I would like to make c a shortcut for inserting a comment and h a shortcut for highlighting. Other keyboard shortcuts could do, e.g., if modifier keys are required. Pressing one of these keys would be equivalent to pressing the annotation icons in the toolbar:

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... so that clicking/selecting using the mouse afterward would perform the desired action. This would immensely improve my reading flow! Is there a way to do this?

An added bonus would be a way to map CTRL + Z to deleting the last annotation.

  • Did you find a way to do this?
    – becko
    Apr 12 '18 at 14:37
  • I ended up using Master PDF Editor which does all of this, includes OCR, etc. Apr 16 '18 at 17:17
  • But that's not free, right?
    – becko
    Apr 16 '18 at 17:51
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    Actually it has a good free version! Thanks for the suggestion.
    – becko
    Apr 16 '18 at 19:29

The feature was added just one month ago (Aug 10, 2018) to evince.

I guess it will be available in the next evince version 3.31. The shortcuts in the addition are "S" to add text annotation and Ctrl + H to add highlight annotations.

  • Sorry, I have Evince version 3.28.4 and the Keyboard shortcuts doesn't work for me May 7 '19 at 19:34
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    @AviMehenwal, did you read the answer? It's only available from 3.31
    – dmh
    Jun 19 '19 at 12:12

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