[OS X TeX] TexShop Remove Grey Background 10.5?

Gary L. Gray gray at engr.psu.edu
Tue Jul 1 14:04:44 EDT 2008

On Jul 1, 2008, at 1:59 PM, Herbert Schulz wrote:

> On Jul 1, 2008, at 12:08 PM, Catherine Taff wrote:
>> In Tiger, the editor of TexShop has a white background, but in  
>> Leopard it has a grey background which makes the type a little hard  
>> to read. Anyone know how to remove this grey background and get it  
>> back to white? Thanks!
> Howdy,
> Not sure if this will work but... try moving TeXShop's preference  
> file (~/Library/Preferences/TeXShop.plist, where ~ is your HOME  
> directory) to the Desktop and restarting TeXShop. If that works,  
> you'll have to set up you preferences again.

In the built-in TeXShop help, under hidden prefs, you can also find:

The background color of the source window can be changed. For example,  
to set this background to (r, g, b) = (.42, .39, .77), issue the  
following commands in Terminal:

defaults write TeXShop background_R 0.42
defaults write TeXShop background_G 0.39
defaults write TeXShop background_B 0.77

This should allow you to change the color without resetting all your  

I hope this helps.

-- Gary

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