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[solved] Qnotero can't open pdf files

edited February 2015 in Miscellaneous


I'm using Qnotero on Linux Mint 17.1 with Zotero 4.0.26 and Firefox 35.

Qnotero applet opens well, I can search on my Zotero database and drag and drop pdf files. But I can't open directly a pdf file by clicking on the reference on Qnotero. When I click on a reference with pdf, these appears in the terminal:

qnoteroResults.mousePressEvent(): prepare to copy (tmp) /tmp/Fodor (1997)-1.pdf

The copy was done on the temp folder and nothing else happens. (My default pdf viewer is qpdfview and works well.)

Thanks for your help. Qnotero looks like a very useful tool!


  • edited 2:25AM

    Hi Victor,

    To open a PDF, you have to double-click on it, or press enter. Is that simply it? If you click once, Qnotero will start a drag action so that you can easily copy a PDF to somewhere else. The creation of a temporary file is simply part of this drag action.


    There's much bigger issues in the world, I know. But I first have to take care of the world I know.

  • edited 2:25AM

    Hi Sebastiaan,

    You're right !

    Thanks a lot

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