[texworks] Wishlist for pdf previewer

Stefan Löffler st.loeffler at gmail.com
Thu Sep 22 17:58:23 CEST 2011

Hi all,

as you may or may not know, Charlie and I are currently working on an
overhaul (you could also call it replacement) of the current pdf viewer.
This means now is the perfect time to tell us what you would like to see
changed in the pdf viewer, so we can see what we can do to implement them.

There are a few things that you don't need to bring up, however:
 - multipage/continuous view - that is up and running already
 - text selection - that is on our wishlist, but due to implementation
details in poppler not too easy to achieve. If we have the time, we
might look into how evince/okular/other poppler-based programs do it,
but it's unlikely that this makes it into the first version that we
bring to Tw
 - printing - this is highly platform dependent and independent of the
core pdf previewer code (which only deals with displaying things on the
screen), so not the primary target right now

Alright, so let's all work together to improve the pdf previewer.


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