# [OS X TeX] Feature request: a "labels" menu

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue Apr 22 13:38:18 EDT 2014

On Apr 22, 2014, at 12:03 PM, Josep Maria Font <jmfont at ub.edu> wrote:

> Feature request: a "labels menu" in the source window, just like the "tags" menu: a menu that scans the source file and displays all the \label{...} declarations, and allows you to go to any. In long papers or books making heavy usage of labels, it is often difficult to recall whether you have already used such-and-such label, whether it really points to what you think, whether the label was exactly like this or not,  etc. One can obtain some of this with the "Find all" feature of the "Find..." panel, but this means cluttering your screen with two more windows/panels. I think that a pull-down menu would be more useful.
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> The "showkeys" package helps you to see the label for the particular item you are previewing, but what I am suggesting is a different thing.
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> Anyone agrees ?
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> JMaF

Howdy,

I assume we are talking about TeXShop. Hmmm... not exactly what you want, but... if you enter a \ref{|} (the | is the insertion point) command and press F5 the built-in BibDesk plugin will show you all the labels in that document. Note: it does NOT look in included files, only the file you are editing.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)