[OS X TeX] toolbar

Robert Bruner robert.bruner at wayne.edu
Sun Jun 21 13:45:28 EDT 2020

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This is an interesting philosophical issue on which I am completely at odds with the software culture.    The version of TeXShop that I have does everything I need.    I am not interested in spending time reconfiguring things and learning new ways to do the same things I already know how to do.    I would rather do mathematics than fine tune my computer's software.

But, I have no choice:  if I don't constantly update things I get hit by issues like this.

In mathematics, once something is proved, it is proved and we can move on to new issues.    Of course, we return to issues and refine our understanding, clean up proofs, find new and better axioms, etc., but the pace is slower, and the old proofs are still valid if they ever were.

Would it be possible to design software for similar backward compatibility.    Experience suggests not, but 'provably correct' software might enable this.

\end{rant}

\begin{counter-rant}

TeXShop is great and I am earnestly grateful for the effort that has gone into making it such an excellent tool.

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Regards,
Bob Bruner

PS:   2016 was only 4 years ago.

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Subject: Re: [OS X TeX] toolbar

> On Jun 21, 2020, at 8:31 AM, Robert Bruner <robert.bruner at wayne.edu> wrote:
>
> Mac OS 10.15.4
> TeXShop 3.6.2
> Yes, I copied my files from my existing, 2013 vintage, MacBookPro.
> Not sure about the single/multiple window mode:   I have one
> window with the .tex file and a separate preview window for the pdf.
> The .tex window is the one which keeps coming up w/o the typeset button. If this can't be fixed, I will probably just convert to always using Cmd-T to typeset, which works fine.
>
> I was vague in my first post because i didn't want to admit how old my TeXShop was :-(.
>
> Bob
>
>
> ________________________________________
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> Subject: Re: [OS X TeX] toolbar
>
>> On Jun 21, 2020, at 7:34 AM, Robert Bruner <robert.bruner at wayne.edu> wrote:
>>
>> I just moved to a new MacBook Pro.   Now, when TeXShop starts,
>> the 'Typseset' button is missing.    I can go to Window > Customize Toolbar, to add 'Typeset', but next time I start TeXShop, the 'Typeset'
>> button is again missing.
>>
>> What might I be doing wrong?
>>
>> Bob Bruner
>> Math
>> Wayne State
>
> Howdy,
>
> I think it would be helpful knowing the following information:
>
> what version of TeXShop you are using;
> what macOS version you are using (can I assume Catalina?);
> are you using Single or Multiple Window Mode; and,
> did you carry the preferences over from another computer.
>
> Good Luck,
>
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
>

Howdy,

Really, TeXShop 3.6.2? TeXShop is presently at version 4.44! Please go to <https://pages.uoregon.edu/koch/texshop/texshop.html> and download and install the latest version. There are probably a bunch of things that have changed so you may have to do some re-configuring.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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