Thanx, it really works. I always hated using AR because it is such a pain waiting for it to open.
Until now, I hated Abobe (Acrobat) Reader. I used it as little as possible
because it takes forever to load. You can disable the splash screen and
have it open in it's own window instead of opening as a plug-in to IE.
It doesn't make any difference.
I found an applet called Adobe Reader SpeedUp. Its extremely easy to use
and whatever it does to Abobe Reader can be quickly undone. Open a 1 or
2 Meg document. You won't believe the difference. The PDF file will open
60-to-80 percent faster!
Here's the web page where you can download it. (Its free. The author
asks for donations. If you use Adobe Reader a lot, it might be nice to
donate. He is definitely not wealthy.)
You can download it directly from here:
If you are a downloading expert please accept my apologizes for the following
info on how to download something that doesn't end in a file extension like
ZIP or EXE.
The URL above ends with getfile.php?id=arsu. Obviously, this is not the name
of the file you are going to download. Its a redirect to the file location. I'm
sure you've clicked on a link and a second or two later you're automatically
redirected to another page. This is usually called a meta refresh.
Many third party download managers can only handle direct downloads. The
built-in IE downloader will handle the redirect to the file. Also, download
managers like FlashGet are often used (even if you don't like the app) just
to manage a redirect to the file you are trying to reach.
Finally, I have to give credit to Nuts & Volts magazine. If your hobby or job
involves electronics, you have probably read (or a least heard of) Nuts & Volts.
You can find this obscure program and website listed in the September