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  2. A dictionary (online/offline) feature

    I read a lot of research articles. And, I am pretty sure we all know how academic jargon can be exacerbated sometimes. Having an offline/online dictionary would be a great deal. Imagine if I can just double click/tap on a word and then the definition pops up! It can be a pain to switch from the Reader to a Browser at times for a definition.

    5 votes

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  3. Bug: explorer window shadows disappear after opening Acrobat Reader DC

    After opening Acrobat Reader DC (in a windowed mode, not in tabbed), it, for some mysterious reason, switches off the Windows 10 Explorer setting for windows to cast shadows. It results in focused folder windows becoming visually borderless, making it very difficult to work with them.
    The problem was described here for Acrobat DC:
    https://acrobat.uservoice.com/forums/590923-acrobat-for-windows-and-mac/suggestions/38822896-bug-shadows-disappear-on-windows-10-explorer-wind
    but it fully (and even more irritably) applies to Acrobat Reader DC, too.

    It seems that for some reason, Acrobat Reader changes (switches off) each time the inherent Windows setting which can be found in System > Visual Effects tab > Show shadows under windows…

    5 votes

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  4. Keep the Comment tool bar permanently open

    Keep the Comment tool bar permanently open on starting up adobe.

    4 votes

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  5. Allow user to open documents in read mode by default

    Allow users to tick a box in preference so that it becomes possible to open all pdf documents in read mode by default, and revert back to a more complete mode only when needed.

    4 votes

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  6. Change behavior of middle mouse wheel button

    Currently, click-hold and dragging with the middle mouse button results (hand symbol with four arrows) in the document scrolling at a (rather extreme) rate of speed that is determined how far away your cursor is from where you first clicked the button. The document will scroll continuously until you either move your cursor back closer to its initial location, or release the mouse button.
    I would much prefer the behavior to be like what you get when you hold space and then click and drag with the left mouse button. I.e., you "drag" the document around with the mouse, and…

    4 votes

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  7. Connect Google Drive: "Shared With Me"

    As of this post, Adobe Reader allows for the option to connect your Google Drive account to it, to view pdfs from the "My Drive" folder (on Google Drive) on the Reader.

    Description of desired feature:
    I would like the option to view pdfs in folders that are in the "Shared with Me" folder of Google Drive along with the ones in "My Drive"

    Why this feature is needed:
    Increases the utility of the Adobe Reader on Google Drive.

    4 votes

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  8. Add a button to open next pdf in the same folder

    To add a button to open the next pdf in the same folder.

    Will help a lot with workflow and saving time

    4 votes

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  9. Allow the clicking of the mouse wheel to enable scrolling via the mouse.

    With all the programs I have tested I can click my mouse wheel and enable scrolling by moving my mouse. With Adobe Reader when I click the mouse wheel a hand icon appears with four arrows. As long as I hold the mouse wheel down I can scroll the document. What I am asking for is that the program have the feature so that I can release the mouse wheel and be able to scroll. With other programs this works until I depress a button, move the mouse wheel, or click the mouse wheel which resets the mouse scroll.

    4 votes

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  10. Bug: Adobe Reader "save" prompts "save-as"

    I am having an issue when saving documents in Adobe Reader, when I hit "save" it prompts a "save-as" box every time which required me to navigate to the document to save it. This is happening for me on windows 10. I've uninstalled and re-installed the program and am getting the same issue. Thanks

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  11. Group opened pdfs in sessions

    Create a session that gives an ability to group opened pdfs and save them like collections in browsers. Later, when you reopen your acrobat reader you can choose between different sessions to use.

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  12. How to Prevent your account from being Hacked?

    By taking these given steps you can prevent your Facebook account from being hacked -
    1. Always Create a Strong Password.
    2. Use Two-factor AUthentication.
    3. Choose friends to contact if you get locked out.
    4. Enable Security Alerts.
    5. Adjust your Privacy Settings
    6. Use A VPN
    7. Take Extra Precautions While Browsing Facebook.

    For more info - https://onlinegeeks.net/facebook-account-hacked-how-to-recover/

    3 votes

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  13. Cannot Receive Emails in Zoho Account

    If you've been having trouble receiving emails in Zoho Mail, you're not alone. There are common causes for this problem and workarounds you can try to fix the problem yourself. Follow these tips to get your emails flowing again! Read on for some common fixes and tips. These methods will help you to solve Zoho email sync issues fast. However, if you're still experiencing issues, you may need the help of a technical support specialist.

