I want to open new pdfs in their own window.

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Using Adobe Acrobat DC v2018.011.20058 on Windows 10. When I open a file in the pdf, then minimize it, any new pdf I open, opens in a new tab in that same pdf. I cannot find a way to open a new pdf in its own window. This is annoying, because if I close the pdf, it asks me if I want to close both tabs (like a browser), and I have to say no or x out of the new file. Or, I can directly click on the tab. Either way, it is very annoying.

Any ideas?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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In Preferences, General, uncheck Open Documents in a new tab in the same window.

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I did uncheck the first one, open documents....
Not sure if you also meant prompt  when closing multiple tabs

Thanks
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If you unchecked this and different windows open, you should be able to close individual windows. Does this not work? I have Adobe DC 2017 and you have the newer version .
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Version 2018. Yes, I have no problem closing individual tabs. I was trying to open new PDFs in new windows.
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You unchecked the setting about and new PDF opens in the same Window?  

If so that should be reported as a bug in Adobe.

Did you purchase V2018 directly from Adobe?

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I was unchecking it, but not clicking on OK at the bottom. I believe one has to do that to save it. I know after unchecking it, it was checked again. So, I unchecked it, clicked on OK, and restarted Adobe. Now it works perfectly. Thanks.
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Sorry I should have said to save the settings. So all working well now - Great

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Well, I should have figured it out. Just not used to Adobe asking that. And, "Save" would be better than "OK" lol.

Thanks. That was driving me crazy.
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Thank you and I was happy to help

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