2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 9, 2011 9:33 AM by phrax_ RSS

    Adobe Reader 9.1  Disable Display PDF in browser

    monticus

      Is there a registry setting I tweek to uncheck the box for Display PDF In Browser?  The only ones I could find grayed out the box but it didn't un check the box.

        • 1. Re: Adobe Reader 9.1  Disable Display PDF in browser
          anhnguyen7902 Community Member

          Unfortunately this is for every user.

           

          HKCU\Software\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\9.0\Originals\bBrowserIntegration should be 0 (DWORD) for unchecked.  1 for checked, or just delete bBrowserIntegration.

           

           

          Although not test, but for new users, you can have it defaulted to unchecked by creating this registry key:

          HKLM\Software\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\9.0\Installer\Migrate\_8F96F27E-4B57-411A-A268-632AF06C6929

          (Default)  REG_SZ  Software\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\9.0\Originals

          name       REG_SZ  bBrowserIntegration

          type          REG_DWORD  4

          val            REG_SZ  0

          • 2. Re: Adobe Reader 9.1  Disable Display PDF in browser
            phrax_ Community Member

            I'm just confirming what anhnguyen7902 posted.


            This was tested against Acrobat Reader 9.3.1. I exported all of the registry keys from HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\ with the "Display PDF in browser" setting enabled and disabled. Below are the only relevant differences when changing this setting from within Acrobat Reader.


            With the setting enabled, keys under [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\9.0\Originals] are...

             

            [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\9.0\Originals]

            "bHostBasedCM"=dword:00000001
            "iPSLevel"=dword:00000000
            "sProofingSpace"=hex:55,2e,53,2e,20,57,65,62,20,43,6f,61,74,65,64,20,28,53,57,4f,50,29,20, 76,32,00
            "bDisplayedSplash"=dword:00000001

             

            With this setting DISABLED, keys under [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\9.0\Originals] are...

             

            [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\9.0\Originals]

            "bHostBasedCM"=dword:00000001

            "iPSLevel"=dword:00000000

            "sProofingSpace"=hex:55,2e,53,2e,20,57,65,62,20,43,6f,61,74,65,64,20,28,53,57,4f,50,29,20, 76,32,00

            "bDisplayedSplash"=dword:00000001

            "bBrowserIntegration"=dword:00000000

             

            The difference being the bBrowserIntegration key being present and set to dword:00000000 when this option is DISABLED, but the key being completely removed when the setting is ENABLED.

             

            While writing this post, I decided to test it against Acrobat Reader v4.2.1. The results were the same.

             

            Hope this helps.