@belshazzar: Concerning the shortcuts, please check svn revision 357 from
today. Amongst other things, the preview is now focusable.
It is focused when toggled on, and standard shortcuts (i.e. those of
evince) for moving and zooming are accessible. Ctrl+Tab moves the focus
from the view to the preview, and Tab or Ctrl+Tab does the converse.
Please tell me if it suits you.
(If you have other remarks, which I hope, maybe we should open a new
That is much better. Other than that I found that
1. It is somewhat slower than a stand-alone Evince.
2. The keyboard shortcuts are somehow buffered. The viewport keeps moving after you release the keys.
3. I find it confusing that every tab has it’s own preview, for files that belong to and are included in a master document.
Did you test the preview pane with a long document that has included files? If we ever get SyncTex support then we need at least a single preview pane for all files that belong to a master document.
In total, I’m not really convinced that an internal preview has many advantages over an external Evince window that is positioned similarly in the desktop workspace.