If I highlight a block of text (within the editor) in TeXstudio and click "Build & View", the PDF shown in the internal (windowed) viewer automatically highlights and jumps to the rendered output corresponding to the highlighted editor block:

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If I choose "Build & View" with my external viewer open, however, no such jumping/highlighting happens in the external viewer (though it still occurs normally in the windowed viewer).

So my question: How can I get my external viewer to jump to the spot in my PDF corresponding to text I have highlighted in my editor? I really just want my external editor to mirror exactly what my windowed editor shows when I compile; is this possible?

I'm currently using TeXstudio (2.10.8, Qt Version 5.2.1 on Linux Mint 17.3) with Evince (v 3.10.3) as my external viewer. All of the relevant configuration data is shown here:

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I hope this isn't a duplicate, but none of the suggestions I've read seem to address my particular situation.

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    I'm almost sure that it is not possible with external viewer. – Sigur Jan 18 '16 at 22:15
  • @Sigur - Is that answer true for all external viewers? I'm somewhat new to Evince but I seem to remember having a previous configuration in which the external viewer could at least jump to the right page. – cstover Jan 18 '16 at 22:17
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    I'm not sure but I believe that any independent viewer is able to jump to source code or to go to the scope. They are independent of editors. But let's wait the expert. – Sigur Jan 18 '16 at 22:19
  • By the way, do you know that you can use the TXS viewer but in separated window? – Sigur Jan 18 '16 at 22:21
  • @Sigur - I do! And while that solution works fine in principle, I'm pursuing this particular solution as an attempt to "regain" functionality I ('m almost certain I) had before. It's going to be embarrassing if I made the whole external viewer functionality thing up... :/ – cstover Jan 18 '16 at 22:38

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