Solution to Acrobat Reader MDI Problem
Acrobat reader 9 removes the multi-window functionality, so if you open a lot of documents it will clutter the taskbar. To address this issue the quickest solution that I have found and that I feel quite satisfied is using the TrayIt application.
The result to be expected:
- Adobe Reader buttons are gone from your taskbar
- You get an icon in the taskbar which when you click on it, you’ll get a menu of currently open Adobe Reader windows.
The steps to do it:
- Run TrayIt
- Run Adobe Reader
- Press Shift and click the minimize button, Adobe Reader will be minimized to the tray area
- On the tray icon, right click and choose Place in System Tray
- Then right click again and choose Edit Profile
- In “Basic” tab, check “match pattern below with window title when creating tray icon” and fill the input box with “* – Adobe Reader” (without the quotes)
- In “Basic” tab, check “Handle SDI type applications like Excel, PowerPoint, or MS Project
- In “More” tab, check “Hide application from the Taskbar all the time, keep tray icon only”
Then open several documents and you can see the menu when you click the tray icon.