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adobe viewer = c'mon, load TODAY please

21 seconds. That's how long it took for adobe reader to fire up on my laptop after I clicked on a .pdf file while web browsing.

20 seconds is how long it takes for the same laptop to TURN ON AND BOOT WINDOWS XP and give a login prompt.

3 seconds: How long it takes Microsoft Word to load from a standstill. (nothing cached).

9 seconds: How long it takes to fire up Adobe Photoshop CS.

- Keman


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Jul. 18th, 2005 08:25 pm (UTC)
Acrobat wants to load every damn plugin on earth before displaying anything. And then it has to check for f---ing updates.

The full version of Acrobat is much slower than the Reader version.
Jul. 23rd, 2005 06:58 pm (UTC)
FYI, for both you and Keman:

Adobe Reader is stupid, but it's fixable. Yes, it wants to load every dumb plugin ever. But they're very easily disabled. Go into your Adobe Reader "plug_ins" folder, and move every file and folder except Search.api and EWH32.api to the "Optional" folder. Those two are the only plugins Adobe needs. Why in the world Adobe doesn't put them all in the Optional folder in the first place I don't know, but after you move all of them it'll load in seconds.
Jul. 18th, 2005 09:10 pm (UTC)
20 seconds is how long it takes for the same laptop to TURN ON AND BOOT WINDOWS XP and give a login prompt.

I get that with mine. But I've found something odd about XP (Mind you, I have XP pro, so may have a different behavior than XP Home) The BOOT comes up fast. But once you log in, it -then- loads everything up. (Explorer, most services, all that crap you didn't need)

So the boot time for me, is ~20-30 seconds to login, plus 2-3 minutes until all the "Extra Crap" loads. (And that's after I've disabled Adobe's "Hey, you should have -THESE!- services too!" (and the ones from Nikon, and Nero, and Quicktime, and iTunes and....) )

Word? Yeah, I had that at first too. But I turned off the pre-load word gear, and for some reason it takes 10-20 sec now.
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