[OS X TeX] TeXShop editor being too clever?
bvoisin at mac.com
Mon Feb 14 16:50:36 EST 2005
Thanks for looking at this.
> How are you selecting the line? If it is via Shift-DownArrow and your
> 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.
It's all on a PowerBook, hence with the trackpad.
> 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.
It would be too long to explain in detail (I'm attempting to meet a
deadline for a research proposal due tomorrow evening), but I think the
problems follow from testing too many programs, installing them,
uninstalling them, etc. After a significant number of these I've
started experiencing application crashes, unreasonable time for the
Desktop to display upon startup (side note: I've read somewhere some
time ago this might result from a buggy Mac OS update, and the solution
is to remove some cache file, but can't remember where it was and which
cache file), etc.
RAM should not be an issue: my PowerBook belongs to the first
generation of 17" PowerBook 1GHz. Originally it had 512 MB RAM,
recently I've been offered a additional 512 MB module giving 1 GB total
RAM. What I've started to realize, though, is that when you end up
manipulating relatively big graphical files (more than 10 MB, say), the
RAM on your graphical card becomes important to avoid unreasonable
slowdown, crashes and temperature getting rather high: I've got 64 MB
graphical RAM, wish I had 128 MB.
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