[OS X TeX] TeXShop 3.09

Richard Koch koch at math.uoregon.edu
Sat May 19 09:47:53 EDT 2012


To fix this problem, the easy solution is to quit TeXShop, go to
~/Library/Preferences and move TeXShop.plist to the desktop. Then
restart TeXShop. You will have default preference settings. Then
change any settings you customized.

The explanation goes back to TeXShop 3.05. You can read about it

	TeXShop Help Menu --> TeXShop Help Panel --> What's New

Here is that text:


The program has a patch to TeXShop's syntax coloring routine by Daniel Toundykov. When this routine was made faster and more reliable in TeXShop 2.10, the modification broke the ability to change the background and foreground colors in TeXShop's source window. Toundykov's patch fixes this problem.
To change the source background color's Red component

defaults write TeXShop background_R 0.25
Set background_G and background_B to change the corresponding Green and Blue components.
To change the source foregrounds color's Red component

defaults write TeXShop foreground_R 0.25
Set foreground_G and foreground_B to change the corresponding Green and Blue components.
To change the insertion point color's Red component

defaults write TeXShop insertionpoint_R 0.25
Set insertionpoint_G and insertionpoint_B to change the corresponding Green and Blue components.


Apparently before these hidden preferences were fixed, some folks set text color and background
using the font panel. We thought that only a few folks would want to change text color and they'd
use these hidden preferences (which worked long ago and then quit working).

Dick Koch

On May 19, 2012, at 12:25 AM, R Martinez wrote:

> Hello,
> I installed the new TeXShop 3.09 and am getting some very odd behavior when I open an existing .tex file (a file that I have been working on with previous versions of TeXShop).
> Specifically, the problem is that the argument of all the LaTeX commands is missing. For example, the command
> \documentclass[12pt]{article}
> shows as
> \documentclass     {          }.
> The text document is fine when I display it in TextEdit or QuickLook. Even odder is that when I select (highlight) the command, the missing characters appear but they are white and can be seen only when contrasted with the highlight color. So the missing text is not missing; it just does not get displayed.
> I have been using TeXShop for years and have never encountered anything like this.
> Can anyone explain what is going on and how to fix it? 
> Thanks in advance.
> Raul Martinez
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