[OS X TeX] Two problems with TeXworks

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard mpg at elzevir.fr
Wed Feb 23 04:16:45 EST 2011

Hi Joseph,

Le 23/02/2011 09:44, Joseph Wright a écrit :
> 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).
Ok, I see now. Thanks for the tip.

>> 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.

Right. I finally figured that a few minutes after I asked (happens all the time).


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