The embedded PDF viewer in TeXstudio loads and opens automatically the corresponding LaTeX files when I scroll through the PDF document. Since I have a lot of LaTeX files I would like to open the corresponding LaTeX file only on request (e.g. via context menu entry "Goto sourcecode"). Is this somehow possible?

  • you can only disable synctex for all files
    – user2478
    Dec 10, 2015 at 13:36
  • When I write a document with multiple .tex files with include and if I travel along the pdf document, if I click on "go to source", it opens the right .tex file even if it is not already open. Is that your question ? Dec 10, 2015 at 13:37
  • I just want to switch out the automatic opening of the corresponding LaTeX source files; only open on request.
    – sigbert
    Dec 10, 2015 at 14:03
  • Meaning you want to use your IDE as an ordinary PDF viewer? (I guess I don't understand the question).
    – BMWurm
    Dec 10, 2015 at 14:46
  • Nope. TeXstudio opens now a lot of (small) LaTeX files when I scroll through the PDF view. I not even touched these files or plan to touch them. Thus, I want to keep the functionality but want to switch out the automatic opening.
    – sigbert
    Dec 10, 2015 at 14:54

2 Answers 2


You can deactivate the forward and/or reverse synchronization in the statusbar of the viewer:

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In the new version TeXstudio 3.1.2 the option for disabling the sync, is on the bottom left in the pdf side. enter image description here

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