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    Acrobat plug-in (IE6. Acrobat 5)

    Hey, guess what. When you view a PDF and then close IE (close, note, not just viewing another page), the plug in stays resident in memory (and occupies some 4Mb of it - pretty impressive for an application that isn't running). Thanks, Adobe - now I have to run around after you tidying up!

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    Re: Acrobat plug-in (IE6. Acrobat 5)

    How long did you give it to terminate? Leaving it loaded is probably designed to make the next page load faster, even if you close the browser. It does unload after a couple minutes, at least on my machine. Outlook on the other hand stays resident if you close it's window instead of using File Exit - again that's what happens on my machine with WinXP/OL2002. (What's up with that?)

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    Re: Acrobat plug-in (IE6. Acrobat 5)

    Hi Charlie:
    Without trying to get too far off topic, how did you determine that Outlook stays resident if you close the window (I presume by clicking the "X"), but not by using File/Exit...and will the technique work in Win98?
    Thanks in advance,

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    Re: Acrobat plug-in (IE6. Acrobat 5)

    I'm running XP Pro and used the Task Manager's Processes view to monitor both Acrobat and Outlook. I tried to reproduce the behavior, but this time Outlook terminated the process as expected. Like I said, what's up with that? <img src=/S/scratch.gif border=0 alt=scratch width=25 height=29>

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    Re: Acrobat plug-in (IE6. Acrobat 5)

    Charlie, Much depends on what else was going on. Outlook could have been in a send/receive cycle. Your PC could have been busy doing something else. If you have other functions tied into Oulook such as a virus checker or anti-spam tool could be those were not done unloading. It has been my experience with XP Pro & Outlook 2002 that Outlook always unloads unless there is a problem such as an abort.

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