[pdftex] OT: Linux AR 7.0 released: another comment

Nelson H. F. Beebe beebe at math.utah.edu
Sat Apr 30 02:40:20 CEST 2005

Allin Cottrell reports on Fri, 29 Apr 2005 20:11:24 -0400 (EDT) a
recommendation to launch Adobe Acrobat Reader 7 for GNU/Linux with an
explicit zero-offset X11 geometry specification:

	acroread -geometry +0+0
	acroread -geometry 640x480+0+0

I run it on a remote IA-32 box, with display on my Sun Solaris 24in
flat panel (1920x1080 pixels).  When I launch it with just a filename

	acroread foo.pdf &

I get a window of size 1720x880, covering most of my large display,
and I can find no preferences setting to prevent that from happening.
It looks like it picks a width of 90% of the display, which is
completely silly for a panoramic display like mine.

When I instead use Allin's recommended

	acroread -geometry +0+0 &

I get a tiny window of size 200x200, far too small to usefully display
a page of text in a PDF file.

Clearly, more work is needed in Acrobat Reader 7.

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