Enterprise Toolkit > Windows Registry Reference

Originals (General Application Settings)

Miscellaneous settings related to overall application behavior. Some preferences related to commenting and annotations are also stored here.


This preference category contains the following subfeature(s):

Commenting

Controls preferences associated with viewing comments. These preferences are not set by the author or stored in the PDF.

Summary table
bHoveringPopups Automatically open popups on mouse rollover.
bShowAnnotSequence Specifies whether to show tab order of fields for Acroforms and XFA forms.
iNoteOpacity The opacity in percent of all comments.
Supported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by AcrobatSupported by Adobe Reader
Data type integer: DWORD value > REG_DWORD
Default 85
Version # 8.0 and later
Path Originals
Summary The opacity in percent of all comments.
Details The number is entered in Hex. Possible values include:
  • d99a: 85% percent.
  • N/A: Any hex value representing 1-100%.
GUI mapping Preferences > Commenting > Viewing Comments > Opacity
Supported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by AcrobatSupported by Adobe Reader
Data type boolean: DWORD value > REG_DWORD
Default 0
Version # 8.0 and later
Path Originals
Summary Automatically open popups on mouse rollover.
Details Possible values include:
  • 0: Don't open popups on mouse rollover.
  • 1: Don't open popups on mouse rollover.
GUI mapping Preferences > Commenting > Automatically open popups on mouse rollover.
Supported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by AcrobatSupported by Adobe Reader
Data type boolean: DWORD value > REG_DWORD
Default 0
Version # 8.0 and later
Path AVGeneral
Summary Specifies whether to show tab order of fields for Acroforms and XFA forms.

General Application Settings

Miscellaneous settings related to overall application behavior.

Summary table
bDisplayAboutDialog Specifies whether or not to display the startup splash screen at every launch.
bDisplayedSplash Indicates whether or not the application has started up and invoked the splash screen.
bUsePageCache Specifies whether to cache pages that have been loaded.
Supported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by AcrobatSupported by Adobe Reader
Data type boolean: DWORD value > REG_DWORD
Default 1
Version # 8.0 and later
Path Originals
Summary Specifies whether to cache pages that have been loaded.
Details Possible values include:
  • 0: Don't cache pages.
  • 1: Do cache pages
GUI mapping Preferences > Page Display > Rendering > Use page cache
Not modifiableSupported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by AcrobatSupported by Adobe Reader
Data type boolean: DWORD value > REG_DWORD
Default 0
Version # 8.0 and later
Path Originals
Summary Indicates whether or not the application has started up and invoked the splash screen.
Details Possible values include:
  • 0: The splash screen has not been invoked yet.
  • 1: The splash screen has been invoked.
Supported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by AcrobatSupported by Adobe Reader
Data type boolean: DWORD value > REG_DWORD
Default 1
Version # 6.0 and later
Path Originals
Summary Specifies whether or not to display the startup splash screen at every launch.
Details Possible values include:
  • 0: Don't display the startup splash screen.
  • 1: Display the startup splash screen at every launch.
GUI mapping Splash screen

Browser Integration

Like other settings in AVGeneral and elsewhere, these settings specify PDF viewing behavior with respect to the browser.

For a related Quick Key, see the Quick Key Library.

Summary table
bAllowByteRangeRequests Specifies whether to enable Fast Web View by allowing display of the PDF before the entire file is downloaded.
bBrowserCheck If true, check to see if Display PDFs in browser is enabled on application startup.
bBrowserIntegration For 10.x and earlier, specifies whether PDF files can be displayed in a browser.
bDownloadEntireFile Specifies whether to allow background downloading of resources the view thinks it needs to properly display the PDF.
Supported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by AcrobatSupported by Adobe Reader
Data type boolean: DWORD value > REG_DWORD
Default 1
Version # 7.0 < 11.0
Path Originals
Lock Path HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Adobe\(product name)\(version)\FeatureLockdown
Summary For 10.x and earlier, specifies whether PDF files can be displayed in a browser.
Details If false, PDF files can only be displayed in the standalone application. Possible values include:
  • 0: Clicking a link to a web-based PDF opens the PDF in the standalone application.
  • 1: Clicking a link to a web-based PDF opens the PDF in the browser.
Behavior differences between versions:
  • 9.x: The application checks all the possible bBrowserIntegration preferences for all versions and products, including Acrobat and Reader 7, 8, and 9. If any are 0, the application uses 0.
  • 10.0 and later: The application checks the key corresponding to the "blessed" application that is named in the hard-coded key name at HKCR\Software\Adobe\Acrobat\Exe. For example, if the value is "C:\Program Files\Acrobat 10\Adobe Acrobat.exe, then Acrobat 10 checks HKCU\Software\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\10.0\Originals\bBrowserIntegration.
  • 11.0: deprecated.
  • NOTE: HKLM\bBrowserIntegration = 0 locks in whatever is already set in HKCU, so set both HKLM and HKCU.
GUI mapping Preferences > Internet > Display PDFs in browser
Supported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by AcrobatSupported by Adobe Reader
Data type boolean: DWORD value > REG_DWORD
Default 1
Version # 6.0-8.0
Path Originals
Summary If true, check to see if Display PDFs in browser is enabled on application startup.
Details Deprecated with 8.0. Values:
  • 0: The application doesn't check user browser settings at every startup.
  • 1: The application does check user browser settings at every startup.
GUI mapping Pre 8.x: Preferences > Internet > Web Browser Options > Display PDFs in browser
Supported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by AcrobatSupported by Adobe Reader
Data type boolean: DWORD value > REG_DWORD
Default 1
Version # 8.0 and later
Path Originals
Summary Specifies whether to enable Fast Web View by allowing display of the PDF before the entire file is downloaded.
Details Possible values include:
  • 0: Don't enabled Fast Web View.
  • 1: Do enable Fast Web View.
GUI mapping Preferences > Internet > Web Browser Options > Allow fast web view
Supported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by AcrobatSupported by Adobe Reader
Data type boolean: DWORD value > REG_DWORD
Default 1
Version # 8.0 and later
Path Originals
Summary Specifies whether to allow background downloading of resources the view thinks it needs to properly display the PDF.
Details Possible values include:
  • 0: Don't allow background downloading.
  • 1: Do allow background downloading.
GUI mapping Preferences > Internet > Web Browser Options > Allow speculative downloading in the background.

Color Options (background and text)

Color option preferences are stored in Access, but most actual color choices are stored in Originals. Both background and text colors may be individually configured to improve accessibility.

Values set by Custom Colors (accessibility)
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Acrobat
Reader\10.0\Originals\cAccessTextColor]
"iAccessTextColorBlue"=dword:00000000
"iAccessTextColorGreen"=dword:00010000
"iAccessTextColorRed"=dword:00000000
"iAccessTextColorSpace"=dword:00000001
Values set by Use High Contrast Colors (accessibility)
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Acrobat
Reader\10.0\Originals\cAccessBackgroundColor]
"iAccessBackgroundColorBlue"=dword:00000000
"iAccessBackgroundColorGreen"=dword:00000000
"iAccessBackgroundColorRed"=dword:00000000
"iAccessBackgroundColorSpace"=dword:00000001


Summary table
bAccessOverrideDocColors Specifies whether to replace black test or line art colors when iAccessColorPolicy is enabled and a replacement color has been specified.
iAccessBackgroundColor Specifies the default document background color (accessibility feature)
iAccessColorPolicy Specifies whether all the controls in the Replace Document Colors panel should be enabled.
iAccessTextColor Specifies the default document text color (accessibility feature)
Supported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by AcrobatSupported by Adobe Reader
Data type integer: DWORD value > REG_DWORD
Default null
Version # 8.0 and later
Path Originals
Summary Specifies whether all the controls in the Replace Document Colors panel should be enabled.
Details When disabled, this key is removed from the registry/plist. When this preference is selected, you can choose from a list of contrasting color combinations for text and background or create your own. Possible values include:
  • null: User specified.
  • 1: Use Windows Color Scheme
  • 2: Use Custom Colors
  • 4: Use High Contrast Colors
GUI mapping Preferences > Accessibility > Document Color Options > Replace Document Colors
Supported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by AcrobatSupported by Adobe Reader
Data type boolean: DWORD value > REG_DWORD
Default 1
Version # 8.0 and later
Path Originals
Summary Specifies whether to replace black test or line art colors when iAccessColorPolicy is enabled and a replacement color has been specified.
Details While the default is 1, the preference is not read unless iAccessPolicy is enabled (1). Possible values include:
  • 0: Don't replace black text or line art colors.
  • 1: Replace black text or line art colors.
GUI mapping Preferences > Accessibility > Document Color Options > Only change the color of black test or line art
Supported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by AcrobatSupported by Adobe Reader
Data type integer: DWORD value > REG_DWORD
Default null
Version # 8.0 and later
Path Originals\cAccessBackgroundColor
Summary Specifies the default document background color (accessibility feature)
Details The key name is appended with (Blue|Green|Red|Space). Possible values include:
  • Green text on black
  • Yellow text on black
  • White text on black
  • Black text on white
GUI mapping Preferences > Accessibility > Document Color Options > Use High Contrast Colors (or Custom Colors)
Supported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by AcrobatSupported by Adobe Reader
Data type integer: DWORD value > REG_DWORD
Default null
Version # 8.0 and later
Path Originals\cAccessTextColor
Summary Specifies the default document text color (accessibility feature)
Details The key name is appended with (Blue|Green|Red|Space). Possible values include:
  • null: not set
  • Any RGB color: User specified.
GUI mapping Preferences > Accessibility > Document Color Options > Use High Contrast Colors (or Custom Colors)

Default Layout and Zoom

These settings specify the default page layout and zoom level when a PDF is opened. They can be overridden by Accessibility settings.

