[OS X TeX] TeXshop + OS X "open with"

William Slough wslough at gmail.com
Tue Aug 6 13:15:17 EDT 2019

OK, it's all good. I did a right click on a .tex file, chose "Get Info" and
reset the "Open With" application. This, together with removing those old
copies seems to have done the trick.  I'm not sure why I had those other
copies of TeXShop, as that is not something I ever consciously set out to
do --- it just happened, it seems.

Thanks again.


On Tue, Aug 6, 2019 at 12:08 PM William Slough <wslough at gmail.com> wrote:

> Yes, that's right: it's the popup on a right-click of a .tex file as you
> stated. To my surprise, I did have an extra copies --- one, in Applications
> and another in a very surprising place: in ~/Library/Application
> Support/TeXShop/TeXShop 3.50. I deleted those, leaving the up-to-date
> version in Applications/TeX.  The Open With menu gives me TeXShop (default)
> (4.27), TeXShop (4.21), and TeXShop.  The default entry does in fact open
> TeXShop 4.31, so in one sense I don't have a problem, other than one of
> window dressing and housecleaning. Still, it would be nice to have a less
> cluttered list of choices.
> I had previously set .tex files to open with TeXShop and, as I say, that
> does open the file with the latest TeXShop.
> Thanks.
> Bill
> On Tue, Aug 6, 2019 at 11:06 AM Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com>
> wrote:
>> > On Aug 6, 2019, at 10:42 AM, William Slough <wslough at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >
>> > Hi all,
>> >
>> > I realize this question is not exactly TeXShop related, but I thought I
>> would get the best advice by asking here!
>> >
>> > After upgrading through various versions of TeXShop, my "open with"
>> menu now has multiple items, when all I really want is the most up-to-date
>> one. How can I get rid of the extraneous ones? Many of these also include
>> the version number, when "TeXShop" alone would suit me fine.
>> >
>> > Thanks.
>> >
>> > Bill Slough
>> Howdy,
>> I assume you are talking about the Open With… popup when you Right-Click
>> (Clt-Click) on a .tex file. If so I certainly don't have multiple TeXShop
>> versions showing there. Are you sure you don't have multiple copies of
>> TeXShop on your system? It isn't too unusual for the list of applications
>> that can open the .tex file is long since it is really just a text file.
>> Do you need to set .tex files to always open in TeXShop when
>> Double-Clicked to open?
>> Good Luck,
>> Herb Schulz
>> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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