at the bottom to choose your sort order: you can sort by Filename, Date Modified, Location or Relevance Ranking.

    The default is Relevance Ranking, which –to me at least – is by far the least useful, since, unlike the others, it basically reorders the files you’re searching in with every search, so you never know what order your files are going to be in.

    And there’s no way to change the default (as acknowledged by an Adobe employee here: https://community.adobe.com/t5/acrobat/advanced-search-default-sorting-acrobat-pro-dc/m-p/9914022).

    And then even if you choose another option, Acrobat FORGETS…

    1 vote

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  13. Cannot save if file is being previewed in Windows File Explorer

    On the Windows 10 desktop, if your view option in File Explorer is set to have a preview pane and the file you're working on is selected and being previewed, Acrobat will throw a dialog window that says: "The file may be read-only, or another user may have it open. Please save the document with a different name or in a different folder.".

    The preview pane is causing Acrobat to assume the file is in use, which technically it is, but this is a bug that shouldn't cause a file saving error. Selecting another file in File Explorer fixes this…

    1 vote

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  14. Properties Pane

    Create a pane that displays the properties of the currently selected object.

    1 vote

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  15. Allow users to configure the tools that they use, a custom menu.

    If I open the comment bar, leave it open until I close it. Why would you think you need to decide when to close a toolbar? If I open it, and close Adobe, I expect it to be visible when I open Adobe the next time. I expect it to be open until I specifically close it. Why would I want to constantly open the only menu I use for 99.99999999% of my menu use in Adobe? And update the time and date on dynamic stamps when I select to insert them again with the "K" keyboard shortcut.

    1 vote

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  16. 3 votes

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  17. Please overhaul UI to make the mark-up tools easier to use/find

    The UI in Acrobat is not very user friendly, in fact I would go so far as to say it's distinctly unfriendly and not condusive to getting work done. I have spent a lot of time modifying the UI, pinning mark-up tools to my ribbon etc. to make it remotely productive to use however when I see some of my less tech savvy workmates using Adobe, they dont have the tools available to them, they dont know how to change mark-up properties (i.e. CTRL+E to bring up the properties panel) and in general the software is restricting their ability to…

    1 vote

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  18. Removing quick actions from the Explorer context menu

    Please add to the app settings the option to add and remove quick actions from the context menu in File Explorer in Windows 10 for PDFs. Since doing it manually through the Registry Editor is very inconvenient.

    1 vote

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  19. Vertical Tabs

    Copy Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome's vertical tabs feature for open documents. I often have many tabs open and documents which have been saved or named similarly - especially the first few letters of the filename. This makes navigating between documents difficult because you can't see enough of the file name or title. You have to remember them based on the position of the tabs (which of course changes as you add tabs).

    Also, I would like to be able to edit the file name or the file title directly from the tab, even with the document open.

    1 vote

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  20. Show file path in the tooltip of the file name tab

    As described in the title, it would be nice to have the file path in the tooltip of the file tab. It helps to easily recognize where the file is.

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