We help IT Professionals succeed at work.

Adobe Reader 7.07 starts in small window

mluther223
mluther223 asked
on
Medium Priority
1,661 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-22
I am running Adobe reader 7.07,  when I open a PDF file, adobe always starts in a "small window".  I realize all I have to do is click on the maximize button,  but it's just annoying the heck out of me.  Is there a way of starting Adobe reader in a maximized window.   I went thru the same garbage with IE but found a quick fix for that on-line.  Because I am annoyed at this problem I will give 500 points for a quick fix... thanks
Comment
Watch Question

CERTIFIED EXPERT
Top Expert 2008
Commented:
Greetings, mluther223 !

Drag the corners of the Adobe window to fill the screen.  Do not hit the maximize icon.  Close all other windows.  Then close the Adobe window last. Next time you open Adobe, it will open to the full scree state.

Best wishes!

Not the solution you were looking for? Getting a personalized solution is easy.

Ask the Experts

Author

Commented:
I tried as you suggested above,  and when I open the next pdf Document, it still opens up in the smaller window.  If it makes a difference,  I am using a hyperlink in Excel to open the PDF document.  
Commented:
Have you tried opening other documents in Adobe, do they do the same thing or is it just the one hyperlink?
As war1 stated a application in theory should always open in the last state you left it.
That is when you resize it manually not by the minimize/maximize buttons...So I'm agreeing with kamichie on this and thinking the URL you are clicking on may be sizing the window.
Have you tried to save the file and open it from your pc?

Author

Commented:
I just tried to open the same document directly (instead of using the hyperlink) and it opened in a full sized screen.  With it being a given that it's the hyperlink in excel that is telling it to open in a smaller window, is there a way of changing the hyperlink to force it to open in a full window?  Thanks
CERTIFIED EXPERT
Top Expert 2008

Commented:
I know how to force Internet Explorer to open in full window

Modify the registry key HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FullScreen REG_SZ to "yes".

Try it for Adobe. I do not know of a way to do same with Adobe window, if the above registry edit does not work.

Commented:
could you post the exact hyperlink(right click -> copy shortcut). Im pretty sure there is a way to pass the window arguments in the hyperlink. However, if the hyperlink points to a webpage you don't have contorl over, then you will need to get them to make the modification.

Author

Commented:
the hyperlink is just pointing to a file on a different drive on the server, in this case it's located on the d drive of the server.  the hyperlink is simply  //server/d/s123456.pfd  .  I created the excel spreadsheet so our parts department could quickly access the drawing of the components,  without having to search thru several drives and folders looking for it.   Thanks
Are you still having this problem?
Does this happen to other PC's? If you are the only one suffering, try re-installing Adobe Acrobat reader.

Author

Commented:
it happens on all computers
CERTIFIED EXPERT
Top Expert 2008

Commented:
Did you run the registr edit that I posted above?

Modify the registry key HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FullScreen REG_SZ to "yes".

Author

Commented:
yes I modified the registry key as you suggested,  but it had no effect on the result
CERTIFIED EXPERT
Top Expert 2008

Commented:
mluther223,

Check the Preference menu in Adobe. It should have an option to open a maximized window.
Access more of Experts Exchange with a free account
Thanks for using Experts Exchange.

Create a free account to continue.

Limited access with a free account allows you to:

  • View three pieces of content (articles, solutions, posts, and videos)
  • Ask the experts questions (counted toward content limit)
  • Customize your dashboard and profile

*This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

OR

Please enter a first name

Please enter a last name

8+ characters (letters, numbers, and a symbol)

By clicking, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.