14 Replies Latest reply: May 17, 2012 7:30 PM by Stan Schultz RSS

    How do I get rid of this?

    Stan Schultz

      I have no idea what the official euphemism would be for this thing, but how do I, once and for all and forever and ever, get rid of this most irritating P. O. C. ...

       

      [URL=http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/252/reader011.jpg/][/URL]

       

      ... so I can go back to concentrating on my work without the persistent distraction?

       

      (Apparently you have to click on the link to see what I'm talking about. Sorry, but it's not my forum!)

        • 1. Re: How do I get rid of this?
          pwillener ACP/MVPs

          Please post images directly here in the forum using the camera icon in the forum editor.

           

          (I am not going to click on a link to a dubious 3rd-party website.)

          • 2. Re: How do I get rid of this?
            Stan Schultz Community Member

            Reader-011.jpg

             

            And, neither ImageShack (http://imageshack.us/p/aboutus/) nor PhotoBucket (http://photobucket.com/) are what one might consider "dubious 3rd-party websites."

            • 3. Re: How do I get rid of this?
              pwillener ACP/MVPs

              This appears to be the Adobe Reader toolbar, or part of it.

               

              Do you see this when viewing a local PDF file, or an online PDF file (in your browser)?

               

              What is your operating system?  If Windows, can you toggle that toolbar using F8?

               

              What is your Adobe Reader version?

              • 4. Re: How do I get rid of this?
                Mylenium MVP

                You can turn off the floating toolbar in the Acrobat/ Reader prefs.

                 

                Mylenium

                • 5. Re: How do I get rid of this?
                  Stan Schultz Community Member

                  [quote...Pat Willener]This appears to be the Adobe Reader toolbar, or part of it. ...[/quote]

                   

                  Yes, it is. And, I can get rid of it in each instance that I run Reader by clicking the little Adobe symbol on the right end of the toolbar. But, the action seems to carry over to neither the next document viewed nor the next instance that I run Reader.

                   

                  [quote...Pat Willener]... Do you see this when viewing a local PDF file, or an online PDF file (in your browser)? ...[/quote]

                   

                  All of the above. But not on all PDF documents; it displays on some and not on others. And, there seems to be no obvious correlation with the appearance of the toolbar and document date/age, document source, document size, instance of running Reader, or any other characteristic I can recognize. Random.

                   

                  [quote...Pat Willener]... What is your operating system? ...[/quote]

                   

                  Sorry. I thought I'd included that data in my first posting.

                   

                  Adobe Reader 10.1.3

                  Mozilla Firefox 12.0

                  Win 7, SP 1

                  Acer Aspire 8920 laptop (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acer_Aspire_8920 and http://www.pcworld.com/product/31776/acer_aspire_8920.html?p=specs)

                   

                  [quote...Pat Willener]... If Windows, can you toggle that toolbar using F8? ...[/quote]

                   

                  Yes, but that merely duplicates the action of clicking the Adobe symbol on the right end of the toolbar. And again, the action seems to carry over to neither the next document viewed nor the next instance that I run Reader.

                   

                  I can accomplish the same thing by going to the master menu across the top and clicking View > Show/Hide > Toolbar Items > Hide Toolbars F8. And again, the effect is apparently only temporary, restricted to this document during this instance of running Reader.

                   

                  So now not only do I have a very annoying floating toolbar, but it's also an intermittently, very annoying, floating toolbar!

                   

                  Clever, Adobe. Very clever!

                   

                  [quote...Mylenium]You can turn off the floating toolbar in the Acrobat/ Reader prefs ...[/quote]

                   

                  I had looked through the prefs menu at least twice before for such an option and couldn't find it. I've just gone through it again twice, line by line and still cannot recognize anything that might toggle the floating toolbar on/off. Am I missing something? Is it hidden somewhere that I can't find or recognize?

                   

                  Wait! New data! If I click the Adobe symbol on the floating toolbar that bar goes away and the traditional toolbar appears across the top of the page. There's a symbol on its right end ...

                   

                  Reader-020.jpg


                  ... that will toggle me back to the accursed floating toolbar. But again, the effect is apparently only temporary, restricted to this document during this instance of running Reader.

                   

                  Would a good working hypothesis be that the presence or absence of the floating toolbar depends on the state of the creating software, and that state is inherited through the internal configuration of the PDF document? And, the programmers at Adobe were so agog over their clever little floating toolbar that they never stopped to think that some of us would view their little act of genius as a royal pain in the fundament? And, therefore failed to incorporate a globally applicable toggle in the preferences menu?

                   

                  Clever, Adobe. Very, VERY clever indeed!

                  • 6. Re: How do I get rid of this?
                    pwillener ACP/MVPs

                    I have actually never seen that floating toolbar, so I cannot test it.

                     

                    This topic suggests a solution in the first post http://forums.adobe.com/thread/836792

                    • 7. Re: How do I get rid of this?
                      Stan Schultz Community Member

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                      • 8. Re: How do I get rid of this?
                        pwillener ACP/MVPs

                        Stan Schultz wrote:

                         

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                        Could you please not send an auto-reply to forum post notifications?

                         

                        Alternatively you can turn off forum notifications under Your Stuff.

                        • 9. Re: How do I get rid of this?
                          Stan Schultz Community Member

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                          • 10. Re: How do I get rid of this?
                            Bugs619 Community Member

                            Mylenium: zero information in your reply.

                             

                            Stan: go to Edit-Preferences-Internet and deselect "Display in Read Mode by default". See if it helps.

                             

                            If I only new how to turn off the similarly stupid black Tool tip box with the yellow light bulb. If someone know pls post. I have no idea what Adobe is thinking about when they add this kind of junk to UI.

                            • 11. Re: How do I get rid of this?
                              Stan Schultz Community Member

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                              • 12. Re: How do I get rid of this?
                                Stan Schultz Community Member

                                Pat and All -

                                 

                                [quote]... Could you please not send an auto-reply to forum post notifications? ...[/quote]

                                 

                                According to the University of Calgary's own published instructions regarding "Vacation Notifications:"

                                 

                                "NOTE: Vacation autoreply is not done for messages that are spam-tagged, bulk mail, delivery notifications and other types of autogenerated email."

                                 

                                Thus, this isn't supposed to happen, and it hasn't been happening on this or any of the other 8 or 10 forums I'm a member of until now. All of a sudden something has changed, but I haven't a clue what it might be. The UofC's mail server all of a sudden apparently decided that this wasn't a forum and didn't deserve special treatment I guess. I have temporarily turned the thing off. Sorry for causing a problem.

                                 

                                [quote]... Alternatively you can turn off forum notifications under Your Stuff. ...[/quote]

                                 

                                Did that too. I hate the annoyance of having to stumble over the spam mail as well.

                                • 13. Re: How do I get rid of this?
                                  Bugs619 Community Member

                                  Found information how to get rid of the Tool Tip bubble by creating an entry in the Registry:

                                   

                                  http://forums.adobe.com/message/3992945

                                   

                                  *Now* after disabling the floating toolbar and the bubble the Reader is usable.

                                  • 14. Re: How do I get rid of this?
                                    Stan Schultz Community Member

                                    "Bless you my child!" All of you!