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How to remove custom icons from launcher

I was trying to add a custom desktop icon for evince (installed using flatpak) in my launcher. First I experimented with nautilus; I created this test.desktop [Desktop Entry] Name=My script Exec=...
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How can I grant permission to snap application (evince) (ubuntu 18.4) to open files outside home?

I have installed evince through snap in ubuntu 18.04 and only opens files inside home folder. ** (evince:6214): WARNING **: 00:03:47.818: set_filenames: Error when getting information for file “/...
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Different evince on Ubuntu software GUI _22.04

I am seeing 2 Evince document viewers in the Ubuntu software GUI. One is the deb version and the other is the snap version. Both are of different size and version. My first question is are they the ...
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Accessibility Bus error: Permission Denied warning when opening PDF documents

I just upgraded from Ubuntu 20.04 to Ubuntu 21.10 and then to Ubuntu 22.04. After the upgrade whenever I try to open any pdf document via the terminal using xdg-open I get the following warning: (...
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Evince Document Viewer(42.0) does not remember last page in 22.04

Just switched from Ubuntu 20.04 to 22.04 and realized that Document Viewer no longer open on the last viewed page and doesn't remember the side pane preference even after using the "Save Current ...
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Evince can not open links in snap Firefox

When I click on a link in a PDF document in Evince, it does not work. Instead, I only see cursor turning into a spinner and a message appearing in the terminal: env: ‘/snap/bin/firefox’: Permission ...
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About Ubuntu evince (last page history)

I am interested in knowing on what file system ubuntu stores the pages that were opened in different pdf documents with evince. That is, the pages that were opened in the pdf in past sessions. I am ...
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How to change the scrolling cursor in Gnome 3, Ubuntu 20.04.3

When scrolling through a page in many of the apps that come with Gnome by default (Evince for example) the cursor changes from the standard pointer cursor to the move pointer which resembles a compass....
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How to change default applications: Doc Viewer to Okular

I'm on latest 21.10 (Wayland default, Gnome 40.4.0) and have the default "Document Viewer" (Evince?) for viewing pdfs. I'm having trouble with it hanging when I have too many open. So I'd ...
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Document Viewer (Evince) fails to open hyperlinks in a PDF document

While viewing a PDF document in evince, clicking on a hyperlink (a web link in this case) causes the cursor to change to a rotating 'busy' symbol and the browser is not launched. Using dmesg to view ...
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Document viewer locks scrolling at bottoms of pages

I use the down arrow key to scroll through PDF documents in document viewer. However, when I reach the end of the page it does not scroll to the next page, and stays on the current page. Video: https:/...
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evince Document Viewer displays at double the actual size

When I look at a PDF of an A4 paper (or US Letter-sized paper), and set the zoom scale to 100%, the paper on the screen looks twice the actual width (42 cm instead of 21 cm). This happens with all PDF ...
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Using Alacritty to write LaTeX (with vim) can't launch Evince to preview

I use Neovim to write LaTeX files with the Alacritty terminal. After writing the files I want to preview them with Evince. However, Evince doesn't launch. I don't know why. If I use the default ...
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Save instead of Save as a copy in Evince Reader

I am currently using Evince Document Viewer Version 3.36.10 on Ubuntu 20.04. When I try to save an annotated pdf, it shows only the Save a copy option. How do I make it overwrite the current file? I ...
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cannot print from evince any more

I'm on 20.04 with a HP Jaserjet 1018, hplip version 3.20.3 Since today, I cannot print PDFs from Evince (Document Viewer) any more. In the "Status" tab of the HP Device Manager, it says &...
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permission denied when Evince tries to use Chrome to open link

I know there are existing questions about problems with Evince opening links, but this looks like a new error. This is in 21.04 but I think the error is very recent, i.e. the links worked earlier in ...
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How to turn down the contrast for night mode in evince

I want to do something like this extension https://github.com/darkreader/darkreader Or is there another software for this. I tried Okular but the best I can do is to change black & white color. ...
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"Allow different sources for each windows" does not work for writing notes in Evince

With "Allow different sources for each windows", different Input Sources for different windows are saved so you do not have to switch the input source manually for specific windows. But even ...
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Evince does not open hyperlinks after updating ubuntu 18.04

I ran the software updater today for Ubuntu 18.04. Now evince does not open links in the viewed pdf anymore in my browser (chrome) but gives this error message in the terminal: [24120:24120:0726/...
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Ubuntu 20.04: Cannot print double sided from evince any more

[EDIT] So it works with the below Libre Office printer dialog, while it is not working with the standard printing dialogue from Ubuntu. Does anyone know about this behavior? I have a Canon Pixma mx920 ...
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Can't undo text edits in Document Viewer text annotations

I'm unable to "undo" when I'm editing text in a Document Viewer text annotation. (e.g. I accidentally deleted some text in the annotation and I want to undo that, like Ctrl+Z in gedit or ...
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Evince links not working on Ubuntu 20.04

I am able to open pdf files with evince, but I can't open any link in the browser. I have found this link from years ago: Hyperlinks clicked in evince document viewer are not opening, any ideas on how ...
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no lpr or lprng file in /etc/int.d/

My printer is behaving randomly except for the test page. It always works well on test page. Sometimes it works well on all applications. Sometimes it works on Chrome, chromium, but not on Firefox and ...
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PDF freezing my laptop

I've tried to open this PDF (UPDATED) on Chrome, Evince and Zathura. All freeze my laptop. I've tried to compress the file using ghostscript, but it also freezes. I waited more than 1 hour and it just ...
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Incorrect font spacing to fill PDF form

I am filling out this PDF form, IRS Form 1040, in evince 3.36.7 on Ubuntu 20.04 and having a problem that the numbers I input are not aligned correctly with the background bars. Please see this ...
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Evince Document Viewer gets stuck in full screen mode in Ubuntu 20.04

I am Using Ubuntu 20.04 on a computer that has 4 GB RAM and an Intel Core i5 Processor. When I open PDF files in Evince Document Viewer in full screen mode, sometimes it gets stuck. Neither getting ...
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Set as default application is not working (opening pdf files): Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS

I want to open my pdf file with evince (document viewer) as the default application. I right-click on the pdf, properties, open with and the Default application is ImageMagick I try to change it by ...
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Can 'Save as' in Atril be configured to open the file chooser with most recent directory selected instead of /home/Documents for downloaded PDFs?

