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Is there a good non-bloated PDF viewer for (Ubuntu) Linux that supports tabs?

I don't want to use Acrobat Reader because it is slow and takes much memory, and my computer isn't the fastest. I know the alternative readers evince and foxit, but they don't support opening different PDF files in tabs. (foxit has that feature on Windows, but the Linux version 1.1, which I just tried, doesn't have it.)

For evince, I know many people would like this functionality, but they get ridiculed by Ubuntu people (see here), who say that tabs are the task of a window manager. If that is the case, how can I put all evince windows into one in GNOME?

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Recently came across qpdfview and seems like it is the best tabbed pdf reader out there right now.

You can install it using the following commands.

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:b-eltzner/qpdfview
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install qpdfview

EDIT - From Ubuntu 12.10 onwards you can just use the following command. Thanks jnns for pointing out.

sudo apt-get install qpdfview
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Since Ubuntu Quantal there's also a package in the default repositories. – jnns Apr 6 '13 at 13:20
Why does it show links in a red box? Slightly irritating – pratnala Feb 14 '14 at 9:38
It's a bit odd but that's how it marks urls. To disable it goto Edit > Settings. In the Graphics tab untick Decorate links – Nufail Feb 15 '14 at 14:49

I believe at the moment there are no tabbed pdf readers for linux (I hope they implement it into foxit linux version soon tho'). But, alternatively you could use for example konqueror for that matter. It has tabs, and it can read pdf. Or you could use any web browser with integrated pdf support - just strip down all of it's other unnecessary options and use it for pdf reading. =)

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I can advice you to run your favorite tabbed PDF viewer for Windows under Wine emulator. I know that FoxIt reader for Windows (3rd version) is working fine under Wine. Try it.

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There is apvlv, definitely non-bloated and supports tabs. However, it is mainly controlled through vi-like keyboard commands, so it might not be fitted for everyone’s use.

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