In Eclipse/Texlipse there are default viewer settings to help configure the viewer.

They can be found at Window -> Preferences -> Texlipse -> Viewer Settings . This image shows how one can navigate to the viewer settings.

I deleted the other viewer settings in the past for no good reason. I want to switch from AcroRead to Sumatra and i would like to load the default preset for that. How can i reimport those old settings?

EDIT: Uninstalling Texlipse and reinstalling Texlipse did not change the result.

  • I went as far as reinstalling eclipse to solve this. I hope someone knows a better way.
    – Johannes
    Commented May 18, 2014 at 17:57

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I can't help you with resetting that, although it usually is some preference file which probably resides in your .workspace.

However, here are my defaults

I use Sumatra as an external viewer, so the "viewer command" for me is empty. Obviously, you should adapt it to your install!

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  • Thanks for sharing - i actually tried that. As a sidenote, the viewer command needs to be set after the input filename, otherwise it leads to errors. I can get it listed in the viewer settings until i close the preferences. After that all is lost and my changes are gone. I tried to modyfy the acrobat entrie to be a sumatra call, but that leads to nullpointer exceptions. my guess is something is wrong in the eclipse build, so i want to start from the default entries.
    – Johannes
    Commented May 18, 2014 at 17:12
  • Did you try a different workspace?
    – Trefex
    Commented May 18, 2014 at 18:35
  • Stupid question, but have you tried clicking on the "Restore Defaults" button?
    – Trefex
    Commented May 18, 2014 at 18:37
  • I did. It does not bring the defaults back. If i delete the last viewer i can bring that single one back with this button. But it does not bring me near the desired outcome.
    – Johannes
    Commented May 18, 2014 at 19:27
  • Note the latest CLI settings (preferred method) for SumatraPDF and latest eclipse 4.9 are as per
    – user170109
    Commented Oct 18, 2018 at 0:57

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