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I'm using evince to view my documents under Linux. One thing bothers me, however. It seems to magically remember the position and settings of the window for every document. I searched all over (the hidden directories in my home folder, system files, gconf) for where it might be saving those settings, but I can't find anything. Does anyone know where those settings are?

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Things have changed since the previous answer was given (October 2011). The window settings of Evince are now being stored in binary, in the directory ~/.local/share/gvfs-metadata/.

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These seem to be binary files. Any way of figuring out what the settings actually are? – Faheem Mitha Oct 2 '14 at 23:33

The per document settings are stored in the file ~/.gnome2/evince/ev-metadata.xml.

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