Foxit Reader and Vista’s User Account Control
Sunday, April 26th, 2009 at 4:43 pm
For a while now I have been using Foxit Reader for PDF files instead of Adobe Acrobat, primarily because it doesn’t have all of the bloat.
However for a lot of that time whenever I opened a PDF I would get the User Account Control prompt from Vista asking me to authoise the action. I did look into it when it first started happening, but wasn’t able to find a solution.
Instead of being in HTML, the road rules are only available in PDF and the UAC prompt became really annoying when I was looking up the rules for my previous post.
- Find FoxitReader.exe in the Program Files folder (C:\Program Files\Foxit Software\Foxit Reader)
- Right-Click on the Foxit Reader.exe file and select Properties.
- Under Compatibility tab, under Privilege Level, click Show settings for all users.
- Uncheck Run this program as an administrator.
I no longer get the UAC prompt when opening a PDF.