[OS X TeX] Reproducible bug in TS 3.42

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Fri Sep 26 10:17:31 EDT 2014

On Sep 26, 2014, at 9:10 AM, Luis Sequeira <lfsequeira at gmail.com> wrote:

>> Howdy,
>> While I can't reproduce the exact problem others have seen I can get some rather strange behavior! Open a .tex file and typeset it. Choose the selection tool in the Preview window and make a selection. Close the window. If I now re-typeset the document the selection rectangle remains and I can't remove it or make another selection. Close the .tex document; the Preview will close too. Re-open the .tex document from withing TeXShop (File->Open Recent) and I got very strange window contents.
>> If I remove the selection box (e.g., click in another location in the Preview window) before doing anything with the Preview window there is no problem. I now believe this stuff only happens if you use the Selection Tool in the Preview window and don't remove it before doing something else. Since I essentially never use the Selection tool I have never run into the strange behavior before.
>> Good Luck,
>> Herb Schulz
>> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
> I tried doing this and I also got the selection stuck on the preview window. Not only that, but TeXShop got stuck on the same page of the pdf. Soon Activity Monitor showed TeXShop using 100% of CPU and fans were blasting; had to force-quit. 
> This on a 2014 15” rMBP, if it makes any difference.
> Luis Sequeira


I believe the work around, until the problem can be looked at, is to simply remove any selection box (just click somewhere else) before hiding, closing, etc., the document.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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