At some point since Adobe Reader ascended to version 10, the display of the toolbar within our web browsers appears to be turned off by default. Is there a way to change the default back to toolbar-turned-on?
Firefox 5, IE7 (I have local issues that preclude upgrading IE), Reader 10.1.
Other settings or specs on reply.
Pressing F8 will toggle the toolbar on or off in either browser. Firefox should save whatever you set it to, displayed or not displayed. IE should too but since I hardly ever use it myself I can't speak accurately to that. It should save the setting though like Firefox does.
In version 10.1 of Acrobat and Adobe Reader, the toolbar is hidden by default when viewing PDFs in a browser plugin window, even if you set your preference otherwise. It's a known issue and will be addressed as soon as possible.
That's interesting to know Dave. I'll keep it in mind for future posts.
Funny thing though. I use FF 5 beta, FF6 "Aurora" and IE9 and PDFs always open with the toolbar enabled.
I'm involved in a criminal case (not the defendant, thankfully) and have been viewing/downloading statutes since December in both browsers, but mostly Firefox, and I always have the bar to click when I need to save something.
I found that after unchecking "Display in Read Mode by Default", I had to go back into "Adobe Reader" program then go to Preferences and "Uncheck" Display PDF in browser. Then open up a PDF in an IE window, when it opens up a Adobe Reader then go back again to Preferences and "Check" Display PDF in browser. Close Adobe then refresh your browser window to redisplay the PDF and the toolbar should reappear. Hope this makes sense.
you can also try to adjust the mentioned behaviour by adding/modfying the following Reg key:
If you need to have the same for Adobe Acrobat X.x.x as well just do the same to this key: