[OS X TeX] Texshop features

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Mon May 11 09:20:51 EDT 2009

On May 10, 2009, at 11:33 PM, David Arnold wrote:

> All,
> Couple things about TexShop.
> 1. It would be nice if the current line of the cursor could be  
> highlighted in some way. Sometimes it's difficult to find the cursor  
> in the source.


You can submit feature requests at <http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=155796&atid=797241 

There is a work around. Press Cmd-Shift-Right (or Left) Arrow. This  
will select everything from the cursor to the end (beginning) of the  
line. Be careful here and press Left (Right) Arrow before anything  
else or you'll replace the selection with whatever you type.

> 2. Holding down Shift and hitting command down-arrow highlights text  
> to bottom of file. But then keeping shift key down and hitting the  
> up-arrow doesn't move the bottom of the selection region up a line,  
> it moves the top of the selection area up a line. Disconcerting.

This is standard OS behavior. I find the best way to select a large  
region is to place the cursor at one end of the selection and Shift- 
Click at the other end of the selection. Also standard OS behavior.

> Just thoughts. Others might like things just the way they are.
> D.

There are many keyboard options built into Apple's text Framework;  
some of which are already active but many of which aren't bound to any  
keystrokes. It is possible to enable many of these and assign them to  
keystrokes (even multi-keystrokes, e.g., Ctl-x Ctl-x). These  
keystrokes will be active in all applications that use Apple's  
Framework; e.g., TeXShop, TextEdit, Mail. You can get more information  
and a set I use as KeyBindings.zip at <http://homepage.mac.com/herbs2>.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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