[carbon-emacs:176] Re: [OS X TeX] Re: PDFViewer

Roussanka Loukanova rloukano at stp.lingfil.uu.se
Fri May 18 13:46:54 EDT 2007

On Fri, 18 May 2007, Bruno Voisin wrote:

>> Oh yeah... It also works in the less file viewer in UNIX and is therefore a 
>> ``standard''. :-)
> Thanks for pointing that out.
> I got Space for scrolling down and Delete for scrolling up incorporated 
> inside my DNA, from years of occasional OzTeX use (I think it comes from 
> xdvi, doesn't it?). It was practical to see Space have the same effect in a 
> number of other viewing applications, but I couldn't find any equivalent to 
> Delete. Now I know: that's Shift-Space.

(If I remember what the initial issue was about :) on my MacBook Pro, in
Preview and TeXShop, Space and Shift-Space indeed do so  (Arrow keys do
so depending on magnification, i.e. when there is no scroll bar). By 
trying these, accidentally, I hit Cmd+Space, and got Spotlight :)

> I do agree with one comment made in another message from this thread: having 
> to remember the different Alt-Ctrl-Shift-Cmd-Arrow combinations in Textures, 
> TeXShop, Preview, Adobe Reader, etc. (of course they are different in each) 
> is irritating and a waste of time and energy.

Already, several times, I started something like emergency Stickies, and 
each time ended up with complicated mess.

> On the other hand, even if they are not quite conformable to Apple's HIG (and 
> Apple's has had a long record of forgetting about these HIG when they find it 
> convenient), one-key scrolling actions are definitely useful IMHO. When you 
> try to save a few trees and re-read and edit a long document on screen, being 
> able to scroll fast, easily and with minimal keystrokes is a time-saver.

All this is very true, even far more in typesetting, for which I stick 
with Emacs.


> Regarding PDFKit, as far as I remember I read somewhere that in Leopard it 
> has been moved out of CoreGraphics, allowing the developers to bring in some 
> significant changes (including better PDF support). Accordingly, I imagine 
> what we see now in Tiger or Panther may be significantly different from what 
> we'll see in Leopard in a few months' time.
> Bruno Voisin

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