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    Default Acrobat Reader 8

    The automatic update in Acrobat Reader 8 is annoying. Anyone knows how to turn it off? Under Edit > Preferences > found nothing to turn this feature ON/Off

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    Default Re: Acrobat Reader 8

    When all else fails click Help in the menu bar / read the manual (Like I did)

    Change updating preferences

    1. Choose Help > Check For Updates.(it runs through and checks first)
    2. In the Adobe Updater dialog box, click Preferences.
    3. Select Automatically Check For Adobe Updates, and specify whether you want automatic checking on a weekly or monthly basis and whether or not you want to be asked before updates are downloaded.
    4. Make sure that the application you are running (Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat) is selected as the software that will be updated.
    5. If appropriate, click Browse to navigate to the location in which you want the downloads to be placed.
    Last edited by wainuitech; 12-12-2007 at 08:47 AM.

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    Default Re: Acrobat Reader 8

    Or use Foxit or another program.

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    Default Re: Acrobat Reader 8

    Foxit is a much better choice
    Acrobat Reader is so boggy and slow ...and h-u-g-e!

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    Default Re: Acrobat Reader 8

    wainuitech that does not always work permanently, there is some registry hack that takes care of it according to Adobe forum. It seems to annoy a lot of people, including me.
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    Default Re: Acrobat Reader 8

    Quote Originally Posted by wainuitech View Post
    Select Automatically Check For Adobe Updates, and specify whether you want automatic checking on a weekly or monthly basis and whether or not you want to be asked before updates are downloaded.
    That is shocking. That method is not disabling the automatic updates at all, it is just altering the frequency. They have no business trying to force users to update if they don't want to.

    Is it not possible to untick the option in msconfig to not check for updates?

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    Default Re: Acrobat Reader 8

    Another vote for Foxit.

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    Default Re: Acrobat Reader 8

    Quote Originally Posted by Bantu View Post
    wainuitech that does not always work permanently, there is some registry hack that takes care of it according to Adobe forum. It seems to annoy a lot of people, including me.

    Well mine and the wifes has not auto checked for over 2 months, I disabled it around that time, simply unticking the options As shown Here and I use PDF files several times a day every day, the wifes about 3-4 times a week and its not reverting back to default settings. - I dunno why others are (unless the options have not been unticked)

    I also have foxit Pro - mainly for editing PDF files.
    Last edited by wainuitech; 12-12-2007 at 03:28 PM.

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