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But, again, the software I know offering them on the main download page do business with download mirrors — the hashes thus being a way of determining with accuracy the authenticity of the file.

Powered by fofoucreated by Krzysztof Kowalczyk. Fate always lie in the hands of the developers, though. That’s great you can modify it from the command line, but how often do we launch things from there?

pls change yellow bg

Ultimately, the outcome of this issue is that should be settled through rigorous argumentation. Thank You for Submitting a Reply,! You talk about the software meant to be without “bells and whistles” but I hardly think that asking for a different background color besides yellow is a bell or a whistle. Would be interesting to have opinions with elaborate argumentation concerning the phone-home feature from others developers e.

Optin is always a better option than optout, having such “phone home” feature enabled by default will always raise questions and its just bad that the sumatra head developer is questioning people who have second thoughts regarding sumatras recent change in activity network activity that is: The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.

If you download it from somewhere else then it’s out of my hands and I don’t see a scenario where someone downloads the binary from another skftware and then comes back to our website to verify MD5. Also keep in mind that the sumatra source code have previously been stolen and used by most likely spyware related kowalczzyk to create modified versions which bring us that there can be clients out there not using a real sumatra pdf reader downloaded from http: Please submit your review for Sumatra PDF.


Apachez on February 3, Last I checked, Firefox checked for updates automatically by default for both itself and all installed extensions! I’m afraid I have to agree with this request, if the bg colour isn’t set to white by default. A good way kkwalczyk make use of this by a trojan is to alter the hosts file of the client so once sumatra tries to “autoupdate” by default it will download and install a bogus version instead. Powered by fofoucreated by Krzysztof Kowalczyk.

Hey, people, you don’t need the command-line to use the bgcolor switch, add ” -bg-color 0xffffff” without the quote to the end of the “Target” field in the shortcut property box. SumatraPDF is meant to be without bells and whistles, thus it is unlikely that such a configuration option will be added. It is very fast. Dont get me wrong, I still like Sumatra – however I xumatra this is a “feature” that can be enhanced into optin instead of optout to make Sumatra even greater: Old forum threads are auto-archived to stop never ending threads aka flamewars.

I’d put that color scheme on par with websites that still use colored fonts and blinking text. Once reported, our staff will be notified and the comment will be reviewed. Krzysztof Kowalczyk on January 30, Report a bug Request a feature.

Results 1—3 of 3 1. Adding MD5 hashes doesn’t add any security.

It has all the sumayra you need and none of the fluff that you don’t. Pros After many years of frustration with Adobe Reader finally I got something which is trouble free so farfast and reliable Cons None yet, if I have some I will update this review Reply to this kowalfzyk Was this review helpful?

After many years of frustration with Adobe Reader finally I got something which is trouble free so farfast and reliable. However, being where they are right now is an indication of them following the voice of reason.

If you believe this comment is offensive or violates the CNET’s Site Softwsre of Unfoyou can report it below this will not automatically remove the comment. A search box lets you locate text within PDFs, and there’s even an option that will launch your default e-mail application and let you automatically attach the PDF to a new e-mail.


Only way to do so was to create a new thread pointing to the old one.

continued: “Sumatra is spyware!”

The yellow is truly horrific. The only data transmitted for this are your IP-address and the current version number. Concerning the auto-update feature, it may only be my personal preference, but I kind of like it when it is -me- that is initiating the update check, and that, by an update menu. With opt-out checks, many more users will know about available updates than with opt-in checks, making opt-in koowalczyk just plain irresponsible on our part. Kowalczyk has noted, not that useful for software offered from only one main place.

Pros very small memory footprint and processor load efficiently manages even very large files Cons none really; fairly basic user interface but that is just what a small footprint application should have Summary excellent, resource efficient pdf reader Reply to this review Was this review helpful?

As described in manual http: Then again, opposed to Firefox, Flash, Java and Windows, we don’t actually autoupdate just check and inform. Pros It is very fast. So far, all older SumatraPDF versions contain known faults that might be exploited by loading a malicious PDF document same as all older Firefox versions contain known exploits.

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I appreciate the desire to keep bloat out of the product, but that yellow is truly vile. Was this review helpful?

Those who do are most likely some kind of spyware related and should be questioned. For the first case, you’ve got the option to disable the automated udpate checks, and the second case IMNSHO is by far not strong enough to counter the obvious advantage of automated update checks: