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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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How can I reenable the back button in Evince on Ubuntu 19.10?

I'm on Ubuntu 19.10 and my evince is not showing Back/Forward history navigation buttons. Various comments on the internet claim that one can enable them by editing the tool bar, but none of the ...
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Printing Black and White in Evince?

Unfortunately, I see no options in Evince under the section "color". My printer is a HP-Deskjet-2540 series. Many thanks in advance! @user68186: Thanks for the hints. Here is a screenshot from my ...
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Evince is slow to open (on overlayroot with apparmor disabled)

When launching evince on Ubuntu 19.10, it takes about 15 seconds before evince opens. Dmesg output appears to be clean. I disabled the apparmor profile as I'm having problems with it being on an ...
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Auto-Scroller for Evince Document Viewer in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

I am using Evince Document Viewer (version 3.28.4) on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. I want to run a script or some command that automatically scrolls my opened pdf by a fixed amount, let's say 10 lines every 30 ...
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How to tell thunderbird to use doc viewer for pdf

In Thunderbird settings I can tell it to use a specific program to open all pdf documents. I want to use the document viewer utility (evince) but I don't know how to indicate that to Thunderbird. If ...
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Unable to launch evince

When launching evince, I get this error: EvinceDocument-WARNING **: 10:14:16.337: Error opening directory “/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/evince/4/backends”: Permission denied I have already put evince ...
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Evince error: “failed to map segment from shared object”

Evince does not open the pdf from a terminal instead, it gives the error: EvinceDocument-Warning: liblcms2.so.2: failed to map segment from shared object Opening the file using Firefox or Foxit ...
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Windows do not react after action

I am using Ubuntu 19.10 standard installation with a T490 notebook, which worked fine for the last weeks. But since a bunch of updates I did the last days, sometimes when I use graphical applications, ...
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I can't print PDF files in 18.04

I use Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS and I have trouble printing PDF files. When I start the job (be it from Evince, Okular or Chrome) the paper LED of my printer Brother (HL-L2310D) starts blinking and then ...
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Evince snap doesn't remember window size

As per title, the snap version of evince doesn't remember window size, page zoom and which page it was on after closing and reopening a document. For example if I'm on page 5 of a document with 150% ...
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Install basic GNOME without any app

I am trying to remove Evolution from my system. However, removing it also removes the GNOME environment. So, I conclude that it is impossible to have GNOME without Evolution. Please note I am NOT ...
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How to quickly anonymize all annotations in evince?

In Evince, I know that I can do right-click on the annotation -> Annotation Properties... and clear the author in the properties window. However, doing this for each annotation is overkill. Is there ...
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Default PDF viewer suddenly changed in Firefox & Thunderbird under KDE

I use Ubuntu 18.04 with KDE. My default PDF viewer is Okular and it has worked as intended (when I open PDF, it laucnhes Okular). That has changed recently: If I now open PDF i.e. from Dolphin, ...
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Document Viewer (evince) not opening from terminal

I am running Ubuntu 18.04 Whenever I try to open evince from the command line: > evince something.pdf I get this error (even without a pdf file): evince: error while loading shared libraries: ...
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evince-thumbnailer uses excessive CPU and memory

I have the well-known problem with evince-thumbnailer, while I was working with tex. No thumbnail created for a .ps and a .dvi file. CPU -> 100% and it ate memory (~500 MB) until I stopped the process ...
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a missing font causes RAM overflow, huge syslog file, then crash ubuntu

I have some PDFs open in Document Viewer (3.28.4), academic papers downloaded from arXiv recently. Then I notice my memory usage rising gradually, eventually overwhelmed all the available RAM, which I ...
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since Ubuntu 19.10 evince exits on mouse click or mark area events

since Ubuntu 19.10, evince exits on mouse click or mark area events and hence it is impossible to copy text, even from my own PDF files, generated by PDF-LaTeX LATER ADDITION> 1> my install is an ...
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Evince Document Viewer theme parssing error causes invisible GUI when custom GTK-3 theme is in symlink

Getting following error when replacing the .themes folder in $HOME with a symbolic link pointing to content on a mounted drive: (evince:28717): Gtk-WARNING **: 13:21:16.921: Theme parsing error: gtk....
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Evince fails to open

Since re-installing 18.04, evince document reader is failing to open. The files can be opened with other readers. I have removed and reinstalled evince. The symptoms are:Whether I double click a pdf ...
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Evince - printing a pdf with a wrong page-size

Whenever I print a PDF file from evince, and the PDF page size is different from my printer's page size (e.g. Letter file on A4 printer), the printer emits a blank page. Is there a fix or a workaround?...
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LaTeX and evince problem. Evince does not attach to edges of the screen

I just use ST3 for LaTeX. LaTeXTools requires one of this pdf-viewers: evince, okular, zathura. I like evince because it is very simple and fast pdf-viewer. But have an issue: when I compile my pdf ...
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Printer ignores duble printing side in Evince and Libreoffice, but respecting it in Okular

Our new printer (Toshiba e_STUDIO 3515) ignores the printing side, printing always on the long side, whatever selected in the printing dialogue. Fine, but when I print two pages per sheet I prefer ...
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Printing font change pdf

When I print a PDF in (Evince) document viewer it changes the font making the document hard to read. It looks something courier but the spacing is messed up. If I print in Mendeley the document comes ...
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Document Viewer (Evince) makes highlighted (selected) text non-graphically corrupted

In Ubuntu Document Viewer (Evince), when text is highlighted (selected) it becomes non-graphically corrupted. How can I make all the text in particular PDF in any PDF reader looks like that all the ...
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Evince and fc-match think Windows 8.1 courbd.ttf is worse match than DejaVu Sans Book font

I have invoice PDF where the shop's software uses Courier New and Courier New Bold fonts. However, both Evince and fc-match decide (assuming through Fontconfig) that my Windows 8.1 original Courier ...
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Can evince pdf reader be setup to do larger zoom than 400%?

