zathura is a highly customizable and functional document viewer. It provides a
minimalistic and space saving interface as well as an easy usage that mainly
focuses on keyboard interaction.
## Main features
You only want to view PDF documents? How about PostScript or DjVu? All
together? zathura now uses a plugin based system for supported
document types which makes it possible for you to choose which file formats
you want your version of zathura to support. This also makes it possible to
use different backends for the same document type: For instance we provide a
plugin for PDF documents using either the poppler or the mupdf library.
zathura makes it possible to completely view and navigate through
different documents without using a mouse. Functions to scroll or zoom are
mapped to certain keys as well as the possibility to follow or open links
that are shown in the document. By simply pressing the "f" key on your
keyboard, zathura highlights all links shown on the current screen. By
typing one of the shown numbers you can easily follow links to chapters or
open them with your favourite web browser. But of course... you still can
use the mouse as well.
The Synchronization TeXnology named SyncTeX is a new feature
allows to synchronize between input and output, which means to
navigate from the source document to the typeset material and vice
versa. zathura supports that feature in both directions and makes
writing LaTeX documents even more fun!
Whenever you want to find a certain page of the document later on you can use
bookmarks which are saved by using the command ":bmark". You can easily move to
your saved bookmarks with the ":blist" command or delete them with ":bdelete".
Or you can simply use quickmarks. A quickmark is simply a page assigned to a
letter or number and can therefore saved or opened with only two key presses. To
create a new quickmark just type "m" followed by a letter or number. To view a
saved quickmark just use "'" and then the previously used letter or number.
Whenever the file that you are currently looking at changes (e.g.: you are
working heavily on a LaTeX document and you compile it to view the changes),
zathura automatically detects that and reloads the document without any
You are not happy with the shortcuts we are providing? You don't like
the colors? No problem and no worries. Almost everything in zathura is
easily customizable with a configuration file. If you want to learn
more, checkout the documentation
In addition to the above features zathura is capable of exporting images
and attachments, opening encrypted documents and printing them. You can
search through the document or browse its index or checkout the document
meta information. We offer an optional sqlite database backend and we support the
The latest version of zathura is
If you are searching for older verions of zathura
follow this link.
If you are interested in the source code you can either browse it online or clone the