Permanently Close tools pane
The tools pane is large and must be closed every time I open Adobe. Please provide an option to close the tools pane so it is remembered by default
AdminBhawna Arora (Admin, Adobe) commented
Thank you for your valuable feedback. We are pleased to inform that we have taken this concern into consideration and will be deploying this feature in December.
This privilege is already supported in Acrobat and we will now be supporting the same in Reader as well.
Path in Acrobat : Hamburger > Preferences > Documents > Restore last view settings on reopening the documents.
David Do (Defordo Co.) commented
This currently already exists if I'm not mistaken, though it is a little complicated to achieve as you more or less, need to deactivate everything that might trigger the tools pane. So, there are a few different settings that may need to be set all together to achieve the expected view consistently, but as far as I'm aware (and only included in case you may not have already tried setting them):
Go to View > Show/Hide > deselect "Tools Pane" (I presume this is what you mean by having to close it every time, but on the chance that you meant you more simply have to click that small arrow to have the tools pane slide it away, then using the settings to hide it should persist between program restarts.
Review these other options that may trigger the tools pane to appear:
Edit > Preferences >> General (Categories) >>> Under "Basic Tools" uncheck the box for "Show quick actions on text selection"
Edit > Preferences >> Documents (Categories) >>> Under "Open Settings" set "Allow documents to hide the menu bar, toolbars, and window controls"
as well as "Restore last view settings when reopening documents" to active by checking the appropriate box.
Additionally consider these settings:
Edit > Preferences >> Full Screen (Categories) >>> under "Full Screen Navigation" unselect "Show navigation bar"
Edit > Preferences >> Reviewing (Categories) >>> Uncheck the box for "Automatically Open Toolbars for Reviews"
If by chance, you would prefer to simply have a reader and never find yourself needing the Tools Pane at all, there is a comment that contains a workaround to eliminating it completely, found in a similarly suggested thread found here:
Which describes steps from