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Old 01-20-2016, 01:37 PM   #1
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Is there a way to keep Evince in the forefront, during pdf download?

I'm using CentOS with Firefox 38.5 and Evince for viewing/printing pdf files. My network is on the slow side. When I click on a pdf link, I get a real quick about:blank white window that hides itself immediately and then nothing shows on the screen until the pdf has completed downloading (which can take a while). Then a window comes up with LOADING . . . and almost immediately the pdf displays. Is there a way to keep evince in the forefront, so a user would know it's doing something and not try to click the link multiple times? Other than this issue, Evince meets the need.

Things to know - I'm not using Acroread, because many pdf's come up with a blank screen, the first time I click on them. I have to close and reopen the pdf to get it to come up. I'm not using the built-in viewer in Firefox 38.5, because it prints portrait, no matter what the orientation of the document should be. I'm not using Okular, because I'm using Gnome and not KDE.
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just clicking on a pdf link starts a download to /tmp
then it opens in Evince

just "r-click" the link and select save as
then open it in the Downloads folder

you will get a progress dialog as it downloads
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The page we access most often doesn't give me the option to right click the link. When I right click on the link it says "save page as", which of course is saving the page. If I expose the download icon, I can see progress, but it is extremely small and not obvious and we have many users. Is there a trick to get the larger download progress bar to show automatically, instead of the little progress bar on the icon?


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