[texworks] Page navigation using arrow keys

Mark Yagnatinsky markyag at gmail.com
Mon May 8 20:57:54 CEST 2017

Yes, I also missed this at first when I upgraded to version 0.6.  I
think it's worth for finally having the ability to do continuous
scrolling, but of course it's even better to have both!

On Mon, May 8, 2017 at 11:09 AM, Joan Solà <jsola at iri.upc.edu> wrote:
> Hello,
> I have been using TexShop for ages, and this was my reason to use TexWorks
> when I needed a Tex editor for Linux. Then, I have been using TexWorks for
> about 4 years now.
> Until today, I have been using version 4.5. Today I updated to 6.2.
> I wonder where did this functionality go: in Texshop and earlier Texworks, I
> could position the page of the previewer at mid height in the window. Then,
> clicking left or right arrow keys, I could switch to the previous / next
> page, without losing the vertical position of my page. This way, I could
> zoom the page in, leaving top and bottom page margins out of the window, and
> still navigate across pages. The goal was to have all the text visible on
> the screen, but not the top and bottom margins, so that everything appeared
> significantly larger.
> Honestly, this was one of the coolest features of texworks. When you have a
> small screen (i.e. when you are working on your laptop), it is a life saver,
> since displaying PDF pages showing top and/or bottom margins  means that the
> page needs to be too small to fit in the screen. In other words: showing the
> margins implies a poor use of the screen surface.
> With the new version, I cannot do so. I can only do "next page" or "previous
> page" (even if attributed to the arrow keys), but when I do so, the
> appearing page is either at the top or the bottom of the window, meaning
> that either the full top margin is visible and I cannot see the lower text
> of my page, or the other way around.
> Obviously, scrolling the page up/down after having switched pages is not the
> option I am looking for.
> Is there any possibility to bring this feature back to life? It seems easy:
> on left/right arrow key, do:
> - remember vertical position
> - switch to previous/next page
> - reposition vertically the result according to the remembered setting
> Actually, and since we're already talking about this, this navigation
> feature could be improved even further, by also allowing the PDF window to
> skip left/right margins. Now, if the pdf page does not fit the window
> horizontally, then left/right arrows move the page horizontaly. My
> suggestion is that left/right arrows should only be used for page
> navigation, not for page repositioning, and that this navigation should
> remember horizontal and vertical position settings.
> Thank you very much,
> Joan
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> Joan Solà
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> Institut de Robòtica i Informàtica Industrial
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