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Post Posted August 14th, 2003, 5:33 pm

http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=11041

Find the plug_ins folder and rename it plug_ins_disabled
Create a new folder named plug_ins
Copy the following files from "plug_ins_disabled" to "plug_ins": EWH32.api, printme.api, and search.api

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Post Posted August 14th, 2003, 6:51 pm

alanjstr wrote:http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=11041

Find the plug_ins folder and rename it plug_ins_disabled
Create a new folder named plug_ins
Copy the following files from "plug_ins_disabled" to "plug_ins": EWH32.api, printme.api, and search.api
That's awesome. Acrobat is so damn slow.

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Post Posted August 14th, 2003, 7:00 pm

Why the heck do those idiots have the software load the unused plugins on startup. It should only be on demand.
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Post Posted August 14th, 2003, 10:59 pm

that's great! much faster on my celery 300A!
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Post Posted August 14th, 2003, 11:46 pm

That's awesome, a 20X improvement even on my P4 2.4G laptop.
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Post Posted August 15th, 2003, 1:40 pm

Using 5.1, and the structure is similar - I might try the same tricks, or at least just rip out the bits I know I won't use - like web-buy.

And given what people say about V6 - I think I'll turn off auto - update (and/or firewall block it - since I always download PDF to view offline)

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Post Posted August 15th, 2003, 8:33 pm

Speed up Acrobat 6 -> use Acrobat 4

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Post Posted August 15th, 2003, 9:27 pm

Acrobat 5.1 now loads like lightning. Amazing!
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Post Posted August 15th, 2003, 9:37 pm

The best speedup I found, and I wrote about it in the General forum, is to disable "Display in Web Browser" in Acrobat. This forces pdf files to open in Acrobat. No plugin needed.

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Post Posted August 17th, 2003, 3:56 am

velcrospud wrote:Speed up Acrobat 6 -> use Acrobat 4


use Acrobat 3!

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Post Posted August 17th, 2003, 10:17 am

Interesting... next time I install Windows I'll play around and add it to the docs.

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Post Posted August 21st, 2003, 5:25 pm

thanks a lot!

one of the best trick ever ;)

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Post Posted August 21st, 2003, 5:26 pm

Doesn't seem slow enough for me to bother.
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Post Posted August 21st, 2003, 6:07 pm

Is your machine powered by an alien CPU :?:

Acrobat 6 reader sucks big time on my P4 2.4G without this trick..
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Post Posted August 21st, 2003, 6:32 pm

I think Adobe accidentally released the alpha version of Adobe Reader 6 or something. I had to uninstall, redownload, and install it again because it kept crashing at startup.

Anybody know where I can get archived versions?
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