[OS X TeX] TeXShop 2.09

Gary L. Gray gray at engr.psu.edu
Sun Jan 29 11:09:52 EST 2006

On Jan 29, 2006, at 11:01 AM, Maarten Sneep wrote:

> On 29 Jan 2006, at 16:55, Kyle Johnson wrote:
>> On Jan 29, 2006, at 10:48 AM, Gary L. Gray wrote:
>>> On Jan 29, 2006, at 8:01 AM, Steffen Wolfrum wrote:
>>>> 1) Something very small but yet very useful would be a kind of  
>>>> "Balance" command.
>>>> You might know it: The cursor stands right in some text, you  
>>>> press "Balance" and the entire area around the cursor gets  
>>>> highlithed: from the closest opening bracket to the  
>>>> corresponding closing bracket.
>>>> Very useful!
>>> I can't comment on your other requests, but TeXShop already does  
>>> the above. Simply double-click a delimiter and TeXShop will  
>>> select it, its matching partner, and everything in between.  
>>> BBEdit and Xcode do this too. I think it is part of NSTextView,  
>>> which, I believe, TeXShop uses.
>> This isn't the behavior I get on my TeXShop 2.09 running on  
>> 10.4.4. It's this feature that keeps me wedded to BBEdit.
> This sound like it might be part of TextExtras: http:// 
> www.lorax.com/FreeStuff/TextExtras.html
> BBEdit certainly does it all by itself, since it isn't based on  
> NSTextView, and Xcode may have added the behaviour itself (possibly  
> using code very similar to TextExtras, its author works on the  
> Xcode team).

Aha! Yes, I had forgotten that I had installed TextExtras a long time  
ago. Yes, that might be it.

TextExtras is really nice to have around -- you can get at:


-- Gary
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