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s1wood
December 31st, 2010, 11:55 PM
I used to have FoxitReader on Windows and have been missing it so I was pleased to find there is now a Linux download.
I downloaded it as a tar.gz file and extracted it. The program opens from the cogwheel symbol in the folder without any further installation, which surprised me.
It works nicely and I have been able to put a launcher on the panel but it does not show up as an application I can open a document with. I have to launch the program first then open the document from File which is a bit slow. Is there a way round this?

Susan

cariboo
January 1st, 2011, 12:45 AM
You change what program opens pdfs, by right-clicking on a pdf and selecting Open with other application, when the Open with windows pops up go to the very bottom and select Use a custom command, browse to where you have the foxit reader program located and select it.