[OS X TeX] Beamer in MacTeX 2009 vs. 2010

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Wed Sep 15 20:46:56 EDT 2010

On Sep 15, 2010, at 6:23 PM, Joshua Smith wrote:

> Hello all,
> I recently updated MacTeX 2009 to MacTeX 2010, and then updated all packages using TeX Live Utility.  This resulted in beamer being updated from 3.07 to 3.10.  With this update, I now have a problem I do not know how to resolve.  The PDF produced by the following sample code:
> \documentclass{beamer}
> \usetheme{default}
> \begin{document}
> Sample
> \end{document}
> has different behavior for the small PDF clickable controls (whatever they are called) on the bottom of the PDF slide.  For MacTeX 2009 (with beamer 3.07), these appear without any boxes around them (see attached PDF).  But for MacTeX 2010 (with beamer 3.10), these appear with red and gray boxes around them (see attached PDF).
> Is this due to a change in beamer?  Or is it due to a change in hyperref, which was also updated with the change from MacTeX 2009 to MacTeX 2010.  Either way, how do I get rid of the boxes?
> Thanks,
> Josh


Try using


I'm not sure why but maybe the defaults for hyperref or for what beamer passes to hyperref have changed. I don't know enough about beamer but maybe there is file (beamer.cfg?) that you can create that changes the defaults back to the way you like them.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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