I found that it's possible to start Acrobat without toolbar with the following command:

Acrobat.exe" /A "toolbar=0" "%1"

and that it's possible to hide the navpanes with the following:

Acrobat.exe" /A "navpanes=0" "%1"

However I found no reference about how to combine these parameters.

Do you know how to make both of them work simultaneously?

  • Hmm... which version of Acrobat? And what, exactly, is "toolbar=0" supposed to do (screenshot?)? Because it appears to have no effect at all on my Acrobat X Pro. navpanes=0 gets rid of the bookmarks, etc, panes on the left.
    – Bob
    May 14 '12 at 6:56
  • OK, thanks for the tip, I found it. On Acrobat 10 it's not possible. The reference documents stating the /A switches were for older version. It's a pity, typical Adobe style... forums.adobe.com/message/3340147
    – hyperknot
    May 14 '12 at 7:59
  • You may want to look into the "Read Mode" of Acrobat X. It removes the toolbars and navigation panes. Unfortunately, I can't find a command line switch to open in Read Mode.
    – Bob
    May 14 '12 at 8:28
  • It seems that both of them are disabled by command line or by user preferences. Typical Adobe... So far the best tweak I found is to set it to navpanes=0 and press F8 when starting, this way it's just one button.
    – hyperknot
    May 14 '12 at 14:19

Works for me:

/A "toolbar=0&navpanes=0"

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