Adobe Reader choppy scrolling

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by hammerton, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2012
    Hey Everyone,

    I'm having and issue with Adobe Reader. Whenever I load up a PDF into adobe reader, the scrolling tends to be very choppy and slow but when I open the same PDF in Preview, everything runs smoothly and nice.

    I've tried to Google search a solution but unfortunately I have yet to find anything useful. Can anyone provide a fix or some input?

    Thanks for your time.
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 17, 2012
    Adobe isn't as optimised for os x as preview is unfortunately. Lazy programmers. It probably has something to do with Open CL not being supported by Adobe Reader
  3. macrumors regular

    Jan 4, 2010
    I am also getting the same problem. So how do I open a PDF doc sent as an email in preview.

  4. macrumors regular

    Dec 23, 2012
    Right click attachment -> Open With… -> Preview

    Setting Preview or another app as the default for PDFs:
    - select a PDF in Finder
    - press Command-I to Get Info…
    - go to the "Open With…" subpanel of the Get Info window
    - select the application to open with
    - click the "Apply for All…" button that's right below the application selector you just used.
  5. macrumors 6502

    Jan 19, 2010
    Rest assured, Adobe isn't optimized for anything.
  6. macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2013

    Go to preferences-page display-smooth text change to better...
  7. macrumors regular

    Jan 4, 2010
    Thanks but I cannot seem to find "page display" in prefs.
  8. macrumors regular

    Jan 4, 2010
    Open with, does not showing on my mac
  9. macrumors 68030


    Dec 18, 2007
    NY State of mind
    Scrolling is smoother, but the text rendering of my daily newspaper subscription looks like crap with that option turned off.

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