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Author Topic: Disabling Acrobat 8 IE integration  (Read 10834 times)

imtrobin

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Disabling Acrobat 8 IE integration
« on: March 24, 2008, 10:27:58 PM »
Hi

Does anyone knows of a way to disable acrobat IE intergration, so when I click on a pdf file, it will ask to save instead of opening automatically? In previous version, there is a nppdf32.dll file to delete, but for version 8, it does not work anymore.

Darn, I hate Acrobat, but the other viewers not ready to replace it.
« Last Edit: March 29, 2008, 03:59:43 AM by imtrobin »

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Re: Disabling Acrobat 8 IE integration
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2008, 10:44:21 PM »
Failing all else, could you write a little script to pop up a requester and -- if desired -- run acrobat on the file?   You could then set .pdf's to open with that instead of Acrobat itself.

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Re: Disabling Acrobat 8 IE integration
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2008, 10:47:19 PM »
Try to disable with ToolbarCop. It's a browser extensions manager which can disable or eliminate the following browser add-ons selectively from Internet Explorer:

  • Browser Helper Objects (BHO)
  • Toolbars
  • Standard Toolbar buttons
  • Context menu Extensions
  • Download managers
  • Protocol Handlers
  • Horizontal / Vertical Explorer Bars (side-search bars)
  • Startup applications originating from RUN registry keys.

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Re: Disabling Acrobat 8 IE integration
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2008, 10:52:11 PM »
apparently you can create a "transform" file when installing. just googled and untested: Deploying Adobe Reader 8 .x

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Re: Disabling Acrobat 8 IE integration
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2008, 07:25:07 AM »
http://download autoruns and disable the ie integration and browser helper object for acrobat reader should also do the trick.

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Re: Disabling Acrobat 8 IE integration
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2008, 04:07:03 AM »
Thanks for the offered solutions but I think I didn't explain myself clearly. What I wanted was to be able to click the pdf, and it asks to save the pdf in a dialog, not open in acrobat. The solutions offered were to disable browser integration, and open in acrobat instead, which is done. Previously it was done by setting the pdf extension to "Confirm open after download" with the browser integration disabled, but that does not work anymore

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Re: Disabling Acrobat 8 IE integration
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2008, 04:41:14 AM »

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Re: Disabling Acrobat 8 IE integration
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2008, 04:47:36 AM »
Also, did you check the Internet options configuration (Tools-Internet Options-Security Tab-Internet Icon-Custom Level-Downloads-Automatic Prompting for File Downloads)?



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Re: Disabling Acrobat 8 IE integration
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2008, 05:27:51 AM »
Load up Acrobat/Acrobat Reader and go to Edit Preferences then uncheck the option under Internet.

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Re: Disabling Acrobat 8 IE integration
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2008, 08:00:05 PM »
Switch to Firefox.......

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Re: Disabling Acrobat 8 IE integration
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2008, 10:09:09 PM »
See if these articles offer a fix:

http://windowsxp.mvps.org/pdfprompt.htm
 

Thanks PhilB66, this works!