I'm sure there is a way to turn it off. Most of these settings are attached to a reg key. Typically you would turn something on, by using a 1 or a 0. I could find it for you, but I want to give you the change to try on your own first. Whenever I need to find a reg entry that would control turning a feature on or off, I use a program called Process Monitor (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896645.aspx). This is a great tool for finding out what a program is doing.
What I do is one
1. Open up Adobe Reader, and go to the preferences.
2. I then go to the feature I want to turn on or off.
3. I fire up Process Monitor, and stop it from scanning, by clicking on the magnifying glass
4. Close all programs, except Adobe Reader and Process Monitor. Make sure you leave Adobe Maximize
5. Click and hold on the target looking icon in the tool bar within Process Monitor, and click on the Adobe Reader.
6. Change the preference/feature you want to change, and click apply.
7. This change should show up in Process Monitor. Uncheck the Filing Cabnet and Windows logo icons with in Process Monitor
8. It should list all the reg changes, and you should be able to find the one that correspondes with that option.
I hope that helps a little. Let me know if you need me to find it.
The Customization wizard will allow you to make these changes to your install, before you deploy it. It's a pretty neat little tool.
Let me know if you ahve any questions.
Thank you for trying to help. When you install Adobe Reader 9, you cannot turn this feature off. You cannot turn it off in options either.
The only way to do it is to keep using Adobe Reader 9 for a while and all of a sudden you get a nag screen: Help Improve the Adobe Reader Experience and only then do you have the option to say 'No Thank You'.
So you would have to know when the nag screen will appear (which you don't) to start monitoring for changes... that's the problem.
Believe me, there is a way to turn it off. I wouldn't call myself an expert with Adobe, but I've done a lot of work with there installs. So I've become acustom to the craziness that is Adobe.
www.appdeploy.com is a great site for figure out how to customize a install. It has notes and tips for many different installs, including Adobe Reader 9. Here is the key that needs to be changed to turn this feature off.
Stops the "Experience Improvement Wizard".
Here is the link to the AppDeploy knowledgebase.
Again I'm not an expert, but I'm pretty good with Adobe stuff.
All the keys are created *after* the wizard runs so it's easiest to just open Notepad and paste this
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
then save it as a .reg file like Disable Experience Improvement Wizard.reg which can then be run > Yes to resolve this problem.
Please see the link below for registry keys related to this. 'bUsageMeasurement' definitely allowed me to disable the pop-up. It also removes the menu to opt-in all together.