[OS X TeX] Icons for .tex files became generic doc type

Gary L. Gray euler at psu.edu
Sun Sep 7 12:27:09 EDT 2014

On Sep 7, 2014, at 12:20 PM, Murray Eisenberg <murrayeisenberg at gmail.com> wrote:

> Under OS X Mavericks (10.9.4), after I just updated several TeX front ends, including TeXStudio, the app for opening .tex files changed to TeXStudio and the icon for all .tex files changed to that for TeXStudio.
> I used Cmd-I (Get Info) to change the app back to TeXShop for a particular .tex file and to apply that for opening all documents "like this one", i.e., tex files. But still the icon for .tex files remained that for TeXStudio.
> Next, I uninstalled TeXStudio and re-installed TeXShop and made sure .tex files open with TeXShop.
> Now I have the generic document type icon (a page labeled "TEX" at the bottom). And when I do Get Information (Cmd-I), in the panel giving the file's information, there's no icon whatsoever.
> How do I get the TeXShop icon back for .tex files?

You might get them back by rebuilding the launch services database. You can use something like Onyx, which is free.


For me, rebuilding the launch services database does not work and my .tex icons are forever generic white documents. Thus, ymmv.


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