I use TeXstdio to edit my TeX files and used to shift-click on a package name (in \usepackage ou \RequirePackage) to open the corresponding PDF file.

It's not working for me anymore. When I hover the mouse holding the shift-key the package name turns blue with underline, but when clicked, nothing happens.

My enviroment

  • Ubuntu eoan 19.10
  • GNOME Shell 3.34.1
  • TeXstudio 2.12.22
  • Texlive installed with the install-tl script (see comment below)

Also, both .bashrc and .profile includes


I'm not currently using the apt version of texlive (from official repositories) because I just couldn't make the package translator work properly.

I wasn't able to find any configuration in TeXstudio to set the documentation search path.

How to fix this problem?

  • Please don't add [SOLVED] to the question title. You can accept your own answer and that's enough to show that the issue is solved.
    – campa
    Feb 17, 2020 at 12:00
  • Nice to know! Thanks.
    – Jander
    Feb 17, 2020 at 12:02

1 Answer 1


I've found the problem. The $PATH to the binaries needed to be set in both .bashrc and .profile.

Now everthing works just fine!

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