[OS X TeX] Re: TeXShop: Stability issues and window position

Malcolm Ross Malcolm.ross at anu.edu.au
Wed Nov 4 01:14:43 EST 2009

I have experienced one of the problems that Davide reports, namely  

> 	- when asking to "sync" the tex and the pdf windows

My set-up is the same as Davide notes in his email (see below).  
Perhaps this is significant.

All the best,

- Malcolm

On 04/11/2009, at 1:14 PM, Davide Cantoni wrote:

> Herb,
> thanks for your comments. I should have added that:
> - My TeXShop is v. 2.26
> - My TeX distribution is TexLive-2008
> - My MacOS is 10.5.8
> Regarding the window setting: imagine I start with the (annoying case)
> source window partly overlapping the preview window. What I do then,
> is I move the source window to the left to avoid the overlapping. Now
> I go to "Preferences > Source" and select "Remember last position on
> close", I quit TeXShop, relaunch again, and there: the source window
> is moved to the right again. Same if I now move the source window to
> the left, go to Preferences, select "All windows start at fixed
> position", click on set with current position, quit TexShop, launch
> again. The source window is still there, way too far on the right for
> my taste.
> I'll try removing the TeXShop Preference files.
> Best, Davide
>> Howdy,
>> Must admit that I experience none of these crashing issues.
>> What OS version, TeXShop version and TeX distribution are you using?
>> E.g., the default sync that recent versions of TeXShop use is syncTeX
>> and versions of TeXshop previous to TeX Live 2008 can't provide that
>> information so you experience more problems than necessary if you set
>> up recent TeXShop versions correctly.
>> I have never experienced problems with fixed window positions. I'd
>> like to know how folks are setting those positions. It might be that
>> your preferences are messed up; try removing your TeXShop Preference
>> File, ~/Library/Preferences/TeXShop.plist, and restarting TeXshop and
>> resetting the default configuration.
>> I've experienced Macros not working and that is usually because of an
>> OS Update and the Applescript has changed.
>> Good Luck,
>> Herb Schulz
>> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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