[OS X Emacs] Aquamacs 3.6 beta 2 and synctex

Robert Goldman rpgoldman at sift.info
Mon Dec 20 12:34:11 EST 2021

> Hello All,
> I?m using Aquamacs 3.6 beta 2, and suddenly I find that correlate mode 
> with Skim doesn?t work in the forward direction. If I Shift+Click on 
> the Aquamacs window I get the dreaded ?not on a crossref macro 
> argument.? Inverse correlation seems to work, but I have to enable the 
> correlation manually, even though the option is set in 
> customizations.el.
> Sorry if this confused, but I am. I?m wondering if others are or have 
> experienced this.

I have also experienced this.

I believe that the problem you are seeing is caused by an interference 
between the "reftex" library and the Aquamacs code that is supposed to 
set up synctex.  That Aquamacs code must clobber a key binding for shift 
click that reftex establishes.

To see what is going on, see 

I'm not sure what is going wrong here: I suspect that this file is not 
being loaded at all, and I'm afraid I don't know what mechanism is 
supposed to cause it to load.

It's possible that this file is being loaded, but _before_ reftex is 

To be honest, though, I don't understand how Aquamacs is setting up the 
TeX modes.

I'd be happy to cooperate to try to find a solution, though.

Robert P. Goldman
Research Fellow
Smart Information Flow Technologies (d/b/a SIFT, LLC)

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