Brilliant Free pdf reader on Linux VM's (okular)


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    Brilliant Free pdf reader on Linux VM's (okular)


    Hi folks

    those of you using Linux VM's -there's an excellent Free pdf reader (works better than using built in reader in Edge on Windows) called OKULAR. Installs on most Linux distros.

    Brilliant Free pdf reader on Linux VM's (okular)-screenshot_20200630_094050.png

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Thanks for posting that @jimbo45.
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    Just got Okular from the Microsoft Store, installed on Win10 Version 2004 Build 19041.329, looks good. I always like to use cross-platform software when offered. Will be adding it to my Linux machines.
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    I don't have Windows Store App so I got the latest stable build (64bit) for windows from here:

    Okular_Nightly_win64 #436 [Jenkins]

    okular-master-436-windows-msvc2019_64-cl.exe
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    In addition to that there is also a brilliant image viewer called gwenview. Also, screen grabber spectacle is waaay bettter than Windows 10's.
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    rollercoaster said:
    In addition to that there is also a brilliant image viewer called gwenview. Also, screen grabber spectacle is waaay bettter than Windows 10's.
    Hi there
    agreed -- but windows 10 snipping tool is easy to mark things with red / blue pen etc when needed.

    Spectacle though is very good if you want to capture part of a screen that disappears again with another mouse click e.g say a menu since you can set to capture rectangular region and the delay to say 5 secs and then display the menu and wait - the screen will then freeze after the 5 secs enabling the bit to be captured before disappearing --e.g capture KDE menu shown in screenshot - no need to print screen and paste to word and then use snipping tool.

    Brilliant Free pdf reader on Linux VM's (okular)-screenshot_20200711_075555.png

    cheers
    jimbo
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    I really like Dolphin's split window feature where you can easily copy between 2 locations without having to open two file explorers. You can even have terminal at the bottom.

    Brilliant Free pdf reader on Linux VM's (okular)-dolphin.png
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    ;1963757 said:
    I really like Dolphin's split window feature where you can easily copy between 2 locations without having to open two file explorers. You can even have terminal at the bottom.

    Brilliant Free pdf reader on Linux VM's (okular)-dolphin.png
    Hi there

    @rollercoaster

    And it can display long file names (path/directory/file name > 266 chars !!!!) unlike file explorer in Windows -- I know Windows itself can remove the restriction but most Windows file browsers are using the old API which limits the display --over 266 chars you get the old dos 8.3 display !!)



    It's an excellent file explorer

    display in groups is also nice compared with Windows file explorer !!

    Brilliant Free pdf reader on Linux VM's (okular)-screenshot_20200713_094511.png

    Windows really needs to update its file explorer --the current default display order IMO is just confusing and hideous. !

    cheers
    jimbo
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    A simpler time?
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    Berton said:
    A simpler time?
    Brilliant Free pdf reader on Linux VM's (okular)-image.png
    @Berton

    This is the Hideous default display -- who in the world leaves it like this

    Here I'm just displaying users Download directory

    Brilliant Free pdf reader on Linux VM's (okular)-exp.png

    I couldn't have designed a worse way of showing files if I'd have sat down and tried a whole year !!!

    OK one can do a bit of fiddling but why should the default be the most hideous. !!!!

    If you drill down to "C" drive then it is simpler at top level but then if you drill down from the C:drive to users and then say downloads you get the same garbage display I've shown above.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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