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#273 Yap: Reliable autorefresh like in Sumatra PDF

Yap (62)

Yap has some support for automatically refreshing the document, but it is not at all perfect. The two most annoying problems:

  1. The Yap window must be brought to the foreground for the refresh to happen.
  2. Sometimes Yap prevents tex from writing to the dvi file, and tex prompts for a new file name---very annoying indeed.

The Sumatra PDF viewer (at version 0.9.1 at the moment) is much much better at this. The file is refreshed without any user interaction an so far it has not happened to me that it locked the PDF and prevented pdftex from overwriting it.

Please, if possible, make Yap work just as well for DVI files as Sumatra works for PDFs.