I would like to use the Hand Tool as default for all documents in Adobe Reader on Windows.
Currently it opens with the Select Tool. Does anyone know how to change this?
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splattne's solution doesn't work for me, Adobe Reader always switches back to the Select Tool on startup. Following the hints in this thread on adobe.com, I found that the following works on Unix:
~/.adobe/Acrobat/9.0/Preferences/reader_prefs in a text editor.
– Search for the section beginning with
/Selection [/c << and ending with
– Replace the whole section with
/Selection [/c << /DefaultSelect [/a /Hand] >>]
It should also work on other platforms if the corresponding preferences file can be located.
On Windows, the relevant preference is set in the registry like this: -
Change the data of
aDefaultSelect to Hand.
PS: I could not make this work for previously opened documents until I restored the default settings for Adobe Reader by deleting the following key -->
You might not have to take this step.
For Adobe Reader DC the default tool is configured in Edit/Preferences.../General (credits):
If you enable Use single-key accelerators to access tools, the mode can be toggled while pressing Space.
Now it would be super useful if one could bind this toggle e.g. to a HP Tilt Pens' B-Button, but I did not yet sort out whether this is possible.