PDF documents are usually vector graphics and can be zoomed infinitely. Some PDFs like infographics contain a lot of information and need a large zoom to read them. Why can evince not zoom over 400%? ...
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Can evince be configured to suggest last used folder when using “save as” from a downloaded document?

While in Ubuntu 16.04 this was the default and it was very convenient (at least for me), in Ubuntu 18.04 it always goes to "~/Documents" forcing to navigate to the chosen folder every time. The use ...
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How to set “outline” as the default option in the Evince dropdown menu?

I have a long pdf book and have to frequently access chapters using the index after clicking the outline option in the Evince dropdown menu as shown below. My problem is that every time I open ...
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Print two A5 pages on one A4 page with correct sizes

I've got a PDF file, which has A5 as internal page size. This is also shown by evince: A5 is half A4, so I thought it should be possible to print two pages of this PDF on one A4 page, such that they ...
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Cannot Print This PDF, Can Print Other PDFs

I just upgraded to 19.04. I have a Brother laser printer that I've used for quite a while with 14.04 with no problems. I reinstalled the drivers, and have been using the printer in 19.04, also without ...
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How can I open an editable pdf?

I am not able to open this file with Evince or Okular, but I can open this file with Reader on Windows. Here's is a picture:
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Evince highlights wrong regions in PDF

This is an old bug, it seems to be not Evince's own fault but the bug is from Poppler. The specific cause of the bug has been identified (it's the calculation of some coordinates) but as of 2019 it ...
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Thumbnail generation fails on some PDFs

I've noticed that some PDFs won't show a thumbnail no matter what I do; I've tried purging and installing the snap of Evince, only to find that it would result in no thumbnails being generated for ...
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Problem displaying pdf files after update to lubuntu 18.04

Recently I updated my lubuntu version from 16.04 to 18.04 and since then I have had issues displaying certain symbols pdf plots (using evince). The pdf file I am trying to display is the following: ...
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Problem to read old books

Does anybody have any idea how to configure Evince or any other document viewer so that the last could quickly open and leaf through some old facsimile? I mean the books which were written a couple of ...
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Viewing PDF annotations in Evince

I'm trying to get around a bug in the Evince GUI. Annotations in a PDF are shown with (1) a highlight to the text color, and (2) a small comment-box icon. Clicking the comment-box icon opens a sticky-...
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evince document viewer not showing wireless printer

For some reason Evince document viewer is not showing me my wireless printer. Libreoffice and other applications show my printer and prints fine.I'm using Ubuntu 18.10.
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How to scroll in any direction (pan) with evince PDF viewer using a touch pad

Quite hidden in Evince, the accepted answer on this AskUbuntu question clarifies that one can pan in a document (i.e. drag a zoomed document around to change the viewed area) with the right-click ...
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Evince preferences (double page view, first page on right side), how do I force it manually

I am viewing various PDF files with Evince. It has an option to display the first page of a document on the right side when viewing it in double page mode, so that one sees the pages like in an opened ...
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Evince fails to annotate text in right place

I am reading a book with evince(version 3.30.1 on ubuntu 18.10) but find its notation function does not work properly The source pdf file is in good quality because okular functions nicely. I prefer ...
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How do I install Evince 3.28 or newer on Ubuntu Xenial 16.04 LTS?

Evince 3.28, the default in Ubuntu Bionic 18.04 LTS, introduces several good features, in particular a working fullscreen mode. Is there a way to install this version - or newer - on 16.04? The most ...
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Promote evince in /etc/mailcap.order

GIMP very unexpectedly took over opening PDF files a while ago when issuing the see command. It is listed in /etc/mailcap before the more appropriate evince. Of course I can edit this file by hand, ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Evince and Calibre reader must be restarted every page to load font

For PDF files about 15 MB or more, the fonts are garbled every time I go to a new page. If I close the file and reopen it, the font on the current page is fine, but other pages are garbled. It ...
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Unable to open pdf file using evince. error while loading libraries: libexpat.so.1

I am unable to open pdf file using evince on Ubuntu 16.04. I get the following error: evince: error while loading shared libraries: libexpat.so.1: failed to map segment from shared object I have ...
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evince crashes when I try to open some pdf

When I try to open one of my pdf files with evince, it will crash with exit code 134 and this message prints out: ! SyncTeX Error : No file? terminate called after throwing an instance of 'std::...
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How should I change the default highlight colour to the colour I want?

I can highlight text with evince, but if I want a different colour than the default one (yellow), I have to change each highlighted phrase separately. How can I change the default highlight colour to ...

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