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I want a pdf that is sort of browser-like , I mean that you can open many pdfs and one session and navigate between them in tabs,

foxit reader does that on windows, I don't know about foxit reader on linux because I Couldn't install it, I get the same problem as this question here

so would someone suggest a nice "isntallable" pdf reader that supports tabs, or just tell us a way to make foxit reader work here

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you can read pdf from mozilla too...checkout… – sum2000 Dec 21 '11 at 8:17
Please see my answer to How do I install Foxit Reader 1.1? – Mark Rooney Mar 2 '12 at 23:07
you can vote - and contribute - here for Okular – nutty about natty Mar 5 '13 at 21:09

qpdfview supports tabs and seems very good. I have it as the default pdf reader and so far found no problem.

Install it as follows,

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:b-eltzner/qpdfview
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install qpdfview
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The Adobe Reader from the acroread package does have tabs, but it is not the most lightweight pdf-reader of them all, if you know what I mean.

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I know what you mean. – nutty about natty Mar 3 '13 at 19:10

Mendeley Desktop is quite lightweight for a tabbed pdf viewer, imo. plus it has tons of other features, too

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Firefox 19+ now does native PDF display, and of course has tabs.

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