[OS X TeX] mouse in TeXShop. [was: TeXShop 1.35e converts 0x0d to 0x0a linefeeds]

Jérôme Laurens jerome.laurens at u-bourgogne.fr
Sat Sep 25 03:14:17 EDT 2004

Le 24 sept. 04, à 20:56, Curtis Clifton a écrit :

> On Sep 24, 2004, at 11:01 AM, Alexandru Scorpan wrote:
>>> Apart from that, is there a way to return to the old clicking 
>>> behaviour:
>>> "In previous versions of TeXShop, if you clicked elsewhere and then 
>>> clicked on the  edit window to edit, you would need to click twice 
>>> to correctly position the cursor.  This is now changed; the first 
>>> click in the edit text is recognized and positions the cursor."
>>> (I guess, a checkbox to control this would be best.)
>> I certainly second that.  I switch between a lot of windows and rely 
>> on the cursor staying where I left it in each window (and sometimes 
>> on big chunks of text remaining selected).  Now I have to be careful 
>> to click on the window's frame.  I'm lazy, I don't want to be 
>> careful!  :-)
> I won't begrudge you wanting the old behavior, but I do want to cast 
> my vote for (also) retaining the current behavior.  I found the old 
> behavior unintuitive and annoying and really appreciate the new 
> behavior.  Different strokes...

Different notion of intuition...

Old behaviour was
1 - click to activate the window
2 - click to place the insertion

New behaviour is
click to activate -and- place the insertion

IMO, none of these choices is more intuitive than the other in the 
BTW, the question should not to be intuitive or not, the question is to 
be consistent and efficient (some call it laziness).
As efficiency depends on one's own manner of using its mac, the two 
behaviours should be implemented and a pref check box should let the 
user switch from one behaviour to the other. The consistency with the 
behaviour generally found in other apps just helps in choosing a 
default value to start with.

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