If I close the internal PDF viewer on the right panel in TeXstudio, after a rebuild I can't see the generated PDF document anymore. Before it has been working without any sort of problem. I tried to click on the top menu View and select the PDF view option but nothing happened.

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    Welcome to TeX.SX! Did you try to turn it off and on again?
    – dexteritas
    Commented Jun 12, 2018 at 18:21
  • So is the window not shown or is it visible but grayed out (without PDF content)? If the latter is the case, there may be a tex error, which should be displayed when compiling.
    – dexteritas
    Commented Jun 12, 2018 at 18:23
  • can you still see the PDF in an external viewer?
    – naphaneal
    Commented Jun 12, 2018 at 18:34
  • turn it off and again without success, the window is neither visible, and yes, the pdf file is present with the exact same name of the tex main document and I can open it with another program
    – ocram
    Commented Jun 12, 2018 at 18:48
  • @ocram can you retypedet the document? Commented Jun 12, 2018 at 20:37

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I click on Tools>Commands>View PDF and it worked!

  • One year later ... same problem (on macOS) - I have to do this manually first time I view a new PDF file. If I don't change the file I am compiling, it updates the embedded viewer. Is there a better solution?
    – NameRakes
    Commented Jul 7, 2019 at 14:14

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