Frequently Asked Questions
What is PDF Performer?
PDF Perfomer is a free PDF, XPS, DjVu, CHM, CBZ and CBR reader for Windows.
PDF Performer is small and starts up very fast.
How to uninstall PDF Performer?
If you’re using an installer version, you must have ran an installer. If you don’t remember doing that then it means you didn't install a PDF Performer in the first place and therefore there’s nothing to do.
The installer creates the standard uninstallation shortcuts so go to Control Panel, use “Uninstall a program” category. PDF Performer should be listed there and you can double-click to uninstall it.
What if the above doesn’t help?
What if you still have questions? You can contact us firstname.lastname@example.org
However, in order for someone to help you, you need to provide the following information:
- PDF Performer version you’re using
- your OS (Windows) version
- did you download an installer or zipped executable?
- where did you download the PDF Performer from (the url of the webpage you used to download PDF Performer)?
- is there PDF Performer directory in your program files directory (usually “c:\Program Files” or “c:\Program Files (x86)” on 64-bit systems)?
- what evidence there is that PDF Performer is installed? Be precise is specific. Don’t just say “there’s a link to it” but tell us where is that link, what is the name of the link etc.
To emphasize: if you don’t provide this information, we cannot help you.
What are the Keyboard shortcuts for PDF Performer?
|<Ctrl> + O||open PDF file|
|<Ctrl> + W||close PDF file|
|<Ctrl> + S||save as|
|<Ctrl> + P|
|<Ctrl> + F, /||find text|
|F3/<Shift> + F3||find next/previous|
|<Ctrl> + Q, q||quit program|
|<Ctrl> + Left Mouse||select text or image|
What are the command line arguments for PDF Performer?
|-print-to-default $file.pdf||prints a PDF file on a default printer|
|-print-to $printer_name $file.pdf||prints a PDF on a given printer|
|-print-dialog $file.pdf||opens a PDF file and shows a print dialog to select printer and printing options|
|-exit-on-print||when -print-to-default or -print-to is used, will exit after printing|
|-page $pageno||open PDF at a given page|
|-named-dest $dest||open PDF at a specified named destination|
|-lang $language||set user interface language. $language is a two-letter language code e.g. “en”, “de”|
|-restrict||run in restricted mode.|
|-reuse-instance||use existing Sumatra process instead of starting a new process|
|-presentation $file.pdf||opens a PDF file in presentation (full-screen) mode|
|-register-for-pdf||forces registering Sumatra as a default reader for PDF files and exits|
|-esc-to-exit||if given, ESC key will exit the program. It’s persisted in settings file, so only needs to be provided once|
|-bg-color $color||change the yellow background color to a provided color in hex format (e.g. 0xffff00)|
|-invert-colors||will invert colors in the PDF (e.g. white would become black and black would become white).|