Bug 77866

Summary: Change default PDF viewer?
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Michael Lee Yohe <michael>
Component: distributionAssignee: Havoc Pennington <hp>
Severity: medium Docs Contact:
Priority: medium    
Version: 8.0CC: mitr
Target Milestone: ---Keywords: FutureFeature, Triaged
Target Release: ---   
Hardware: i686   
OS: Linux   
Fixed In Version: Doc Type: Enhancement
Doc Text:
Story Points: ---
Clone Of: Environment:
Last Closed: 2006-02-21 18:50:09 UTC Type: ---
Regression: --- Mount Type: ---
Documentation: --- CRM:
Verified Versions: Category: ---
oVirt Team: --- RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:
Cloudforms Team: --- Target Upstream Version:
Bug Depends On:    
Bug Blocks: 79579, 79601, 100644    

Description Michael Lee Yohe 2002-11-14 16:04:25 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.6 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20020830

Description of problem:
I wasn't sure where to file this RFE, but under my Gnome 2.0 panel to select the
PDF Viewer (Red Hat->Graphics->PDF Viewer), the icon opens xpdf instead of the
native Gnome application ggv.  xpdf is a simple PDF viewer - but lacks the
plethora of features that ggv provides (including solid printing support for PDF
documents - and any documents that GhostScript understands how to open).

By happenstance while perusing the Bugzilla database, I stumbled upon ggv
(having completely forgotten about it) - and have been xpdf'ing my PDF files,
"printing" them to a .ps file, and then lpr'ing them to the printer.  Quit a few
manual steps if the user does not realize the existence of a better alternative.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install RHL8.
2. Navigate through the Red Hat menu under Gnome (probably under KDE's menu too)
3. Red Hat->Graphics->PDF Viewer

Actual Results:  xpdf starts

Expected Results:  ggv starts

Additional info:

Comment 1 Miloslav Trmac 2002-12-14 16:20:46 UTC
OTOH, xpdf allows searching for text.
My general impression is that some files look much better in one,
some in the other.

Comment 2 Michael Lee Yohe 2003-08-08 17:44:30 UTC
Since GGV is dropping support for PDF files, this bug is no longer applies.  We
still need to change the default PDF viewer to a Gnome 2 native viewer.  I had
already filed Bug 99339 to include a Gnome 2 native PDF viewer.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 99339 ***

Comment 3 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 18:50:09 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.