The Watch File Mode
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When you launch the command, a viewer of some sort will normally be called after the compilation. If you are not using an embedded viewer, a new window will be open every time.
If you are adjusting the look of your document, you might launch very often, and have many viewer windows open on your desktop; to avoid this confusion, you can activate the mode, that will prevent from launching a viewer.
Presently, KDVI supports continuous updating of the viewed DVI file, but KGhostView is not as perfect: to update the document after compiling, you will have to change page, and the number of pages will not be changed in KGhostView's visualization.
This mode is of course useless with the embedded viewers, as you have to close them anyway to get back to editing the document and recompiling.
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