[texworks] Page navigation using arrow keys

Joan Solà jsola at iri.upc.edu
Tue May 9 11:13:43 CEST 2017

Yes, it is just a next/previous page thing, and the CTRL key does not 
change anything.

Is there anyone else missing this cool feature? Because if I am alone 
then I think I can forget it... :-(

By the way, is this email list appropriate for suggesting new features? 
Are the developers reading these emails?

Thank you.


On 09/05/17 10:34, Alain Delmotte wrote:
> Sorry, correct, it moves to the top of next/previous page.
> Le 9/05/2017 à 05:42, Mark Yagnatinsky a écrit :
>> No, that does not seem to preserve scroll position.
>> On Mon, May 8, 2017 at 4:20 PM, Joan Solà <jsola at iri.upc.edu 
>> <mailto:jsola at iri.upc.edu>> wrote:
>>     Hi Alain. I will try tomorrow when in front of my Linux machine.
>>     Thanks!
>>     Joan
>>>     On 08 May 2017, at 21:44, Alain Delmotte
>>>     <alain.delmotte at leliseron.org
>>>     <mailto:alain.delmotte at leliseron.org>> wrote:
>>>     Hi!
>>>     Could you try Ctrl+PageUp or Ctrl+PageDown?
>>>     Does this help?
>>>     Alain
>>>     Le 8/05/2017 à 17:09, Joan Solà a écrit :
>>>>     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
Ramon y Cajal researcher
Institut de Robòtica i Informàtica Industrial
Mobile Robotics group
c/ Llorens i Artigas 4-6, 1r
08028 Barcelona
+34 93 4017337
jsola at iri.upc.edu

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