I am looking for a pdf reader which refreshes when the pdf is updated, while staying (roughly) at the same page it was before the refresh.

Adobe and Foxit don't refresh. Preview does refresh, but gets you back to the first page after every refresh.

The reason for all this: I am using Texstudio to edit LaTex files. TexStudio has an internal pdf viewer which does exactly what I want (refreshing when I recompile the pdf, and staying roughly at the same position in the pdf). But Texstudio only allows you to open a single pdf viewer window. I would want to open several to be able to look at the pdf output in different places at the same time (it would significantly improve my productivity).

(OS X El Capitan)

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    Closely related and possible duplicate question Reopen PDF in Preview on the same page when modified externally. Jan 29 '16 at 17:21
  • Thanks @Graham Miln, missed that one when I searched before posting. See my answer below based on the question you point at, and feel free to close my question if needed. Jan 29 '16 at 17:31
  • @MartinVanderLinden: You can set your own answer as "accepted" by clicking the 'tick' mark which is good practice if your answer does completely solve your problem. Jan 29 '16 at 18:18
  • Good to hear the link helped. I believe you can mark your answer as the solution or delete the question if you prefer. Jan 29 '16 at 18:35
  • Will do. Have to wait two days though... Jan 29 '16 at 19:19

The answer was in a comment by Jonathan Schuster to the question Reopen PDF in Preview on the same page when modified externally that Graham Miln pointed at.

In his comment, Jonathan wrote

For what it's worth, I've found Skim to be a good viewer that doesn't have this issue. Just make sure to check "Check for file changes" in the Sync section of Preferences.

which neatly answers my question.

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