Why I switched to Foxit Reader

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by C.B., Feb 11, 2008.

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    C.B. Guest

    I switched to Foxit Reader a few months ago, mainly due to the small
    footprint it leaves on my system. Here is another article about malware
    attacks directed at Adobe's software. Of course, I don't let any application
    "dial home" for updates. I prefer to update manually.
    Have a nice day.

    C.B.
     
    C.B., Feb 11, 2008
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  2. You can have both. thats what I do..

    I like the adobe reader for 2 reasons.

    1) it gives you thumbnails of PDF in Windows explorer
    2) It installed a vista PREVIEW handler that allows previews of the PDFs on
    the right PREVIEW pane of Vista windows explorer
    This preview handler also integrates with Outlook (office).

    Foxit has created its own preview handler for Vista (beta seperate
    download).. but not the thumbnails which is a fast way to see the PDF covers
    (when you have ebooks for example)

    NOTE adobe reader had an update a few days ago.. the current version is
    8.1.2

    You can do the update manually from within adobe reader by going to
    HELP>Check for updates.
     
    Previously Tiberius, Feb 11, 2008
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    C.B. Guest

    C.B., Feb 11, 2008
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  4. from that article

    "Adobe's Reader and Acrobat are designed to regularly look for updates, but
    users are advised to upgrade to the patched version, 8.1.2."

    and from my post:

    "NOTE adobe reader had an update a few days ago.. the current version is
    8.1.2
    You can do the update manually from within adobe reader by going to
    HELP>Check for updates."



     
    Previously Tiberius, Feb 11, 2008
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  5. I did notice once seeming drawback to Foxit Reader (which I love BTW). The
    icons in the explorer window used to be a preview of the PDF file now they
    are just a generic icon. Is this a setting in Foxit or does it just not
    support it?
     
    Mark R. Cusumano, Feb 12, 2008
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  6. You did not read my replies?

    The generic icon is showed because foxit has become the default reader, you
    can have both but have adobe the default and right click, open with foxit in
    order to view with foxi it..

    here is my post again

    You can have both. thats what I do..

    I like the adobe reader for 2 reasons.

    1) it gives you thumbnails of PDF in Windows explorer
    2) It installed a vista PREVIEW handler that allows previews of the PDFs on
    the right PREVIEW pane of Vista windows explorer
    This preview handler also integrates with Outlook (office).

    Foxit has created its own preview handler for Vista (beta seperate
    download).. but not the thumbnails which is a fast way to see the PDF covers
    (when you have ebooks for example)

    NOTE adobe reader had an update a few days ago.. the current version is
    8.1.2

    You can do the update manually from within adobe reader by going to
    HELP>Check for updates.



     
    Previously Tiberius, Feb 12, 2008
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    C.B. Guest

     
    C.B., Feb 12, 2008
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    Bill Martin Guest

    ----------------------

    I've always kept JavaScript disabled in the Reader as I can think of
    no legitimate reason for using it that benefits ME. Likewise I've
    always kept multimedia operations turned off.

    Am I correct to assume these Reader exploits are JavaScript based?
    It's not apparent to me that simple document rendering could expose a
    security problem.

    Bill
     
    Bill Martin, Feb 12, 2008
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    PNutts Guest

    PNutts, May 21, 2008
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    C.B. Guest

    Although my post you refer to is several months old I stopped using
    Foxit Reader quite a while ago because it cannot open some PDF files I need
    to read. I went back to Adobe Reader.

    C.B.
     
    C.B., May 21, 2008
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    Nonny Guest

    I stopped using it because the text rendering was far inferior to
    Adobe's
     
    Nonny, May 21, 2008
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    C.B. Guest

    Yes it was. Also, considering the size of the newer internal drives,
    the large footprint of Adobe Reader is no longer relevant.
    What you get out of an application is proportional to what is written
    into it. Adobe Reader wins hands down. Personal opinion, that's all.

    C.B.
     
    C.B., May 21, 2008
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    propman Guest

    Over here it wasn't storage space but the way it hogged system memory
    that made me seek out a replacement program such as Foxit; it has served
    my purpose well for the last couple of years I have been using it. Just
    started using a couple of the Open Source pdf readers on the linux side
    of things....can't really comment yet on quality but they are nice and
    snappy to bring up.
     
    propman, May 21, 2008
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    Chris Game Guest

    Rubbish!
     
    Chris Game, May 21, 2008
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