Sumatra PDF Updates

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  1. Dermot7

    Dermot7 Registered Member

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    v2.5.2 Released:
    http://blog.kowalczyk.info/software/sumatrapdf/free-pdf-reader.html
    SumatraPDF 2.5.2 released
     
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  2. subhrobhandari

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    I love this software, not only because of their small memory footprint and wide range of supported formats, but also because they can show thumbnails of the pdfs in Win64. Here's the link of their nightly releases hxxp://xhmikosr.1f0.de/sumatrapdf/
     
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    http://blog.kowalczyk.info/software/sumatrapdf/news.html
     
  4. Joxx

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    I swapped Sumatra for PDF-XChange some time ago but I think I'll give it another go
     
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  8. Pliskin

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    Open SumatraPDF-settings.txt and change it. EDIT: Strange, I can't find that option. Did you make a feature request?
     
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  9. subhrobhandari

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    Use colorpicker and put the hex value in the advanced settings.
     
  10. Pliskin

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    That's not the one. He is talking about the grey background, which you can't change apparently.
     
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  11. Joxx

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    that's right
    you can change the (yellow) background colour of the main program window (when you open Sumatra)
    but not the (grey) background of PDFs and other documents
     
  12. Dermot7

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    Sumatra 3.1 PDF reader update brings 64-bit builds - gHacks Tech News

    http://www.sumatrapdfreader.org/news.html
     
  13. haakon

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    I've been running the Sumatra PDF 64-bit pre-release versions without issue for well over a year in Windows 7 without issue as the configured Action for application/pdf Content Type in Mozilla browsers. I give it a big :thumb: in that task and for fast, snappy, resource friendly webbunetz PDF viewing. (For serious readings of books, manuals, etc., PDF-XChange Viewer is my system default.)
     
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    But is it still safe?

    (Adobe needs to patch its Reader almost every month...)
     
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    It doesn't have all the fancy functions that need patching. It doesn't support active content etc.
     
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    It is true that Sumatra PDF doesn't need all the patching that Adobe has because Sumatra is so basic, however it still renders untrusted content so I'm not so comfortable with it being abandonware. Another reason Adobe has so many security patches is because it has many eyes on it looking for vulnerabilities. For example PDF-XChange also has many fancy functions where vulnerabilities could be hidden, but it doesn't receive many security updates. So while it is true that there is a lot less potential for exploiting in Sumatra, I would advise using an anti-exploit app and running it restricted/guarded/sandboxed with some program.
     
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  22. XIII

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    Are we seeing the same thing on that page?

    The last update I see is from November last year.
     
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    SumatraPDF v3.2 (Build 11040) pre-release (August 17, 2018)
    Download
     
  24. shmu26

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    Anyone try it? Any comments or comparisons to the current stable build?
     
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    So far it seems to be doing fine as before on my 8.1 systems. Even on Windows 10 where I change associations to run it instead of the default.
     
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