Prevent Adobe Reader DC window from move/resize/zoom from pdf file InitialView definition
I have usually opened few pdf files on my 3rd monitor (datasheets, manuals,etc - documentation for somethig that I work on right now), I also send inquires and initialize orders for things I need to... When I open pdf with invoices/inquires those files tends to move the Adobe Reader window to my center (primary) monitor and resize it (and change zoom) - it drives me mad.
I did a bit research and this must happens because those files have defined so called "InitialView", so here is my petition:
Add option that prevent window Adobe Reader DC from moving and resizing when opening pdf file that have this "annoying InitalView" set up (e.g. checkbox with name: "Ignore InitialView of pdf document")
k jacobs commented
etcetc11111 is right on target. It is 2022 and this problem has been around since at the very least 2015 but likely longer than that. You have us paying ridiculous amounts of money monthly for your products and yet you can't seem to fix this simple thing. It is truly outrageous. Obviously the decision makers must be surrounded by yes people - if you had even one academic researcher as a consultant on how to improve your products or even just maintain them - this would be priority #1. Allow us to not have the window MOVE or RESIZE when you open a document by double clicking on the pdf. So simple for the millions of dollars the company makes MONTHLY.
I just want to emphasize something to the Adobe engineers: yes, we KNOW we can change the setting for an individual document. We want an option for globally overriding the InitialView setting.
If you download a lot of academic journal articles, they often have this annoying InitialView setting. *It is extremely cumbersome to manually change this on every single PDF you open.* Furthermore, even if you only intend to open the PDF once (in which case there would be no need to change the setting), it's still very irritating to have to adjust your window after Adobe needlessly resizes it.
I also want to emphasize that many users appear to find this "feature" annoying. Read the comments on an earlier, "resolved" version of this post:
Also, check out the comments on these two questions on the Acrobat discussion boards:
PLEASE listen to your users and give us the option to globally disable automatic window resizing.