[OS X TeX] TeXShop editor being too clever?
herbs at wideopenwest.com
Mon Feb 14 15:59:58 EST 2005
On 2/14/05 2:30 PM, "Bruno Voisin" <bvoisin at mac.com> wrote:
> Last week, after experiencing recurrent stability and performance
> problems, I did another Archive & Install of Panther, and also trashed
> all user preference files and caches in my home directory, leaving only
> the network settings and the mail directory, safari directory etc.
> Which means now I have to reconfigure all applications one by one, to
> feel at home with them again. Doing (or rather attempting to do) that,
> I noticed something strange with TeXShop: the editor seems to attempt
> being "smart", in that:
> - Every time a line is selected the first character of the next line is
> selected too, or the first tab in case the next line starts with a tab.
> - Sometime when attempting to select some characters the word
> containing these characters is selected automatically.
> And so forth. All the kind of "smart" features, similar to
> auto-completion, which have me hating Word definitely.
> I've looked in TeXShop for some preference switching this on, and which
> I would have forgotten to switch off again. I found none. Have I missed
> something obvious? Or is this a system-wide setting? Or am I simply
> getting paranoid?
> Thanks for any clue,
> Bruno Voisin
I'm not seeing this behavior in TeXShop. I wonder if it has something to do
with the keyboard selection since I've only got English chosen in the
How are you selecting the line? If it is via Shift-DownArrow and your cursor
is one character in from the left side it will select up through the
corresponding point on the following line.
Could your mouse be a problem? If you get a click bounce it could be
interpreted as a double click so the word is selected.
Just trying to throw out things to look at.
Do you use your system for development? I wonder why you're finding
instability; it seems pretty much rock stable on my Powerbook. I just wish I
had a faster HD and more RAM; both coming in a couple of months.
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)
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