[OS X TeX] Citation completion in TeXShop

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Fri Dec 24 09:00:39 EST 2010

On Dec 23, 2010, at 8:58 PM, Justin C. Walker wrote:

> Hi, all,
> I'm using the latest TeXShop on Mac OS X, 10.6.5.
> Two questions:
> 1. Does the pref setting for "command completion trigger" affect completion for "/cite{" completions?  It appears not, and I'm unsure whether it should.


No, they are completely separate if you use F5 as the citation completion trigger with BibDesk. Sigh... it appears that Option-Tab is also a trigger for the \cite completion via BibDesk so there might be interference there if you set the Command Completion Trigger to Tab. Unfortunately, the answer is to get used to using F5 for \cite completion.

> 2. I find that if I am filling in a list of citations (in the latest case, using "\nocite{..."), after a while TeXShop switches from showing completions from my .bib file and starts showing me completions from a generic dictionary.  By "after a while", I mean after 6 or 7 of the cite-keys in a row (comma-separated).  Is this expected or known?  If I close the list and start a new one, I am back to getting cite-key completions.
> Thanks, as always.
> Justin

That appears to be a bug! It happens even if you use F5 and looks like some sort of interaction with Apple's completion mechanism but I'm not sure.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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