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#4547781 - 10/19/17 12:18 AM Adobe Acrobat Reader is a Giant Behemoth
Merkava_4 Offline


Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 17501
Loc: Clovis, CA
Whenever I have that application open to read a PDF file, it brings the whole system operation to a crawl. Forget about using a browser whenever that app is open; it slows everything down. Whenever I have Acrobat Reader open, I can't leave it open and go onto something else. It's gotta be Acrobat Reader and only Acrobat Reader.

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#4547791 - 10/19/17 12:46 AM Re: Adobe Acrobat Reader is a Giant Behemoth [Re: Merkava_4]
Neely97 Offline


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Man o man, thatís the pits.
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#4547805 - 10/19/17 01:25 AM Re: Adobe Acrobat Reader is a Giant Behemoth [Re: Merkava_4]
Merkava_4 Offline


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Computer works fine as long as I leave Acrobat Reader closed. My theory is that Acrobat Reader 2017 is too large and complex for the CPU. I tried finding an older simpler version of Acrobat Reader to install, but none are available for Intel processors. It's either Acrobat Reader 2017 or bust.

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#4547816 - 10/19/17 02:11 AM Re: Adobe Acrobat Reader is a Giant Behemoth [Re: Merkava_4]
Ducked Offline


Registered: 10/25/12
Posts: 4081
Loc: Taiwan
Originally Posted By: Merkava_4
Computer works fine as long as I leave Acrobat Reader closed. My theory is that Acrobat Reader 2017 is too large and complex for the CPU. I tried finding an older simpler version of Acrobat Reader to install, but none are available for Intel processors. It's either Acrobat Reader 2017 or bust.


I'm using a freebie called PDF-Xchange Editor. Not much experience with it yet but it seems OK. IIRC theses a Foxit Reader too, though I have a vague feeling I had some problem with that a few years ago.

Adobe has been like that for years, and installs upgrades all the time, like its snacking on fried food to go.

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#4547825 - 10/19/17 02:30 AM Re: Adobe Acrobat Reader is a Giant Behemoth [Re: Merkava_4]
Kibitoshin Offline


Registered: 04/19/16
Posts: 657
Loc: Kaiōshinkai
Haven't installed that dump of a program since Chrome (or most browsers) can open .pdf files now. I go into Default Programs (Win 10) and associate Chrome with .pdf files.


Edited by Kibitoshin (10/19/17 02:32 AM)
Edit Reason: Win10
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#4547865 - 10/19/17 05:55 AM Re: Adobe Acrobat Reader is a Giant Behemoth [Re: Merkava_4]
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I was using Foxit reader instead of Acrobat, and it seemed better to me. I recently did a clean install of Win 10 for someone and he opted out of a .pdf reader for now, so I don't know if they somehow screwed that software up. It might be worth looking into.
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#4547869 - 10/19/17 05:59 AM Re: Adobe Acrobat Reader is a Giant Behemoth [Re: Merkava_4]
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There is a PDF reader built into Opera so I don't use anything. Got tired of Acrobat a long time ago with it's frequent updates and glitchiness with some PDF's
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#4547874 - 10/19/17 06:05 AM Re: Adobe Acrobat Reader is a Giant Behemoth [Re: Merkava_4]
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Pdf,s open up in my browser if I'm looking at a web page or I use SumatraPdf for files on the puter. I got rid of adobe long ago and don't miss it in the slightest.
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#4547880 - 10/19/17 06:10 AM Re: Adobe Acrobat Reader is a Giant Behemoth [Re: demarpaint]
LoneRanger Offline


Registered: 07/02/07
Posts: 3933
Loc: Midwest USA
Originally Posted By: demarpaint
I was using Foxit reader instead of Acrobat, and it seemed better to me. I recently did a clean install of Win 10 for someone and he opted out of a .pdf reader for now, so I don't know if they somehow screwed that software up. It might be worth looking into.


At work we ditched Adobe and went to FoxIt full (enterprise) version on all workstations. Absolutely head and shoulders above adobe in every way. Uses less resources, too.
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#4547887 - 10/19/17 06:18 AM Re: Adobe Acrobat Reader is a Giant Behemoth [Re: LoneRanger]
demarpaint Offline


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Loc: NY
Originally Posted By: LoneRanger
Originally Posted By: demarpaint
I was using Foxit reader instead of Acrobat, and it seemed better to me. I recently did a clean install of Win 10 for someone and he opted out of a .pdf reader for now, so I don't know if they somehow screwed that software up. It might be worth looking into.


At work we ditched Adobe and went to FoxIt full (enterprise) version on all workstations. Absolutely head and shoulders above adobe in every way. Uses less resources, too.


Good to know. I'll be doing a clean install of Win 10 on a laptop to give Win 10 another shot before switching everything to Linux. I'll give Foxit a try again.
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#4547899 - 10/19/17 06:40 AM Re: Adobe Acrobat Reader is a Giant Behemoth [Re: Merkava_4]
eljefino Offline


Registered: 06/15/03
Posts: 32389
Loc: ME
Even if you found an older version of adobe pdf it would nag you to update and probably be full of security vulnerabilities. +5 on the foxit.

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#4548163 - 10/19/17 11:15 AM Re: Adobe Acrobat Reader is a Giant Behemoth [Re: Merkava_4]
mazdamonky Offline


Registered: 12/08/15
Posts: 541
Loc: Arkansas
What kind of specs does your computer have? it might be time for a minor upgrade. Adobe Acrobat has gotten quite large as a program and also uses up quite a bit of RAM. It is kind of like Chrome and is a major RAM hog now days.
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#4548396 - 10/19/17 02:49 PM Re: Adobe Acrobat Reader is a Giant Behemoth [Re: demarpaint]
Merkava_4 Offline


Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 17501
Loc: Clovis, CA
Originally Posted By: demarpaint
I was using Foxit reader instead of Acrobat, and it seemed better to me. I recently did a clean install of Win 10 for someone and he opted out of a .pdf reader for now, so I don't know if they somehow screwed that software up. It might be worth looking into.


So much for that idea. frown


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#4548411 - 10/19/17 03:09 PM Re: Adobe Acrobat Reader is a Giant Behemoth [Re: demarpaint]
Merkava_4 Offline


Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 17501
Loc: Clovis, CA
Have you guys heard of Soda PDF Reader ?

Dat be working! getdown

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#4548975 - 10/20/17 07:59 AM Re: Adobe Acrobat Reader is a Giant Behemoth [Re: LoneRanger]
alarmguy Offline


Registered: 07/10/12
Posts: 2072
Loc: South Carolina
Originally Posted By: LoneRanger
Originally Posted By: demarpaint
I was using Foxit reader instead of Acrobat, and it seemed better to me. I recently did a clean install of Win 10 for someone and he opted out of a .pdf reader for now, so I don't know if they somehow screwed that software up. It might be worth looking into.


At work we ditched Adobe and went to FoxIt full (enterprise) version on all workstations. Absolutely head and shoulders above adobe in every way. Uses less resources, too.


Wow, great tip about Foxit.
Not that I need it all that much but sick of Acrobat updates and bloat garbage etc. Anyway, just downloaded Foxit, less then 1 minute download on my connection.
Anyway, I made it my default reader, will see how it goes ... I do wish it wasnt an Apple product? Did I read that right? I saw something about Apple ... (update, went to Foxit site, no mention of Apple, works for me)
Ive been on this small company crusade lately but thats ok. :o)


Edited by alarmguy (10/20/17 08:00 AM)
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