[OS X TeX] Re: TeXShop 2.14

Robert Bruner rrb at math.wayne.edu
Mon Aug 20 15:59:47 EDT 2007

> On Aug 20, 2007, at 1:24 PM, Markus S wrote:
> > since 2.13 I have a funny user-related problem (ie, it does not  
> > occur in a new user account):
> >
> > Since TexShop 2.13, I cannot make the current version of TeXShop  
> > the default application for .tex files any more and in the Terminal  
> > the command 'open -a TeXShop' opens TeXShop 2.12 (which I kept  
> > around out of caution, having renamed it). Just having deleted  
> > TeXShop 2.12, the Terminal command now opens TeXShop 2.10 beta 9,  
> > another version I kept around.
> I just experienced the same behavior with Illustrator! I have CS2 but  
> I some time ago I downloaded the CS3 demo, which has now expired but  
> is still on my disk. Myy eps files open now by default in CS3 and  
> when I tried to change all to open in CS2, my finder refused to honor  
> the change even through it went the motions (it pops up the window  
> "Do you really want to change all?", I say yes, but then the change  
> doesn't go through).  But then, when I chose preview.app as my  
> default eps viewer, change all worked like a charm. It looks as if  
> the most recent system updates are responsible for this -or I have  
> the same screw up with my user account as you do.

I had this problem with a recent MacBook Pro and the demo version of
Word (yeah, I know, but some .doc files have to be read).  Having used
it once, the default for opening .doc (and otehr files) has been 
forever changed.   Trying to 'change all such files' to be opened with
our older, purchased, full copy of Word has never changed more than
the one file I applied it to.  A real pain.

These reports make it sound like something more generic is wrong. I have
meant to try and track this down, but just haven't had time.  We're fixing
the files one at a time when we need them.  

Is it possible this is a generic Mac OS X issue?

Bob Bruner

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