[OS X TeX] TeXShop ignores tab width setting

Friedrich Vosberg fvosberg at mac.com
Sun Jan 6 06:04:34 EST 2008

Does really nobody know how to fix the misbehavior described below?

TIA and kind regards, Friedrich

On 29.12.2007, at 17.53, Friedrich Vosberg wrote:

> Morning.
> (MacOS X 10.5.1, TeXShop 2.14)
> I've set the tab width in the preferences of TeXShop to 2 characters  
> width. In ~/Library/Prefernces/TeXShop.plist I can find:
> 	<key>tabs</key>
> 	<integer>2</integer>
> But if I open a new window and enter tab, the cursor jumps to a 4  
> characters width position. Now I enter »Undo typing« and »Show  
> ruler«. When I now again enter tab, the triangels in the ruler line  
> double their distances from each other and the cursor jumps to a 4  
> character width position. But now comes the strangest:
> When I click into the »styles« pull down menue and choose default  
> and enter tab again the cursor jumps to a 2 character width position.
> Why that? Why does not the cursor jumps under *all* circumstances to  
> a 2 characters width if so predefined in the preference panel?
> TIA and kind regards, Friedrich
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