Alternative to Adobe Reader

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  1. blibbax

    blibbax nahm8

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    Ok, so earlier today, I was doing some research for my course, and Adobe Reader was playing up in Firefox.

    No worries, I thought, I'll just uninstall and reinstall it. So I uninstalled it, then I went to the Adobe website.

    Then I realised something. I was going to have to install some crappy download manager, which would have a UI made by a 12 year old, then some random McAffee McBollox, then I'd have to go uninstall the McBollox, then I'd have to get rid of whatever Adobe bloatware had landed on my system, and get rid of Adobe Reader from the automatic startup list... why should I tolerate this? The software isn't even that good FFS!

    It's the same with AIR, Flash Player and Reader.. It randomly doesn't work, then when you go to reinstall it it bombards you with shite in the least helpful possible manner.

    TL;DR: I want to replace Adobe Reader with some nice, light, considerate software, designed by a sensible, considerate, competent person, and I'd like said software to work both in and out of Firefox, if possible. Any suggestions?
     
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    blibbax nahm8

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    Perfect, thanks.
     
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    This won't solve all your problems, but

    reader.jpg

    The only thing to uninstall if it bothers you so much is the Adobe Download Manager, that can be disabled from your browser's plug-ins section.
     
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    blibbax nahm8

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    It's not just that, it's the other random crap, and the assumption that I want it on startup, and the amateurish feel of the whole experience...
     
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    Matth Flash Banner Hater

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    I always use the zip version - just extract and run - how faster/easier can it get? I don't get what the installer is good for when the reader is only one .exe file.
     
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    Foxit, hands down
     
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    hi....
    foxit reader is best option
     
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    Jac Well-Known Member

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    I use Adobe Reader Lite - this is just the PDF reader without all the nonsense that Adobe wants to inflict on their users. I am using version 9 and it works well although large documents take a while to render in Firefox.
     
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    Excellent! It's time I stopped putting up with Adobe's idiocy! I'm liking the foxit reader so far and will be trying out the PDF X-Change viewer too.

    Are there alternatives to Adobe's other evils? (Flash, AIR)
     

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