On my Mac, PDF files generally open in an application called Preview which is quick, works well, and has just the right number of features. I’m upstairs here at silverorange borrowing a PC with a printer attached to print some PDF files, and I’m amazed at how slowly the Acrobat Reader opens under Windows, even on this zippy modern machine.
From the looks of things when Acrobat is loading, it loads extensions that handle everything from eBook reading to digital signatures every time it loads. Even if it’s just loading a 1-page PDF with no bells nor whistles.
Is there any way to configure Acrobat to start up lean and mean and to only load extensions when it needs to?