Ubuntu – Configure Evince to open maximized with 100% zoom level


I have Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS installed on my computer.

If I open PDF in Evince for the first time, the window is always un-maximized and zoom level is 70%. I want Evince to be maximized and the zoom level set to 100% every time I open a PDF.

I have tried to adjust the settings and clicked "Save Current Settings as Default" but when I open a new PDF, Evince is un-maximized and zoom level is 70%.

How can I get Evince to open maximized and with zoom level 100%?

Best Answer

In my case I wanted it to always open documents at 150% by default, so here's what I found out that worked for me (I'm using Evince v3.22.1):

gsettings set org.gnome.Evince.Default zoom 1.5
gsettings set org.gnome.Evince.Default sizing-mode free

(I got the hint for the default zoom setting from here: https://askubuntu.com/a/214163/163034)