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I am looking for a lightweight PDF reader for single user which has these features:

  • View mode: full screen, single page and continuous scrolling. Can zoom.
  • Virtual printer
  • Text search, bookmarks and last page view
  • Multi tabs, remembering last open tabs is a plus
  • Can add custom hotkeys
  • Available for Windows

Some addition features to consider, sort by important:

  • Right click on selected text to google
  • Can make bookmarks from non-bookmarked PDF
  • Can export images
  • Can deal with djvu format
  • Have ORC feature (scan text to make it searchable)
  • Available for Linux

Things I definitely don't need:

  • Fill form
  • Annotating and commenting
  • Sharing and collaborating
  • Securing my files (I even don't install any antivirus software, because they are useless)
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For years now, I have used PDF-XChange Viewer and can highly recommend it.

  • View mode: full screen, single page and continuous scrolling. Can zoom. Yes
  • Virtual printer Yes
  • Text search, bookmarks and last page view Yes
    (I particularly like that you can search through the current document, all open documents, or all PDF documents in a given directory.
  • Multi tabs, remembering last open tabs is a plus Yes to both
  • Can add custom hotkeys Yes
  • Available for Windows Yes

And for some of your nice-to-have features:

  • Right click on selected text to Google Yes
  • Can make bookmarks from non-bookmarked PDF Yes
  • Can export images Available in PRO version
  • Can deal with djvu format No
  • Have ORC feature (scan text to make it searchable) Yes
  • Available for Linux No

Well, it hits most of your points & could can try it so see about the others. Plus, it is free.

For many years it has been the top recommended PDF reader at Gizmo's TechSupportAlert

Screenshot of PDF-XChange Viewer

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    I love this software. All yeses for what I need and only two noes for additional features. I have add some information to your answer. By the way, here is the page about virtual printer – Ooker Feb 16 '15 at 11:02
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    Don't have time to write another answer, but I would also recommend using Okular. Especially if you are in Linux OS – Ooker Feb 21 '15 at 11:43
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I have found a free PDF Viewer Evince which is lightweight and allow you to view multiple types of document like djvu, tiff, PDF, XPS, etc.

It has following features:

  • View PDFs,
  • view thumbnails,
  • search,
  • view document indexes,
  • print documents, and
  • encrypted document viewing.

And you want the application available for Windows and Linux both platforms than Evince is available for both.

  • Could you please detail yes/no for all bullets of the question? Thanks! – Nicolas Raoul Feb 17 '15 at 4:33

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