The search for the perfect PDF reader endded long ago and has been a while, but eventually I was stuck in spite of all the alternatives in evince. It goes to the next page with the arrow keys and space bar, the cursor will switch modes without directly selected text – so be it.

What struck me, however, but very disturbed is the default setting “Fit Page Width”, so that PDFs are scaled to the maximum width. On a monitor that is too large, the PDF can not be read properly. Best Fit, that the scaling of screen height is much more readable. But evince remembers this change not – at least not automatically.

Evince so that “best fit” as the default for all PDFs, but noted this mode must be selected and then “Edit -> Save Current Settings as Default” button will ( source ).