19. September, 2007

Disable Acrobat plugin in browser

Filed under: Computers — frightanic @ 11:21

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At work I recently had to disable the Acrobat plugin in IE in order to have the same environment as the customer who reported a bug in our software that wasn’t reproducible on my system.
Since I didn’t want to *uninstall* but only temporarily *disable* the plugin I started digging in IE’s Internet Options. There I found a few promising Adobe entries in Programs -> Content that I disabled. Unfortunately, neither a browser restart nor logout/login showed any effect.
The solution is to open the Adobe Acrobat Reader separately as an individual application. Then go to Edit -> Options -> Internet (or Preferences -> Internet on a Mac) and uncheck the “Display PDF in browser” flag.


  1. this solution didn’t work with me ……..

    Comment by GuSs At — 8. May, 2010 @ 14:31

  2. Worked for me, thanks

    Comment by Bob Hopp — 10. September, 2010 @ 11:32

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