[OS X TeX] yet more TeXShop slowness

Dima Brodsky dima at cs.ubc.ca
Mon Nov 4 21:45:53 EST 2002

The slowness may have to do with the new font anti-aliasing that
is done in Jaguar.  I have noticed that the terminal program for
one becomes unusable if both ansi colouring and anti-aliasing is
turned on.  Once the two are used the performance of that terminal
in particular is agonizingly slow.  Try turning anti-aliasing off
and see what happens.


On Mon, Nov 04, 2002 at 08:30:20PM -0800, Richard Seguin wrote:
> On Monday, November 4, 2002, at 02:28  PM, tom keyes wrote:
> >Hi all,
> >the slow syntax coloring has never bothered me. however until today i 
> >had
> >slow coloring but normal text editing. today for the first time text
> >editing became amazingly slow - a burst of typing could take 10-15 
> >seconds
> >to appear. so i turned off syntax coloring and text editing was back to
> >normal. the slow coloring and slow editing are related, then - does the
> >program check for coloring after every keystroke? i wonder why text 
> >editing
> >was normal for so long? it's not a case of a document getting longer
> >because i'm just editing a document without changing its size much.
> >
> >sorry if this has already been discussed.
> >TIA for any suggestions.
> >
> >tom
> TeXShop typing has been agonizingly slow for me with syntax coloring 
> turned on ever since I upgraded to Jaguar. For the last couple of weeks 
> I've been using the open source (programmer's) text editor called 
> JEdit, and I've been very happy with it. It does a beautiful job of 
> color syntaxing LaTeX. Even though JEdit is an application written in 
> Java, it's a double-clickable application, and is very responsive on my 
> PowerBook G4 (550 MHz). I can hardly tell the difference between it and 
> a native application. It has a configurable tool bar, split windows, 
> font smoothing, recordable macros, and other nice stuff. The default 
> colors used for syntaxing were lousy though, and I've changed most of 
> them, and the font was also set to bold for many of the colors, which 
> looked ugly, but changing everything to normal text cleared that up. I 
> used the built in plug-in manager to download plugins, several of which 
> give different styles of tabbed buffers. There's also a plugin called 
> XInsert that opens in a separate window and contains a large amount of 
> LaTeX syntax listed in a tree stucture -- clicking on an item inserts 
> it into your text. If anyone is interested, there's more to say about 
> this editor.
> Disclaimer: I'm in no way connected to the group that's produced JEdit.
> http://www.jedit.org/
> Richard Séguin
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