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Work around an Adobe 8 Reader self-healing annoyance
Authored by: megasad on Dec 11, '06 08:05:20AM
Search inside of both "/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Acrobat/RdrENU80SelfHeal.xml" and "/Applications/Adobe Reader.app/Contents/MacOS/RdrENU80SelfHeal.xml" for all instances of ">/Applications/" and then replace that with ">Contents/MacOS/SelfHealFiles/Applications/". If you do that, the foolish help and updater files are not created outside of the Adobe Reader application itself everytime you run it.

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Work around an Adobe 8 Reader self-healing annoyance
Authored by: erostratus on Dec 11, '06 03:00:21PM

Sorry to ask this, but for those of us who don't know, how do you disable the plug-ins in Reader 8? I'll take all the extra speed I can get!



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Work around an Adobe 8 Reader self-healing annoyance
Authored by: DavidRavenMoon on Dec 11, '06 03:24:22PM

Get info on the app, and there is a Plugins pane on the Get Info window, with check boxes next to each plugin.

Just uncheck the ones you want disabled.

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Work around an Adobe 8 Reader self-healing annoyance
Authored by: audioaquatic on Dec 12, '06 01:43:19PM

Hi - I can't get this edit to work: could you elaborate on the Find/Replace paths? Thanks, Jim



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Work around an Adobe 8 Reader self-healing annoyance
Authored by: Echidna on Mar 08, '07 09:50:19PM

Holy crap, that's great. This comment should be the hint! I hate applications that think they're smarter than you are. Way to out-smart it!

audioaquatic: If you're still paying attention to this thread, open the two files mentioned above (right click on Acrobat Reader.app and choose "Show package contents" to navigate inside it) in TextEdit (or some other editor) and do a find and replace.



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