Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Dermot7, Mar 13, 2011.
You're welcome ExtremeGamerBR! I really like Sumatra...small and uncomplicated!
and fast !
Sumatra PDF Reader 1.4
i don't do "me too" posts usually but i think Sumatra deserves it.
it fits perfectly my "small is beautiful" mindset.
The best. No nags.
Any better than Foxit?
better because it doesn't have the bloat.
If that's the case I'm sold. Will be switching home pc's to it.
I set Sumatra to open PDFs in Firefox. Fast! When running FF in Sandboxie, opening a PDF link will launch Sumatra and the downloaded PDF in the sandbox. Very safe IMHO. (You need to add Sumatra's exe to Sandboxie's Internet Access list, of course.)
No real comparison between Sumatra and Foxit; would be like comparing Notepad and WordPad. And how would anyone know what you think might constitute "better"?
I use Foxit as my default PDF reader as it better handles some of the "fancier PDF stuff" that can make rendering in Sumatra a bit sloppy. And Sumatra's page navigation tools are tedious when reading large documents. Other tools and features are primitive, but that's what makes it "better." "Better because it doesn't have the bloat," as the Bloat Card folks like to toss that term around. Compared to Adobe Reader, Foxit is "better because it doesn't have the bloat."
Wow this place has certainly changed over the years. Did not realize each post has to be so specific where no one can ask a general question without having to write a thesis on a how, why, or is question.
This place has become to elitist it seems.
portableapps.com has a portable version you can try:
Sumatra is portable by default!
Sumatra PDF is always my choice for all secondary systems (BartPE, WinPE, test or virtual PCs, recovery disks, ... ) -- whenever all I need is a basic PDF reader with small size Sumatra (zip-version) is the ticket.
Sumatra (zip-version) is under 2 MB whereas Adobe Acrobat X clocks in around 2 GB. Obviously Adobe offers a lot more functionality (and it's the industry standard so you need it for work stuff), but if all you want is a small, basic pdf reader, then Sumatra is the way to go.
i downloaded the portable version from the site yesterday.
Hitman Pro using PrevX engine flagged it as a program which exhibited the characteristics of malware.
checking with VirusTotal Prevx was the only one who flagged it as suspicious.
I installed Sumatra. When I executed it, my firewall reported that Sumatra was seeking to connect out. I blocked it. Then my connection was broken & I couldn't fix it by the usual means. Whether the break was caused by Sumatra or by my firewall -- this I do not know. (I don't think my firewall did it because I have had the firewall block many connections in the past & it never before resulted in a total disconnect from the internet.)
In any event I had to restore an image in order to get things working properly again.
I removed Sumatra -- just on general principles, since I have 2 other PDF readers & do not really need another one -- especially one with (possibly) suspicious activities.
I see no need for a PDF reader to connect out. IS there a reason why Sumatra would do this?
uncheck "Automatically Check for Updates" in the Settings/Options.
Windows 7 Firewall Control Free also intercepted the communication attempt.
but i did not have problems here.
Did you RClick detection "quarantine" arrow and "report this file as safe"?
I checked and Prevx itself does not detect, so it's only HMP's version of Prevx database, so some updating must be needed, and this shouldn't still be happening. PortableApps still showing v1.3?
no, i did not think about reporting it but i will do so soon.
go directly to the developer site for the 1.4 portable version:
Thanks moontan, yes that was 1.4 portable from author's official site that I used for ss above.
Thanks. I much prefer the portable version.
Also, I unchecked the auto update. Don't know why I didn't think of that (duhhhh)
Elitist thesis on a how, why or is:
Krzysztof's SumatraPDF.exe is stand-alone and self-contained and can be launched from any partition, volume or device and writes to the local registry as well as any remote share point registries if opened across enterprise clients. So, not portable. Which is why John T. cooks up one for PortableApps.
When run from a portable drive, Sumatra PDF will write its settings to sumatrapdfprefs.dat in the application folder.
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