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Quick Tips: Speed up Adobe ReaderHere's a few tips to make PDFs load faster and work better.
[ Music ] ^M00:00:02 >> Adobe Reader is so slow sometimes, but it's the most popular PDF reader on the planet, well, at least this planet. I'm Tom Merritt from CNET.com, here's a quick tip for speeding up Adobe Reader. Adobe Reader comes with a lot of plug-ins and that's one of the things that slows it down. Thanks to a little program called Adobe Reader Speed-up, developed by Joseph Cox, you can disable those plug-ins and just let Reader be Reader. And when you first get into Speed-up, chose the speed-up option and press next. You'll see a list of Adobe Reader plug-ins. Now you see why disabling them makes a difference. There are loads of them. Speed-up automatically selects five critical plug-ins to keep and disables the rest. If there's a plug-in you particularly love, re-enable it by checking it. You can find out what a plug-in does by pressing the button called plug-in help, then press start. That, in itself, should speed things up quite a bit. If you want to go even faster, and who doesn't, by all means, do so. Launch Speed-up again and click the tweaks link, select the general options on the left. Now you can do things like disable the ad, disable the splash screen, and even the automatic updating for Adobe Reader. That helps. I'm Tom Merritt from CNET.com, you no longer need to fear launching a PDF. It's okay. ^M00:01:22 [ Music ]