[OS X TeX] TeXShop 2.20: default application, icons etc.

cfrees at imapmail.org cfrees at imapmail.org
Wed Jan 28 19:07:13 EST 2009

On Wed 28th Jan, 2009 at 15:45, Maxwell, Adam R seems to have written:

> On 01/28/09 15:41, "Dr. Clea F. Rees" <cfrees at imapmail.org> wrote:
>> I also lost all settings to default to TeXShop for file types. (In my
>> case, they have been assigned to another application.)
>> In Finder, I do this:
>> - open info for selected .tex file
>> - attempt to change "open with..." application
>> Oddly, TeXShop is no longer listed as a choice. I can still choose it
>> by using "other..." but it struck me as strange that it wasn't listed.
>> After setting TeXShop as the default choice, I get blank icons.
> You can check the default application by dumping the Launch Services
> database:
> /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/Laun
> chServices.framework/Versions/A/Support/lsregister -dump
> The location might be different on 10.4.  LS is unfortunately flaky when
> multiple applications claim the same types.

It is also extremely dumb in classifying files as types and happily
considers to files to be of the same type even if one is binary and one

However, Finder is even flakier even when it doesn't crash. But I must
avoid getting started on this topic... :)

- cfr

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