cannot re-dock floating outline/bookmarks/thumbnails

Asked by Bret G

Dear Developer,

I very much like qpdfview but I have a small issue. After installation, when you first click view>dock>outline/thumbnails/bookmarks it docks the window inside the main window but there is a small maximize button inside this window. If you click this it undocks the window and then outline/thumbnail/bookmark now becomes a floating window. I have searched through the settings and cannot find any way to redock the window. Is there some way to re-dock the floating thumbnails window? I'm using gnome-fedora 37 and have tried both qt5 and qt6 versions but they both behave the same. Thanks!

P.S. Also, one small bug. Using gnome 43 there is no icon present in the taskbar, it just displays the default missing icon logo when qpdfview is open.

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Best Adam Reichold (adamreichold) said :

Hello Bret,

I think both issues are integration problems of Qt running on Wayland, i.e. re-docking a floating dock usually works by moving the dock to the desired edge of the window, but just doesn't seem to work at all on Wayland. Similarly, SVG window icons seem unsupported.

In the case of the dock, you can manually edit the configuration file at ~/.config/qpdfview/qpdfview.conf while qpdfview is not running. Just delete the line starting with "state=" in the "[mainWindow]" section and the window state will be reset when you next start qpdfview.


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Bret G (bret581819) said :

That makes sense and this fixes my issue. Thank You!