[OS X TeX] Two problems with TeXworks

Jonathan Kew jonathan at jfkew.plus.com
Wed Feb 23 12:58:07 EST 2011

On 23 Feb 2011, at 17:12, Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard wrote:

> Le 23/02/2011 10:29, "M. Tamer Özsu" a écrit :
>> On 2011-02-23, at 4:44 PM, Joseph Wright wrote:
>>> 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).
>> It is actually not that odd -- when you click on that red button, you are not
>> quitting the application, but only closing the window. If you check it, you
>> will see that TeXworks is still running. So, you need to open a new window
>> (as you indicate), not restart the application.
> Thanks for the details. I understand that the red button doesn't close the app.
> I simply would expect double-clicking the icon in the dock when the app is
> running with all windows closed to Do The Right Thing, in that case open a new
> window, rather than forcing me to think "what I want to do is open a new window,
> so let's hit cmd-N."
> Not that it's a big problem, but that's what I'd come to expect from my very
> short experience with other apps on OS X.

Yes; if the app is running but has no windows open, clicking the Dock icon ought to trigger the same response as launching the app when it's not running at all - by default, a new window, unless you change the startup action in the preferences.

We should fix that for the next release, really.


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