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Windows 7: PDF files will not overide present open screen..

28 Jul 2012   #1
unclepine

Windows 7 x64
 
 
PDF files will not overide present open screen..

...it (the Adobe Logo) sits in the task bar until I click on it to open the file to full screen. Is there a way to make a PDF file open to full screen on top of what I have open on the desk top as soon as I click a link or file...?

Thanks,
unclepine


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28 Jul 2012   #2
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Check the Preferences

I don't use Adobe.

Many programs have an option, "Start Minimised".

Try checking the "Options" or "Preferences" (I don't know which menu that is in, in Adobe products).
Look for an option like "Start Fullscreen" or "Start Minimised".
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29 Jul 2012   #3
unclepine

Windows 7 x64
 
 

YUP...that's it mate...!! Ta for the tip, much appreciated.

Cheers, Laurie in Winnipeg
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29 Jul 2012   #4
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

No problems.
Good to hear that your PDF problem was overcome.
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30 Jul 2012   #5
unclepine

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Aahhh rats...!!!

Hey Mr. lehnerus, sorry to say it's still not fixed...!! I get full screen, but the PDF file will not open up right away and go full screen...?!? The opened PDF sits in the task bar as a Adobe logo. I used to be able to click on a Adobe PDF file and it would open up right in front of me on the screen...? As it is now, I have to click the logo in the task bar to get to pdf to open full screen...!!??

Hope you can help tho I know you say you don't use Adobe, PDF files are a pretty common format in this neck o the woods...! ;-)

Cheers, Laurie
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30 Jul 2012   #6
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by unclepine View Post
PDF files are a pretty common format in this neck o the woods...! ;-)

Cheers, Laurie
They are in most places but many people use either a browser or a viewer to open PDF files. My personal choice is Irfanview!
But to get the full screen in Adobe. Open your PDF file then click "View" then click "Read More". that will show in max full screen. Close the Prog by clicking the "x" then try opening again. It should go straight to the same view.
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30 Jul 2012   #7
unclepine

Windows 7 x64
 
 
I don't think I'm coming across properly...!

Ok gents, this is gettin a little frustrating, and its NOT your fault...! I can get full screen no problem. Thats been figured out and is not the issue. The issue is that once upon a time when I clicked on a PDF file that was featured say, on a woodworking site of a project, when I clicked on the PDF link it would download and open up right away. Right now, when I click on a PDF link, it downloads BUT it stays down in the task bar at bottom of the screen as a flashing Adobe logo, and will not open until I click that logo...make sense...?

This DOES NOT happen if I open a PDF file thats sittin on my desktop. It opens up right away and is ready to read/scroll/enlarge/reduce, whatever I wish. Could this be something to do with IE8 settings...?

I hope this time I am making myself more clear, as I hate to waste a chaps time chasing gremlins that may in fact be my own cockups...simple or otherwise...!!!

Cheers, Laurie
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30 Jul 2012   #8
w7bill

Win 10 pro x64 SP1
 
 

Hi uncepine,

Sounds like a possable browser issue if the problem is only with links while browsing. Check on your "Internet" pane of "preferances" and be sure you have a check mark on the "Display PDF in Browser" in your Adobe program.

All the best -- Bill
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30 Jul 2012   #9
unclepine

Windows 7 x64
 
 
PDF issue...still...!!

Yup Bill, thats checked off. I read a post somewhere that said you need Adobe PDF Helper or something like that to be in the Windows "Manage Add-Ons" group...? Still searching...

Uncle
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31 Jul 2012   #10
unclepine

Windows 7 x64
 
 
What browser are you using (Chrome, FF, IE or other)? .

I am using IE8 at the present time. I don't like IE9 'cause they buggered up the
top side menus with faves, etc. moved to the right side...STUPID...!!!

I also use Bing as a home page, kinda got used to the nice pics p[osted new each day..!

Uncle
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