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Is there a way to make Adobe Reader 10 not display the menu bar (File, etc.) initially, when opening files? Even when you disable it in View>Show/Hide>Menu Bar or with F9, the next time you open Acrobat Reader, it reappears. Is there any way to make this persistant?

I rarely need it, and have to press F9 every time I launch it. This is under Windows, of course.

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I looked hard, especially on the Adobe Forums, but I am not sure you can, and the reason is that individual documents can, and probably are, re-enabling it (I sense that it is the default). Note the menu item "Edit>Preferences>Documents>Allow documents to hide the menu bar..." –  KCotreau Jun 28 '11 at 13:14
By default, documents do show the menu bar. If you create custom PDFs, or use a typesetting language (e.g. LaTeX), you are given the option to hide the menu bar from the end user when viewing the document. And just another FYI, while I do enjoy Adobe software, I have tried some alternative PDF viewers and have found that they outperform Adobe's by quite a good performance margin (especially when searching). [/plug for better free software] –  Breakthrough Jun 28 '11 at 18:29

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