[OS X TeX] crashing

Charilaos Skiadas cskiadas at iwu.edu
Fri Jul 21 13:46:21 EDT 2006

On Jul 21, 2006, at 12:15 PM, George Gratzer wrote:

> I am spending my days carrying out the corrections sent by the  
> volunteers. I have the corrections open in Adobe Acrobat 7.0  
> Professional, which stay open for several days.
> During the same time TeXShop crashes maybe a dozen times. Since I  
> typeset after each correction, and TeXShop is smart enough to save  
> before typesetting (thanks god), I never loose any data.
> Nevertheless, I am curious. Am I the only one observing this  
> behaviour? Why I some applications crash proof, other not?

I am not experiencing the same behavior as you are exactly, but I can  
comment on a similar behavior. I am using TextMate, and there you  
have a choice of what program to use to view the pdf file. One of the  
options is to open it in the built in webview window, which  
essentially replicates the behavior you would have seen opening in  
Safari. So the default handler for pdf files from within Safari would  
be the one handling this.

Now, what does this have to do with Adobe? I only use Adobe Reader,  
but I am guessing the behavior wouldn't be that different. Adobe  
Reader thinks it is such an important program, that it has the right  
to highjack this choice of yours for the preferred pdf reader from  
browser links, and set itself to be that reader (instead for the  
Schubert PDF plugin for instance). The only way to override this  
choice is in one of the Reader's chaotic preference menus. However,  
Reader is quick to override your choice even there. The net effect of  
this is that Reader is being called in that little webview in  
TextMate, and for some reason that I don't know exactly this causes  
TextMate to crash.

Hope this helps, even though it is not exactly what you are seeing.

> GG


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