For downloaded PDF files opened in Atril, the 'Save as' file chooser dialogue defaults to the /home/Documents directory, which is not what I want to use 100% of the time. Ideally I would like to be ...
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Error while opening pdf using evince

I have a issue with the evince. The pdf file is not opening in evince and while trying to open the pdf through the terminal by using the command evince test.pdf, the following error Is appearing in ...
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How to find/search for text results only in the Outline/headers in PDFs open in Evince?

Okular 20.8 and earlier has a feature that I miss badly: the ability to search for results only in the header titles, AKA "Outline" tab in the Evince UI. But in Evince 3.38, I don't see any ...
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Gedit SyncTex Plug-In in 18.04

I've upgraded from 16.04 to 18.04 using the standard option of the ubuntu software installer, and the gedit synctex plugin stopped worked after that. It is hard to find out for me why -- it just does ...
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How to view pdf with markup

I'm trying to view my advisor's comments on a PDF of a manuscript. He's made comments using Adobe software in the past, and I've been able to use evince or okular to view them. Now neither works, and ...
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Evince reader: How to make side panels dark in night mode?

I love night mode in evince, but the reading always gets strained since there are white bars while reading the book. Is there any way to darnen them black? All black screen will be a pleasure for ...
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Evince PDF links disabling login ability to the followed URL

I'm experiencing a strange behaviour when using corporate PDF documents and trying to follow links: PDFs comes by email (using Thunderbird) I open it directly from the attachment, with Evince PDF has ...
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Problem with fonts in okular in kubuntu 20.04

I am having a problem with fonts substitutions in kubuntu 20.04 using okular or evince (both). The file has some embedded fonts as in ------------------------------------ ----------------- ------------...
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I wonder if evince document viewer have configuration file like zathura have zathurarc?

I use zathura as document viewer but they not provide highlight text option , or I not found any plugin for that. So I switched to evince but how I configure keybindings in evince actually I saw this ...
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Document Viewer (Evince) does not remember last page in 20.04

Every time I close a document with Document Viewer (Evince), when I re-open it, it always start from first page. That's pretty annoying, and it was not like this in previous versions, where it used to ...
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Chrome or Firefox render pdf's much better than Evince's

Chrome or Firefox render pdf's much better than Evince's (ubuntu's default pdf viewer). For example Chrome: Evince: Both pictures are taken at same zoom and even if perhaps you might not notice ...
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Poor font substitution in eVince or poor rendering

I regularly receive pdf documents without all fonts embedded which means fonts need to be substituted when opening using eVince or other pdf readers. This is quite normal, I know. However, whatever ...
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Evince: How do I set a keybinding for the autoscroll?

I use evince with calibre as my primary ebook reader on Lubuntu 20.04. I find the autoscroll feature pretty useful. How can I set a keybinding to toggle autoscroll on evince?
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Automatic smooth scrolling Evince

I was wondering if there is a way to enable automatic smooth scrolling with evince pdf reader in ubuntu 18.04. I know about the ctrl+arrows, but i usually scroll the vim way with k and j keys. I can't ...
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Why Cannot I Delete Comments From Evince-pdfs?

I made several comments in a pdf in evince, and I would like to remove some of them. I thought this would by straight-forward by going to the comment and clicking the "Delete" key on my ...
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Evince won't print specified pages

I've opened a pdf document and want to print pages 6-7. When I use the print command and select pages 6-7, Evince prints pages 1-2. If I display page 6 and print Current Page, it prints page 6. I ...
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document viewer presentation mode show small frame when display scale is 200%

When I try to open a document in presentation mode in document viewer in Ubuntu 20.04 while the display scale is set to 200%, the presentation is shown in a small frame in the middle of the screen. If ...
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Evince shows small frame in Presentation mode

I recently noticed that Evince started showing the following unusual behavior when in Presentation mode (after F5 is pressed) on my laptop: instead of making the slide occupy most of the screen, it ...
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Evince show annotation text in preview instead of page, author and date

I am using evince for viewing PDFs and I use highlight and note annotations quite a bit. My evince version is GNOME Document Viewer 3.36.0. As shown in the image below, the annotations are previewed ...
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How to change the default saving behaviour of Evince Document Viewer following highlight?

If I highlight a sentence using Evince Document Viewer, it gets highlighted. But after highlighting when I click Ctrl + S (that is save), it is giving pop up for saving each-time. Then eventually I ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa - Can't associate document type with application

Just migrated from 18.04 to 20.04. pdf files were associated with document viewer OK until I installed Vivaldi browser. Since that clicking a pdf file will open it in Vivaldi. It is possible to ...
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search all pages of long pdf for string

I used a ghostscript command to unite all the pdf files in a directory into one which is about eighty pages long. When I run a search for a string with evince, it tells me the number of times it was ...
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Evince loses all open files during restarts?

Had many open pdfs in evince. Had to restart for some update. On reopen, evince showed recent files but only allowed me to open one and then recent files list seems to be completely hidden. Is there ...
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