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evince + apparmor + local fonts = some font thing failed

I made my Debian GNU/Linux 12 “bookworm” aware of locally installed fonts in a non-root partition: $ la -la /usr/local/share/fonts/ … lrwxrwxrwx 1 root staff 40 8. Feb 22:16 Folder1 -&...
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How to remove documents stored on Evince's "home page"?

Is there a way to remove certain documents from the front page of Evince? Or reset the entire thing back to zero and have no documents show up until I pull one up again? This page is what I mean:
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evince seems to ignore $DISPLAY on Fedora?

I am running Fedora 33: Linux mainoumi 5.14.18-100.fc33.x86_64 #1 SMP Fri Nov 12 17:38:44 UTC 2021 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux I have a PC running Xming (X11 server) 7.7.0.85 and PuTTy .78 (both ...
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Between Ubuntu 20.04 and 22.04, did Evince completely lose its settings menu?

This is my current version of evince $ dpkg -l | grep evince ii evince 42.3-0ubuntu2 amd64 Document (PostScript, ...
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Evince with dbus-launch cann't use WSL2 input methods

In the first post i asked how to enable reading history of Evince in WSL2, thanks to the answer which recommends: dbus-launch evince <file.pdf> But I found a problem, I cannot use WSL2 input ...
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Evince in WSL2 doesn't remember last visited page

I use the Evince pdf reader on WSL2, but it isn't remembering the last visited page. Every time I open a pdf file, it starts from the first page in a small window with the message: chen@4-726:~/...
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Configure Evince PDF Viewer to open in Outline Mode

Are there any configuration options for the evince pdf viewer with which I could configure the Sidebar to be in "Outline" mode by default?
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evince doesn't adapt window size to screen size

I use my laptop with external screens whose resolution and position differ depending on whether I am at work or at home. Most Xorg applications cope with this quite well. Evince however does not, and ...
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Javascript links to embedded documents in PDF with linux

I have received a PDF file which embeds (hundreds of) documents, which I can access directly using the "Embedded files" function in okular (but I have not found an equivalent in evince): ...
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evince won't show PDF's not named like *.pdf

I can view a PDF file foo.pdf with evince. But when I rename it to foo, evince instead complains, Unable to open document "foo". Error opening file: Permission denied [Close]. (Of course the perms ...
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Evince is not refreshing

To clarify I think at one point when you edited a PDF say by compiling with pdflatex, the edits appear immediately in Evince reader and didn't require you to close the viewer and open it to see the ...
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Recovering evince session in Ubuntu 16.04

How can I recover documents which were open in Evince prior to a system crash in Ubuntu 16.04? Ideally, I would like to find a list of files which were open just before the crash. At the least, I ...
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Reboot history in Ubuntu 16.04

I am trying to recover after a crash of Ubuntu 16.04. The crashed session had been up for several months. Unfortunately, wtmp logs are updated every month. Where can I still find the reboot history, ...
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OSX Change default program to brew installed binary

I'm very disappointed that Apple was still not capable to fix Preview app and my PDFs are all still blurry (comparison between Evince and Preview) on FullHD monitors. So I installed Evince from brew ...
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Why does Evince add boundaries around the document?

Since upgrading my Xubuntu, Evince behaves weird: it doesn't use its full window for displaying the document, but wastes a lot of screen real-estate with empty margines around it as soon as the page ...
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annotations made with evince appear in preview, but not in physical print-out

I made annotations with evince to a PDF and saved the PDF. I invested many hours of work into this so the annotations (colored highlighting) is valuable to me. Now I must print the PDF from an OS X ...
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How can I undo Evince highlighting for PDF files?

After highlighting some texts in Evince ("Annotate the Document"->"Add highlight annotation"), how can I undo the highlighting?
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Should I expect PDF vs TIF CMYK images to render differently on screen?

Consider a TIF CMYK image with embedded ICC profile, e.g. using ImageMagick : convert input.tif -profile /path/to/ISOcoated_v2_eci.icc output.pdf convert input.tif -profile /path/to/ISOcoated_v2_eci....
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Can I make a PDF file display like a book by default, without user input?

I have a PDF file. The pages display vertically, one after another, one at a time. I would like the PDF to display 2 pages at a time, one page next to the other horizontally, like laying out a book ...
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Where is the menubar in evince on arch?

I just installed the pdf viewer evince on arch linux and don't find the menubar. I tried the Alt key but nothing happens. I also tried all other keys on my keyboard and read the FAQ on the product ...
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Evince default window position

I have an Arch Linux desktop machine with 2 monitors and 4 workspaces. On the last workspace I usually have Firefox loaded on the left monitor to access Zimbra mail. While on the right monitor I have ...
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How to view a PDF file in its real page size in Evince, same size as printed

There is a 100% zoom in level in evince, but it looks obviously not the real page size as printed. How can I achieve this in Evince?
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How to install latest version of Evince in my Xubuntu machine

I wish to install the latest version of Evince (3.18) in my Xubuntu 15.04 machine (64 bits), which comes with v. 3.14.2 installed. I tried following the instructions from Evince's web page, using ...
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Silence Evince's warnings in Ubuntu

I'm getting loads of Evince warnings when running it from the terminal. E.g. (evince:4599): GVFS-WARNING **: can't init metadata tree /home/nivaca/.local/share/gvfs-metadata/home: open: Permission ...
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How to prevent missing hyphens when printing PDF from evince?