Summary table
iDefaultZoomScale Specifies the zoom scale % to use when a PDF opens.
iDefaultZoomType Specifies the default zoom type (other than a %) to use when a PDF opens.
iPageViewLayoutMode Specifies the default page layout when a PDF opens.
Supported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by AcrobatSupported by Adobe Reader
Data type integer: DWORD value > REG_DWORD
Default 1
Version # 9.0 and later
Path Originals
Summary Specifies the default page layout when a PDF opens.
Details These settings can be overridden by Accessiblity settings such as bOverridePageLayout. Possible values include:
  • null: Automatic
  • 1: Single Page
  • 2: Single Page Continuous
  • 3: Two Up Continuous
  • 5: Two Up
GUI mapping Preferences > Page Display > Default Layout and Zoom > Page Layout
Supported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by AcrobatSupported by Adobe Reader
Data type integer: DWORD value > REG_DWORD
Default 1
Version # 9.0 and later
Path Originals
Summary Specifies the zoom scale % to use when a PDF opens.
Details Possible values include a range beginning with Fit Pageto Reflow. To set a value, configure the UI and look at the registry/plist preference to see what has been written. Possible values include:
  • 199a: 10%
  • 4000 25%
  • 8000: 50%
  • c000: 75%
  • 10000: 100%
  • etc.
GUI mapping Preferences > Page Display > Default Layout and Zoom > Zoom
Supported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by AcrobatSupported by Adobe Reader
Data type integer: DWORD value > REG_DWORD
Default 1
Version # 9.0 and later
Path Originals
Summary Specifies the default zoom type (other than a %) to use when a PDF opens.
Details % scales are stored in iZoomScale. Possible values include:
  • 1: Fit Page (automatic)
  • 2: Fit Width
  • 3: Fit Hieght
  • 4: Fit Visible
  • 6: Reflow
GUI mapping Preferences > Page Display > Default Layout and Zoom

Rendering (Originals)

These settings specify how the PDF viewer renders various document elements. See also AVDisplay and Access.

Summary table
bAntialiasGraphics Specifies wither to use anti-aliasing (smoothing) for line art.
bAntialiasImages Specifies wither to use anti-aliasing (smoothing) for images.
bUseLocalFonts Specifies whether to use local fonts.
iAntialiasThreshold Specifies how to smooth (anti-alias) text.
Supported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by AcrobatSupported by Adobe Reader
Data type boolean: DWORD value > REG_DWORD
Default 1
Version # 8.0 and later
Path Originals
Summary Specifies wither to use anti-aliasing (smoothing) for line art.
Details Turning this preference off can improve scrolling performance in Citrix environments. Possible values include:
  • 0: Don't smooth line art.
  • 1: Smooth line art.
GUI mapping Preferences > Page Display > Rendering > Smooth line art
Supported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by AcrobatSupported by Adobe Reader
Data type boolean: DWORD value > REG_DWORD
Default 1
Version # 8.0 and later
Path Originals
Summary Specifies wither to use anti-aliasing (smoothing) for images.
Details Turning this preference off can improve scrolling performance in Citrix environments. Possible values include:
  • 0: Don't smooth images.
  • 1: Smooth images.
GUI mapping Preferences > Page Display > Rendering > Smooth images
Supported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by AcrobatSupported by Adobe Reader
Data type boolean: DWORD value > REG_DWORD
Default 1
Version # 8.0 and later
Path Originals
Summary Specifies whether to use local fonts.
Details Possible values include:
  • 0: Don't use local fonts.
  • 1: Do use local fonts.
GUI mapping Preferences > Page Display > Rendering > Use local fonts
Supported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by AcrobatSupported by Adobe Reader
Data type integer: DWORD value > REG_DWORD
Default 0
Version # 8.0 and later
Path Originals
Summary Specifies how to smooth (anti-alias) text.
Details Possible values include:
  • 0: None.
  • 1: For Monitor.
  • 2: For Laptop/LCD Screens.
GUI mapping Preferences > Page Display > Rendering > Smooth Text

Document Open Settings

Document open settings control the behavior of documents when opened. They appear in several registry places such as AVGeneral, RememberedViews, Originals, and OptionalContent.

Summary table
bOpenInPlace Specifies whether to open cross document links in the same window.
Supported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by AcrobatSupported by Adobe Reader
Data type boolean: DWORD value > REG_DWORD
Default 1
Version # 9.0 and later
Path Originals
Summary Specifies whether to open cross document links in the same window.
Details Possible values include:
  • 0: Don't open links in the same window.
  • 1: Do open links in the same window.
GUI mapping Preferences > Documents > Open Settings > Open cross-document links in the same window