[OS X TeX] Selecting text in TexShop, a bug?

Jonathan Nicholl tex at jnicholl.org
Sun Apr 10 13:50:35 EDT 2005

On 10 Apr 2005, at 18:19, Sergei Mariev wrote:

> Hi,
> I am wondering if the following behaviour which I have noticed in my 
> TexShop (1.35 (v1.35e) on Mac OS 10.3.7) is a bug or is just something 
> installed incorrectly *here*? If I select several lines of text  and 
> then try to deselct a portion of the recent selection (i.e. reduce the 
> selection) by going backwards, by holding the shift key and pressing 
> the arrow button in the opposite direction, I can only do it untill 
> some point and then at some point the process of deselecting stops and 
> I cannot go any further back. Has any one noticed this behavior? Try 
> selecting several lines of text, and then reduce the amount of 
> selection by going backwards. For experiment, please do it three or 
> four times with different amount of text, as this behaviour is 
> observable every second  or so (but not every single) time on my 
> mashine.
> sergei

Not this problem. (TeXShop 1.35e, Mac OS 10.3.8) TeXShop does, however, 
have the usual Cocoa problem: it gets stuck at ligatures. It's the same 
in Mail. Select this by pressing shift and the right arrow: some flies 
fish differently. Now try to reduce the size of your selection by 
pressing shift and the left arrow. If you are using a font which allows 
automatic ligature substitution, then you will get stuck at the 

Best wishes,


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