[OS X TeX] weird behavior
herbs at wideopenwest.com
Wed Jul 20 11:48:59 EDT 2016
> On Jul 20, 2016, at 10:27 AM, Nitecki, Zbigniew H. <Zbigniew.Nitecki at tufts.edu> wrote:
> I just recently (last few days) updated my TeXShop to version 3.65 and the first time I tried to use it I am getting the following very strange behavior—it sounds like an OS X problem, but it only started after the TexShop change, so I am going here first.
> I have a TeX source file which I want to copy and modify. I duplicate it via command-D. The icon next to the copy turns from a tex source icon to a word document icon—the listing in finder still says it is a tex document, but when I try to open it I get a message saying that I need to be signed in to Communicator to view a contact list, and I get a box to sign in to Communicator. For context, I have used word, but never communicator, in the past.
> I just checked, and it is not the copy that is the problem. If I try to open the original tex file I get the same error message.
> Any suggestions?
> Zbigniew Nitecki
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I'm not sure what you mean by `the listing in finder still says it is a tex document'. If you do a Get Info… (Cmd-I) in Finder for that file what is the Open With setting? If that's TeXShop double clicking the file should open it in TeXShop. Another thing that might be helpful would be to run `mdls` on that file in Terminal; in Terminal type `mdls ` (notice the space) and then drag and drop the problematic file onto the Terminal window and hit Return. Let us know what it returns.
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