Features

Below is only the partial list of kchmviewer cool features:

  • A standalone viewer, depends on Qt/Webkit only. Does not require KDE, although¬† can use it for extra functionality if built with optional KDE support. Does not require or use Gnome, gtk or wxWindows libraries.
  • When compiled with KDE support uses KDE widgets.
  • Highly configurable browsing experience. User-configurable Java and JavaScript execution, plugin support and showing of external content. By default it also warns you before opening an external web page, or switching to another help file.
  • Supports tab browsing.
  • Correctly detects and shows encoding of any valid chm file.
  • Correctly shows non-English chm files, including Cyrillic, Chinese, Japanese and others.
  • Correctly shows tables of content and indexes even in broken CHM files.
  • Shows an appropriate image for every TOC entry.
  • Has a complete chm index support, including multiple index entries, cross-links and parent/child entries in index.
  • Persistent bookmarks support. Allows to store bookmarks even if “Favorites” window was not enabled for this chm file. Stores not only the page, but also the screen position for every bookmark. You can edit/delete bookmarks.
  • For any opened chm file stores the last opened window, window size, search and bookmark history, font size and other settings, so when you open this file again, everything is always on the place.
  • Has easy and powerful search-in-page support.
  • Allows to increase or decrease the font size, so handicapped people can read texts easily.
  • Has standard Back/Forward/Home navigation.
  • Has next-in-content-table and prev-in-content-table navigation.
  • Can print the opened pages on a standard printer (usually via CUPS).
  • Can show HTML source of CHM pages either using internal viewer, or external, specified by user.
  • Correct ms-its link support: can switch the CHM files by clicking the link which leads to a different chm file.
  • Supports full-screen, and turning off content window.
  • Has advanced built-in search engine, which:
    • does not require the search index to be present in chm file.
    • indexes all the characters, including symbols, which allows you to search for code like “$q = new SWFAction()”
    • supports any language a chm file could be written in, including the languages¬† using Cyrillic, European, Arabic or multi-byte chatsets.
    • supports phrase search.
  • Could be controlled via command-line options or public DBUS interface.