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Andrew Valtak
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PDF Preview opens new Window

Postby Andrew Valtak » Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:23 pm

Hello everyone,

I recently switched my primary machine from a Mac to PC, and I notice that the PDF preview command works slightly different than I am used to. On my old machine, whenever I previewed a file (Cmd+T on Mac, Ctrl+R on PC) it would update the most recent preview file, without opening a new window. However, since using LyX on my PC I have noticed that every preview opens a new window. This is not a significant problem, but it has been quite an irritation.

My guess is that it has to do with the PDF viewer I am using. On my Mac, it opened up the documents in the native preview application (preview), and on the PC I use Sumatra PDF (though I have tried Adobe Reader as well with the same "issue")

If anyone can point me towards a PDF reader that does not open new windows on every preview, or inform me of another way to circumvent this annoyance, I would be greatly appreciative.

Thank you,

-Andrew

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Postby localghost » Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:35 am

Andrew Valtak wrote:[…] My guess is that it has to do with the PDF viewer I am using. On my Mac, it opened up the documents in the native preview application (preview), and on the PC I use Sumatra PDF (though I have tried Adobe Reader as well with the same "issue") […]

For Sumatra PDF you should read the manual and there especially the section about command line arguments. The option -reuse-instance could be interesting for you.


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