Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 77866
Change default PDF viewer?
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:48:26 EDT
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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):
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
OTOH, xpdf allows searching for text.
My general impression is that some files look much better in one,
some in the other.
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 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.