[OS X TeX] Two problems with TeXworks

Joseph Wright joseph.wright at morningstar2.co.uk
Wed Feb 23 03:44:39 EST 2011

On 23/02/2011 08:38, Manuel Pouring-Gonnard wrote:
> First, I noticed that when I "close" TeXworks by using the red button at the top
> left of the main window, I can't reopen it later from the dock as I would do
> with any other application (firefox, safari, OOo, etc). I need to first quit it
> (either right clic -> quit from the dock or cmd-Q from inside the app). Am I
> doing anything wrong? Is it a (known) bug?

You need to do File -> New (Cmd-N) to get a new TeXworks window on the
Mac (I've always found it a bit odd, but I guess I've got used to it).

> Second, the "File -> Save As" menu provides a dialog box with a "Where" dropbox
> with standard places (desktop, home, apps, etc.) and recently used places but
> AFAICS no way to choose an arbitrary place to save the file. On Linux, this
> dialog box allows me to easily browse folders. I assume I'm missing some bit of
> common OS X culture to be able to use the OS X TeXworks dialog box in the same
> way. Can someone enlighten me?

You need to use the 'drop down' arrow next to the file name to expand
the Save As ... dialog. You can then navigate to Mactintosh HD, and from
there to any non-hidden folder.
Joseph Wright

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