[OS X TeX] how to handle window-mania?
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Fri Oct 15 06:16:55 EDT 2004
On 14.10.2004, at 15:42, Curtis Clifton wrote:
> I agree with the Exposé sentiment. I regularly use Exposé, but find
> it doesn't help much when I've got three of four windows of LaTeX
> In OmniOutliner I've taken to coloring the background of different
> documents so that they are easy to distinguish when “Exposéd”.
> Choosing a light, pastel background color doesn't negatively effect
> readability. Perhaps TeXShop could allow setting a background color
> on a per-source basis. This could be remembered by keeping a cache
> mapping files to background colors within TeXShop's saved preferences
> (or with a meta-data facility, but lets not open that can of worms
> here). BBEdit 8 uses this mapping approach.
> The background color of the source document could, optionally, also be
> used for the corresponding console and pdf. The three windows for a
> document (source, console, and pdf) are sufficiently different that
> even if they are the same color they could still be differentiated
> when Exposéd. An wilder idea would be to integrate this with pdfsync
> for pdfs generated from multiple sources (i.e., include files). The
> previewer could render the background of each page of the pdf in the
> appropriate color based on the include file that describes that page.
Maybe TexShop could pick up a source document's color label (which you
can assign in the Finder) and use it as the background color?
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