Adobe Reader 9 - change default size and file details of the File > Open dialogue box.

Hello Everybody,

I'm looking for a way to change the default size and file details of the File > Open dialogue box in Adobe Reader 9.

In Adobe Reader 9, the default file detail view is set to List and I would like to permanently change it to Details so I don't have to change it every time I open a file. I also want the File > Open dialogue box size to be the same size as I left it last. Word and Excel remember my Open dialogue preferences but Adobe Reader 9 does not.

I have also enabled the "Remember each folder's view settings" in Folder Options but this does not apply to the Adobe Reader 9 Open dialogue box. I'm using Windows XP Pro.

I've attached a JPEG file of the default and customized Adobe Reader 9 File > Open dialogue box to better explain what I'm looking for.

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I am afraid you can't. word and excel remember it because they are using their own file open dialog and settings while most apps are using the OS default dialog which cannnot be customized as far as I know. Folder options are for the explorer folder view and is not linked to the "file open" view.

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Karl Heinz KremerCommented:
lesouef is right, you cannot change the size or layout of the dialog. You can however always use the operating system's file browser and just double-click on a file to open it in Acrobat or Reader, or you can drag&drop files on the application from Explorer.
SlavyanAuthor Commented:
This user stores all his files in the same directory and then he uses the file filter from the Open > File dialogue box to show only files related to that application (i.e. Adobe, Excel, Word...) from that directory. So if he wants to open a PDF file, he starts Adobe Reader and then using File > Open from Adobe he looks for the file. The Open File dialogue box will only show him PDF files since he initiated it from Adobe.

I've noticed that Adobe does remember the last location where a file was opened from. Is there no registry hack or something similar to modify more settings since the last browsed location is saved somewhere?
Karl Heinz KremerCommented:
No, unfortunately not.
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