I’ve covered similar lightweight pdf reader in other chapters, such as Slim PDF Reader, Sumatra PDF Reader, this time I’ll show you a pdf reader which is probably the fastest one in the world, if you are a keyboard guru and like to keep all things simple, it’s perfect for you! It’s super fast, lightweight, portable, and open source.
MuPDF is a lightweight PDF viewer which is released by Artifex Software Inc, you can open a pdf file within one second, just as you open a txt file with NotePad which is shipping with Windows. There’re no any menus, toolbars or status bars, but you could do almost anything with keyboard shortcuts:
Left click: pan.
Right click: select and copy text.
Hold down shift when scrolling to zoom.
+, -: Zoom in and out.
N, space: Next page.
B, backspace: Previous page.
Shift-N: Skip 10 pages forward.
Shift-B: Skip 10 pages backward.
The software package comes with a utility named pdfclean, this tool can be used to decrypt, encrypt and decompress PDF files.