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Windows 7: Adobe Reader XI SLOW in Windows 7 64-bit

05 May 2013   #1

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Adobe Reader XI SLOW in Windows 7 64-bit

Just installed Reader XI (11) on a perfectly fine laptop running 7 x64. Holy cow, Reader XI is WAY slow doing ANYTHING--not just opening the program or PDF's, but even clicking in its menus. I found this thread re: Reader X/10 and followed Spengler's advice--disabled "Protected Mode." That's the ticket. After making that change, Reader is behaving properly, no long lags for every action.

In Reader XI, go to Edit/Preferences/Security (Enhanced), and uncheck "Enable Protected Mode at startup." (I also unchecked "Enable Enhanced Security" but that may not be necessary.)

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05 May 2013   #2

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

I have to use Adobe's PDF reader, but most people can pick a faster lighter weight reader.
http://www.filehippo.com/download_sumatrapdf/
You can install that along side of Adobe's reader and see if you like it.

You are putting yourself at risk by turning that feature off within Adobe's reader.

Those who are willing to operate a computer online without any antivirus software installed generally think that they have a handle on how to be safe. Those same people can usually figure out how to make things work (since they have such a good understanding of applications). I suggest to those people that they use IE10 with 64bit tabs enabled to make better use of ASLR.

If you must stick with Adobe's PDF reader, then you will have to figure out how to get to some PDF files since Adobe only has a 32bit IE plug-in.

Edit: Adobe reader's speed is fine on my Dell - your specs are better than mine, so there might be something else going on with your computer.
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05 May 2013   #3

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I use full blown Adobe Acrobat XI Standard and, with the full protection turned on, I haven't experienced any slowdowns.
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06 May 2013   #4

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Thanks for the superfluous tutorial, Issues. So happy for you.
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06 May 2013   #5

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mtnlion View Post
Thanks for the superfluous tutorial, Issues. So happy for you.
Issues gave you some excellent advice. You would be wise to heed it instead of scoffing.
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06 May 2013   #6

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mtnlion View Post
Thanks for the superfluous tutorial, Issues. So happy for you.
Understood: you already knew and rejected all that stuff.
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06 May 2013   #7

Windows 7 x64
 
 

;-) Good man.
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21 May 2013   #8

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I also have found Adobe XI to be slower opening than previous versions. For me the comment pane on the right side seemed to slow things down and cause things to hang a bit. I haven't found a way to toggle it off directly, but going into, then out of 'Read Mode' seems to do the trick (view/read mode, or Ctrl+H). It hides the comment pane and things are much peppier now.
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