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I recently switched from Debian to Arch. Now I have a newer version of zathura, which displays the pages continuously. For poppler as well as mupdf, I need the discrete display mode. Is this fixed now? I can't find an option to change this behaviour.

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    The current accepted solution is not good enough for me. So if someone knows how to not display the pages continuously, I am interested. This is interesting in particular with the full-screen mode for a presentation. I don't want part of the next slide to be shown if my screen has the bad ratio.
    – Maxime
    Nov 8 '13 at 15:39
  • How about <kbd>f5</kbd> which will start the presentation mode?
    – pranphy
    Jul 16 '18 at 18:52
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You can use the "best-fit" mode and use Pageup + Pagedown (or map k,j) to jump to the previous or next page.

Does that help?

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  • Well it worked. Although I thought it did not yesterday. Hmmm... anyway thank you Apr 22 '13 at 18:24
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    I just want to add that this answer does not work when viewing a "landscape" pdf (i.e. a pdf file with pages that are wider than they are tall) in a "portrait" window (i.e. a window that is taller than it is wide). In this situation, "best-fit" will still show "page bleed" i.e. you will see the preceding/following pages above/below the page that you want to see.
    – jaimet
    Feb 26 '20 at 22:41
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There is a workaround. If you set the page padding to a large number, you will not see the previous and following pages; for example:

:set page-padding 300

Navigate with shift+J and shift+K.

The position of the document within the window is not centered, though :-(

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