2 Replies Latest reply on Jul 26, 2018 12:18 PM by michaelm82874103

    Reader DC: open PDF in Reader instead of Internet Explorer

    michaelm82874103 Level 1

      Dear community,

       

      I am looking for a solution to view PDF files in Reader DC instead of Internet Explorer if I am opening it from the internet.

       

      Until Reader XI it was possible to realize this by setting the following registry key:

       

      Path: HKCU\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\11.0\Originals

      Value: bBrowserIntegration

      Type: REG_DWORD

      Data: 0 (zero) or 1 (one)

       

      0 means that the PDF will be opened in Reader XI and 1 means that the file will be shown within the browser. This works without changing any settings in the browser.

       

      I need a clear information if this is still possible in Reader DC. It seems that it´s not possible anymore, maybe related to the internal Reader DC security structure. I tested the registry keys but they didn´t work.

       

      Any help is appreciated.

       

      Best regards,

       

      Michael

        • 1. Re: Reader DC: open PDF in Reader instead of Internet Explorer
          Test Screen Name Most Valuable Participant

          No need to use the registry, never was as you could control it in Preferences. It's changed a lot in DC. Look under Reader Preferences, in the Internet section.

          • 2. Re: Reader DC: open PDF in Reader instead of Internet Explorer
            michaelm82874103 Level 1

            After further searching on the Internet I found the solution - you have to set the following registry key:

             

            Path: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{CA8A9780-280D-1 1CF-A24D-444553540000}

            Value: Flags

            Type: REG_DWORD

            Data: 0 (zero) or 1 (one)

             

            0 means that the PDF will be shown in the browser, 1 opens the PDF in Reader DC.

             

            All other possibilites are NOT working except enabling/disabling the add-on in Internet Explorer. The registry setting above do exactly this so that it can be handled by a double click on a .reg file in the Windows start menu (for example).

             

            What is NOT working:

            - Edit > Accessibility > Setup Assistant (last step in the wizard, option "Display PDF documents in the web browser")

            - every option in Edit > Preferences > Internet

            - Disable "Open in Browser" via GPO

            - setting registry key "bBrowserIntegration" in "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\DC\Originals"

             

            Nevertheless thanks for your time!

             

            Best regards,

             

            Michael