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Bug 77866 - Change default PDF viewer?
Summary: Change default PDF viewer?
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 99339
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: distribution
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Havoc Pennington
QA Contact:
Depends On:
Blocks: 79579 DefaultApplications CambridgeTarget
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-11-14 16:04 UTC by Michael Lee Yohe
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:48 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Enhancement
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Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2006-02-21 18:50:09 UTC

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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.

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