[OS X Emacs] Aquaemacs not playing well with Skim

Tom McCormick Tom.McCormick at sauder.ubc.ca
Thu Jul 24 20:10:14 EDT 2008


Thank you for the quick reply.

>> if I just ask Aquaemacs to View the pdf, it asks me to confirm the 
>> view command "open <filename.pdf>" and opens the pdf in Preview 
>> instead of Skim.
> That bit is normal (but not ideal).
Again, I'm very new to this, so it's not clear to me what the behavior 
"should" be.  I poked around a bit in auctex-config.el and I got the 
impression that Aquamacs is trying to recognize if Skim is running, and 
then calling Skim in preference to something else if so.  In any case, 
is there something I can add to my Preferences.el to make this the 
default behavior (or, better yet, to make Aquamacs start Skim even if it 
is not already running?).
>> If I try the "jump to PDF" menu command, the first time it works and 
>> takes me to the right place in Skim with that line highlighted and 
>> everything, but then then next time I get the same bad behavior, 
>> names Skim just raises but the view does not change to the current 
>> position in the Aquaemacs buffer.
> This works for me.  You will need to tell us what versions of Skim and 
> Aquamacs you are using.
> Please use the bug-reporting function in the Help menu (of Aquamacs).  
> Also: chances are that this is actually a problem in Skim rather than 
> in Aquamacs.
I just sent in an official bug report; thanks for pointing out this step.

I got the new Macbook on Monday, so I'm running everything quite new: 
Skim reports Version 1.1.8 (30), and Aquamacs reports GNU Emacs (i386-apple-darwin9.4.0, Carbon Version 1.6.0)
 of 2008-07-23 on plume.sr.unh.edu - Aquamacs Distribution 1.5CVS.  In 
fact, I was experiencing the bug where M-del didn't work in the 
mini-buffer, and so I downloaded the nightly build from, I think, 
Tuesday night, which successfully solved that problem, but not the other 
one (thanks muchly for making available the nightly build which fixed 
that other problem).

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