Please stop adding desktop shortcut when Reader is updated
Already using the application, hence it being updated, don't need desktop shortcut to re-appear every time the application is updated.
Yarrow W commented
I've decided to just uninstall this app and go with a different PDF reader. I am so absolutely sick of seeing this unnecessary icon on my desktop.
Spare a thought for those who have this installed on a work computer without admin privileges to delete the icon. If I deleted the icon why on earth would you think I wanted it put back?
Dwanna Enloe commented
Please!!! Between you and Microsoft with Edge, I have to delete your icons multiple times a month. This is ridiculous!
Yarrow W commented
This is such an annoying and useless feature. If people want a desktop icon, they can have one. I don't want it, so why am I being forced to have it? I created a Windows script that runs on system startup that removes the icon, but I don't EVER want it on my desktop, and sometimes it populates when I'm in the middle of working. Why is this being forced on us? Why do we not have the option to turn it off?
In case anyone is curious, the Windows script is below. Create a new text file and copy the lines below including the quotation marks. Replace C:\ with the name of the drive your Public Desktop is located on. Save the file as a cmd file instead of a txt, and put it in the Startup folder. Idk where your startup folder is at, but you can do a web search to find it :) I hope this can help someone out there
del "C:\Users\Public\Desktop\Adobe Acrobat DC.lnk"
del "C:\Users\Public\Desktop\Adobe Acrobat.lnk"
It's annoying. Is there any other alternative for this? Whenever I opened my pdf File of https://www.irelandassignmenthelp.ie/ a shortcut of adobe reader has been added to my desktop
To keep my sanity I've hidden the shortcut. Let's see if it remains that way.
Alex Silva commented
I would like very much that it stopped adding a shortcut in my desktop. I actually never click in adobe reader shortcut in order to open a PDF file.
J Nagle commented
One does not simply place shortcuts on a person's pristine desktop.
Paul Paradise commented
This is c-r-a-p service from a company that has been around for decades! They should know better, and care more about their (potential) customers. And their monthly service charge vs. a one time (cheap) payment for this minimal build software is just insane!
It's annoying, for sure, but there really aren't many competitive alternatives out there. Doing a google search for "PDF editor reviews" brings up some options though. I'd consider paying for the software, but an endless recurring monthly fee is a bit insane. Over 10 years, that would be about $1600. I'd pay like $25 once, to use just basic features, and just keep whatever version that is at the time. The subscription model is a definite turn off.
It's so annoying. I'm autistic and having my carefully-designed desktop messed up by Adobe's icon every time it updated made me so angry. I know it's not "reasonable" in a neuro-typical sense to get so angry at an icon but I can't help it. I installed an open-source alternative called Okular. It seems good. I hope Adobe will consider their disabled customers (and just generally customers who like to make their own choices about what's on their desktop) and stop this practice.
Anthony Francisco commented
It's super annoying, I will gladly use an alternative program over this as well.
I have created an account just to comment on this issue. There are no end of searches on-line of people looking on how to stop this annoying practice. It has been requested for years and Adobe still continues with this practice. All they have to do is add it to the user settings so we can turn that off if we want.
@Adam, I don't think it is petty to find another program because of this issue. I am trying out a other options. Maybe we shoud start a thread on great alteratives.
+1 I'm petty enough to find an alternative program over this.