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December 7, 2006

Disable Self Heal in Adobe Reader 8

How to prevent Adobe Reader 8 from reinstalling its junk on every launch after you cleaned it up:

  • Open the file Adobe Reader.app/Contents/MacOS/SHInit.xml in a text editor or in Property List Editor;

  • Comment out or delete the following line:

  • Save the file;

  • Optional but highly recommended: show Adobe a sign of your triumph.

Do not meddle in the affairs of Coding Ninjas, for they are subtle and quick to anger.