Feature request / Bug report

Remove the big blue "Share" button

You have absolutely no control over the choice of menu design, forced to look at a big blue “share” button, a feedback button and a question mark. When operating in half screen the frequently used menu items I have chosen are hidden, because you think I want to share, learn or send feedback. Give me the ability to remove and take charge of my workspace environment.

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    carolyn shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Resolved  ·  Adminamukherj (Admin, Adobe) responded  · 

    With our latest release on 11th Dec. 2018, the issue reported by you has been addressed.
    If your product has not already been updated, to get the latest product update, click on the menu Help —> Check for updates in the product.

    You can now customize it by right clicking on the Toolbar and selecting appropriate option.

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It is sickening the way Adobe are moving away from real-world users towards some sort of fantasy social media constituency which does not exist. Having yesterday "upgraded" from Acrobat 9 to DC, I find processes which I use all the time take three (non-intuitive) clicks instead of a single obvious one, and an ugly, cumbersome design with "share" options which I would never use in a million years. Very disappointing indeed, but not surprising. People will start migrating away from PDF soon if this continues.

      • V4 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Liar "RESOLVED ADMIN amukherj (Admin, Adobe) responded · December 21, 2018"

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        How about this as a solution:
        1) Give users the option of not showing the side pane of tool groups at all (in Preferences); and
        2) Give users the option of not showing the Share button at all (in Preferences); and
        3) Give users the option of creating/customizing our own toolbar(s) with tools from different tool groups to make it quick and easy to work on documents without having to access different groups to access the next tool we want to use.

      • Kerry commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Updated: Found the hide option... but the gray version of it remains making 3 available tool slots unusable. One is taken by the gray share button, one is blank and one is the "..." for my 2 remaining tools. Like the anonymous poster below, I too am a professional with no reasons to ever share the files I work on and having the tools I need visible/ easily accessible and editable is what I NEED. This is not entirely fixed...

      • Biagio commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is a completely INACCURATE response. Someone trying to puff up their stats?

      • Danny commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        So amukherj comes in after all the responses, ignores them, and says it's "resolved." What effin' joke.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        If I shared my company's client's artwork I'd be FIRED. For crying out loud, this is a professional printing company. We're not here to share client's art. STOP trying to make Acrobat be social media. It has no place in my workflow, and the damned button has pre-empted my own customization. OUTRAGEOUS, Adobe. Quit it.

      • Emil Bogopolskiy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        May be add an option to disable/remove it with Customization Wizard tool, or show it in the File... menu only.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Agreed. Do something radical: put the user in control. Adobe's agenda is not my agenda. Provide feedback and Learn Acrobat should not be the brightest bulb on the string. Good grief. Does Adobe think this isn't our first rodeo?

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Now that we can hide the big blue "share" button it would be nice to be able to also COMPLETELY hide the "provide feedback", "learn Acrobat Pro DC", and "profile and settings" icons. All these should be on the right task pane.

        +1

        Thank-you

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Now that we can hide the big blue "share" button it would be nice to be able to also COMPLETELY hide the "provide feedback", "learn Acrobat Pro DC", and "profile and settings" icons. All these should be on the right task pane.

        Thank-you

      • Doug commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The most recent update, adding ability to "Hide Share Button Label" so it changes from the big blue Share button to a much smaller greyed-out icon is a positive change for me, all my tool bar icons fit across the width of the screen now . . . just barely and at least until I add more, but they fit for now. So good start, thank you.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Well, at least I don't see the big blue zit anymore with this "fix". Now if they would gray out the icons on the tool bar we'd be on to something. And what is that icon for Profile and Settings, the blue Pac Man icon?

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'm really hoping this is just a temporary hot fix and NOT the permanent solution. We need the ability to REMOVE ANY toolbar item, not just make one button smaller.

      • Biagio commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        If hiding the word SHARE and removing the color blue from the button is listening to users, I wish you were my parent growing up. It would have been great to clean part of a room or take the trash halfway down to the curb.

        Ask your marketing people if the Share feature was so stellar, then why are people begging to have the button removed entirely. I can name at least 5 methods of sharing files that don't require an Adobe account.

        If anyone is old enough to remember AOL software, you know what happens when you install an Adobe product on your computer. It's like a virus. A worm.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes! Folks, just right click the Toolbar and click Show/Hide Share Button Label. Thank you Adobe for listening to your users.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The button is still there taking up precious space on the toolbar... they added the option to basically toggle the button icon so it is either the big blue button or a smaller grey icon, but still, no way to completely remove it or any of the other buttons next to it that are rarely ever used. Kind of a laugh in the face if you ask me.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yay! The latest update gives you the ability (power) to remove the "Big Blue Button"! Thank you Adobe for listening to us users!

      • Jeff Piestrak commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Adding my vote to this request - PLEASE GIVE US THE ABILITY TO (EASILY) REMOVE THIS ANNOYING SHARE BUTTON, which should be OFF by default.

        Very design poor choice, which fails to recognize the real needs of your clientele. Apparently in hopes you can add another revenue stream/generator (through data collection) to your business. Now looking at alternatives...

      • Luke commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should.

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