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Windows 7: How to make Acrobat XI splash screen at startup available?

25 Nov 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 w/z SP1
 
 
How to make Acrobat XI splash screen at startup available?

As title, Thanks a lot.


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25 Nov 2012   #2

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Don't use Adobe myself, but it looks like the path is

Edit> Preferences> General> Application Startup> Show Splash Screen

A Guy
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25 Nov 2012   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Don't use Adobe myself, but it looks like the path is

Edit> Preferences> General> Application Startup> Show Splash Screen

A Guy
Hi, invisible?


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25 Nov 2012   #4

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Hmmm, sorry, even found this:

How to make Acrobat XI splash screen at startup available?-mbo8n.jpg

You do have the latest version version 10.1.1?

Also found a registry change, but it is in the Policies section. If you attempt it, make a backup of your registry just in case

Registry - Backup and Restore

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For those Windows users begging to have a way to hide the Welcome Screen, now you can - but not via the Acrobat UI - instead you must create a new Registry key (cWelcomeScreen) and a new DWORD value (bShowWelcomeScreen = 0):

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Adobe\(product name)\(version)\FeatureLockDown\cWelcomeScreen\bShowWelcomeScreen = 0

We'd have preferred to do it with a checkbox or preference, but it seems there are limits to what can be extracted from an engineer even with the best-quality thumbscrews.Setting it to 1 wakes the Welcome Screen up again, but as this key is within the HKLM "administration" hive, normal Windows users may not have access to it. There is no matching user-context key under HKCU.
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That is to turn it off, so you'd want

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Adobe\(product name)\(version)\FeatureLockDown\cWelcomeScreen\bShowWelcomeScreen = 1

A Guy


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13 Dec 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 w/z SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Hmmm, sorry, even found this:

Attachment 243019

You do have the latest version version 10.1.1?

Also found a registry change, but it is in the Policies section. If you attempt it, make a backup of your registry just in case

Registry - Backup and Restore

Quote:
For those Windows users begging to have a way to hide the Welcome Screen, now you can - but not via the Acrobat UI - instead you must create a new Registry key (cWelcomeScreen) and a new DWORD value (bShowWelcomeScreen = 0):

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Adobe\(product name)\(version)\FeatureLockDown\cWelcomeScreen\bShowWelcomeScreen = 0

We'd have preferred to do it with a checkbox or preference, but it seems there are limits to what can be extracted from an engineer even with the best-quality thumbscrews.Setting it to 1 wakes the Welcome Screen up again, but as this key is within the HKLM "administration" hive, normal Windows users may not have access to it. There is no matching user-context key under HKCU.
Source

That is to turn it off, so you'd want

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Adobe\(product name)\(version)\FeatureLockDown\cWelcomeScreen\bShowWelcomeScreen = 1

A Guy
Thanks but you just missed that my version is XI(11.0) not X(10.1.1)
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13 Dec 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Adobe\(product name)\(version)\FeatureLockDown\cWelcomeScreen\bShowWelcomeScreen = 1

A Guy
The welcome screen appears for me but I just done a quick check on this and it appears to work.

The key didn't exist on my system but it might on yours. Find instructions here if it doesn't but change the DWORD Value to 1.
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16 Dec 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 w/z SP1
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Adobe\(product name)\(version)\FeatureLockDown\cWelcomeScreen\bShowWelcomeScreen = 1

A Guy
The welcome screen appears for me but I just done a quick check on this and it appears to work.

The key didn't exist on my system but it might on yours. Find instructions here if it doesn't but change the DWORD Value to 1.
Created but no luck...
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18 Dec 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Sorry I tested it with Adobe Reader XI not Acrobat XI. A friend has a copy of Acrobat X (10.1.4) which I tried and works as well so they must of changed something with XI.

Normally the Welcome Screen is shown by default so if no one else here can help I could only suggest uninstalling and reinstalling Acrobat or try a repair install otherwise you may have better luck by contacting Adobe or using the Adobe forums.

PS. You might want to confirm if it is the Welcome screen you want or the Splash screen, I was presuming the Welcome screen as the splash screen is not useful.
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19 Dec 2012   #9

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Ironically, most searches found people who wanted to disable it, lol. A Guy
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19 Dec 2012   #10

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Ironically, most searches found people who wanted to disable it, lol. A Guy
That's true and just made me think if it is the welcome screen the main use of that is for opening recent files which you could say is solved on Windows 7 by the use of Jump Lists if you pin it to the Task Bar, Start Menu or frequently use it and it's on the list of frequently used programs, unless you like the messages from Adobe or it's on different OS.
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