epdf & evince full screen fail

Risto H. Kurppa risto at kurppa.fi
Sun Nov 2 10:44:33 CET 2008


I've tried both evince and epdf to view pdf:s. They both do the basic
stuff ok ( I think evince is a bit better) - but both fail when you
start the full screen mode (epdf) or presentation mode (evince).

Evince presentation: you can click the screen to get to the next page.
After the last page you get a black screen telling to press esc to
close the view. This is not possible without a keyboard - and the
button to launch the keyboard is somewhere there behind the
presentation. Bugrep: http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=309364
-> powerdown or kill evince over ssh.

epdf full screen: can't go to the next page. I guess pgdn would do it.
Neither can you close the fullscreen view, no buttons around to do it.
-> powerdown or kill evince over ssh.

I'd hope the programs would support
a) mouse only ie. not having to click ESC ( I don't know if there
would be some menu behind the right mouse button?)
b) touchscreen

Is there anyone who could do something about this?
 - use aux to launch keyboard/home or close the running program ( I
never lock the keyboard, I suspend..)
 - write the required features to epdf (click to go to the next page
and close when viewing the last slide) and evince (click to close
presentation mode)


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