I encounter the same problem as explained in this blog, when I print a pdf from evince hyphens are not printed. when I print a pdf from Okular, hyphens are printed. For example the hyphen that appears ...
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View a colorful PDF/PS without colors, as it would look like when printed

I am working on an article with colorful drawings, but because it will be printed on black-and-white printers, I want to make sure it looks good without colors. I have Ubuntu and currently use Evince ...
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Clickable links (from hyperref package) do not work upon selecting a subset of pages via "printing to file" in evince

I use the hyperref package for clickable cross-referencing within my document. It works well, however, if I want to send a colleague just a part of the document by using the "print to file" feature in ...
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Get page borders in Evince without changing overall Mate theme

I've just noticed so it might have been like that ever since I upgraded to Linux Mint Rebecca, but I have no page borders in Evince: the white background of the page blends seamlessly into the white ...
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How to print my easy jet e-ticket with evince? [duplicate]

When i try to display a pdf file containg a easy jet flight ticket using linux debian evince 3.12.1 rending displays overlapped characters various places of ticket and on console i got many message ...
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Evince resume reading at last pint

Linux's PDF reader "Evince" will save where you are in a book so that the next time you open it it jumps to that page and position. I was wondering where is this stored? What file does evince read ...
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Disable DRM in Evince

Is it possible to disable DRM (digital rights management) for PDF files in "Evince" so that encrypted PDF files can be saved? How do you make this configuration? The option does not seem to be ...
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How to set back pages per sheet permanently in Evince printer setup?

I use Evince for viewing PDFs. Usually I print 2 pages in 1 sheet, so I set this in the Print->Preferences window. After I clicked OK then Print, the papers comming out and I close the program. The ...
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Converting a PDF to one with multiple pages per sheet through the command line

Let us say I want slides.pdf to contain 4 slides per page. I can open a slides.pdf document under evince (the default Ubuntu document viewer) evince slides.pdf-->Print-->Page Setup--> Pages per ...
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How do you get evince to display svgs?

Evince does not support svgs on its own, however I have the following situation: Ubuntu 11.04 / Evince 2.32.0 Ubuntu 11.10 / Evince 3.2.1 Debian 7.0 / Evince 3.4.0 Now, the odd thing is, on 1. I can ...
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evince not opening PDF files

On my CentOS 5.5 machine, evince is not working. I cannot open PDF files. I tried to kill to restart it, but I couldn't find its PID. Here is what I get when I launch it from the terminal: [...
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SublimeText LaTeXTools: Build doesn't render a PDF

I'm using the LaTeXTools plugin for SublimeText 2, and when running the build, the build system compiles the TeX and invokes Evince, but a PDF file is never rendered and thus, Evince complains, "No ...
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How do I launch (pdf) documents with Evince from the Activities Overview in Gnome 3?

Evince is already set as the default document viewer. Clicking on a document while in Nautilus will open Evince to view them. However, this is not the case when clicking on a document that appears ...
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Why does Evince for Windows look so much cleaner than the Linux version?

To be more specific, I would like Evince in Linux to open chapters to books without opening all of the sub-sections in those chapters as well. By hitting the right arrow key, Evince in Windows opens ...
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Why am I unable install Evince to a specific location on Windows 7?

The installable binary that Evince provides does not provide me with the option to select a location I would like it to be installed to. Instead I came across a suggestion at https://mail.gnome.org/...
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Where does evince store its per-document state (position, etc)?

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 ...
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Zooming size of pdf files and bookmarks

When reading pdf files using either adobe reader or evince, the zooming size always change back to default whenever the bookmarks are clicked. I was wondering if it is possible that the zooming size ...
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How to change the application to open pdf file in Firefox

In Firefox, when I clicked a pdf file in website, I would be asked to download the pdf file or open the pdf file in evince running outside Firefox. Since I install Adobe Reader, whenever I clicked a ...
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Emacs Auctex: How do I open the pdf in evince at the current cursor position

I use emacs auctex to write latex files. Since the text is pretty long, and I tend to change things in different places, I would like emacs to open the pdf so that the position in the text is shown ...
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How can I open multiple instances of the same document in Evince?

Evince opens new documents in the existing window. I'd like to see many pages of a PDF file at the same time. For example, say I'm reading a paper in one instance of Evince on page 3 and I want ...
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Poppler installation

I downloaded the new poppler 0.15 tar ball and i built it from source successfully but when trying dpkg -l | grep poppler it outputs ii libpoppler-dev 0.14.3-...
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bogus memory allocation size in RedHat Linux Enterprise 5

I am trying to open a pdf file via evince,after I open it and go through the page,Program suddenly jumped out and following error appears in shell ''bogus memory allocation size'' how it can be fixed?
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PDFs open in GIMP on Linux system

I installed evince on my Arch Linux system as a PDF reader, and everything was fine for a while. And then I installed GIMP. Since then, PDF files have been opening in GIMP. I've tried reinstalling ...
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How to prevent evince from contacting other instances?

Okay, this issue is kinda difficult to understand without context: When we run Evince, it checks if there is any other instance running. If there is one, the evince command exits immediately, right ...
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How to set default browser for PDF reader Evince on Linux?

I find this command sudo update-alternatives –config x-www-browser I choose Chrome. It works for xpdf, but Evince still starts Firefox after click. I feel Linux is not standard. I use Linux Mint 8 (...
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Making evince the default application for embedding PDFs in firefox in ubuntu

While I'm on the subject of complaining about things that upgrading to ubuntu 10.04 broke (see here), another problem that happened on moving from 9.04 to 9.10 (I think) is this: Firefox used to open ...
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