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#1 2009-09-16 05:29:36

Dogs1985
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lightweight pdf view?

can anyone tell me which pdf view is best, fast, and also lightweight.

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#2 2009-09-16 05:32:58

mikesd
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Re: lightweight pdf view?

I normally use xpdf or epdfview. They are both lightweight and fast enough for me. epdfview depends on gtk but not gnome which suits me. At the moment I am using epdfview.

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#3 2009-09-16 05:39:36

Dogs1985
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Re: lightweight pdf view?

because i'm using fluxbox. epdfview? i try first.

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#4 2009-09-16 05:40:17

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Re: lightweight pdf view?

Check out the wiki for more lightweight applications.


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#5 2009-09-16 06:17:14

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Re: lightweight pdf view?

Very fast, lightweight and vi-like controlled via keyboard: apvlv

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#6 2009-09-16 08:45:54

mikesd
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Re: lightweight pdf view?

bernarcher wrote:

Very fast, lightweight and vi-like controlled via keyboard: apvlv

apvlv looks interesting. Will have a play with it. Haven't heard of it before.

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#7 2009-09-16 08:57:43

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Re: lightweight pdf view?

I recommend evince-gtk from the AUR. The default pdfviewer from Gnome without any Gnome dependencies. Simply great.

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#8 2009-09-16 09:23:18

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Re: lightweight pdf view?

I second apvlv. Since using it I now find pdf's tolerable to read.
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#9 2009-09-16 10:16:50

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Re: lightweight pdf view?

I use xpdf, it has very few dependencies and is light.


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#10 2009-09-16 12:47:11

andre.ramaciotti
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Re: lightweight pdf view?

Does any of them save the page you were when you closed the app? (eg. I was reading page 20 of a paper, I closed it to do something else, and then, when I open this paper again, it opens already on page 20). This is the reason I'm stuck with evince.


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#11 2009-09-16 15:59:07

muunleit
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Re: lightweight pdf view?

+1 for xpdf, it can look nicer than default, if you do a little configuration on it.

.Xresources

xpdf*shadowThickness : 1
xpdf*initialZoom : width
xpdf*foreground : #2e3436
xpdf*background : #eeeeec

and take a look in the .xdfrc


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#12 2009-09-17 09:21:49

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Re: lightweight pdf view?

You could also try Foxit Reader for linux. It doesn't have any dependencies... but i think it is a bit slow on load though!


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#13 2009-09-17 11:30:34

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Re: lightweight pdf view?

What About "evince"?


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#14 2009-09-17 13:01:36

andre.ramaciotti
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Re: lightweight pdf view?

*ahem*, lightweight...


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#15 2009-09-18 01:22:08

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Re: lightweight pdf view?

andre.ramaciotti wrote:

*ahem*, lightweight...

evince itself is lightweight. Stripping the Gnome dependencies is all that's needed.

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#16 2009-09-18 01:25:19

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Re: lightweight pdf view?

Sorry, I forgotten that there is a lighter version of it.

The last time I tried, evince-gtk took so long to compile that I ^C it. It was an old computer, though. I'll try it again one of these days.


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