Has anyone else encountered this (below) odd scrolling behaviour in Preview or found a better fix or workaround?
I am using preview (version 9.0 909, 2016) from Sierra (mac OS 10.12) to view pdfs produced by pdflatex. For preview to stay on current page when the file is rewritten, I have kept my previous settings:
Preview→preferences→PDF→ [✓] Start on the last viewed page
Preview→preferences→PDF→ Opening for the first time: Show as Single page
With the current version the scrolling behaviour has changed. My document will not scroll in any of the standard ways. None of these work:
- Pageup/pagedown on keyboard
- two-finger scroll on trackpad while pointer is over document
- one-finger scroll on magic mouse while pointer is over document
However the following do work:
- two-finger scroll on trackpad while pointer is over menu bar or tool bar
- one-finger scroll on magic mouse while pointer is over menu bar or tool bar
- any of the above if document magnification is decreased or increased slightly (it opens in "⌘9 Zoom to fit" mode)
- switching to continuous scroll mode
Speculation: Preview is stuck halfway in its "scrolling within page" mode, as a vertical scrollbar appears, and either scrolls a small amount without the view changing, or doesn't move. However, it can't scroll to the bottom and then progress to the next page like it normally would.
Preview's continuous scroll mode is my current workaround. This is tolerable, but I have Stockholm syndrome from previous versions of Preview, where a file change would reopen the document at page 1 in this mode, so Single page mode was my workaround for that.