Just for the record....
I'm using this trick that works for man pages well:
man bash |yad --text-info #or |zenity --text-info
(requires yad or zenity, usually exists in your linux distro).
In this way you have GUI interface without the need of any external tool other than yad/zenity which usually exist in your system.
You can scroll with mouse, and most important for me using gtk3.0 version of yad (default today) i can scroll even with my touchscreen.
PS: You need to maximize the yad / zenity window to see all the contents correctly.
As a more permanent solution, i created a tiny script called mang (no extension) under /usr/bin and as soon as i
chmod +x mang i was able to call mang (instead of man) from anywhere as simple as `mang cat' .
For those guys who like to play, this is the content of mang script:
# place this file under /usr/bin , and chmod +x this file in order to be able to call it
if [[ -z $1 ]];then
echo "You need to provide a manual"
man $1 |yad --text-info --height=500 --width=800 --center --title="Man Pages of $1" --wrap --show-uri &
--show-uri makes the links inside man pages clickable . Operator
& sends the yad window to background , mang is terminated and terminal is free.