View Full Version : [ubuntu] PDF Reader with tab feature like Foxit

January 25th, 2009, 09:53 PM
just wondering if anyone can recommend me an alternative light pdf reader like foxit which has a tab feature (like firefox browser)... more convinient for reading pdf files under one window with tabs

February 17th, 2009, 09:57 AM
This does sound like a good idea. I couldn't find anything on current .pdf readers that allowed tabs, but there is a Brianstorm page open on this topic:

February 21st, 2009, 05:14 AM
Foxit beta now available for linux:


February 21st, 2009, 06:40 AM
Re Foxit Reader for Linux:

This is a great pdf reader and incredibly fast.

You don't need to go through the install procedure that is listed in the User Manual.

All you have to do is un-tar the archive and copy the folder into your /usr/share directory using Nautilus in sudo mode.

Then just use >Preferences>Main Menu to crate a launcher in the Office Category.

Roger :D

February 21st, 2009, 07:06 AM
Wow, thanks for that info guys! I didn't know they had a beta out :D

February 21st, 2009, 09:19 AM
Excellent, i am removing acroread

January 19th, 2010, 03:45 PM
The FoxIt reader for linux does not support tabs.

July 12th, 2010, 04:07 AM
Has any progress been made with this?

July 12th, 2010, 01:17 PM
Foxit isn't free software. The windows installers also come with spyware-esque toolbar crap.

July 14th, 2010, 05:49 PM
I highly recommend Konqueror with the embedded Okular component.

Okular is lightweight and Konqueror provides the shell with all tabbing features I need. What's especially nice about Konqueror is, in my opinion, the ability to have multiple views for one document (window splitting), automatic (in case of crashes or restart) and manual session management, allowing me to easily refer to a set of tabs in the future.

August 30th, 2010, 04:00 AM
adobe reader is not too bad. fast and tab supported.

August 30th, 2010, 06:40 AM
try the latest adobe pdf reader.


then select linux x86.deb and download

then install it...

i hope this solved the concern.

August 30th, 2010, 09:56 AM
masque7 (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=490727)" Foxit has multiple versions including a free version and there is an msi version of Foxit that does not contain any of those toolbar junk. http://www.softexia.com/office-tools/pdf/1310-foxit-reader-4.html