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It looks like the people at Adobe have finally listened to the crying multitudes and done something about the startup performance of the reader.  I just installed the latest version and after the inital load where it does the usual verifying and loading of things and you accept the license agreement, subsequent loads have been blazingly fast!

Double-click on a PDF and the program literally blinks onto the screen.  The spash screen is gone as is the annoying loading of unused plugins. 

Well done Adobe!

Dave
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posted on Tuesday, January 4, 2005 10:15 AM

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# re: Adobe Reader 7.0 - In a Word - Fast 1/4/2005 10:51 PM Sean Malloy
Apparently its loaded at boot time, so its always in-memory. Trade off between startup time, and memory usage I guess.

# re: Adobe Reader 7.0 - In a Word - Fast 1/4/2005 11:27 PM David Totzke
Ah man...that's cheating.

Oh well, I suppose that the illusion of performance is what really counts. I had a sneaking suspicion it was something like that. A simple check of the Startup group on the Start Menu confirms your observation.



# re: Adobe Reader 7.0 - In a Word - Fast 2/15/2005 6:50 AM Rich
Try this
http://blogs.msdn.com/jonathanh/archive/2004/12/22/330288.aspx

Works pretty well, and avoids the added delay at start up.

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