[OS X TeX] switcher

Matthew Hills hills_tex at tina.stanford.edu
Wed Dec 8 02:21:01 EST 2004

On Dec 3, 2004, at 5:14 AM, Jan Rosinski wrote:

> I do not know if this is possible but it would be very useful.
> Usually I have two or more papers opened simultaneously in the TeXShop.
> This is multiplied by 3 in the window menu (tex, pdf, console).
> Changing between them is time consuming and requires a lot of  
> attention.
> A simple switcher in the TeXShop menu bar
> or on a side (as an option to choose in preferences)
> would make walking between the documents much easier and speedier.

I made an application in Applescript Studio to put up a "palette" of  
projects.  It isn't as good as an integrated approach would be, but
you're welcome to try it:



TeXShop Switcher
Matthew Hills
December 7, 2004

This is a small program to help manage windows of multiple projects in  
TeXShop.  It puts up a small window with a list of PDF files that have  
been opened in the TeXShop.  Double-clicking on one will bring the  
window for the PDF and the associated files to the front in TeXShop,  
and minimize the other windows.

The behavior of the selection item in the window is undesirable.  It is  
best to think of the table there as a panel of buttons and just ignore  

A smaller palette-style window would be better, and it would be even  
better than that if this was integrated into TeXShop, rather than  
running as a completely disassociated process (I set up an idle timer  
to periodically update the list of which projects were open in  

The program was created in Applescript Studio, which I don't really  
know that well... but the source is available to anyone who asks for  

rev. history
   12/7/2004 - first release

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