Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 128821
ggv cannot mark multiple pages with right-click + drag
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:03 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7)
Description of problem:
Older ghostscript viewer front end, gv or ghostview, has the ability
to mark several pages over by right click + drag over the page
numbers. This is useful if you have to mark many pages in ranges for
printing. ggv cannot do that. To select many pages (in range), one has
to click through the page number one by one, which gets really tedious.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to mark many pages in range by right click + drag on page number
Actual Results: None
Expected Results: behave like gv / ghostview.
ggv is not a good postscript viewer for remote X servers, such as X
terminals and PCs running an X server. We use Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 3 AS to provide compute services to a couple hundred such
clients. Our users are extremely upset that gv is not available and
that the replacement is essentially unusable.
Mass reassign to Marco.
Internal RFE bug #154238 entered; will be considered for future releases.
We aren't doing feature work on ggv in RHEL3. In RHEL4, evince is the default
postscript viewer, and it has a 'Print range' feature which should work well for
the use case described. Closing bug.