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Want to open PDF files in seperate windows on a dual monitor system

I run dual monitors, I want to look at two PDF files at once, one on each monitor.  Default behavior of adobe reader is to show two task bar entries but both display in one reader window (both files show up in reader Windows menu).  I want two, totally separate windows.

Please test your suggestion.  I have found a lot of "solutions" that don't work.  Thanks very much, this is a huge problem for us.
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MotoCrazyCommented:
What version of Adobe Reader are you running? I do exactly what you are referring to for school on a regular basis. I will have one PDF open on one monitor, and another PDF open on the other monitor. I did no special configuring or installation to get this. For example: I can have my class syllabus PDF open on one screen the class reading material PDF open on the other screen. I will be going home in about 45 minutes for lunch and can show you a screenshot. I will also look at what version, etc.
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RDAdamsCommented:
Right click in your taskbar and look at properties.  on the Taskbar tab you probably have a checkmark in Group similar taskbar buttons.  Uncheck this click ok.  It should allow you to open them the way you want now.
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captainCommented:
Hi

Have a look at http://help.adobe.com/en_US/Acrobat/8.0/Professional/help.html?content=WS58a04a822e3e50102bd615109794195ff-7f84.html

Select Document preferences the top option talks about setting this in preferences.

It might be similar to what MotoCrazy is describing...

hth
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scrathcyboyCommented:
On my Nvidia dual display console it is easy to do.  Use the action that causes the PDF to open, like whetther you double click from explorer, or open acrobat and do file open -- duplicate what you use.  Now, if the dual display software is resident, as my Nvidia is, there will be an icon for the dual display next to the -- minus, box and X in the top right of the window.  Click that dual display icon, and assign this application to monitor 2.  If your TSR software does not show in the window itself, you will have to right click on the icon in the bottom right of the task bar, and assign the APPLICATION (i.e. acrobat) to opoen a PDF in the right screen -- note, this is different than trying to assign the file extension to the right, it has to be the application
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MotoCrazyCommented:
OK, I am at lunch now and checked that I have Adobe Reader 8.1.1. Like I said before, this is just a plain-ol' install. I didn't configure anything at all.
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MotoCrazyCommented:
Is this what you are trying to do?
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captainCommented:
Hi

I have just noticed you stated Reader 7 in your Q. Please note that my link and MotoCrazy's post relates to A8, I don't think a7 provides this option.

hth
capt
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MotoCrazyCommented:
Ahhh. yeah. Try to upgrade to 8.1.1 (free) and see if that helps.

http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html
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RDAdamsCommented:
I have used dual screens and had this function since version 4 of acrobat reader.  Be sure in XP you are not grouping icons as I previously mentioned.
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captainCommented:
Hi

thanks for the accept, but you may want to consider reopen and giving the assist to MotoCrazy for his input which was pointing in the same direction.

best wishes
capt.
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