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Last post Author Topic: Foxit Reader (fast pdf reader alternative)  (Read 17330 times)

Darwin

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Re: Foxit Reader (fast pdf reader alternative)
« Reply #25 on: April 04, 2006, 08:52:27 AM »
Regarding PDF Speedup, there's a another freeware app out there called Adobe Reader Speed-Up, which I always had good luck with. It can be found here: http://www.tnk-bootblock.co.uk/prods/misc/index.php. Note, though, that I no longer have Adobe Reader installed, having made the switch to Fox-It. Given the fact that AR 7 installs its own launcher speed up service (can't remember the name of it), I'm not sure how much of a difference these utilities will make (NOTE: I've never used either of them with AR 7 for the reasons outlined above). I do note, though, that the authors of each claim that their solutions do speedup AR 7 launches nonetheless...
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Re: Foxit Reader (fast pdf reader alternative)
« Reply #26 on: April 04, 2006, 08:56:28 AM »
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Given the fact that AR 7 installs its own launcher speed up service (can't remember the name of it), I'm not sure how much of a difference these utilities will make (NOTE: I've never used either of them with AR 7 for the reasons outlined above). I do note, though, that the authors of each claim that their solutions do speedup AR 7 launches nonetheless...
Afaik AR's own speedup service is just the usual "precache" business. The other utilities remove/disable plugins that then won't be loaded at all... I did this manually with AR6, and it had some tremendous positive effects. I've always been against the "precache" things btw...
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Re: Foxit Reader (fast pdf reader alternative)
« Reply #27 on: April 04, 2006, 10:36:14 AM »
I agree with you about precaching - Adobe's service is one of the reasons I gave up on AR 7. No matter how many times I disabled it, it just kept coming back, like the Energizer bunny! The other reason, had to do with using AR 7 as the default in-line reader is both Firefox and Maxthon and its instability. Foxit is much more stable in my usage.

With reference to Adobe precaching, I DID find, that with the service running load times were very quick, hence my decision to ditch AR Speed-up. You're right, though, in that the two approaches are very different.
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