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Re: Set emacs as pdf viewer?

From: Robert Thorpe
Subject: Re: Set emacs as pdf viewer?
Date: Fri, 06 Feb 2015 03:05:57 +0000

Rusi <address@hidden> writes:
> As it happens I just discovered this yesterday, though it will depend on 
> desktop
> (kde/gnome/ etc) I use xfce.
> For a long time for certain types of files (certain mime types), instead of 
> starting some editor (let alone emacs) it would start wine and call notepad!
> The official app for that is xdg-open -- which I found completely 
> impenetrable.
> Yesterday I found that xfce uses exo-open which is linked to 
> xfce4-mime-settings
> Your desktop will have something similar

Emacs has it's own system for things like this though,
"auto-mode-alist" and "interpreter-mode-alist".  These days Emacs will
open a PDF in doc-view mode by default.  If this isn't happening in
Auctex then that probably means that an Auctex variable must be set.  Or
it could mean that browse-pdf-generic-program should not be set.

Robert Thorpe

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