Adobe Reader SpeedUp

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by RJ100, Mar 10, 2004.

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  1. RJ100

    RJ100 Registered Member

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    Thought this may be of use to somebody. :)

    Just tried this on the PC at the house and found that it does
    what it says. It's really a drag sometimes waiting for your PDF file to display.
    Well wait no more, this thing shaved off aprox. 20 seconds for load time.

    All's it does really is eliminate loading all the plugins and stuff that
    never get used anyhow... within adobe reader.
    You can easily set it back to original config. any time you wish.
    Here's the LINK if anyone is interested.
    http://www.tnk-bootblock.co.uk/prods/misc/index.php

    Take care
     
  2. Tassie_Devils

    Tassie_Devils Global Moderator

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    Hi RJ100.. :)

    Yep, just downloaded and I tried it, and it shaved off approx. 10 seconds from the moment I dropped a PDF onto the Icon to fully open.

    Without: 28 seconds
    With on: 18-19 seconds.

    Nice find :cool:

    Note: Just a pointer. It unzips to a folder, and inside is and .exe which in turn extracts to another folder and the 'standalone' .exe with notes, etc. is in that one.

    Upon use, you may be prompted a file is missing. There is a link to download vbruntimes. I had to do this, which I figured was a bit funny as I had already installed vbrun6 from MS only about 2 weeks ago... still....

    Anyhow, when installing the vbruntime files, you may get an error message/s, which in the "ReadMe" txt file said to click on Ignore. I got two, as was trying to overwrite later files, ignored them, rebooted and all working fine.

    That was just in case you experienced this problem, and was unsure. I gave it a shot and fine for me. ;)

    Cheers, TAS

    Edit: Thought I'd add a screenie.
     

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    Tassie_Devils Global Moderator

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    Oh.. also just put the extracted folder into C:/ :)

    another screenie of plug-ins left unchecked.
     

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    Tassie_Devils Global Moderator

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    whole thing takes less than 5 seconds to do its 'trick'

    Edit: Have a karma cookie on me.
     

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