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  1. Permanently keep comment toolbar open in adobe reader dc

    It's very essential more than helpful to stick the comment toolbar always on the menu so that we do not have to open it each time we open a document.

    3 votes

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  2. The cursor does not use the Windows System settings.

    Allow end user to set the cursor and carat to use the Windows System settings.

    Also allow end user to set other WS settings enhancing highlighting or visual impairment support aids

    using when working from home conferencing and sharing display being able to set colours or size of pointer enhances presentation

    7 votes

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  3. When there are more than a page of recent documents, Adobe Reader opens unresponsive

    For the last few days, if I have more than a page of recent documents, when I open Adobe Reader, it immediately becomes unresponsive.

    I then have to open Adobe Reader by double clicking on a PDF document and clear the recent document list. Opening Adobe Reader this way means that it doesn't try to load the thumbnails for the recent documents, which is what I assume is the problem. Adobe Reader will then open correctly until the recent files list gets too big.

    As a workaround, I have just set the "Documents in recently used list" to 10 which…

    1 vote

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  4. Make the hand pointer larger and more visible in documents

    As a result of COVID, we are now forced to have virtual tribunal hearings and present testimony in PDF via screen sharing.

    Witnesses often have to point out something in an exhibit - a sentence or paragraph or a point on a map and it is difficult for viewers to see the hand tool because it is too smaller to be easily visible and may not have sufficient contrast with document colors to stand out.

    At in-person hearings, it was possible for a witness to stand up a point with their hand to an item on the main display screen…

    2 votes

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  6. Make changing accounts much easier!

    Make it easier to switch between accounts. It's such a pain in the booty and it's very frustrating I'm trying to change from my school subscription to my personal account. it feels like ten minutes and it should be about 30 seconds. They should make it easier similar to Instagram Hold a button and tap. Hope you agree and vote. Bye

    2 votes

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  7. Stop asking to save when I did not modify the document!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Stop asking to save when I did not modify the document!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is so annoying. Come on. Customers expect more from you by now. Plenty of other services out there.

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  8. Lose the white borders, and allow customizing background

    Acorbat Reader DC displays pages with unsightly white borders, including down the middle of any matter spanning page spreads, such as photographs.

    Also, I would like to be able to choose a custom background color, and hide all the toolbars, buttons, tabs and whatnot.

    2 votes

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  9. Save multiple tabs at once

    I have multiple pdf tabs that I have open and edit. It would be more efficient to be able to save them all at once instead of going through each tab and saving them individually.

    2 votes

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  10. On MacOS you handle multiple monitors very badly

    I have the PDF view on my other monitor, not the laptops. When a dialog box comes up (search: no more instances) it ALWAYS goes to the laptop screen and is hidden. And of course it is model, so I need to find the stupid thing and press OK (another design friggen issue!)

    To do this, I have to go down to my task bar, on the PDF viewer icon, right click to show all windows, and then finally the model dialog box pops up, on the laptop screen, not where the other window is.

    PLEASE FIX!

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  11. "round-trip" backlinks for endnotes

    At the moment, endnotes in pdfs are hyperlinked to the endnote page, but there is no "round-trip" backlink from the endnote entry number back to the point of origin in text - as there is in epub documents.
    This would be a very useful feature!

    1 vote

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  12. Bad design: Stop forcing mouse pointer in Acrobat Reader

    Acrobat Reader DC changes the mouse pointer into its own scheme. Not talking about the specific tools, just the standard mouse when hovering over the Acrobat window.
    I don't have the best vision, so I have my Windows mouse pointer set to be very visible, or I will lose track of it on the screen. But when using Acrobat, I lose track of the pointer, because Acrobat INSISTS that I don't get to use my custom pointer, but rather use the virtually invisible Acrobat default.
    Why would Acrobat need to change the pointer? I get it for specific tools, like…

    11 votes

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  13. Acrobat Reader DC Blocks Application Menu and Closing When Unauthenticated Mac OS X

    I've found in using Acrobat Reader DC with an account for Mac OS X that when you open the application and are prompted for a password, you cannot click the Quit option (among others) in the application menu in the toolbar nor can you click the red X button in the upper left of the main application. You can't even close out Reader by right clicking in the dock and selecting Quit, something about the authentication form completely blocks other interaction with the application. Neither can you click the X in the authentication form. It is active, which is very…

    1 vote

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  14. Web-Search option back to browser PDF-viewer right-click menu

    I have to work with PDFs a lot and I have to deal with them via browser. For the past years I haven't had any problems with using the browser PDF-viewer, but as of recently the option to do a quick google search in a new tab when highlighting text within a document and right-clicking on it is no longer available. There is 'copy', 'print', 'rotate', 'save as' but not the 'search the web for [highlighted text]' which was so very helpful and useful for me. Please, consider making it available again since I can hardly imagine how anyone would…

    3 votes

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  15. Fraction line disappears with High-contrast colors (Kind of Dark Mode)

    In a pdf containing fractions, the line that separates numerator and denominator is not visible with High-constrast colors on, even if you zoom in. Tried with "White text on black" option

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  16. 2 votes

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  17. Enhance Thin Lines Off by default

    Turn Enhance Thin Lines Off by default

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  18. Permit me to configure a background color for searched-for-and-found text

    In some documents, there is by coincidence background colors that are very close to the color that Acrobat uses to enhance the visibility of searched-for text.

    In Acrobat preferences there is no way of changing this background color. For me, searched-for-and-found would be shaded a bright yellow. The default value is nice on a white background, but no use on documents that happen to have a similar (slate blue) color background.

    3 votes

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  19. Save PDF's to a topic (Like chrome groups)

    Lets you open a set of PDF's with one click of a button.
    You can add PDF's to this 'topic' or 'bookmark folder' allowing you to open every PDF you had been using for a certain task.

    E.G: Add all lecture notes from a subject to a topic. Open all of them with one click.

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