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#626 2016-05-26 06:38:17

From: India
Registered: 2015-06-13
Posts: 1,021

Re: zathura - a document viewer

jethronsun7 wrote:

I believe somehow more clear instructions should be mentioned?

At least it took me quite some time to figure out that installing one of the pdf plugin is required.

Well pacman output always shows optional dependancies with it's one line description, you can also check it with

 pacman -Si <pkg name> 

or for installed pkgs

 pacman -Qi <pkg name> 

++ the output of same commands also gives link to the source site of that package, where you can check documentation.

++ zathura also supports comic books with "zathura-cb" but it is not shown as optional dep, which needs to be added.

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#627 2016-07-15 09:18:19

Registered: 2015-04-15
Posts: 2

Re: zathura - a document viewer

[EDIT] works again after a recent update, :-)

automatic document reloading (when the file is modified) is not working for me

I dont get any change events when i use zathura -l debug

$ pacman -Qs zathura
local/zathura 0.3.6-2
    Minimalistic document viewer
local/zathura-cb 0.1.5-3
    Adds comic book support to zathura
local/zathura-djvu 0.2.5-2
    DjVu support for Zathura
local/zathura-pdf-mupdf 0.3.0-2
    PDF support for Zathura (MuPDF backen
local/zathura-ps 0.2.3-2
    Adds ps support to zathura by using the libspectre library

Last edited by krobelus (2016-07-31 17:15:48)


#628 2016-08-06 11:18:43

Registered: 2013-02-23
Posts: 152

Re: zathura - a document viewer

I'd like to append the current document path (or a recent opened document path) from zathura to a file, so that I can create a list of favourites which can then be opened with tabbed + zathura in a successive session.

Do you know how can I do, or where to focus in the source code in order to create such a patch?

Also it would be great to manage this "document bookmarks" within zathura.


#629 2016-10-14 18:00:39

From: Canada
Registered: 2005-12-06
Posts: 1,570

Re: zathura - a document viewer


I read a lot of technology books. I'm a software developer.
I have a directory in my /home called books.
To create fast access to the books I'm currently reading I do the following:
1. cd /home/my-user/books
2. ln -s path/to/my/book.pdf mybook

Then, when I want to read the book, I click on the book icon in Dolphin and I'm there. The next time I click on the same icon it will open in the last page I ware reading. smile

Hope this helps.



#630 2016-10-20 21:24:19

Registered: 2014-02-20
Posts: 49

Re: zathura - a document viewer

Can somebody test and add this to AUR?


#631 2017-03-12 09:36:59

Registered: 2016-10-15
Posts: 11

Re: zathura - a document viewer

kapcak wrote:

Im using zathura on x64 Arch and there is a problem with pdf files. Zathura ignore it! I try to open a pdf file via :open <Tab><Tab>, but Zathura doesnt autocomplete any pdf filename.(However, it autocomplete folders and any djvu filename, and if i write pdf filename correctly, Zathura will open it.) How can i fix that?

I have the same problem. It's really annoying. Especially because Zathura is the perfect document reader for me, except that one quirk...


#632 2017-03-14 10:46:49

Registered: 2017-03-14
Posts: 1

Re: zathura - a document viewer

mlq wrote:


Stalafin wrote:

Is there a discrete (non-continuous) view at all?

Not yet, but we are working on it.

Best regards

Is it still down the road or is there a workaround?



#633 2017-05-05 19:54:54

Registered: 2014-09-20
Posts: 180

Re: zathura - a document viewer

I've got custom colours set for Zathura:

set recolor true
set recolor-lightcolor "#0a0a12"
set recolor-darkcolor "#ff9900"

But when I open a document containing scanned images, these images turn into solid-coloured squares.  Any workaround for this?  Or ability to quick-toggle custom colours off/on?


#634 2017-11-05 21:11:45

Registered: 2015-09-27
Posts: 24

Re: zathura - a document viewer

Zathura is not respecting the default-bg option.

My ~/.config/zathura/zathurarc:

# clipboard
set selection-clipboard clipboard

# colors
set default-bg "#29353b"

Zathura without any document loaded displays the background color as expected, but when I load a .pdf document it changes the background color to black.

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