Request to revert back the color of icon from black to red for Acrobat Standard DC
Please revert back the icon color of Acrobat Standard DC to red or any other color but black. The black color has poor visibility and not eye friendly.
Request to take it on priory basis if possible as its slow down working speed as we loose the visibility of the icon on taskbar
Thank you for the feedback. The icon has been reverted to Red icons in Feb release of Acrobat and Reader.
Ah, perhaps a better idea would be to leave the Pro logo red, but change the inner Lissajous figure to black. What say?
OK, now you've gone and done it. You've changed from black to red, as requested, but in the process you've blown it again. There's now no way to readily distinguish Pro from Reader by color, just by size (which is only on the "ribbon"). I guess "smaller" is to designate "pro?" Poor means of designation, which difference doesn't show up anyway in drop-down lists. So.......perhaps you could use red with a black border as a reminder for those of us who got used to the black icon. Names (words), by the way, are not nearly as effective as the icons because a) sometimes the name is not apparent until the icon is hovered over, and that's a bother, and b) the Adobe file names are not very distinguishing in themselves. Oh well.
Thanks for restoring the red taskbar icons! For those of us who regularly have 10+ programs open and sitting on the taskbar at any given time, this really helps to quickly find the icon we need.
Darren Delaney commented
This is terrific news and a wonderful response to a concerted effort by lovers and users of Adobe Acrobat. A great decision!
Jake Crew commented
Is there a way to change it back to the black icon? It was MUCH more preferred to me than the red icon.
It's been awhile since I changed from PC to Mac. "I think" you do these sorts of things through the registry editor (regedit.exe). Good luck with that... but gives you another search term to find instructions.
Problem is, whenever you update Windows, update Acrobat, obviously reinstalling things or upgrading to a new computer -- this icon change reverts to the default.
AND.. whenever messing with the registry, you risk nuking Windows.... so, another reason why the Adobe engineers should just change this back and not corner users into creating unintended problems :(
@Rav Norodom Thank you Sir. Anyone with an idea on how to do this in Windows, I would be very appreciative.
Dear Adobe Engineers,
Some of us are old and set in our ways. Please change the icon back to red. Thank you.
@Daniel Main. Sorry, my instruction is for Mac computer. For Windows, I am not sure how it works. You will need to do a bit Google searching on the Windows end on changing icon.
Rav Norodom, I tried to follow your instructions but don't understand "Then do Get Info on the Acrobat application icon and paste this red one over it." I right-clicked on the Adobe Application icon in the system tray and selected Properties, then on the Shortcut tab I clicked on the Change Icon button but was unable to find the acrobat red icon.png file. I even tried going into Paint and saving the file as a jpg with a .ico file extension after it but I still can't browse to it when trying to choose a different icon. What am I doing wrong?
Darren Delaney commented
Dear Mr Norodom,
Thank you kind Sir for providing this advice. I will be instigating this personal patch this afternoon. I appreciate your post and am very thankful.
Dr Darren Delaney
Instead of waiting for Adobe to make change, attached is DIY red icon. Open the png file in Preview and copy. Then do Get Info on the Acrobat application icon and paste this red one over it. Make sure you relaunch the application twice for it to take effect (Launch Acrobat, then quit. Launch Acrobat again and it should stick).
Louis Richard Pauzé commented
2021-01-12: J'ai le même problème. Y voir aussi la même déception.
If it isn't broke don't fix it. I have the Pro version and find the change quite perplexing. It was a horrible call.
amber mcleod commented
My desktop Adobe icons were flip-flopping from red-to-black, now it's looking like the prison stripe monstrosities are here to stay. The new adobe icon is ineloquent, and makes my desktop and folders look ugly and harsh. It has literally degraded the quality of my work experience. I'm in my desktop up to 9 hours a day, and the stark new icons strain my eyes and are more difficult to read in addition to looking half-baked and unprofessional. Maybe your design team is heavy with gamers and alt-art lovers. So perhaps this request will reach their ears: Venom adobe icon needs to go. Bring back the Spiderman.
Bruno Pergher commented
What is this craze for changing what works?
This black icon simply does not represent Acrobat and still has all the technical readability issues involved.
Another thing is the tile in Windows 10, where the background does not follow the pattern of other tiles, especially after the 20H2 update of Windows 10. Visual consistency is everything for a software suite that is considered the best just for visual works.
It is the black color of the FILE ICONS that I hate, see the screenshot attached. They used to appear as small representations of the first page of the file, similar to Word or JPG files - you can see in screenshot. The black square file icons are both ugly and useless. I'm using Acrobat Pro and all my Windows and Adobe programs are always up to date to the latest versions. I would really appreciate your help! Thank you, dean
A source says this was done to represent Black Lives Matter; so this will never be reverted back to red.
Please revert back to red color icon. It's much easier to detect among files. Funny that this webpage's head-banner is in Acrobat red color.