    For more info - https://emailspedia.com/zoho-mail-not-receiving-emails/

    3 votes

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  14. What to Do When You Are Not Receiving emails?

    If you have a Gmail account and are unable to receive emails on your phone then, you need not be concerned, you just need to learn how to restore the missing emails on your Gmail account. In our article, I will provide an overview of the best ways to troubleshoot the issue of Gmail not receiving emails. You should check out my article, this tutorial will help you to get back your missing emails on your Gmail account.

    for more read - https://onlinegeeks.net/gmail-not-receiving-emails-what-to-do/

    3 votes

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  15. Merge Multiple Gmail Accounts into One Inbox

    If you want to use just one Gmail account, it's a good idea to use a separate email account to merge them. Alternatively, you can merge multiple Gmail accounts into one inbox by using Mailbird. This email management software supports several email providers, including those of Gmail. It also has useful functionality, such as the ability to configure an inbox as an IMAP or POP. Having an inbox with multiple accounts means you can view and access all your emails at one time

    Read more - https://emailspedia.com/how-to-merge-multiple-gmail-accounts-into-one-inbox/.

    3 votes

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  16. How Do I unmerge my Yahoo account from AT&T?

    Several users have experienced issues when the Yahoo account was merged with AT&T. The majority of users want to know how to separate Yahoo and AT&T accounts. If you are also one of those who want to unmerge Yahoo accounts from an AT & T email, then you should go to the right place. Here in our blog, we are sharing all the steps about how you can unmerge your AT&T and Yahoo accounts. I ensure that this tutorial will help you to separate your Yahoo account from AT&T.

    For more read - https://onlinegeeks.net/how-to-unmerge-yahoo-email-from-att/

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  17. AcroPDFImpl64.dll crashes when PDF is accessed via ActiveX/Webbrowser Control x64

    Following bug has been introduced with a recent Adobe Reader (or Windows?) update. It affects all our customers.

    Steps to reproduce:
    1. Create a 64 Bit C# application (32 Bit Works)
    2. In the application, use ActiveX, or WebBrowser control and open/navigate to "C:\documentname.pdf"

    Expected result: PDF shows up

    Actual result: Screen stays gray. In the Windows Error Reporting you will see that AcroPDFImpl64.dll has crashed.

    It is very important for us, because our customers rely on this functionality and our software product is currently not useable due to this bug.

    Please contact me through email info at hickelsoft.de .…

    3 votes

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  18. Stop including McAfee in the installer.

    Ditch McAfee. Windows defender, Malware Bytes, and Symantec are what I use, and I hate having to uninstall McAfee after accidentally installing it.

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  19. PDF file type association broken after upgrading from Reader 2017 to Reader 2020

    In Windows 10, the file type association for .pdf stops working after upgrading from Adobe Reader 2017 (Classic Track) to Reader 2020 (Classic Track). Issue occurs if file association was originally configured by DISM or user for previous Adobe Reader version. The same .pdf file association is expected to work with new Adobe Reader versions.

    Double-clicking a PDF file displays Windows prompt "How do you want to open this file?". The HKCR registry key still contains an entry for the ProgID, AcroExch.Document.2017. Should the Reader 2020 installer remove the HKCR\AcroExch.Document.2017 registry key? Deleting the key appears to resolve the issue.

    3 votes

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  20. Acrobat Reader 2017 start menu shortcut not removed after installing Reader 2020

    In Windows 10, after installing Acrobat Reader 2020 the start menu shortcut for the previous installation of Reader (2017) has not been removed. The Reader 2020 installer is expected to remove the Reader 2017 start menu shortcut. This does occur as expected if the base version of Reader 2017 (17.008.30051) is installed prior to installing Reader 2020.

    Steps to reproduce the issue:
    1. Install Windows 10 Enterprise.
    2. Install Adobe Reader 2017 (Classic Track) using bootstrapper installation (setup.exe). Setup.ini includes PATCH command under [Product] section; PATCH=AcroRdr2017Upd1701130196_MUI.msp.
    3. Install Adobe Reader 2020 (Classic Track) using bootstrapper installation (setup.exe).

    Bootstrapper Deployment
    https://www.adobe.com/devnet-docs/acrobatetk/tools/DesktopDeployment/bootstrapper.html

    3 votes

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