Bug in Google Chrome Update ADMX

So basically I just discovered there’s a bug in the Google Chrome Update ADMX files. These are usually used in an environment where Google Chrome for Enterprise is used.

It’s quite simple really. To disable the updates you see on the About Chrome page, you need to set a registry key:

Here, create a new DWORD-value and name it UpdateDefault. Give it a value of 1.

It is possible to do this with the Google Chrome Update policy, mentioned earlier. However, to set this, you need to set the policy to “Always allow updates (recommend)”. This sets the value of the before mentioned DWORD-value to 1, whereas if you choose the “Updates disabled option”, the value gets set to 0.

Hide Tools pane in Adobe Reader DC 2019.008.20071

To hide the Tools pane in Adobe Reader DC 2019.008.20071 or 2019.008.20074, open the registry and navigate to the following registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\DC\AVGeneral

Here, create a new String Value called “aDefaultRHPViewModeL”. Set its value to “Collapsed”.

When you start Adobe Reader DC after creating that String Value, you should never get the Tools pane anymore.

I haven’t checked if you could create the same String Value in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.